I’ve been out showing homes to a California couple and land to an Arizona couple. This may be a surprise to you, but not all buyers find the perfect Sequim real estate while they are here. Most buyers give themselves a week to look at homes or land while they’re here. Most of my clients do find the ideal Sequim real estate, but in these two cases, they did not. How can that happen?
The Perfect Sequim Real Estate
Sequim Real Estate Not Perfect?
There probably is no such thing as the perfect home. Like most of my clients, chances are you’ll find the ideal home that has all the important features but not necessarily every single feature you would like in the perfect home. But every once in a while a buyer cannot find the ideal home in the right location and at a price within their budget.
My California clients did find a home that was ideal, but the seller could not close at the 11th hour due to insufficient funds to close after paying off her loans. Despite our good faith efforts, we could not get that transaction closed. We found a second home that was stunning, but was on a lot in the wrong location. [Note the terrible mistake the owner made building a gorgeous home on a bad lot in a poor location.] We found a third home that was ideal, and drafted an offer on that home only to find out another offer came in later on the same day, and the seller decided to accept the other full price offer. (Just because we are in a recession doesn’t mean you might not want to make a full price offer on Sequim real estate if it is the right property in the right location and already reasonably priced.)
My Arizona clients and I had a great time walking lots with water views and mountain views, but we could not find a lot within their budget. We found a few lots that were nearly perfect, but those lots were over $100,000. One was almost $300,000. It’s hard to find a gorgeous Sequim lot on which to build the ideal retirement home for under $100,000 if you want any kind of view, even a simple mountain view.
Sequim Real Estate for Buyers
Sequim real estate has been hit hard by the real estate recession, but finding the perfect home or land may still not be easy. Sequim real estate is in high demand by retirees from all over the country. As I’ve written elsewhere, the best Sequim real estate in the best areas and reasonable listing prices is selling every week. This means that the best homes and the best lots are selling in this recession, and this also means the homes and land that are sold are off the market forever. If you find the ideal Sequim real estate, buy it now or someone else will.
Last Updated on April 3, 2012 by Chuck Marunde
Location, location, location! Just don’t see, however, how you can find land or a home in one week!