The Brooks: Turning a Family Dream of a New Home into Reality
January 26, 2018

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

For a long time, those words resonated with Leslie and Mac Brooks, who dreamt of selling the house where they were raising their daughters and moving to a new neighborhood. Searching online for new homes became somewhat of a pastime for the family, but they didn’t actually have a strategy in place to move.

“It had always been our plan to move to another school district when the girls were ready to go into middle school. For so long, we just felt like it wasn’t going to happen,” Leslie said.

Then, via an online search, the parents stumbled across the Knock trade-in program in Atlanta. Online home-selling platform Knock was guaranteeing that they would purchase the family’s current house and facilitate their move to a new one.

It sounded too good to be true. “Our initial impression was kind of skeptical,” Mac said. “When you see ‘Trade in your home,’ it immediately makes you think, ‘What’s the catch?’”

It wasn’t until the initial home visit from the Knock team that the Brooks realized there was no catch and this process could actually work for them. “The folks from Knock came in, they took a look at our house, and made us an offer,” Leslie said.

At that point, they felt they had the confidence and the resources they needed to purchase a new home in their dream school district.

Eliminating the headache from moving

One of the most frustrating aspects of selling a house is communicating with a multitude of third parties. Leslie noted that working with Knock eliminated that headache.

“When you're buying or selling a home, there’s a million moving parts,” Leslie noted. “With Knock – we had one place to go for whatever the question was – whether it was about buying or selling or repairs. You don’t get that in traditional real-estate.”

Francine Bethune, the Licensed Local Expert who worked with the Brooks, said the entire process moved quickly. “We listed their home on Sept. 21, 2017, and it went under contract on Oct. 3. They ended up getting multiple offers.”

Francine noted the family closed on both homes—their new dream home and their previous property—on the same day, within just two hours.

A family dream finally becomes reality

For so long, the Brooks dreamt of moving their family to a new school district but had no idea how they would actually follow through with that plan. In a matter of weeks, they made it happen.

“Without Knock, we would still be staring at houses online and not doing anything about it,” Mac Brooks said.

His wife agreed: “We’d still be wishing and dreaming. And now, we’re living.”

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