I’m so excited to announce the closing of Leiton’s escrow! Leiton is a part of my Nisei Week Ohana and I am so honored that he has entrusted his real estate needs with me. I’m very happy to say that it was a smooth transaction and Leiton is now the new home owner of an awesome house!
Tip to buyers:
Leiton was one of nine offers and was not the highest bidder. I established a good rapport with the listing agent and sent a little message with our offer giving some history on Leiton and why the house was perfect for him. The listing agent was very easy to work with and communicate with so it may have helped that I spoke with her a few times to get some in site on how to best position our offer. Ultimately they selected our offer because of the initial deposit and down payment. Some agent’s will recommend that you put as little as 1% down for you initial deposit. But in today’s competitive market I recommend putting 3% down to show your commitment. Wahoo to getting our offer accepted!
Tip to sellers:
When selecting an offer choosing the highest bid may not be the best choice. You want to make sure you pick someone that has a good agent representing the buyer that communicates well and shows they are highly responsive and willing to work diligently with your agent. You also want to review the full offer to see that the buyer shows genuine interest as well as enthusiasm to the property.
If having a smooth escrow wasn’t a gift in and of itself, Leiton treated me to a nice dinner at McCormick and Shmicks. What a lucky realtor I am!
Thank you Leiton! You have been an amazing friend and client to work with. And this was definitely one of the best client gifts I have ever received!