Blog Stories When even an investment property has a great story

When even an investment property has a great story

By Lauren Clark, August 27, 2018

I was connected to Rod through a friend of mine who keeps her home staging materials in his warehouse. Rod isn’t local, he wasn’t a first time home buyer stretching his budget to make his dream happen, and he wasn’t buying the house because of some magical event happening in his life. But even though on paper it looks like there’s no heartwarming tale, it was actually one of sweetest transactions I’ve had all year.

Rod wasn’t buying the house as a straightforward investment. But rather as an investment in his employee, Matthew. The young man with a young family who manages Rod’s warehouse across the street. Rod is buying the house so his employee has a safe and healthy place to live with his partner and their new daughter. With an eye toward selling him the house one day. Together, they’ll working on bringing the house up to it’s fully glory. And for now, Matthew and his family can live in the sweet two bedroom bungalow with fruit trees and veggies beds galore, a one minute walk from work.

Even an investor purchase can melt your heart! And I count my lucky stars that I get to work with so many kick ass folks. Thanks Rod and Matthew!

Lauren Clark

Earth Advantage Broker

Real Estate is an act of service. A lot of people think it’s a sales industry. Or that agents are sales people. And while it possible that some agents may work this way, my business could not be more different. My business is all about listening and building relationships. Whether you’re buying or selling, I am here to listen to your goals, and hear your plans. Once you’ve been heard, and we’re all on the same page, that’s when we get down to the nitty gritty business of making your goals into reality. My goal is to run a people focused business and create wins on both sides of all transactions.  I work hard to foster relationships with my clients, but also with the other agents I work in concert with. I believe that it is always possible to close a transaction in a way that leaves everyone feeling happy and well served. Buying or selling a home is a huge process, and it’s always going to bring a little stress along with it. But when we work as a team toward a shared goal and with mutual respect, it can be a positive experience that allows a home to transfer owners with good will and good vibes. When I’m not with my clients, you’ll find me running around after my partner and two boys, knitting, traveling, camping or watching Downton Abbey for the 20th time.
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