Union County Homes: This One Really Feels Great!

This One Really Feels Great!

We've helped a lot people buy, sell and rent properties - even family members.  But this past Friday we had a closing with a couple that was buying a home, who have been homeless for the last four months.  They had been renting in a two family home but the rental was in a flood zone. In June, they were forced to leave as the State was condemming the home and several others that were in the flood plain.  So, needing a place to live, they called Team Zuhl for their purchase as we had helped them find the rental previously.  

Unfortunately, they were unable to find temporary housing where they could both live.  So one of them moved in with a friend about 90 minutes south of where they were, while the other moved into a facility in Pennsylvania, almost 4 hours away.  Their dog, cats and birds were scattered about with different friends taking them for a week or two here and there.

We began our search, looked at a few houses and found the one they bought after a few short weeks.  We helped them hire an attorney, referred a loan officer and home inspector.  As time went on there were some issues that arose, but we were able to overcome all of them.  The final hold up was a judgement search showed one of them had a judgement - it wasn't them, it was someone with the same name in another part of the state.

So when Friday came and we were still waiting for the final numbers so the attorney could draw up the HUD-1, tensions were high.  There were tears shed, but by 2pm they finally started signing documents and a little after 3pm they were FINALLY home owners!  

Today, between appointments, I called them to see how things were going.  They are both SO happy!  They're together in their own house, with all their pets and their belongings.  They both thanked us for the hard work that we did and told us that as difficult as the process seemed at times, it made them better people.  In fact, they said: "You were always trying to help us, putting our needs above yours, that's something that we are emulating every day now. You're an angel and have not just helped us but taught us so much.  Thank you!"

When the phone was hung up, I pulled the car over.  I cried.  They were tears of joy and relief for them.  A good friend from Rotary often says: "We don't do what we do to be recognized, but it sure is nice when we are."

Totally made my day!

Remember Team Zuhl's motto:  Everything we touch turns to SOLD!!!






~ Wayne & Jean 

Union County, NJ - a great place to live and work!

If you're looking to buy or sell a property in Union County, call us at 908-917-4189 or email TeamZuhl@gmail.com.


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Comment balloon 12 commentsWayne and Jean Marie Zuhl • October 22 2015 01:19PM


WOW! It is stories like those that make this job so worth it.  It is more than a job when you can help out a family like that!

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this success story which also resulted in a very positive experience.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

OH MY GOODNESS, this is the BEST POST of the day!   This has to be the best closing, and sure hope this gets featured!   The very reason most of us are in the business!   HUGE congratulations! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

that is the reason for the season of living in our world here in real estate!


Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) over 4 years ago

What great joy, Wane and Jean. I wiped away a tear afater reading this wonderful post. YOu are indeed angels for helping this couple.  BRAVO!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 4 years ago

Good morning Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl. Wonderful story, you're right about this one feeling really good. Thanks for sharing the post.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

Wayne and Jean - doing the right things always makes you sleep well.  Congratulations for being recognized.


Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

Hi Wayne and Jean,

Wow that is wonderful that you were able to help this family in their time of need.  Beautiful!  Congrats.

Posted by luci shaw, Whether you are buying or selling, YoullLoveLuci! over 4 years ago

Wayne and Jean

That's a great success story . . . . Great Job in going the extra mile for your customers.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

What a great joy to make people so happy.

Congratulations team Zuhl on this successful closing!

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 4 years ago

Wow, that indeed is a special transaction. It's those types of stories that make our jobs even that much more special when we help good people like this. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 4 years ago