Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : June 2009

A SHORT SALE SUCCESS...

Wow.  It can happen.  You can close a short sale...

I did it today.  It wasn't easy.

My seller first called last September.  "Hi Ken, I found you on the internet," he announced as he introduced himself...

At the time it was a very important call...

I had just began work at my new office and didn't have any listings.  Without listings a real estate agent is practically out of business, and the first listing is always the hardest to get.

It was also my first client that came directly from my blogging efforts here on Active Rain

"Do I ever get any business from blogging??"  Yes I do.  Thank you very much...

Finally, it was my first experience listing a short sale.  I had been warned about the challenges of selling short sales.  What better way to learn?

We put the home on the market in late November, and after enough adventures to fill an Indiana Jones movie, the home was sold today...

                                               Alan Road, Naperville
                                                   10 S 087 Alan Road, Naperville

Congrats to the nice family who bought the home.

Ken

To buy or sell a home in Naperville or anywhere in Chicagoland, go to my website anytime.

 

                 Indiana Jones #4

Comment balloon 19 commentsKen Tracy • June 29 2009 09:46PM
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