diary of a charlotte real estate agent: From Patients to Patience - A Road I'm Proud to have Traveled - 10/27/19 08:54 PM
From Patients to Patience - A Road I'm Proud to have Traveled
 
I was recently honored in our local REALTOR® magazine and the cover story read "From Patients to Patience." I thought how clever that was but, it also reminded me that during my previous life, which is what I call Career #1, a whole lot of patience was required then too!
 
Prior to college, I was offered an athletic scholarship to attend North Carolina State University (NC State) and play basketball for Kay Yow. I very foolishly allowed my high school sweetheart to convince me to stay at a local private college so … (75 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Be Useful, Honorable & Compassionate - Make a Difference - 12/27/18 08:31 PM
Be Useful, Honorable & Compassionate - Make a Difference
What inspires me?
 
I took a page out of Michael Jacobs’ book and pondered Carol Williams' challenge for nearly a month! Oh, there are so many quotes to live by but, digging deep into the ‘inner me,’ I realized my motivator isn’t all about my own success. 
 
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
I began my young adult life in college, tutoring other nursing students in math and … (88 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® 01JUN18 - 05/26/18 08:33 AM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® 01JUN18
It was a full week, beginning with a solemn. We spent a quiet day off - going to the nursery, selecting a few plants and putting them in the ground, just in time for the rain. And it's rained every day this week so, it was a perfect time to get new plants in the ground. 
 
 
Then, the business of packing 5 days into 4 began! Relocation clients were in town for a couple of days and by yesterday, they were under Contract and ready for their first home in Charlotte. Two appraisals came in this … (19 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - On Saturday! 12MAY18 - 05/12/18 08:04 AM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - On Saturday! 12MAY18
 
I think the sunny Carolina skies brought buyers and sellers out of the woodwork this week...and the week got away from me!
 
The best business stories for the week...
A very difficult Seller signed-off on the complete list of repair items for my buyers...we had no idea they would handle ONE single item but, they agreed to them all! My buyers are truly delighted and can't wait to get through this process to Closing and move to Charlotte...we're almost there; the difficult part is behind us.
 
One of my favorite of-all-time clients is moving back … (21 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 04MAY18 - 05/04/18 07:18 PM
Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 04MAY18
 
One super-long week has finally come to Friday! So many firsts this week...I submitted 3 Offers on Tuesday and still have no resolution to any of them! I typically have these done in 24 hours or less but, believe me, it's not me! LOL
I had a client who had a bit of a debacle with new construction and THANKFULLY had their own representation. After months of delays, we got this one Closed this week. Having space for adult parents to live separately, the home selection led us to a fabulous new community in Fort Mill … (33 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 27APR18 - 04/27/18 10:02 PM
Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 27APR18
 
Reading the Q&A this week, there was a question about time - would we like more of it. Of course, managing our transactions is a big part of what we do and learning to manage our own time, is critical in this business. What do we do when we are overloaded? Well, add more to our plates, of course! What else?!
 
This has been THE busiest week I've ever had in the business. I had to have assistants help me show houses this week and I was going from 7AM to 2AM nearly every day! This week, … (27 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 13APR18 - 04/13/18 09:16 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 13APR18
 
This has been a week of 'achievements,' bidding wars out the wazoo and much, much more! Thankfully, we won all of the bidding wars but, gosh, going into midnight nearly every night this week was a bit exhausting. I'm looking forward to sleeping in on Sunday! LOL
 
PERSONAL
My garage sorting & emptying done and the Total Garage flooring done, both to have the garage ready for the Total Garage cabinet installation on Monday, led into a great weekend. We de-staged a listing (in the rain, no less) and also had surprise guests on Saturday & Sunday! It was … (24 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 06APR18 - 04/06/18 08:20 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 06APR18
 
Sometimes I wonder how I manage to put so much on my plate for one week - especially the week after vacation! I arrived home from my vacation on Monday afternoon and my main assistant was leaving town on Tuesday for a week so, I had to get her vacation report from her Monday evening. I have to give her major kudos - she managed to keep everything running smoothly and catching up with the clients on Tuesday, more affirmations of the job she does for me each and every day.  I have to say that I am thankful … (24 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 16MAR18 - 03/16/18 09:38 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 16MAR18
 
Our business is so unpredictable - just when you wonder, "Am I feeling a bit of a slow-down?" the phone starts ringing! I had that experience on Sunday, knowing I had one new listing coming this week but, for the most part, we're wrapping up inspections and Closings that are in Escrow the will be through by the end of the month. Suddenly, 4 new inquiries - 3 listings and a referral buyer - boom, out of the blue! I will say I'm keeping my photographer hopping, that's for sure!
 
Working with one of my … (16 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® 09MAR18 - 03/09/18 11:01 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® 09MAR18
 
From both a personal and business perspective, this has been a far less chaotic week - what a refreshing week it has been!
 
PERSONAL
 
Starting with personal this week - Ray's internist was able to get him scheduled for an MRI and steroid injection for his painful shoulder/arm for mid-week next week and we are thrilled. I think knowing that this doesn't have to wait until the end of the month has given Ray a whole new lease on life and actually eased the pain!
 
