Pay attention, life is making appointments for you.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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I'm a firm believer that life is full of providential moments.  Unfortunately, we miss many of them because we're so busy making a living that those providential moments slip right by.  I'm definitely guilty of that one at times.  Today, I was off to Harrisonburg, VA to teach about the importance of working with a Realtor at the VHDA seminar for first-time home-buyers.  My good friend and local lender, Mark Lynch, went with me to teach the lender and closing portions. 

While Mark was sharing his portion, I received the following email from a recent buyer:

                          Hi Mike,

 I have a friend who is looking for a rental that would overlook a pond or lake.  Any ideas?

 

I put it in the back of mind for later when I was home and on my computer.  On the trip back, Mark and I talked about a lot of things, but one thing that popped up was a rental that Mark owns that needs to have some repairs done in order to get it back on the market.

 

Ironically, one of the most immediate repairs needed is electrical.  That's right up my ally since I own an electrical contracting company.  So, we stopped by the property on the way home.  I looked over the needs, we made a basic plan of action and I snapped a picture with my phone and emailed it to my previous buyer with the message, "Like this?"  The property overlooks a large lake.  I held my phone up to so Mark could read the email.  It was providence.  Pay attention, life is making appointments for you.  

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Roger D. Mucci
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Isn't that the truth Mike, life does make appointments for us in many ways.  Let us know the outcome, very cool story.

Jun 22, 2013 09:06 PM #1
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James Dray
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Morning Mike I think the big man is trying to tell you something and you sir are paying attention. :)

Jun 22, 2013 09:09 PM #2
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Mike. How incredible this story is. Locks like you may have hit a triple.. Paying attention and a little luck are the way to enjoy the day.

Jun 22, 2013 09:22 PM #3
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks, Roger.  I will.  Have a great Sunday.

It was pretty cool, James.

Sheila, the look on Mark's face when Iheld up the phone so he could read the email was priceless.

Jun 22, 2013 09:44 PM #4
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
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Cool story Mike.  Very good message as well!                                                                                                      

Jun 22, 2013 10:16 PM #5
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Thanks, Jared.  Have a great Sunday.

Jun 22, 2013 10:25 PM #6
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Harry F. D'Elia
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The doors will start opening for you as a person. Are you ready to go through? Pay attention and be humble

Jun 23, 2013 12:45 AM #7
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
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Mike, you're right life does make appointments for us, we just have to pay attention. It sounds like the stars aligned on this one. Very cool!

Jun 23, 2013 01:48 AM #8
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Mark Delgado
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I'm a real believer n that saying that "we make our own luck" and I read this as an illustration of that. Hope that this closes as well as it has started.
Jun 23, 2013 05:16 AM #9
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

It is a shame that we are too broke to pay attention at times Mike.

Jun 23, 2013 08:15 AM #10
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Amen, Harry.

It was pretty funny holding my phone up for Mark to read while we stood on the front porch of his house overlooking the lake.  I think it got his attention.  8-)

Mark, I think it has great potential.

I know that feeling, Conrad.  Have a great week.

Jun 23, 2013 09:53 AM #11
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