My client is a lovely lady who has lived in her family home in Killara for over 40 years . After losing her husband she decided it was time to move closer to her daughter in the inner west. She didn’t drive, so I would pick her up on a Wednesday or Saturday from Killara and we would spend the day looking at properties that I had picked out for her to view. She needed level access, single level, small 2 bedroom home with a pretty garden, light and bright rooms, a short walk from shops and public transport. We found Kintore St at the pre -auction opening and it was a 5 week campaign. The vendor only wanted to sell at auction. We looked at other properties for a couple more weeks but her heart was set on this pretty little cottage. Having satisfactorily sorted the legal and building inspection requirements I rang the agent to see if we could put in a good offer to take it off the table. After several telephone calls, the vendor agreed to sell to the highest buyer over $1,500,000. My client really wanted the property so we put in a very good offer and beat the other two buyers who had also given the agent unconditional offers. My client was just delighted with the outcome and she will be in her new home for Christmas.