Daily Camera (Boulder) : 2020-10-09

Real Estate : 39 : 11

Real Estate

process, with post-closing occupancy arrangemen­ts on both sides. The agent fought incredibly hard for them, and her patience and extraordin­ary client care paid off with the perfect home to end their story. Technology, training and tenacity Through each of these stories, WK Real Estate’s strong technology, training, tenacity and thirst to learn new techniques aided in a successful outcome. That flexibilit­y and personal touch makes WK Real Estate stand out. “I would have agents call and say, ‘Hey, I have a client meeting this afternoon, can you jump on a zoom call with me to make sure the lighting and materials are coming through okay?’ says Sarah Kelly, WK’S new executive vice president. “We’d spend an hour going through every step and detail to make sure their call would be seamless.” It’s that level of detail that WK agents bring to every conversati­on and transactio­n. The pandemic has changed the practice of real estate, probably forever, but the stories and the dreams behind those stories are timeless. Let WK Real Estate be part of your home story, in our beautiful little corner of Colorado… and beyond. Leveraging the nimbleness of a small, locally and independen­tly owned company, the associates at WK Real Estate have helped make their clients’ home dreams a reality even in this challengin­g new business environmen­t. (Photos courtesy: Left: David Bremner/realvideot­our.com, Right: WK Real Estate). move. However both rose to the challenge and the agent performed an incredible list of “off-menu” brokerage duties not in a typical listing contract. during their absence. By the time they returned to Colorado they had a contract to sell their home! Little did they know finding a replacemen­t home would be a different story, and the clock was ticking… The market in the client’s desired neighborho­od was, for lack of a better word, insanely competitiv­e! Most listings only allowed 15-minute showings. The couple couldn’t attend all showings together so the agent used video to help them “see” many listings. They wrote solid competitiv­e offers on four properties, each of which would have checked almost all of their “wants and needs” boxes. Above asking price, escalation clauses, post-closing occupancy allowances – you name it, they offered it! After the fourth offer, the agent had to call the clients during their anniversar­y dinner with the heartbreak­ing news that they had lost another one. The WK associate kept them positive – the right house would come. They saw a promising listing as soon as it hit the market and it was perfect, finally the first house that checked every box. The offer was carefully crafted, and the first one submitted to the listing agent on a Friday. The sellers received multiple offers over the course of the weekend and they received word on Monday… their offer wasn’t the highest, but it was the best and they got the house! They closed last month, three months after they started the Secrets of selling and buying during COVID At the beginning of the pandemic, a Boulder-based WK associate was referred new clients who needed to sell and then purchase a replacemen­t home in the North Metro area as soon as possible. The agent thoroughly communicat­ed and implemente­d all required and recommende­d safety protocols in marketing their current home. The clients left town during the showing period and received multiple offers The team at WK Real Estate has adapted to each and every challenge in 2020. (Photo courtesy: WK Real Estate). 11 ATHOMECOLO­RADO.COM October 9-10, 2020 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R Pressreade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW