Here is an interesting transaction we recently completed. We had a serious, pre-approved, highly motivated buyer looking for a property in a specific neighbourhood. Sounds great so far doesn’t it? Not so much. The problem was that there were no properties for sale that met our client’s very basic requirements. We looked diligently at everything that came on the market for about 3 months but there was just nothing that fit the bill. Eventually, we decided that waiting for the right property to come on the market wasn’t working. It was time to take action. We had our printer prepare a flyer which we had Canada Post deliver to our client’s preferred area. We networked with every realtor that had listed or sold a home in the area in the past few months. Basically, we made things happen! Lo and behold we got a call a few days later from a home owner who would in fact be moving in the spring and very much liked the idea of a quick, discreet sale. A viewing was arranged, an offer drafted and negotiations began. We now have a buyer who could not be happier, and a seller who feels the same way as they both await closing day. All this is to say that patience is a virtue but action gets results. Contact us at the Ottawa Condo Guide to discuss what action we can take for you.
Bob Fraser is a sales representative with Remax Metro-City Realty Ltd., Brokerage, an experienced Ottawa real estate agent, and co-founder of the Ottawa Condo Guide, a resource for buyers and sellers of condominium properties in Ottawa. Our goal is to help educate buyers and sellers in the Ottawa real estate market, and provide professional advice when helping them buy and sell properties.