Rachel is an entrepreneur with a promising idea for a new business. Even though she was ready to launch her business, Motivo, last Fall, she didn't now how she would make it work financially. So, she turned to an unconventional place - her home.
Rewind Five Years
In 2013, Rachel and Warren were moving to Chattanooga from Los Angeles. As she and Warren shopped online for a home, they felt lost.
Thank goodness we had somebody that we could lean on to give us that real hard look and say this is where you need to be and why. - Rachel
In their search, Rachel and Warren had bookmarked a home in St Elmo. It was the first home they saw on their tour with teammate Andy Bond. But, they just weren't sure. With his intimate knowledge of the neighborhood, Andy encouraged them to move forward. He knew that the St Elmo house would be a good fit for them and that the neighborhood had potential for massive price appreciation. Trusting his advice, Rachel and Warren bought the house.
Fast Forward to 2018
Ready to invest in Motivo, Rachel and Warren looked to their home. As Andy had predicted, their home's value had increased significantly during the five years they owned it. In fact, it was now worth $90,000 more than when they bought it!
"What we've come to realize is that buying the home we did was really one of the best financial decisions we ever made. - Rachel"
Ready to sell, they reached back out to Andy. 3 days after we listed their home, Rachel and Warren had received multiple offers and accepted a contract at full asking price.
"Our home grew in value and I was able to launch a company off of the equity that we had made. I honestly don’t know how people do this without having a realtor because we wouldn’t have been able to make the decision that we did without having the wisdom and guidance of someone who really knew what they were doing and could guide us." - Rachel