"And you thought you were only our Realtor!"

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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One of the biggest challenges I have as broker is that I'm real.  That means, in the process of working together you will likely get to know me and snippets of my life.  I can't seem to help it.  It just leaks out in the process of doing business.

It's rare when I keep everything strictly business with no personal interaction.  We're social creatures.  We love social media.  We are involved in social events.  Why would our jobs as real estate professionals be any different? 

Today, I received this nice email from a client.  This particular couple has been through the ringer, and when they dropped their last agent to come work with me, I promised we would make something happen, and it is. 

Date: July 26, 2012 8:36:41 AM EDT

To: Mike Cooper <mikecooperva@yahoo.com>

Subject: Impact

Mike,

Someone may never know the impact they have on another's life, unless we tell them.  When you shared your story about your friend Rhonda, it helped me make the final decision to focus on health issues.  Your dedication to physical fitness is a silent witness to others--without lecturing.  About a week and a half ago, XXXX (husband) and I began a program I obtained from my chiropractor--it is a food cleansing program and so far, XXXX has lost 17 pounds!  Me, not as much, but that is to be expected because of the demands of his job.

So glad your influence is in our lives--YOU make a difference, and I just thought you should know.

And you thought you were only our Realtor!

;-) 

SXXXX said it well, "Someone may never know the impact they have on another's life, unless you tell them."  She is so right.  We touch people everyday in one way or another.  Make it a positive impact.

 

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Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
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Mike, there's almost no way to keep everything in your life private during the entire real estate transaction. Glad you're a positive influence on people.

Jul 26, 2012 09:04 AM #21
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks, Wanda, and today, they had the short sale they're trying to buy approved.  Yea!

It really is, Bill.  Thanks for dropping by.

Thanks, Diana.  I give my all.

Carla, it was interspersed in a blog.  "Has it been a week?"

Yes we are, Jennifer.  I tend to keep the folks I help buy or sell.  8-)

Absolutely, Eric.  I can't help but be myself, and it really does ooze out.  8=)
 

 

Jul 26, 2012 10:04 AM #22
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Tatyana Makarov
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor

It must feel great, Mike! What a great story you shared... I am happy for you.

Jul 26, 2012 10:32 AM #23
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Спасибо, Татьяна

Jul 26, 2012 12:08 PM #24
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Mike, I love this post! If we can touch other people's lives on a personal level, it is so much more meaningful than just money!!

Sharon

Jul 26, 2012 01:47 PM #25
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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Mike - wow, this is really priceless. You have all the right in the world to feel proud

Jul 26, 2012 03:31 PM #26
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Phil Leng
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Hi Mike,

Good post.

I misread the title. I thought it said "And you thought you were our ONLY realtor!"

Ha!

Phil

Jul 26, 2012 09:08 PM #27
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

You make a great point.  I have built many friendships with my clients.

Jul 26, 2012 09:14 PM #28
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Mike congrats on the feature.  The email said a lot not only about your services but the inner you and your thoughts. 

Jul 26, 2012 09:22 PM #29
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Absolutley, Sharon.  I like the money, but it didn't offer something more fulfilling I'm not sure I'd be as enthusiastic.  Probably.  8-)

It did, Jon.  Thanks for dropping by. 

Ha, ha, Phil.  Some of the posts I've read lately would definitely fit into that catagory.

It's easy to do, Randy.

Thanks,  James.  Have a great Friday.  

Jul 26, 2012 09:28 PM #30
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Peggy Wester
Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
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Well, this must be the day of coming across some "feel good" posts. You made my day with this one, Mike. You're one of those ActiveRain folks who I wish worked in my area so we'd have the opportunity to do a deal together. Thanks for sharing this story!

Jul 26, 2012 10:29 PM #31
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Lillie Painia, ABR, NHC, TAHS
Lillie L. Painia, Tri-R Realty Group - Missouri City, TX

Mike,

Thanks for sharing!

Jul 27, 2012 02:29 AM #32
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

That would be great, Peggy.  Have a great weekend!

You betcha, Lillie!

Jul 27, 2012 06:54 AM #33
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Larry and I believe that it doesn't always have to be just business and we like to have fun along the way too. It's so true, you never know how you're going to touch someone else's life!

Jul 29, 2012 07:43 PM #34
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

You are so right, Sheila.  Have a great Monday.

Jul 29, 2012 09:43 PM #35
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Jill Sackler
Broker Associate, Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!" - Long Beach, NY
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This is great. Tell Susan she hasn't lost as much weight as her husband because she doesn't have as much muscle. Women always have this issue.

Jul 30, 2012 11:54 AM #36
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Tanja Cisliek
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL

Mike, thank you for sharing, it is always encouraging and inspiring to see Realtors being appreciated by clients. That's wonderful. Keep the good work up, and stay real :)!

Jul 31, 2012 04:42 AM #37
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks, Tanja.  I appreciate the kudos.

Jul 31, 2012 06:34 AM #38
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Peg Barcelo
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Mike, what a lovely letter to receive! Being an inspiration is such a rewarding job, especially when you don't go looking for the rewards, just the being!

Aug 01, 2012 05:31 AM #39
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Mike Cooper
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Absolutely, Peg.  It was a total surprise. 

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