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  • Writer's pictureDebi Haning

Every Home Has a Story

In the world of real estate, every home has a story. One of my favorite stories involves a newly married couple searching for their first home together.


The husband decided to keep his bachelor pad as a rental property, allowing the couple to invest in their future. We began the search for their dream home, touring numerous properties. Despite their many features, none felt quite right—there was always something missing.


Then, inspiration struck. I remembered a conversation with a friend of my husband’s who lived in a home with great potential. He had mentioned considering selling it someday, so I made the call. As fate would have it, he was still open to the idea.


Excitement built as I arranged a showing. The home, while needing some TLC, had unique charm and checked most of the boxes. The couple, especially the handy husband, saw beyond the worn floors and outdated fixtures. They envisioned a future filled with love and laughter within those walls and knew they had found their new home.


However, the husband wanted a separate two-car garage. Understanding the importance of this feature, I sourced bids from reputable contractors to ensure the addition would be feasible within their budget. With the numbers looking good, we moved forward with negotiations.


The buying process went remarkably smoothly. From the initial offer to the final walkthrough, everything fell into place. The couple’s enthusiasm was infectious, and their vision for their new home was inspiring.


Closing day arrived, and handing over the keys to the couple was a joy. Every visit to their home now fills me with pride and happiness. The changes they have made are remarkable. Their home has become a reflection of their individual personalities.


In real estate, the most important aspect of any home is the story it tells and the people who bring it to life. This couple's journey reminds me why I love what I do. Every home has a story, and with the right vision and support, any house can become the home of your dreams.


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