Reflecting With Sara About Being “That Realtor Friend”

Congratulations to Michelle and Jon on their successful sale and purchase!

In April of this year, this happy couple celebrated the 4th sale that these Clients have closed with Sara Maddock. Ask any seasoned Realtor, and they will tell you that there is nothing more satisfying than earning the trust and friendship of the people we serve, so that we can continue as their guide and consultant for a lifetime of transactions, spanning literally decades.

Sara met Michelle back in 2006 when she was single and looking to become a homeowner. She quickly realized that more important than the house, Michelle was intent on finding property with storage for her boat!  “I used to joke that I’d find her a nice pole barn, with maybe a place to pitch a tent on the property!,” Sara laughs. 

Not long after that, Michelle met and married Jon and a couple of years later, they brought their new baby home to the little house in Milan. Kids come with a lot of ‘stuff’, however, and after they grew out of that place, Sara sold it and helped them to purchase a beautiful 1.5 story home on acreage, with a pond view and more space. But after nearly 10 years Jon longed for his dream property, which would not only provide the space and privacy the family loves, but would also provide enough land to hunt easily without ever leaving home.

“I enjoy the excuse to tour with old friends, and if nothing else it’s an opportunity to catch up”

It took a little longer this time. “We’ve looked on and off for years, which is typical for my Clients who are satisfied with where they are, but are open to moving if their dream property comes along. I enjoy the excuse to tour with old friends, and if nothing else it’s an opportunity to catch up.” 

This time though, Michelle and Jon called Sara before she’d even made it down the gorgeous, tree-lined driveway to say, “We want to write an offer!’”

In a competitive market like we are in now, it might seem all but impossible to get a house under contract while contingent on selling the existing home. But the Studio Four8 team has shown over and over that this is possible and we can make it happen when the circumstances are right. 

“This is their Forever House for sure,” says Sara, “but after all these years I know that our paths will intersect outside of the real estate transactions. I love that I’m able to call Michelle and Jon my friends, and not ‘just clients’. And maybe someday I’ll sell their daughter her first house.”

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