Great, Tough Negotiation Equals $14,000 In Instant Equity!

I found out I was going to become a grandmother, so I sold my home in Florida to move closer to my family and coming grandchild.  I came to Georgia and a friend of mine told me about how Craig Summers, with The Paulding & Polk Team, had helped her and her boyfriend with their real estate needs.  I reached out to Craig to get my home search on the fast track.  He asked some quick questions and told me he was certain he could help me find a home and we set an appointment to see homes.

When we met, Craig went over the buying process and created a custom home search website to fit our needs.  Once we were finished with that, we went out looking at homes.  We looked at a several homes and made a few offers, but it seemed every time we made an offer the seller had “just accepted another offer.”  I was getting frustrated, but Craig assured me that it was the market. He told me not to worry, we would find one.

We did eventually find a home that was in need of some cosmetic repairs and was priced accordingly.  I liked the home and the price, so we decided to make an offer, just as I was going out of the country to tend to some other personal matters.  Craig wasn’t bothered by this at all and told me he could still text and email everything we needed.  I advised him I would have a US phone number he could call as well.  It’s a good thing we had good ways to communicate, because we had to negotiate hard to get this offer accepted.  After MUCH negotiation, we were able to come to an agreement with the seller and get the accepted offer.

During this negotiation, Craig always put my best interest first!  He was extremely thorough in his explanations of what was going on during the process and why we should and/or shouldn’t agree to certain things the seller proposed.  Once we were under contract, Craig recommended a home inspector and scheduled the inspection with the seller.  During this inspection, we found one major issue and some minor issues.  Craig again went to work negotiating on my behalf to get these issues fixed.  After a short time, he was able to get the seller to agree to correct all of the issues we wanted corrected.

Craig’s work in negotiating got the seller to provide a lot of details about previous repairs and get other repairs made prior to closing.  Craig’s hard work on our behalf greatly helped us with the purchase of this home; it paid off IMMENSELY, as the appraised value of the home is $14,000 higher than what I paid for the home!!  That’s instant equity!

Craig arranged the closing to fit my needs and my first house payment wasn’t due until 45 days after closing!  Craig also gave me The Paulding & Polk Team’s Buyers Advantage Program, which includes a 12 month Sell for Free Guarantee, A Free Home Warranty, and Free Owner’s Title Insurance.  If you want a Realtor who always puts your best interest first in your real estate transaction, I highly recommend Craig Summers and The Paulding & Polk Team to you!

Marforil Bonner
Hiram, GA

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