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Open House can work to sell homes


Blog by Bill de Mooy | December 1st, 2019


Bill de Mooy of Macdonald Realty Westmar with Chris Estrada of Homelife Benchmark Titus Realty and Denise Sullivan, who has purchased the apartment Chris had for sale.  

A passerby walking their dog decided to stop and look at the open house Chris had.  The passerby had no interest in buying but was curious. 

The passerby told a friend, who told Denise about the apartment, in conversation.

Denise and husband Martin decided to have a look when they saw an ad about another open house. 

Denise told her "kids" about how much they liked the place.  What to do?  I recently helped the kids with their purchase of a home and they immediately contacted me to help again. 

We were able to get an accepted offer "subject to the sale" of the buyers' house. 

Within four days of accepting our offer, the seller of the apartment received another acceptable offer and gave us notice to remove all subject clauses within 3 days at 3:00 PM or our offer would collapse and the second offer would take over. 

It took some hustle but we pulled it off.  Using MLS, we we able to secure an accepted an offer on their house with that buyer's subjects needing to be removed by 1:00 PM the same day our subject clauses had to be removed.

It took herculean efforts with Scott Walker and Alison Steen of Scott & Associates Sutton Group Seafair Realty, however, we successfully sold Denise and Martin's house to then "firm" the purchase of the apartment. Denise and Martin are now waiting to take possession of their new home. 

All from an open house.

And the masterful efforts of experienced real estate agents from all sides.