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Maybe the seller will agree to it.

My client said, BUY!

They loved the home and didn't want to lose it.

But, they really didn't want to move in the winter.

"Would the sellers wait until  April to close?"

Well I responded, we can ask.


Buyers had already sold their home and were living with parents.

Sellers were older and said they would love to wait until spring.


You never know unless you ask!



Snow is going away.  Great time to move!

Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • December 15 2018 01:08PM


Good morning, William Feela no one knows what the market will be next April.... rates are going up this month....your buyers may not qualify next year...or someone may lose a job!!!  NOW is the time....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 11 months ago

Good morning William. If you don't ask, the answer is "no"! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 11 months ago

Great point William Feela As I often say to my own clients "you don't know till you ask and what's the worst they can say? No? But maybe they'll say yes."

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 11 months ago

Great news for everyone ! Good job!

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 11 months ago

One never knows the answer until one ask the question. Glad it worked out for both your buyers and the sellers.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) 11 months ago

Thanks for sharing this story.

I hope the buyers are paying cash. A delayed settlement could be costly if mortgage interest rates go higher as expected.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

So true:  "You never know unless you ask".

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 11 months ago

My daughter would have loved that kind of buyer, but alas she will be moving 4 days before Christmas.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 11 months ago

I agree with Barbara Todaro, NOW is better. I will ASK the buyer to close NOW.

Posted by Kin Tsui (EMC Long Island Realty) 11 months ago


Good for you, and I am glad everyone was happy with the outcome.  It is so easy to ask.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 11 months ago

You make an excellent point about the importance of communication and acting.  I have seen clients agree to certain things that I would have otherwise thought they wouldn't, had I not asked!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago

Isn't it great when a plan comes together William? Glad it worked out for them both.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 11 months ago

I have seen this happen before.  It worked well for both parties.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 11 months ago