Yesterday, I bought a house in Truro. It needs a ton of work, inside and out. Today, I'm somewhat overwhelmed but still excited. I never thought I would be able to pull it off. When it comes to buying or selling your own place, it's just as hair raising an exercise for a Realtor as it is for anyone else. Fortunately, I had some help.
When the house first went on the market, my colleagues and I at 3Harbors saw it on an MLS Agents' Tour. Before the door had closed behind us as we left, my colleagues, Gregg Russo and Jim Chudomel, each said, "This is the house for you, Anne." Even though it was cluttered with old furniture and the Seller's dusty belongings, and even though the kitchen and bathrooms were crying out for help, the house has wonderful light streaming in, good bones, a cozy, gracious feeling and the perfect layout for me.
Immediately, the fun began. Jim offered to serve as my Buyer's Agent, the best help I could have. Without him in the middle, I might have taken the tough negotiations too seriously. Ross Sormani at Seamen's Bank helped me work out the loan that included the construction work necessary. Mark Kinnane at Cape Associates worked with me to write up a proposal for the work.
Today, alone in the empty house as a new home owner, I am on a new adventure. Stay tuned.
~Anne Hartman, 3Harbors Realty