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Relocating? How To Get Your Home Sold In Richmond, KY

Relocating? How To Get Your Home Sold In Richmond, KY

Last fall, I received a call from Prudential Relocation to go on a listing interview for a family that was relocating out of town but still in Kentucky. I was told I would be competing with another agent for the listing. The interview went extremely well as I carefully showed them my plan on how I was going to market their home. I was so excited that they chose me to represent them and get their home sold in Richmond, KY!

I love to see how I can help put all the pieces together to help families change residences. This was going to be challenging because it was right when all the gloom and doom hit the real estate market and we were also heading into the holiday season. During winter, property rarely gets sold.

As it turned out, selling the house took longer than either of us expected. What did happen was that we all became good friends and we learned patience. The right person would come along when they were supposed to. We even buried St. Joseph under the sign with a little ceremony just in case. It couldn't hurt!

What I did enjoy was that every time I called to give them updates on showings or to check in...they were always positive and fun to talk to. To sum it up...a joy to be around. I just knew good things would happen for them. I wish for nothing but happiness in their new home further down the road. Relocating is exciting and challenging. I'm sad to see them go!

Here is their story:

My husband relocated jobs over 3 hours away.  His relocation company contacted 2 real estate agents for us to choose from to try and sell our house.  Lizette took over an hour explaining how much square footage averaged, how homes around our subdivision compared to ours in their selling prices, and how our home would appear on numerous web sites.  The choice between the two could not have been more obvious. 

Though the housing market has been flooded, our home never went more than a week without someone looking, and in fact our buyer turned out to be someone from California.  I credit Lizette's web sites for the sale of our home and the reuniting of our family together again. 

We still marvel at all the homes for sale, while ours proudly hosts a "SOLD" sign in the front.  The work that she performed for us, while our house was not the most expensive on the market, made us certainly feel like we were elite clients of hers.  I cannot thank her enough!

The Metcalfe Family

 

Are you Relocating? I can help you get your home Sold In Richmond, KY.

 

Lizette Realty Lizette Fitzpatrick

Lizette Fitzpatrick - Broker of Lizette Realty in Richmond, Kentucky.

Rated number #1 featured Kentucky Realtor®  on Activerain.com and Localism.com. Publisher/Author for the only Central Kentucky email newsletter on local real estate listings and sold properties, Kentucky relocation, local events, homeowner information and fun! For more information on Lizette, Kentucky Horse Farms, Lizette Realty, Madison County, Fayette County, Richmond or Lexington, Kentucky click on Lizette.us.

See for yourself what Lizette's extraordinary clients have to say about their Kentucky real estate experience.

 

Comment balloon 15 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • June 22 2008 09:05AM

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LF,

Whats the average amount of time a home remains on the market in Lexington?

Posted by Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission. (Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. ) about 10 years ago

Lizette--What a great story! It takes time, patience and work on both sides (Realtor and client) to get a home sold in this changed market. Obviously, you both found great people to work with...Congrats on a job well done!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) about 10 years ago

Lizette, Congratulations!  That's a wonderful story and testimonial and one happy family!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 10 years ago

Good morning Lizette, what a wonderful testimony. I am so happy things went well for you and your clients. It is always nice to discover new friends and they seem like a lovely family (nice photo BTW). You are more than very good at your job, you are awesome! Enjoy your day in the Rain. With warmest regards, Carolyn.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Congrats, Lizette and thanks for sharing this story...it is obvious how much your clients valued your service and that is heart warming...makes it all worth it, doesn't it?  :-)

Posted by Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL (RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest) about 10 years ago

Debra, I'm with you on that one. Very nicely put, indeed. C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Scott - That 's a very good question...although the post is about Richmond, KY! Part of it depends on the area but an overall average in Lexington is:

 4 bed     2.5 bath 2,402 s.f.  $287,644       100 DOM
    3 bed    3 bath    2,010  s.f. $189,900     69DOM       

Referrals are welcome anytime! Check out my post on how well the Lexington market is doing...Is A True Housing Bargain Lexington

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) about 10 years ago

Teri - Sometimes we really enjoy our job because we are in tune with our clients. This was one of those times.

Carole - Thanks! It's always good to hear from you!

Carolyn - Thanks for the compliment! These clients were really nice to work with, I will miss them when they go. I'm sure you have some great clients too!

Debra - It really does. I wish it could always be so effortless. 

 

 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) about 10 years ago

Hey Lizette, I've picked up some very nice friendships along the way. A beautiful perk of the business. Enjoy your evening. Regards, C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Lizette,
To keep happy clients will give you more referrals, that's good, keep the good work and great to read this blog :P
Ray Saenz

 

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) about 10 years ago

Carolyn, I agree! I see many of my clients on a friendship level now. It's nice because when they move to town they appreciate having a friend they can call on.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) about 10 years ago

Ray - It's great to have referrals from the new clients. Hope all is well out there in Colorado today!!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) about 10 years ago

Lizette,  what a fun story!  It's always rewarding when you meet clients who become friends.  I hadn't heard about the tradition of burying St. Joseph...  interesting!

Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Hi Lizette, Love this blog! I work a lot of relocation as well... It's great when you have a good personality match, too. Have a fantastic day!  

 

Posted by Angela Clark, CRS, Realtor, Broker (Tony Clark REALTORS) about 10 years ago

Sandi - I thought it was worth trying it out. St. Joseph took his time but he came through in the end.

Angela - Thanks! Then you know what I'm talking about! They really do make good friends.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) about 10 years ago

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