Meet the Royles. With their three children having officially moved out of the house, Elizabeth and David inevitably found themselves questioning the practicality of their living situation. With property taxes creeping up, could they really justify the expense of so much space to themselves?
Downsizing from their place of 14 years was a difficult decision, one rooted in emotion. The home they originally fell in love with was just the fourth new build home constructed within their development — more than a decade later, it held countless cherished memories.
Elizabeth and David ultimately decided to downsize into another new build, but it would be awhile before their home was ready for move-in. Noting that other homes for sale in their neighborhood had tendency to sell very quickly, they questioned whether the timing was appropriate to list their property. With no immediate urgency to sell, they needed a flexible solution that would help them avoid the financial burden of a rental property or multiple moves.
The Royles began exploring selling options with one pervasive question guiding their decision: how much money would they walk away with when all was said and done? Knowing their home was beginning to show its age, they had certain reservations about the inspection and repair process. The cooling system carried significant mileage and the appliances could afford an update. Elizabeth and David didn’t want these issues to shortchange them in the course of their sale.
“We had no idea it could be this easy.”
Given the circumstances of their selling situation, Elizabeth and David were naturally drawn to Offerpad. After crunching some numbers, Elizabeth said, “There was no question financially Offerpad made sense. Add to that no showing the house, being able to pack at our pace and receiving funds before we even got out first mortgage payment on the new home — such an easy decision. We had no idea it could be this easy.”
Having sold a home before, selling directly to Offerpad proved to be a dramatically different experience for Elizabeth and David. In addition to agonizing over keeping their home ready to show at a moment’s notice, they were left to manage the repairs themselves. They had multiple buyers back out during the selling process, drawing the sell out for three excruciating months. Happily, in describing her experience with Offerpad, Elizabeth noted, “This was nothing like that.”
Within a week of accepting Offerpad’s offer, Offerpad scheduled a convenient time for an agent walk-through and a third-party inspection. After completing their paperwork online, they had officially sold their home and scheduled a suitable closing date that would allow them to easily transition into their next home. Offerpad even provided a free local move when the big day finally arrived. “I had points of contact for every step always available to answer any questions,” said Elizabeth. “I think I liked that the most. Very attentive personnel in every department.”
Well said, Elizabeth. On behalf of the entire Offerpad team, thank you for letting us simplify your home sale!
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