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Just Listed, Just Sold in Olathe, KS: 15822 S Apache

Last weekend I listed this fabulous, meticulous 2 story in Olathe. It was in pristine condition and the sellers hired me because of my experience in staging homes and selling them quickly.

I consulted with these particular sellers last spring. Their daughter in Virginia found me online and told her mom to call me. After a one hour consultation, I sent them a punch list of items to complete before selling. They have been working on their house and completing their projects ever since. It really didn’t need much – primarily a little updating to come on the market so it looked better than the competition. We turned the home office back into the dining room and I brought in some accessories to dress the house up a bit and create the right lifestyle for our target market. Obviously it worked. Their home sold in 2 days for over asking price. The inspections have been completed as well as the appraisal. We are moving right along to closing.

When we received the contract, the sellers wanted to know about the buyer. “Where does she work?” She had a preapproval letter that stated she had gone through the loan process. What were my sellers thinking? They were wondering, “Does she work for Sprint?”  Before calling the other agent, I went to LinkedIn and searched her name. Thank God! I then called her agent to confirm. No, she didn’t work for Sprint.

Should sellers be concerned about whether or not their buyer might be getting laid off? It’s a big concern to most home sellers but it’s been my experience that if a buyer works for a company that has a lay-off history, that buyer will not be able to get preapproved for a home loan. That’s one of the biggest fears of mortgage companies – the buyers losing their jobs!

It’s also part of my fiduciary responsibility as a listing agent to make sure the buyer is preapproved with a lender who has a reputation for getting the job done. There are plenty of lenders I fear working with because at the 12th hour, they are known to pull the plug on the transaction and not make the loan. As an experienced agent, I have a list of good lenders and bad lenders and know who I can call to check on lenders I don’t know. Before accepting an offer, I need to be confident that it will close

If you are considering selling your home in Olathe or Overland Park now or in the near future, please call me direct at (913) 515-3250 to see if what I do would work for you.

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