As a Tahoe real estate agent working in a second home market we often face special challenges that are unique to our area and our clients. The value we bring to our clients is often in the form of creative solutions and extra services so our buyers and sellers can make and close their sale.
A good example of how this Tahoe real estate agent came up with a creative solution that saved a deal in our area was during the negotiation process.
Here’s the situation. I represented the seller. It’s a condo that they used as a second home. My sellers lived in the Bay area and the property being sold was located here in Tahoe City, California. The buyer wanted to buy the condo unfurnished, but the seller didn’t want to come-up, pack, and haul away the furnishings and wanted to sell the unit full-furnished, turn-key ready.
At this point the two parties were so close to having an agreement, if only they could do something about the furnishing. My seller didn’t want to lose the deal, but they didn’t want to move the furnishings and the buyer had already said no-way to taking the unit fully-furnished.
Negotiation isn’t always about the price, but about the options we can give our clients. In this case, I had remembered that the Salvation Army, located in Reno, Nevada, about 50 miles away would come up to Lake Tahoe and haul away an entire home. It just has to be packed up (loose items) and someone needs to be at the home during the pick-up window.
While I’m not a moving and storage company, I am willing to pack up some items for a client and meet someone who will haul it all away. After all these items will go to a local charity and unlike a full-time residence, second homes are often like hotel rooms – furnished, but not a lot of junk, or personal items to be removed. It’s an easy win-win for everyone.
I offered that service and option to my seller. Problem solved. My seller agreed to sell the condo without furnishings making the buyer very happy and we had a deal. During the escrow I spent a few hours packing up the loose items in the condo. I meet the Salvation Army who came up and took away a household of items that would benefit a lot of people, and the deal closed.
If you’re looking for a Tahoe Real Estate Agent that has creative solutions, call me. I can help!
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Tahoe Real Estate Agent comes up with Creative Solutions that Saved the Deal!