Your Mom’s real estate affairs are no joking matter!
Yo Mama is so important…you only want the best people helping her. From doctors to mechanics to financial planners, she deserves the best. That’s why I’m honored to have received many recent referrals to help several client’s moms with one of the most important financial moves of her life.
Asking to help those that mean the most to you is the highest compliment I can receive. I am elated to see this growing referral trend in my practice & I hope you keep my team and me in mind this holiday season if family discussions come up about buying or selling a home in the new year.
“It has been a long time since she’s sold a house so she’s nervous about the process,” Burke told me earlier this year about his mom’s upcoming home sale. “And she’s my mother so I only want the best for her which is why I thought of you.”
This was the beginning of a conversation I had earlier this year with a client. I went on to help Mom sell her home for well more than what she thought possible, which allowed her to best prepare for retirement in the coming years. Just as importantly, I was able to keep the transaction stress-free and simple. After the sale, she said “keeping me informed each step along the way” was what she valued most about my services.
Another family was concerned that Mom’s house was too cluttered & not in good enough condition to sell, but her finances and health prevented any significant repairs to be done. After my initial consult, I advised the family to save their cash and instead move Mom out so I could make due with the home’s current condition. After Mom moved out, we successfully marketed & sold the home for over-asking price in a short period of time. George, her son-in-law, said afterwards “I always knew I would get not just honest but forthcoming information and he didn’t treat us like we knew nothing about real estate even though he was the expert.” And with the home vacant and an overdue cleaning completed, “the photographs were fantastic!”
Over the last 20 years practicing real estate, I’ve learned that every transaction is emotionally “charged,” but often in varying ways. Specifically, last-time home sellers such these parents often approach a sale with fear, uncertainty, and procrastination. Providing them with a trustworthy advisor can diffuse these feelings, and allows them to make good decisions for their future. After helping Doralyn make a complicated move out of the area this summer, she shared “Matt’s guidance…was invaluable. He was on all the details all the time. I have full trust in Matt.”
My simple approach to all of these transactions was the same: treat your mama as if she was my own mama. I promise to be patient, thorough, honest and supportive. Mamas are too important to treat any other way.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all, and Happiest of Birthdays today my own Mama! Love you, Mom!!!