Ever feel like you are driving
all over town to complete
your list of errands?
You are likely to feel that way especially if you have braved the process of investing in residential real estate. Families are often seen racing from one Open House to the next instead of spending well-deserved weekend hours in the Orange Country sun. Then, escrow begins and you are expected to organize conference calls and document signings, schedule appraisers, inspectors, and contractors. The list goes on and on and on and on…
In 2009, while looking for a home to purchase, my husband and I spent many afternoons traveling around the quaint residential communities of Aliso Viejo. It had been a day of searching, hoping and tracking down Open House signs. Perhaps the signs for this particular house were not easily seen OR we were in deep conversation about our dreams of home ownership. Regardless, we were brought back to reality in a foyer when an agent (followed by a concerned couple) walked down the stairs and questioned us,
“What are you doing?
This isn’t an Open House!
It’s a private showing.”
After leaving the property (and the frightened couple who were no longer interested in living in an area where random couples walk through your home), we realized the sign displayed in the front yard did indeed read, “For Sale” NOT “Open House”. That was the last time we walked into an unknown house with an open door before carefully checking the signage! With all the hustle and bustle surrounding the many tasks of buying a home, we (like so many other families) were likely to make many mistakes.
Buying/selling a home can be a stressful process especially when you are making many stops along the way both during your search for a property and during escrow. The team members at Iseley & Walsh Real Estate Group understand and are devoted to making your experience simple, successful and enjoyable.
Our team consists of:
- Transaction Coordinators
Iseley & Walsh Real Estate Group has the resources that set us apart from other agencies and are focused on being your one stop shop for residential real estate!
Taking a self-guided tour of a home that was not an Open House was truly a surprise to us. What surprises have you encountered while searching for a home?