330 N. 78th, Seattle, Washington
Gabriela Parks on behalf of her mom and dad Cesar Norieg: In May of 2012 during an open house I listened to voicemail message that went something like this: “I just need to let you know that my father is not able to sell his home and if he calls you, do not list it or discuss real estate with him!” The voice was on the edge of angry and I thought to myself, who the heck is she talking about. So, I called her. Come to find out her Dad, who they recently discovered had dementia, had flown back from the east coast after his daughter had convinced Mr. and Mrs. Noriega to move to the east coast so that she and her family could take care of them. Mr. Noriega refused to stay and headed home he said to sell the house. After talking to Gabriela, we came up with a plan that I would just go meet with him if he called. He had found my number on a For Sale sign just around the corner and he did call. I worked with him and he felt in control during a time in his life where control was really not his in many venues. It took us several months to get the home ready for an open house and there were many challenges with Mr. Noriega’s memory. When I showed up for the first open house he did not know who I was and why there was a sign in his yard. Each day, I re-introduced myself and each day he took another step into the darkness. During open houses ALL of the agents and their clients knew the situation and everyone went above and beyond to show their respect for Mr. Noriega and his declining health and challenges. It is both a heart warming and heart-wrenching story, but after several months we did successfully sell and close the home and Mr. Noriega moved to the east coast to be with his family. We listed the home in Phinney for $340,000 in July of 2012. After receiving a solid all cash offer for the house in “as is” condition, we had to take it off the market because Mr. Noriega would not leave the home. The buyers waited patiently and we brought it back on in October 2012 and closed before the end of the year.
"Denise Seavitt was wonderful, kind, and compassionate when assisting me in the selling of my Fathers home. She dealt amazingly so with his dementia and with the journey that we all went through form open house to closing.
Her ability as a realtor is surpassed only by the inner core of who she is as a person.. Love her and would highly recommend her to anyone.
She found the most awesome buyers and went to make the entire process of selling my childhood home almost painless."
330 N. 78th, Seattle, Washington - SOLD for $340,000