Still going to school? First time home buyer family buys home in West Jordan!
Russell and Elisha and their two beautiful kids are a darling family who were referred to me from dear friends Paul and Debra, who live down the street and are previous clients as well. Russell is still going to school to finish his degree and also works full time. Elisha stays home and takes care of their home and family. They had saved for years and now had the 3.5% down payment they needed to buy a home! They started in the Southwest part of Salt Lake County. They had previously been working with a different agent and were not very happy with the results.
Elisha did all the previewing of homes (with me right by her side); we went through homes from Kearns to Riverton and everything in-between. We looked at town homes and older homes, fixed up homes and homes in need of repair. We made offers on short-sales and on bank owned properties. We found that in this price range there is a lot of competition for the best homes, and often we had multiple offer situations where the homes were bid up higher than Russell and Elisha wanted to go. It was definitely a roller-coaster of emotions as we negotiated through the maze of possibilities and homes and offers and short-sales. They were so anxious to move out of the rental apartment that was making life miserable for the kids and everyone in the family! When they found the right home they just knew it was the one. It had all new carpet and paint with all new appliances and a completely finished basement with a walk out entrance! Not to mention the large yard which was just what they wanted for their kids so they could play in safely. This home was definitely the BEST home they’d seen so far in the newest condition and it even had central air conditioning. Here’s what Elisha had to say:
“Susan was such a pleasure to work with in purchasing our home! She put in countless hours helping us find a great place for our family. It was a breath of fresh air to work with someone who is willing to listen to our needs/wants and drive all over to find our home, visiting a few of the places multiple times so we could both see what was out there. Susan will work hard for you and we truly appreciate her and the service she provided to us!”