Military Clients are THE BEST!
I don’t typically have favorites clients. They run the gammut from first-time homebuyers struggling to make a mortgage payment to attorneys, doctors, and professionals (….struggling to make a mortgage payment!). But I have to admit, there’s something about the military buyer and seller that just puts me in high gear.
Here’s a typical scenario – orders are not yet in but it’s highly expected to come. The family has just finished remodeling a simple cape cod into a magnificent showplace. Two years….permits, plumbing, drywall, new appliances, floors, paint, house systems – you name it. They have just finished painting the very last wall in their master bedroom and in comes the powers that be. “You’re moving to Washington State…probably.”
In true military fashion, there’s no time for despair or regrets. Let’s get this sucker sold and move on – our orders are in (sort of). So the painful decision to find a realtor or list it on their own to save some money begins. After a few weeks on Craigslist and Military By Owner, it’s time to find a professional.
Enter the “agent” (me!), “What a great house!”, is all I can say as they take me with beaming pride from one room to the next. They show me the before pictures and I’m thinking…it’s been 12 years since my husband and I built our own home and I still don’t have a deck in my backyard! How did they do all this!? They’re MILITARY!
I’m constantly amazed, impressed and in awe at their flexibility, their ingenuity, and their resolve. Yes, some get down but they never give up. They press on. I’m generalizing, of course. But it’s been my pleasure and good fortune to be able to watch America’s best and bravest pack up and move on with little or no complaining and such dignity.