Boston Hoppman: Four Feet From the Finish Line

Posted by Matthew Lindsay on Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at 10:02am.

Every realtor wants a quick sale, an easy transaction that is as stress free as possible.

Our team does everything within our power to exceed these expectations for our clients. However, every property, homeowner, and situation is unique, and listing a home it’s not always as straightforward as you might think.

Last summer, we listed a triplex and got an offer for our client in 14 days!

Everything was looking great and running extremely smooth, until about three days before the closing date.

We got a call from the title company saying that we wouldn’t be able to close because the carport extended over the property line, by matter of about four feet.

My client could not extend the closing date because he was due to leave the country for several months and did not have anyone available to sign for him. Our options were to either cut down the car port, or potentially walk away from the deal.

As you might imagine, anyone who paid money to build something might not jump at the opportunity to destroy it at a moment's notice. My client had paid a fair amount, and it was a perfectly good carport. It seemed just wasteful.

We talked and were looking to figure out ways to salvage the carport by moving the structure over, but time (and money) was not on our side.

After the client decided to cut down the carport, the next challenge was to find a contractor that could complete the job within 1-2 days to meet our deadline.

Did I mention this was during the middle of the summer at the peak of the busy season for contractors?

The stakes were high and the pressure was on! I called a half dozen contractors to find a contractor that was not only available, but qualified for the job.

In less than 12 hours I was able to schedule, and have the job completed enabling us to meet our closing deadline.

You never know what might come up in a transaction, but you just might come out the other side with more knowledge and skills for the future.

Residential, Condominium, Multi-Family in Anchorage under $600,000

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2702 Mcrae Road, Anchorage

$600,000

MLS® # 20-3185

Listing Office: Real Estate Brokers of AlaskaAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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5501 Ridgeview Drive, Anchorage

$599,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,910 Sf

MLS® # 20-15693

Listing Office: Herrington and Company, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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3401 W 64th Avenue, Anchorage

$599,500 - 12 Beds, 6 Baths, 6,120 Sf

MLS® # 20-9974

Listing Office: Precision Real Estate, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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8131 Little Dipper Avenue, Anchorage

$599,000 - 8 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,780 Sf

MLS® # 20-14720

Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Alaska GroupAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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15001 Mossberry Place, Anchorage

$599,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 4,001 Sf

MLS® # 20-14713

Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group of Eagle RiverAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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L15 B6 Bruin Park, Anchorage

$599,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,803 Sf

MLS® # 20-14247

Listing Office: Firebird Realty, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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6032 Heather Wood Circle, Anchorage

$599,000 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,686 Sf

MLS® # 20-12746

Listing Office: Firebird Realty, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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3926 E 3rd Avenue, Anchorage

$599,000 - 17 Beds, 9 Baths, 7,360 Sf

MLS® # 20-11939

Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Alaska GroupAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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L13 B6 Bruin Park, Anchorage

$599,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,330 Sf

MLS® # 20-9039

Listing Office: Firebird Realty, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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14244 Hancock Drive, Anchorage

$589,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 3,078 Sf

MLS® # 20-14012

Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska RealtyAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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2233 Sorbus Way, Anchorage

$585,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 4,192 Sf

MLS® # 20-9108

Listing Office: O'Banion Real Estate and Relocation Services, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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L14 B1 Heather Wood Estates Circle, Anchorage

$585,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,916 Sf

MLS® # 19-18803

Listing Office: Firebird Realty, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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L42 Sandhill Loop, Anchorage

$579,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,924 Sf

MLS® # 20-13733

Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska RealtyAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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L29 Sandhill Loop, Anchorage

$579,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,820 Sf

MLS® # 20-13738

Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska RealtyAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo
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L10 B1 Heather Wood Estates, Anchorage

$575,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,330 Sf

MLS® # 20-16136

Listing Office: Firebird Realty, LLCAlaska Multiple Listing Service Inc Logo

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