I LOVED Stealing the Big Dog's Lunch!

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Stealing LunchNot that one could actually "love" a transaction but one I have fond memories of was a listing I stole from a local "BIG Dog" who neglected it and it went under contract in about two weeks once I had it.

It's always nice when you steal a listing from a hot shot Realtor but it's so much sweeter when you sell it in short order after their listing had expired. The Seller was very disillusioned with Ms Hot Shot as this was a new build he was very proud of and in the 180 days she had the listing there were NO open houses and NO showings.

The BEST part of this whole deal is I also picked up a new Builder client and a friend.

I don't know why Ms Hot Shot didn't make an effort to sellMsHotShot this property but I'm guessing it was her own preconceived notions that cost her the listing and the sale. From the outside this house was a brown square box, no exterior character at all. It was built in the flood plain fairly soon after the flood. It was fairly priced compared to other homes outside of the flood plain but not a "bargain" inside the flood plain. All these things may have added up to a Ho-Hum attitude for her BUT what she was overlooking was this house was nothing short of FANTASTIC inside, built with excellent craftsmanship.

I showed this house and another in the "fashionable" part of town (equally priced) to several clients and they all liked this one hands down over the more trendy home in the City's new housing hot spot.

HeartIt was a sweet sale and it was a week before Christmas when we closed making it better than a box of chocolates on Valentines Day!

This post inspired by Lisa Von Domek and her February Contest - It's February And Love Is In The Air! 

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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Sometimes it just takes heart - and a passionate belief in the house to get it sold.

Feb 08, 2018 07:17 AM #5
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

You are welcome Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM , I appreciated Lisa Von Domek 's challenge. I hope to post a couple more "love" stories before the end og the month.

Feb 08, 2018 07:33 AM #6
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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Ain't that the truth Vern Eaton (always being the underdog). Glad you can relate, it's what keeps us sharp.

Feb 08, 2018 07:35 AM #7
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

That's right Susan Haughton . My gut instincts have been wrong so many times about a houses "saleability" that I just ignore that reflex and remember that this house is a gem to someone.

Feb 08, 2018 07:37 AM #8
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Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
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Bob, small brokerages like yours and mine has the ability to concentrate on the job at had and that usually pays off. Kudos to your success in relation to the "Big Dogs"!

Feb 08, 2018 08:27 AM #9
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Nina Hollander
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Been there, done that, Bob... and isn't it just a great feeling when you succeed?

Feb 08, 2018 08:45 AM #10
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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It sure is Nina Hollander , exceed and with a short turn-around time to boot! 

Feb 08, 2018 08:50 AM #11
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm , this is a great story, happens often. Congratulations to you, wishing you continued success.

Feb 08, 2018 10:59 AM #12
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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Thank you Beth Atalay , I wish it would happen more often for me. Thank goodness it's never happened to me. 

Feb 08, 2018 11:17 AM #13
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Good for you Bob,

Congratulations on having done this, and I think that you deserve a big box of chocolates anyways!  A

Feb 08, 2018 11:38 AM #14
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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Thank you A of Ron and Alexandra Seigel it may very well be the sweetest sale I'd had although I will be entering two more into the contest.

Feb 08, 2018 12:01 PM #15
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB
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Bob good for you for getting it sold in 2 weeks! I bet the sellers were thrilled!  I remember one like that years ago when I was new to the business and for whatever reason decided to go after a country estate listing that failed to sale.  I was determined to get it and I did and it sold fast. Kind of shocked me back then but hey - it works!

Feb 08, 2018 12:40 PM #16
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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Yes the Seller Builder was thrilled Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB and I am now his forever Realtor. .

Feb 08, 2018 01:13 PM #17
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Bigger is not better and HOT is not always hot. Egos are always egos and when one's ego is too big they tend to let the size, brand, and numbers work for them and sometimes that strategy just does not work.  Hot Shot did not give a rats bottom about that seller.  You did. Well Done.

End of story.  

Feb 08, 2018 02:57 PM #18
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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Thanks Kathleen Daniels . I've been thrilled to know the Seller ever since and we continue to do business today.

Feb 08, 2018 04:00 PM #19
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I love getting one from the Big Dogs...and I have done this. Your post gave me an idea for one I should write for this contest. 

BTW...I love cranking Blues Traveler. And you might want to check out Todd Snider. He's not really main stream, but he has many CDs out, and his song writing is fabulous. Check out Statisticians Blues from Snider. Actually any of his songs are worth listening to. 

Feb 08, 2018 07:33 PM #20
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James Dray
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Morning Bob.

We have a couple of those hot shot agents around here.  They have so many listings one loss is not going to make a ripple in the water.  

Feb 09, 2018 02:46 AM #21
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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Her loss made a positive ripple for me James Dray , I wouldn't mind picking up a few more that way .

Feb 09, 2018 05:37 AM #22
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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A sweet sale indeed Bob "RealMan" Timm well done and thanks for sharing for our Love contest!

Feb 15, 2018 06:02 PM #23
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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This is a Great contest Lisa Von Domek , I'm thankful that you are sponsoring it.

Feb 15, 2018 06:12 PM #24
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