Considering buying a home in Brier?
Watch this video to see how our clients were able to purchase the exact Brier Rambler that they wanted.
In this video Jason Fox interviews Joe Kiser to share the story of how the Morrow family purchased a home in Brier, WA. This particular client will be selling their current home and was looking to downsize.
This group had purchased many homes in the past and was quite versed on the buying process.
If you are a first time home buyer or just want to brush up on the process consider reading our how to buy a home article: https://www.themadronagroup.com/buy/
There were many variables to this deal… like most. We want to share some of them with you and how we used our skills and knowledge to overcome any difficulties to make sure that our client got the house they wanted at the best possible price.
Buying A Home In Brier Video Transcript
Hey everybody it’s Jason Fox and I am Joe
Kiser we are The Madrona Group with
John L Scott real estate and today we
want to talk about one of our latest
We recently sold a home to the Morrow
family tell us a little bit about the
I got a call
from my friend who is the
daughter-in-law of the buyer and she
wanted to find a home that was close to
them and relocate their mother-in-law
down into the Brier area so they could
They called you with a
listing that they wanted to view?
It was really random they
just they found the house they liked. I
didn’t know that they were really
looking. They saw this house and
thought you know this might work for
our mom and they asked me to show it to
Joe, we talk
about being Buyer Ready Day 1, right?
Obviously they were ready to buy?
Thankfully, sometimes, you don’t
know when you get those calls so I was
in the area and I agreed to meet them
over there and you know it was just on
the tip of the radar to buy they weren’t
quite ready to buy.
Tell us a little
bit about this Brier listing was it in
It’s a really cute
Rambler it has a really nice set back from
the road and had been all updated so
yeah it was in high demand.
Okay so we
have a situation where they liked the
Rambler, they want to buy, it’s for a
mother-in-law, we have a lot of moving
pieces here, so what happened?
I originally met the daughter-in-law and
her daughter at the house and showed it
to them. We did a little video
walk-through and sent it to the mother in
law. That got the mother-in-law
super excited but she couldn’t get down
for the next day or so and we set up a showing
appointment for her to come tour.
And it sold.
new knowledge then did you I take the
steps necessary to get them ready?
because nobody likes to make that call.
We just took it as an opportunity to
say okay what’s gonna happen when a home
comes. We need to be ready, because they go
Then something that happens
from time to time happened.
low and behold
it came back to market.
Now wait, isn’t that a bad sign though
when it comes back to market?
You know, No,
it’s an opportunity to investigate.
That’s a big part of being an agent is
making those calls. We
called the listing agent right away and
figured out what was going on. It was
simply a case of cold feet from those buyers.
They had inspected the house, the house
was in good shape. If something comes up on an
inspection the seller has to report it.
When I call that agent if anything
really bad came up he would have to
disclose that to us.
It has to go on the
It does, so it’s public knowledge.
Now that it’s come back on the
market we probably got some time to kind
of think about it right?
Oftentimes that’s the case because what
Jason asked about. People think
it’s stigmatized, but there’s not enough
inventory out there and agents are
getting a little sharper.
We get our offer in and I’ve
asked the agent for an update and the update
was they have two other offers in hand.
What did we, just
throw in our best offer and hope that it
Yep, just seal it with a kiss and
cross our fingers. No,
that’s where more investigation comes in. I want
to know what I’m competing against so I
know how to leverage my clients assets.
One of the very simplest questions
that you can ask and it goes over a long
ways is, “what’s important to the sellers?”.
It’s not always price, price plays a huge
factor but it’s not always just price.
We figured out what was
motivating the seller. We have an
excited buyer, what happened?
The waiting game. You can ask Jason I am
NOT good at waiting and once I have that
offer in I’m trying to think of any reason
to talk to the agent. He came back to
us a couple of times and he
tried to get us to bump our price up.
I knew that we were in a very equitable
position and I was able to
really reiterate the fact that we are
gonna likely close quicker than the
other offer . I put that into the
listing agents mind.
Let’s look at
that – and break it down. We
haven’t talked about this but we were a
cash buyer, they had sold the home once
now and already experienced a seven day lag,
or whatever that time period was. Now the
cash and the quick close is probably
We got a little
lucky in this case, also, because a
purchase that they were making was
contingent on the sale of this home were
offering on. There are two
things are important to a seller and
sometimes they don’t realize they’re
equally as important. Obviously the
highest net amount that they can get but
the ability to close.
had the ability to close we didn’t have
to worry about raising the price.
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