How I Helped My Competition - On Purpose!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rulnick Realty, Inc.

 Wendy Rulnick

As a Short Sale Specialist on the Emerald Coast of Florida, I sometimes run into a situation where a property cannot be saved from foreclosure.  Either the seller contacted me too late, or the property combined with the market was so fraught with problems, that a sale could not be obtained.  Luckily, we can often save a property from foreclosure right up to the sale on the courthouse steps.

I recently had a pre-foreclosure townhouse listed for sale in a gated subdivision in Destin, Florida.  The property was encumbered with association fees of $800 per month.  In my area, that is outrageous for a non-waterfront property.  In fact, to overcome objections to such high fees, the list price had to be lowered substantially, and then the numbers still did not make sense to a typical buyer, making it very difficult to sell. 

Well, the day before the foreclosure sale we got a contract on the property.  My team scrambled to get it to the short sale lender, in this case, EMC.  They failed to cancel the foreclosure in a timely manner, and despite efforts to rescind the sale, they let it stand.

A few days later I got a call from the "new" listing agent, who let me know she had received the assignment from EMC.  Without hesitation,  and without being asked, I sent her all my information on the property.  I sent her details on the new association fees, the contact numbers for the association, and the name, telephone number and email address of the agent who wrote the offer.  I also emailed the buyer's agent directly to let him know he should contact the new broker, so perhaps he could make his deal work.

I gave it my all.  I wish the new listing agent and the buyer's agent the best.  And I hope they succeed.

 

It's Wendy!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, CRP, CRS, GRI, ABR     Rulnick Realty, Inc.

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Konnie Mac McCarthy
McLean, VA
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You know Wendy....wish we had more of you up here...the point is...we are all pretty much in  the same boat... why not lend a hand... good for you... !

Apr 06, 2009 09:53 AM #1
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Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Thank you, Konnie. I think the era of adversaries should be over.

Apr 06, 2009 09:58 AM #2
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Donna Shuman
Florida Wholesale Realty Corp - Oviedo, FL
REALTOR - Marketing for Richard Shuman - www.SKIPtheBULL.com

You know Wendy, karma is a glorious thing. I have a feeling your unselfish good deeds will not go unnoticed and come back to serve you later. We need more people like you in every profession.

Apr 06, 2009 11:17 AM #3
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Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Thank you, Donna.  It really was reward enough to have done it, too.

Apr 06, 2009 11:21 AM #4
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Lynn Pineda
Keller Williams Realty - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs REALTOR- Promises Delivered

Wendy, I'm sure  you're more than aware of what goes around comes around; just doing the right thing. Way to be! 

Apr 06, 2009 02:21 PM #5
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Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Thanks, Lynn!  I totally agree.

Apr 07, 2009 02:38 AM #6
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

There are real professionals and then there are people who just toss the word around...you have and do go above and beyond...and know that even if no one says it, the recognize and appreciate it...thank you if they didn't say it !

Apr 07, 2009 11:48 PM #7
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Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Sally & David - You are sooo sweet.  I do think the other agent was taken aback :) and unsure how to respond....  Thank you.

Apr 08, 2009 12:31 AM #8
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
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Wendy...

You're a rarity in this business. So often we see just the opposite. This is a breath of fresh air and it's something we'd do as well :)

TLW...ROAR!

Apr 09, 2009 10:51 AM #9
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Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Thank you, TLW- you gave me butterflies :)  I appreciate it.

Apr 09, 2009 10:57 AM #10
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

There are so many that would turn their nose and not help. This is a tribute to the kind of person your are Wendy!

Apr 09, 2009 01:48 PM #11
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Laura Forty-Garcia
RE/MAX CENTRAL REALTY - GRI, CDPE, SFR, CREO - Lake Mary, FL
Your Central Florida Connection to Real Estate

Wendy,
You are a treat, God blesses those you pay it foward.. You deserve referrals and if I have one in your area.  You are my Girl..

Apr 09, 2009 03:57 PM #12
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Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Bill -  Thank you! I appreciate your kind words.

Laura - Thanks for the smile!

 

Apr 10, 2009 01:27 AM #13
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AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author
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Wow...you truly went above and beyond the call of duty Wendy. I'm sure Karma will work in your favor.

Apr 12, 2009 01:38 PM #14
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Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Amber - It actually felt really good!  Thank you:)

Apr 13, 2009 01:19 AM #15
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