I've been trying to clear out my garage in preparation for the 'new' garage … (14 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - On Saturday Again! 02MAR18 - 03/03/18 08:58 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - On Saturday Again! 02MAR18
I remember about a month ago, posting several listings this to this week on the calendar and wondering if all would Close when they were all supposed to Close. I though, if they did, I may not come up for air until Sunday this week! Well, they did and I caught my breath today after a listing appointment and watching my college team win against our biggest rival! WHEW! Now, it's time to play catch-up for the week...
 
BUSINESS
 
As I mentioned, I had a week, chock-full of Closings including 3 on Wednesday … (22 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 23FEB18 - 02/23/18 08:38 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 23FEB18
 
BUSINESS
 
I think Monday was 10 days ago...not just 5! So much was packed into this week that I barely remember Monday!
 
Despite it being a holiday and my dreams of no-lender-or-attorney-call--day-of-bliss, the day was insane from the minute I woke up! I had one buyers' Due Diligence Period ending at 5PM and we still hadn't come to a resolution on a 'hidden' issue. The back and forth ultimately resulted in resolution by 4PM...right down to the wire. This is something that I never allow to happen but, we were doing everything we could to impress upon the sellers, … (12 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 09FEB18 - 02/09/18 09:52 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 09FEB18
 
The week began with a busy Saturday, working towards wrapping up everything that I had going on before leaving for Dallas for the CRS Sell-a-bration and ActiveRain Meet-Up. Of COURSE I had an Offer pending on a multiple Offer situation and by midnight, had not heard. I knew that flying out the next day was going to have to require a little planning to communicate with the listing agent. Thankfully, we have a great rapport and she agreed to work around my schedule the following day. 
 
On Sunday, I arrived in Dallas to a text, "Your … (12 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 02FEB18 - 02/02/18 09:43 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 02FEB18
BUSINESS (& FUN)
Nothing like writing your diary entry at midnight - it's even later than my normal late night entry! What a WEEK! For those who read my weekly diary and always comment that the weeks are busy - well, this one topped my 2018 weeks so far - by at least 100%!
 
I began my week in Atlanta for an ActiveRain meet-up on Saturday - I wish I could have stayed for days - it was SUCH a bright spot in my year so far. Thank you, once again, Lynn B. Friedman for hosting and for all … (16 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 26JAN18 - 01/26/18 06:55 AM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 26JAN18
What a delightful week this was! The weather was a bit cooler than our normal January temperatures but, the sun was shining and business is booming - so, no complaints about the chill in the air at all!
 
Mondays are always my 'craziest' days - the phone rings from the time I get up until 9PM! All of the attorney's offices and lenders are back in full swing from having the weekend off and there is plenty of catching up to do. 
 
This Monday, I had a relocation client who was referred to me by past … (13 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 19JAN18 - 01/19/18 08:55 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 19JAN18
 
Well, this had to be one of the most 'fun' weeks I've had in real estate! It was a full week, packed into 3 days but, everything was done that needed to be done and then some!

Monday was the MLK, Jr. holiday and very little 'work' done because of the banks and attorneys' offices being Closed. One relocation buyer was in town on a mad search for a retirement community but, they only wanted to tour a couple of places since it was a holiday and family lives in town. That made for a … (9 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 12JAN18 - 01/12/18 08:46 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 12JAN18
BUSINESS WEEK:
Twelve days into the New Year and I am already feeling like the year is going to be another one that flies right past us! I'm trying to wrap up things that I typically get done in a slower December but, last month was the busiest December I've ever had so, very little 'extra' tasks were accomplished. To add to that 'stress,' my email has been giving me a fit this week - important emails are landing in junk & trash and spam is filling my inbox. I'm beginning to think my email is totally … (14 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 05JAN18 - 01/05/18 08:50 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 05JAN18
 
This is the first diary entry of 2018 - 2017 was a heck of a year! It's now time to begin anew, with positive visions and goals for business and love, light & laughter in our personal lives. We've had one heck of a week with the holiday on Monday and a full week of work packed into 3 days this week.
 
PERSONAL 
Personally, we enjoyed Monday and our traditional Southern New Year's dinner - cooking all day while watching some great football games and taking down all of our Christmas decorations, packing them away and putting … (12 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 29DEC17 - 12/29/17 09:15 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 29DEC17
 
Personal
 
Some weeks you just have no clue how the skies part and a bucket of time is dropped right into our laps...at just the right time too! I had several more pop-bys to deliver over the weekend and had my client stops all mapped out to include my personal stops - specialty food shops, etc. (all centered around food)!
 
Suddenly, my phone went silent and my emailed dwindled to nearly nothing for two full days - Saturday & Sunday, giving me time to spend time with family, visit the Humane Society Charlotte for one final drop-off … (24 comments)

diary of a charlotte real estate agent: Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - DEC 22, 2017 - 12/22/17 03:41 PM
Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - DEC 22, 2017
WAIT! Have I missed Christmas?!
 
I've been busier than a cat with puppies this month - HOLY MOLY! I am typically quite busy in December anyway but, this one is going down in history as the busiest, without a doubt! January already has $3M+ on the books and that is also a record January for me. I may be coming up for air in July again this year!
 
I had 4 inspections this week, got 3 more buyers under Contract and signed a new listing at the lake last week that we had photographed this week … (9 comments)

 
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If you're thinking of listing your home, I would love to meet with you and share our marketing success package with you. My homes sell faster and for more money and after all, isn't that what every seller wants?! We'd love to help you buy or sell in the Charlotte Metro region.

   

    

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