We needed a broker. Enter Martha Laitin into our lives. We had two difficult properties to sell—two seasonal properties with old Maine family connections with lots of deed complications. The market had tanked but we were convinced after meeting Martha that she could help us. Martha did leg work, leg work and more leg work. We were impressed with Martha’s geographic acumen. She found out more about our property than we ever knew and it all came in handy during negotiations. The individual properties took 2 years to sell (which, by the way, was her original forecast based on current market conditions). We had numerous showings and in the end, a buyer for the house from New Hampshire and a buyer for the summer cottage from Texas. The important thing was that in the end we got our fuuuuullllllll price and the people who bought the properties are happy.
Dealing with Martha was a fun trip. Because of the nature of our properties, negotiations were difficult and involved attorneys. Through it all, Martha maintained a terrific sense of humor, kept us informed at every step, and made us feel like we were the only clients she had. Thanks to the internet we could send documents back and forth quickly, make changes and move on. Over the two year period we had about 1000 emails—-some complicated, some serious, some humorous but all contributed to a successful conclusion.
We had many laughs, never a cross moment between us but more importantly we became friends. We only wish we had more property to sell— we will miss Martha.