Have you ever had a client become one of your friends? That’s what happened to me when I started showing rental properties to Mr. & Mrs. N. – parents of a military family relocating to Florida. They wanted to rent before jumping into purchasing a home. We found them a home that met their criteria with a year-long lease. Fast forward one year… we are both busy but stayed in touch (calls, neighborhood events, etc.). We would catch up on life, children and of course, real estate. Now, their plans had solidified to stay in the area. We had a short timeframe, as the owners of their current residence were preparing to move back into the home in TWO MONTHS! We got them pre-qualified with a special Jumbo Veteran’s Administration loan – did you even know that loan existed? They debated between two properties and decided to put a contract on one. Unfortunately, that short sale deal fell through. THEY LOST IT AND WE HAD LITTLE TIME TO SPARE! We immediately put together an aggressive offer on number two – (which was really their number one dream home all along in their hearts but it was a stretch)… ACCEPTED!
Financing was approved, and we closed with enough time for them to move in and prepare their new home for a huge military retirement party for Mr. N. I am so glad I stayed in touch, lead them to the right lender that helped with their VA loan, and worked closely with the listing agent. Now, this family (my friends!) lives in their dream home. Out of all the people YOU know, who is the next person who is military and being reassigned, or retiring from the military, or perhaps currently renting and ready to buy? While thinking of them, please call me at 813-523-9222. I can help them too! I am here to help!