Saying good-bye and moving is one of the hardest things some sellers will ever experience.
As the offers start coming in, their trips to the thrift store increase as do the emotions of why they are going through the process to begin with - the death of a loved one, a failed marriage, or an empty nest, to name a few. They are also about to leave their neighbors, grocery store, doctors and all things familiar. We haven’t mentioned the possible complications with the real estate deal or the logistics of moving. Sounds depressing doesn’t it?
Many years ago my grandfather decided it was time to sell his house and move back to New Orleans after my grandmother passed away. After the moving van left, we decided we would go back to the house to say our good-byes. The only problem was that the cleaning crew (provided by a gracious relative) was in my grandmother’s favorite room: the kitchen. My grandpa grabbed his handkerchief as the tears ran, watching twenty-three years' worth of memories being scrubbed away. We turned around and left. Lucky me was told I would be driving him out of town. There wasn’t much I could say or do but just drive, as he directed us.
And that’s what realtors do. We drive the car while our clients direct us in the way they want to go, even when it's hard. As your Engel & Volkers Real Estate Advisor, my goal is to competently meet your real estate needs and provide you with specialized services that will work exclusively for your situation and do it all with passion!
The truth of the matter is, when it’s all said and done, the anxiety of moving will seem as if it never happened. It's a pleasure to see clients days and months after the closing who are refreshed, relieved and couldn't be happier!
Marcus Bouler | Engel & Völkers