There are some transactions that mean more than others. It is so wonderful when you have sellers and their agents who appreciate Veterans and Wounded Veterans who served our country and got injured in the process of protecting our freedom.
Since I live and work in a high priced market virtually most places are out of reach for Veterans due to the entry level price point. Now it is even harder, because the VA standards are much higher for an appraisal than a normal appraisal. So with that said, we have submitted so many offers and we would miss out because the "good ones" would be outbid so much higher and without contingencies or minimal contingencies that we did not have a chance.
As a Veteran and a Realtor I understand this, never the less it bothers me. So when my client came to me I said to him it will not be easy but have patience and faith and we will find the home for you. As you can immagine we missed out on many.
Then an inter company email blast came around, "...Not in the MLS..." we immediately jumped on it. When the opportunity came to see it we were thrilled. The Listing Agent and the Seller liked my client and would not put the home on the Open Market. They could have made an easy $20-$30,000.00 more but they wanted to give back to this Wounded Veteran.
The home inspection, the VA appraisal and all the drama, repairs and other things I do not want to bore you with, including a VA re-inspection appraisal, we managed to close.
I love the exited look, as well as the appreciation, words can not express it. Thank you to all for making this work. Of course Congratulations to my BUYER!!!!! He is looking forward to personalize it and make it his home.
If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com. I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.