Apparently professional athletes were a theme this week between Josh "War Eagle" Altman's major-league client and our super-sized one. Kris Humphries was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I was content to enter into this working relationship with no prior knowledge of who he was. I was, however, thrilled to find out that Kris was very serious about this property, because I knew it was going to take a lot of negotiating to get Dagmar and Alex to sell. It's not always easy when a seller is reluctant to let go of their home. These can be risky properties to take on as we run the chance of having the seller back out altogether, because they realize just how much they love the space.
Having lived there for 15 years, it's clear that Dagmar and Alex laid very deep roots in this home. The benefit to Kris purchasing the property--and probably part of what convinced Dagmar to sell--is that Kris had no desire to tear the house down but, instead, to build upon it. Both parties were incredibly generous in the negotiations, which made this a lovely deal to be privy to. Kris' willingness to raise his price in order to lighten the blow of a 30-day close on a home that had been lived in for so long was very considerate on his part. It's nice to work with someone whose heart is proportionate to his massive height!
As always, it was great to know that David was on the other line with our sellers helping them through what was, undoubtedly, a difficult deal for them to close. David's compassion and concern for Dagmar absolutely played a role in her ability to sign off on a 30-day closing. I am thankful that he was there to support them and to support me.