Want to buy your dream home? Have a realtor in your back pocket

Will and Alexandra loved their Takoma Park, MD neighborhood, but they needed a larger home. Homes that met their needs in their neighborhood seemed financially out of reach, so they enlisted me to help them find their forever home. 

I worked with them to explore options; I took the time to learn their style and priorities. Together we explored various neighborhoods that might meet their needs. After months of searching, nothing seemed “right.” They started to more seriously consider ways to make their current home work for them….   

…And then their literal dream home hit the market. 

We all have that one home in our neighborhood that we walk or drive by with envy. That house we envision moving into were it ever to come to market. Well, I’m here to tell you that dreams do come true because one day, out on a walk, Will and Alexandra realized that their dream home was coming soon—and at a price within their budget.

We responded immediately. I helped them craft a strong offer and it was accepted before the open houses even happened. I’m thrilled for my friends who were able to nab the home they always pictured themselves living in!

Will and Alexandra were able to purchase their dream home because they had put in the work to be ready for it when it came on the market: 

  1. They had a relationship with me – we knew each other and trusted each other. 
  2. They had a clear understanding of what they needed, so they knew without doubt that this home met their needs. 
  3. They had their financing in order to be able to write an offer on a home with confidence. 

The bottom line is that having an agent in your back pocket has so many advantages, one of which is the ability to move quickly when the right home comes on the market. 

While Will and Alexandra were ready to move when we first started talking, they didn’t have to be. I really enjoy grabbing coffee with people who think *maybe* sometime in the future they *might* want to move. We can put the building blocks in place that will help down the line if it ever feels right. 

Our clients are more than just professional connections; they are people we care about and want to see happy. It was a joy in this case to help Alexandra and Will find their dream home.

Work with Katie Geffken

Katie is founder and partner agent at Collective Property Consultants. A marketing strategist and local business owner turned Realtor®, Katie has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves to make a positive impact in people’s lives through her work.