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Retired Couple Moves to Eastern WA: A Success Story

I was fortunate enough to help a retired couple that lived on a beautiful secluded acre in Orting sell their home and move to Eastern Washington just in time to spend Christmas with their family!


So happy for these two! They sold much faster than expected, 45 days list to close and $2,000 over asking price, during the holiday season and the PNW winter, no less.


Their property was up a long, windy, bumpy gravel driveway. I used six directional signs to guide people along the way. We also installed more house numbers and arrows to increase visibility.


Throughout the transaction the Mizner’s were so great to work with. They always got back to me with an answer right away. They didn’t have internet or even an e-mail account, but they were still so easy to work with. They always answered the phone and because they were retired, it was easy for them to come into the office to do paperwork. They were my very first listing, given to me by referral.


I remember sitting down and explaining the contract in detail. Line by line- with many questions. It was nerve racking, but it instilled a great deal of confidence in me and they were so grateful that I took the time to do so.


When we had a snafu with the septic tank, they handled it right away. The control panel hadn’t been installed. I referred them to a local septic company and it was handled promptly, so it didn’t cause a delay in closing.


Even though this house sold in the dead of winter and our buyer was contingent (she had to sell her house before buying) all still went as planned, with minimal bumps.


The Mizner’s worked so hard packing and downsizing their belongings to get ready for the photographs. They took all my advice, and as a result their house photographed very well. Not to mention, they were already so tidy and neat.


We scheduled an open house the first Saturday and Sunday and the buyer said it was exactly what she had been looking for. Sometimes contingent buyers are the best ones! They usually are highly motivated to make the deal happen and they’re committed. They’re contractually obligated to sell their house and they don’t want to be left with no where to go. Also, in my experience the first offer is almost always the best!


They Mizner’s even met with the buyer to go over how the well worked and determine how many of the flower pots she wanted left behind.


Now they’re building their dream home on their dream property over in Eastern Washington and they’re closer to their family.


Questions for you:

Have you thought of selling and moving away?

Maybe it's time to downsize, but you still want to stay close? I'm here to help you!


Don't take my word for it! This is what my happy clients had to say:



“I would like to thank Fylicia Waugh for selling my house. I'm very impressed with her ability to sell my house so quickly & easily for me. I found her very knowledgeable & professional. She listened to all my concerns & questions. She addressed everything in a timely manner & made me feel she really cared. Made my sale so easy & fast. Love her.”

-Mr. Mizner


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