Sight unssen.What is that? It’s buying a piece of property without ever walking in the home before you close.
I have been working with a set of buyers for over a year, trying to find them the right condo for them. This set of buyers were out-of-state, located in Boston. There have been several condos that we have put in offers on, sight unseen but were not accepted, we were out bid. Happens all the time.
They had been looking on-line for the condos in Hollywood Beach, when something came across that they liked, they would call me and ask about the unit. I would go down and do what I do, did a property preview on the condo, the building, the amenities and anything else that the buyer would want to know about.
So when she sent me the last one she was interested, I do what I and I sent it to her. She said yes, yes, let’s put an offer on it. We did, it was a Homepath listing, so everything was done online. I get the email back 3 days later, OFFER ACCEPTED!. Now the buyers are happy, I handle all the leg work down here.
Closing was set of May 10, interview with the HOA May 9. So after the interview was done, we go upstairs to see the unit for the first time in person. She had tears in her eyes, my first reaction, Uh Oh, what’s wrong? She says she is happy, it’s even more beautiful in person. Look at my views, I have the ocean and the intercostal.
I was happy to see her so happy. Selling a home based on a video is fantastic. Love love love it. Now I plan on doing more property previews of listings, as well as my own listings. Buyers like to be able to have a visual. Pictures only go so far, how many times have you seen a picture and then walk into the house and think, this is not what the picture looked like. Well this is house she felt. She was able to see herself walking through the condo as I was recording it.
I do what I can for my buyers, so if that means taking the extra time to go out and record so they can have an idea of what it looks like so they don’t have to fly out every time so that they don’t miss out on the opportunity, then I will do that!
Here is the video of the unit I did for her.
Do you take the time out for your buyers like this. I do!
This past summer my sister came home from out of the country. While she was here we all celebrated several birthdays at my other sisters house. We were having BBQ and the kids were all playing in the pool. Our family is quite big, and we all sat outside watching and talking with one another.
At one point that afternoon my niece had taken off her little floated, and without anyone seeing her jump into the pool. She didn’t know how to swim, my son came to me said mom why is that little kid in the deep end. I looked and say my nephew swimming, I said buddy it’s Chris, he is fine. When I looked just a little further I notice my niece drowning. I jumped up, and was about to jump into the pool, but noticed my daughter already pulling her out of the water and putting her onto a float she was swimming with. She swam to the edge of the pool and passed her to me.
I pulled Jazmine out of the water, she started coughing up some of the water she swelled, but luckily we didn’t have to perform CPR. My daughter went right back to swimming as though nothing ever happened. I was so proud her. When the new school year started she was back to girl scouts. At one of the meetings it was brought up, then next thing you know papers were filled out, and then Girl Scouts had said they wanted to award her a very special life saving award.
Today was that very special day. The presenter for today was Joana Circe, she is the head of our division. As Joana started talked about that day, I started to cry, as well as my sister, remembering that day. Jazmine stood by her cousin smiling away, and proud of her cousin. She got a standing ovation. She looked at her award and just smiled, Jazmine took the award into her hands and just stared at it, handed back to Anissa and smiled.
What could have been a very tragic day, became very awarding because of her fast thinking!
7727 NW 79th St
Tamarac, FL 33321
One of my ultimate favorite things about South Florida are our Palm Trees! You can find them just about every where you go. Whether you are driving down Broward Blvd, driving down A1A on Fort Lauderdale Beach, or when you get off the plane at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, you can find them.
I love to take photos of them. I plan on adding a new Palm Tree picture over the next few weeks.
Hope you enjoy them, and if you also enjoy taking pictures of them, please do so by email me and I will post them here with your information. Look forward to seeing them. Email them to me at Jeannette@Condodomain.com.
So this weekend we received a phone call that family was in town and would like to stop by. We haven’t seen this family in over 5 years, so we were excited. He says there is a car show going on in Pompano Beach and if we didn’t mind going to see it.
My husband and sons are BIG car fans, so we say, why not. It was being held at the Festival Flea market. We drive in 2 cars, since we have such a big family, and once we get there, my mouth drops. Cars were parked all along Sample Road. All I thought was, we are never going to find a spot, let alone two. So we turn into the flea market, wait a few minutes and was able to find 2 spots, thank goodness.
As we walked the parking lot filled with hundreds of cars, from Classic Cars, Modern cars, Car companies selling new products, I am amazed of what I am seeing. Of course my boys, all three of them are in heaven just looking at all of them. Turns out that this particular car show happens every year. Where was I all this time?
The family that was in town are from Canada, and one of the cars that was in attendance, turned out to live not to far from them. They had just seen this same car in a show the week before. What are the chances of running into them like this is all I thought.
Guess next year we will know in advance and prepare for the event, get there early enough. Enjoy some of the pictures from the event.
Have you seen any of the cars here? If so, please let me know where, and if you attended the show and have pictures, would love to see them as well. I will post them here.
7727 NW 79th St
Tamarac, Fl 33321
Tomorrow is the first day of school for Broward and Miami – Dade. Its been a little crazy the last few days. The bus passes showing our assigned buses were not sent out till late and lots of parents (including myself) have been really worried, wondering if our children were assigned one. Transportation department was bombarded this weekend with parents. I received my bus pass, but for only 2 out of my 3 kids, and for only the morning and not the afternoon. I was not able to make it to the open house at the transportation office, so I will take care of this problem during the week.
Now with the traffic tomorrow, man it will be crazy, I would suggest you leave your homes early. Plan for extra time, cops are usually out in packs, so pleasae take your time and watch your speed limit.
Now my kids are ready, made them a great dinner, they have their clothes picked out and ironed. Are they excited? Super excited. My son came to me yesterday thinking it was sunday and saying how excited he was that tomorrow was the first day of school. All I could do was laugh and was please to see how excited he was. Is mom excited, beyond excited! This school year is going to be awesome, my daughter is going into 4th grade, my middle son is going into 2nd grade, and my youngest into 1st.
Where does the time go? How many are you are ready? How many parents are even more ready then the kids?
Would love to hear your answers, I would also love to see your first day of school pictures. Email me your photos to Jeannette@Condodomain.com and if you don’t mind, I will post them here…. Jeannette