Dear Nancy, Thank you for assisting me in what turned out to be the most frustrating and tedious transaction in my real estate career. In my opinion, You should be elected to the Real Estate Hall of Fame, You are Real Estate Royalty, and if You were a hotel You deserve to receive a 5 Star Plus Rating!
Please read on to see why I feel this way.
A very demanding buyer (aren’t they all?) faced me his agent, with this list of requirements, viz. prime location, best school district, at least 2500sq. ft., 1 story, large flat lot (10,000 sq. ft. +), authentic mid-century architecture, and oh yes the price could be only a million dollars or just a tad more! After searching for more time than I care to recall, “EUREKA!!” (I found it!). To top all this off and to make it all the more complicated, this house was a probate requiring court confirmation.
When my buyer decided to pursue the house I was informed by the listing agent that “The seller had already accepted an offer” and I explained to my buyer that we had a second chance to purchase the house by going to the Superior Court and overbidding the “accepted offer” in accordance with a semi-complicated procedure.
Prior to the date the court scheduled for the overbidding procedure, my prospective buyer wanted to see the house again so I attempted to contact the listing agent who seemed reluctant to make an appointment for us to see the house. Eventually he made the house available.
It was at this juncture that I began to realize that there might be problems ahead with the agent and the probate sale procedure in general. Although I had purchased my own house “as a probate requiring court confirmation” and in the past had represented sellers of probates, my intuition told me that in this case I ought to enlist the services of a realtor who was a probate specialist.
Only one name came to mind, NANCY SANBORN OF Berkshire Hathaway in Beverly Hills. I decided to contact Nancy Sanborn and she agreed to assist me. THIS WAS THE BEST BUSINESS DECISION I EVER MADE IN MY REAL ESTATE CAREER aside from deciding to enter the profession umpteen years ago.
Nancy Sanborn guided me through what turned out to be the most difficult, nasty and cumbersome transaction of my career involving 2 recalcitrant, agents, a recalcitrant escrow company, a recalcitrant escrow agent and countless other unforeseen obstacles. Without boring you with more sordid details, let me conclude by unequivocally stating that without the knowledge, expertise, dedication and genuine caring for my client’s and my situation, this sale would never have been consummated.
The takeaways from this experience are: 1. If you are an heir, executor, executrix, administrator, administratrix, or anyone entrusted with the sale of a probate, call Nancy Sanborn. 2. If you are a real estate agent either representing a probate seller or buyer wanting to purchase a probate, call Nancy Sanborn. Trust your intuition (just as I did). Follow these rules and you will be happy with the results. Nancy can be reached at the Berkshire Hathaway Offices in Beverly Hills, California.