OK, it’s a hot market in Idaho. But that doesn’t mean selling your house is going to be same day cash, no appraisal, no inspection, no problem. Those days went out with the low interest rates. But it can still go smoothly. We met with Donalyn and Hank at the end of December, but decided not to list until spring thinking the house would show better with green grass, flowers, and sunshine. It worked out, but tension definitely built while mortgage rates went from 2 to 5% in just a few months. Since we were out of the country for three weeks when the house did go on sale, we have to give Donalyn and Hank a lot of credit for making the sale possible. They started by creating a great electronic brochure, staged the open house (including furniture and personal presence), detailed the various offers, and communicated at all hours over 6,000 miles and 7 time zones to close the deal within the first week. There were several offers above list price, but the offers were structured quite differently so the detailed summaries really made the comparison easier. Maybe the pre-sale advice and some post-offer effort should be expected, but they really distinguished themselves as well. Donalyn was communicating via WhatsApp at all hours, Hank actually came over and personally mowed our lawn halfway through our trip, and they arranged all of the subs necessary to address some post-inspection tasks we agreed to. Perhaps most importantly, they kept buyer and seller talking constructively throughout the process. In the end, we’re feeling fortunate with our timing and with our choice of Sea to Farm. They’re great people and worked their tails off during a very active market, making sure our sale didn’t get lost in the mix, and we always felt supported.