475 Boyer Ave, Hammonton, NJ, a beautiful 3,243 sq ft home surrounded by woods and serenity, started out as a typical home purchase. My clients found everything they would want in their home down to the free-standing solar system located behind the house. This home had it all!
The sellers were retiring and ready to start a new chapter of their lives by moving to a new state. Price negotiations and the contract agreement are normally the biggest obstacles when purchasing a “turn-key” home. Who would have known in the weeks coming, we would be faced with a global pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus that has swept across our Nation. With New Jersey having the second-highest numbers in the US related to COVID-19, there was no “system” in place as this was brand new to ALL!
Businesses were shut down, and for the time being, Real Estate was playing it ear by ear. Luckily, real estate remained an essential business and the question on everyone’s mind was, how can we complete transactions? We had to establish how to follow state “Social Distancing” guidelines throughout the transaction.
My main focus was to ease my clients already stressed mindset. Buying a new home brings on fears of its own. Nerves were at an all-time high! I worked hand in hand with the title company (Shout out to Foundation Title) and Greentree Mortgage Company to put a plan in place to keep the transaction together. As quickly as nerves went up, we came to a solution on how to close without putting anyone at risk.
Closings are now being completed with little to no contact. I must say, settlement went very smoothly given the situation. We had sellers already moved out of state and an untested system. That did not stop us!
The sellers were off to start an exciting part of their lives, and my buyers excitedly got to “stay in place” in their new Hammonton dream home!
If you are contemplating if now is the right time to sell or purchase, the answer is YES! We are always given obstacles, but at Sail Lake Realty we make it our priority to hurdle over anything that comes our way seamlessly.