Joys of Being an Agent

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I always think its important to remember the perks of being a realtor.

This holiday season reminded me of one more reason.

There is a home in my town that was on the market as a foreclosure for over a year. It was a very large 1920s built home with gorgeous woodwork and hard-to-find charm. Because it sat on the market for so long, it began to need repairs, but the potential was always there. Finally it sold for under $100,000, which was unthinkable given its potential.

The Night Before Christmas

About a month ago, I drove by the home and it was lit up with christmas lights on every tier. It was remarkable!

I noticed this with 2 other properties around town over Christmas. They had also been vacant for months and are now filled with families and lights! It is a very satisfying feeling, especially if you have an emotional attachment to a house. Sometimes houses need a little affection too!



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Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Lindsay-Thanks for the reminder that these beleaguered houses do and can be housed that are loved by their new owners!



Jan 04, 2012 04:20 AM #1
Dan Hopper
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC - Denver, CO
Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

Hi Lindsay... yes, we do provide a valuable service to the communities.  We need to behave in a manner that brings pride to our real estate business and be professional about it.  Nothing more exciting than to see a new homeowner take advantage of homeownership and pride in their neighborhood.

Jan 04, 2012 04:30 AM #2
Erna Neal
The Viking Team, Realty - Winter Park, FL
A Knowledgable Central Florida Realtor

Lindsay, I enjoyed your story. Great to hear that the homes are becoming occupied and families are enjoying them over the Holidays. Happy New Year!

Jan 04, 2012 02:49 PM #3
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

House just need a little love to become a home .. nice story and photo

Happy New Year


Jan 05, 2012 01:46 AM #4
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