How many times have I heard that unfortunate phrase! I say unfortunate because usually when you are at that point calling it’s because something has gone wildly out of control!
I can’t always remember the specifics of each house I’ve sold, bought or had a part in over the years. However, there are a few characteristics that they seem to have in common when they say that they need to sell NOW!
Many times, it’s a tax sale (I remember one poor lady who paid for her house and the only thing she asked in return was for her children to pay the taxes. They didn’t and it eventually was going to a tax sale.)
Sometimes it’s an Estate Sale (One time a Mortgage Broker had a family member who wanted to sell, without the hassle of listing it.)
Other times, it’s massive damage (I remember one property that I bought that had a collapsed roof, and the water damage was everywhere! That was my all time FAVORITE home!)
No matter what the situation was, the commonality between them was they were highly motivated, and didn’t want to deal with LISTING their home.
I appreciate that. Speaking as an Investing Broker, I’ve had tons of cases where someone was trying to sell their home without going through the hassle of dealing with an agent…yet liked having the security of the Buyer being an agent.