Let’s face it, moving is not easy. Sure, it can be exciting, fun, and rewarding. Sometimes you move out of necessity and logic and sometimes you follow your heart. The Martin family has moved a few times during my career. They have nicknamed themselves “frequent flyers” with my group. Lol. Love that.
I think what I love most is that every move was from the heart. They love their family and are passionate about spending as much time with them as possible. So they have literally moved throughout 3 different counties to make spending time with family easier.
As you might imagine, moving multiple times takes a toll on you. It’s not easy and it’s not cheap. So for this most recent move, we had to be strategic. Of course, we needed a buyer that would pay them top dollar for their current home. We also needed one that would not push them out of their current home too soon because then they would incur additional moving costs. We also needed to find a home for them to move to! One that didn’t put too much strain on the budget but we couldn’t go too small. They wanted something unique, in Rocklin, with a view, and under budget… We had our work cut out for us.
When I met with the Martins, we discussed a simple plan for them: First, we prep your home for sale now and wait for you to find the home that fits your wishlist and budget. Next, we launch your home to the market once we have found your perfect home. Then, we sell for top dollar and we buy at a discount. Did we encounter challenges along the way? Of course. Real estate transactions are complex. There will always be a challenge or two. Did they win? The Martins sold their home for $5,000 less than their asking price. They bought a bigger home, in Rocklin, with a view, in an amazing neighborhood for a whopping $25,000 less than asking price and nearly $60,000 less than the comparable homes in the neighborhood.
Did they win? They are approximately 15 minutes away from the grandkids, and back in the area that has been home for the last 30 years and they even have more room for the kids when they sleep over at Grandma and Grandpa's. Perhaps the most important win of all.