It's All About The Love Of Real Estate: Part 1

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"The world belongs to problem solvers."

Over the span of a 30-year career I had the opportunity to work many transactions.  Some I loved and some not so much. Since it is February, the month of love,  Lisa Von Domek has challenged us to write about some of the transactions we loved during our careers. 

When I saw this challenge posted, one of the transactions that first popped into my mind was when I was able to help a single mother, with 4 children buy a home.  Her income didn't allow her to qualify for a home that was big enough for her and the children. Other agents had blown her off as a waste of time.  I did not. I love a challenge. 

After some diligent searching, I found a home with a rental unit on the property and we were able to use the additional income to help qualify her for the purchase.   The transaction went smoothly, with the help of a trusted loan officer and a motivated buyer.  The rest of the story is, a few years later I sold that property for her and she purchased another home from me. 

I learned early on that
you need to be able to tell the difference between the impossible and the challenging.  Just because something seems impossible doesn't make it so.  And, it could be worth multiple transactions when they learn you don't quit on them. 



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Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Carol. Sometimes the impossible eliminates the competition while you accept it as a challenge. Good for you! Enjoy your day! 

Feb 14, 2018 03:22 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Carol Williams this is what separates the "top dogs" from the agents who wait for the "no brainer" deals.... they never accept a challenge...and these are the ones who fall to the wayside when the market changes....  nice story and great job.

Feb 14, 2018 03:23 AM #3
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Sham Reddy
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
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Thanks for a life lesson!!!

There is a difference between the impossible and the challenging.  Just because something seems impossible doesn't make it so.  And, it could be worth multiple transactions when they learn you don't quit on them.  

Feb 14, 2018 03:43 AM #4
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

There is indeed a difference...and we are often faced with that challenge...

Feb 14, 2018 04:41 AM #5
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Carol Williams ,

A delightful post for the contest. You are right there is a difference between the impossible and the challenging. We are problem solvers and its up to us to give it our all!

Feb 14, 2018 05:12 AM #6
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Carol Williams
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Hi James Dray
I believe that about you! 

Feb 14, 2018 06:33 AM #7
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Wayne Martin .  That's true.  Separating the wheat from the chaff as they say in farming country. 

Feb 14, 2018 06:34 AM #8
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Carol Williams
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Hi Barbara Todaro .  Most of them don't have a clue how to do anything out of the ordinary.  They tend to see problems not solutions, don't they?

Feb 14, 2018 06:35 AM #9
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Carol Williams
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You're welcome, Sham Reddy .  And, thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings. 

Feb 14, 2018 06:36 AM #10
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson .  It makes life more interesting, doesn't it?

Feb 14, 2018 06:37 AM #11
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Dorie Dillard .  Yes, when we give it our all sometimes we can amaze even ourselves, can't we? 

Feb 14, 2018 06:38 AM #12
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Carol, this is a wonderful post. You're the type of REALTOR who makes me proud of our industry. Wish you were still active. We need more like you. 

Feb 14, 2018 06:47 AM #13
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Carol - thanks for sharing this.  Please should step up and take challenges becuase the other side is opportunity!

Feb 14, 2018 06:54 AM #14
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Carol Williams
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Thank you very much, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD .  Now I try to pass on what I know through my ramblings. 

Feb 14, 2018 07:05 AM #15
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Carol Williams
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Hi Grant Schneider .  Opportunity is hidden in those challenges, isn't it?

Feb 14, 2018 07:06 AM #16
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol what a great story and post, I just wanted to stop in and wish you a Happy Valentines Day, Endre

Feb 14, 2018 11:14 PM #17
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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What a wonderful story. I love a challenge as well. I'm glad you were able to help this lady (several times).

Feb 19, 2018 03:43 AM #18
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Carol Williams
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Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. . It was a nice day with some other single friends.  I hope you had a lovely day, as well. 

Feb 19, 2018 07:02 AM #19
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kat Palmiotti .  Challenges were my favorite kind of transaction but I appreciated the easy ones too!  LOL

Feb 19, 2018 07:03 AM #20
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Challenges are building blocks Carol Williams and I know your client was thrilled that you took on her challenge!

Feb 19, 2018 07:41 PM #21
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