2214 W Straford Drive, Chandler, AZ 85224
3 Bedroom / 1.75 Bath / 2 Carport
The seller, Rose G., had lost her job, and could no longer afford either the mortgage or the upkeep on this home. She needed to sell it before she lost it to the bank, but did not have the money to bring it to marketable condition.
The home was not only dated, with popcorn ceilings and cracks in a number of areas, it had a significant leak and water damage to both the ceiling and roofing in the hallway. Both yards were simply dirt and weeds; all landscaping had died. The walls in the home were permeated with the smell of cigarette smoke to the point where they were actually yellow. A number of years ago, an attempt had been made at some kind of re-flooring – but it was never finished. As a result, there were rooms where the flooring had been removed down to the cement, and the floor in the laundry room was simply dirt.
What Fair Property Buyers Did
Rose contacted us and invited us to tour her home. We came out the next day, and walked the entire property with her. In this case, the seller knew exactly what was wrong with the property, where it was, and what was needed to repair it, and she gave us this information in detail. We agreed with her assessment, as she had been accurate and thorough in her analysis.
The End Result
In this instance, Rose knew exactly what she wanted for the property, and told us the amount she needed and wanted to receive from the sale. We were able to meet her asking price in cash, and we closed on the property within two weeks. Rose was able to downsize and minimize her expenses, so she could take the time she needed to find a new job. In the current economy, suddenly finding yourself unemployed has unfortunately become an all-too-common occurrence. Because Rose realized her situation and sought a remedy as soon as possible, she never missed a mortgage payment. And because we were able to accommodate her by purchasing her home quickly – she was able to move on with her credit intact, and enough money to find and start a new job. When a person loses a job, paralysis can set in, as well as denial. We have seen many cases where the homeowner could have avoided a short sale or a foreclosure – if they had just contacted us in time. We feel it’s important to deal realistically with the financial aspects of attempting to keep a home without any income. This is the time to act – and act quickly. Pick up the phone, and let us help you evaluate what your options are.