Pay-it-Forward - Client soon to be Homeless
One of my San Jose Short Sales clients called me saying "I need your help." He is currently living on unemployment income. He applied for low income housing and needed me to write a letter stating that his home is being sold as a short sale and that he will not receive any proceeds from the sale. Time was of the essence as he did not want to miss out on the opportunity to get the apartment at low-income rents. There are only so many units available and he needs one.
I stopped what I was doing and wrote the letter. Not a big deal really. It took me about one hour of my time ... and I am always happy to do whatever I can to help anyone ... most especially my clients.
Then I got the call.
It was from the administrator of the program asking for my fax number ... I need to fill out their F O R M!
I explained that all of the information they need is in my letter. Yes, but we need you to fill out OUR FORM.
What else can we expect from any program where the government is involved ... or a lender for that matter. We walk through fire with the lender on a short sale why not walk it again with an apartment complex that offers low income housing. After all ... it's for my client who may be homeless soon if he does not secure low income housing. Being in service to others is not always fun and it's not always convenient. I did not like fiilling out their form. However I do appreciate the opportunity to serve others even when it requires me to do something I may not necessarily enjoy.
Taking more time to fill out the form so my client does not become homeless next month when we close escrow on his home is my pay-it-forward this week.
There is no limit to helping others. Double-Dipping is allowed when we are paying-it-forward. I also saw Dan the Safeway Man last night standing out in the rain. For those who follow my pay-it-forward posts ... I made a commitment to always give Dan something when I see him. Last night Dan received the smallest bill in my wallet ... $10.00. Each time I give Dan something it makes me feel good and at the same time, it brings tears to my eyes. It reminds me of how truly blessed I am. Thank you!
Pay-it-Forward - Client soon to be Homeless - by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Short Sales