July 28, 2019

Patience and Perseverance have a Magical Effect

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." ~ John Quincy Adams

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world." ~ Harriet Tubman

"I have learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work." ~ George Behrendt

"Patience is the companion of wisdom." ~ Saint Augustine.

What to these word of wisdom have in common?  Patience.

If you follow Realtor Greg Rapp, you hear some pretty miraculous success stories: "Sold in 4-hours"; "Sold in 4-days"; "Sold in 4-weeks". 

But this was not the story for 418 W. Liberty Street in the Ellis Graded School Historic District in Salisbury, North Carolina. And not for all the tea in China could we understand why this immaculately preserved, circa 1900 4 bedroom/2.5 bath, 3199 sf home languished on the market. Offering graciously large rooms, formal living & dining rooms, a modernized eat-in kitchen, a library, and one of the most awesome breakfast room - sun room combinations we have ever seen . . . still this Victorian home sat patiently on the the multiple listing service, sat patiently on OldHouses.com, and even sat patiently on YouTube. But as we all know, good things come to those that wait!

At last, patience and perseverance and their magical effect win again. Greg Rapp closed the sale this month on this beautiful home with its elegant wrap-around porch gracing its front, and its spacious secluded courtyard patio the view from the sunroom. Sometimes, the 'magic', especially with vintage houses, is finding that perfect match of buyer and home. We KNOW that the historic 100+ year home is not for everyone, and that the buyer of such is often one with a passion for the character and quality that come with an 'old house'.

The sellers stuck it out with their real estate agent, and won out in the end.  

The moral of the story?  "Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance." ~ Virgil

418 W. Liberty Street
Salisbury NC 28144
$175,000  SOLD

Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 

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