Real estate agents always tell you they have your best interests in mind and will work tirelessly to sell your house. Mostly, it's more rhetoric than reality. Liz Milan is the real thing. She specializes in helping seniors or their families sell homes when the former residents move to more assistive settings. That's exactly what I needed, but I had a few complications. Number one, I live in Philadelphia and my mother's house was in Los Angeles. And number two, the house was in the name of a Trust with me as successor trustee. Not a problem for Ms. Milan. Once we met and finalized our business arrangement, she basically told me not to worry, she would take care of all the details on the ground in LA and keep me apprised of her every move. She took care of all the things I couldn't do from Philadelphia. The house and property needed a fair amount of prepping, so she hired all the cleaners, gardeners, plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, and handymen and made sure the work was done promptly and properly. She even took out the trash on pick-up days!
There were several competing offers on the property, some of them with quite complicated financing. But Ms. Milan is a seasoned, and canny, negotiator and she carefully explained the pros and cons of all the offers. As you would expect from a former realtor association ethics board adjudicator, Ms. Milan adhered to the highest standards of integrity, while offering cogent advice during negotiations.
To top it all off, Ms. Milan is a wonderful human being. She has an exemplary work ethic, is a delight to work with, and has a terrific sense of humor. And she sold my mother's house for the asking price and in the time frame I required.