I started selling real estate with RE/MAX Home Connection back in January of 2009. I remember sitting at my desk in early February when the phone rang. I was so green I was nervous to even pick it up. What if I say something stupid? What if I don’t have the answer to their question? GOD FORBID… what if they want to see a house???? I took a breath, answered the phone and guess what? I did okay! And they wanted to see a house!
On the way to the showing I had to take a few deep breaths to calm my nerves a bit. Nothing in my teeth, no boogers hanging out of my nose… HERE WE GO!
G and his wife were VERY pleasant people!! We walked through the house, shared a few laughs, and I think I did rather well. Unfortunately the house was not for them. We hung out in the kitchen and chatted for a while about what they want in their new home. I walked away feeling confident and thankful that my first showing was under my belt.
I followed up with G and after a few conversations he told me that they were going to go ahead and stay in their current home right now and do some improvements. He also told me that he would get back with me when they are ready to buy. A few months later he called me and said that after the all the work they did to their home they decided they wanted to stay put for a while.
I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed to make a sale (I get paid straight commission and a brother needs to eat!), but if they aren’t ready then they aren’t ready. I thanked him for the opportunity and told him I would keep in touch from time to time. I sent him a thank you card, followed up with a phone call a little later, and then I found him on Facebook and we became “friends”. I got to learn a little more about him and his EXTREMELY DRY sense of humor. 🙂 I also learned that he and my younger brother were friends at college.
Fast forward to 3 weeks ago. G emails me and says he wants to see an investment property. It was a lower dollar home but I’ll take it! We showed him the house and again, it was a no go. It needed way too much work. Then he started talking about he and his bride and that they were back in the market to buy.
The first house we looked at had a pool in the basement. Yeah, a pool in the basement. Too weird. The worst part of it was that the entire basement had drywall in it and there was not much ventilation. On the upside… the house came with a pet!
Yes, that is a dead mouse and NO, he is not doing the side stroke. We didn’t go for that house but went out 2 more times and found them the PERFECT HOUSE! We got it under contract earlier this week and will be closing in 3-4 weeks. How awesome is that??
It only took a year and a half, but I finally helped my very 1st client find their beautiful new home! Oh, and we are listing their current home soon as well. Thank you persistance and thank you Facebook!
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