A First Time Home Buyer Success Story!

Being a first-time home buyer these days is not always an easy task. As most are aware we have had price increases accompanied with rising interest rates. Despite these challenges, I recently helped an amazing family buy their first home together. I was so thrilled and full to the brim of happiness for them all!

The Appleby’s were referred to me from another Appleby that I had the privilege to help buy her first home a few years back. I was happy to get to see the whole family again and meet new family members as well. The Appleby’s knew where they wanted to be to raise their family. They wanted a neighbourhood where they could set roots and be part of a community. I was thrilled when I learned they wanted to live in my neighbourhood, Timberlea! I might be biased, but I think the BLT area of Halifax is the best! Just saying He! He!

The problem with this was competition was high and they knew that it might take some time for us to find and secure the property that fit their needs. After an intense search, leveraging my connections and with a mail campaign in the area they wanted, we found one! It was lovely and ticked all the boxes. We were all so excited because we had been viewing some, let’s say…not ideal options.  Everyone was happy.

Then we were outbid. Then, another property came up in the same area and we got outbid AGAIN! Ugh, my heart was aching for them. I was trying everything I could to find them a home. They were pretty set on this certain area so I figured I would design a post card and mail it out to homeowners in that area, hoping that we could maybe find someone who would be interested in selling.

Then, a property came on the market and we were excited again. It's important not to lose hope in these situations. 50% of the homes in HRM sell between $300,000 and $500,000.  Competition in this price bracket is intense, but with the right strategy, you can still be successful. This time WE GOT ACCEPTED OFFER! We were able to secure this property for less than we had previously been in competition with.   Woohoo!

Our work was not finished yet though, as we had to fulfill our conditions with inspections etc. The Appleby’s were ROCK STARS through the process! With my help, they handled everything swiftly and efficiently. We were able to firm up the deal and the sold sign went up!

Three weeks later and here we are at closing day. I could not be any happier for this sweet family and my new friends.

Congratulations to the Appleby's and welcome to the Community of BLT =) 

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