The "Power" of Attorney

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

I got a call from a homeowner. She told me that she wanted to list a house for short sale. Her husband lost a job here, now is working in another state and they can't afford having this home. She said that she was referred to me by the attorney. We started talking, and then I asked her who the attorney was.  She said it was Richard Zaretsky.

Richard ZaretskyI know that many of  you know Richard Zaretsky of West Palm Beach. He is an AR member, and his blog posts about Short Sales and foreclosures are undoubtedly among the best if not simply the best information of that sort on AR.

I met Richard on AR, I sent him my first short sale client with two condo units. I did not believe we could pull it off, there were too many complications, and at one point it sounded like there was no deal, but Richard intervened, he sent me the string of e-mails, and that was a heated exchange, but it worked, and we closed both those deals. Then there was another one, and we have another one in the pipeline now.

Still, being that far from West Palm Beach, and having never met him, it was a pleasant surprise to receive a call asking for an appointment based on his recommendation.

I met with the Sellers today. We had a very productive meeting and ended with a signed listing. The interesting part was that they were not interviewing me. They did not feel they needed to do it. They trusted Richard's judgement, and they just wanted to move with the sale. The Seller has followed all Richard's articles on AR, so it was easy to talk to them.

This is the magic Power Of Attorney. Thank you, Richard.

If you need help with short sales, or any other real estate need, call me 386-405-4408. As you see, we work with the best.

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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
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Glad the short sale is working out for you --- may you get many more (if you choose to.)

Apr 25, 2009 12:12 PM #1
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Bob & Carolyn - I have the right people in my corner, like Richard (LOL)

Apr 25, 2009 01:38 PM #2
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Hi there, Jon - Wendy Rulnick recommended Richard Zaretsky for short sale info in one of her comments on a short sale nightmare that I had.  His blog is terrific - I subscribed back then.  And I am not surprised that he recommended you, I would, too.

Apr 25, 2009 02:53 PM #3
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Well done Jon!

We truly do get to know each other on AR!

I'd personally trust both you and Richard, based on your writing.

Bill

Apr 25, 2009 03:00 PM #4
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Virginia - I am his long-time subscriber, close to 2 years. Still need to keep my cool, it is unlikely he had another agent in this area, but it is still great. But I was stunned by the power of referral, that there was no competition. And I know that some agent was talking to them and even worked on CMA. I do not know who that was, there was some disappointment there, and, as it usually happens, it was a valuation concern, but the minute they walked in, we were just discussing their goals and what and how we could address them, and it was that easy.

They work with Richard for some time already, and developed the relationship, and he sort of lent some of it to me.

Now I have to be at the top of the game, to live up to expectations

Thank you for believing in me. you are very kind.

Apr 25, 2009 05:57 PM #5
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Jon, thanks for mentioning Richard again. It is the highest form of trust when someone recommends another for business. Congratulations on winning not only the trust of those of us who read your posts, but of your attorney.  Maybe I'll ask him about the post yesterday! Thanks for sticking up for me :)

Apr 26, 2009 02:48 PM #6
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Bill- I know that you followed Richard, so you know him. I think you are right that some bonds are being developed on AR. Even if we do not look each other in the eyes, we still get a pretty good feel.

And thank you for this terrific comment

 

Apr 26, 2009 02:58 PM #7
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Sharon - Oh, that was nice. On the other hand I had someone call me and ask about Richard. He was from another state, and needed professional help. I guess, he burned himslef already, and was afraid to jump in without checking. I did not hesitate to recommend him. You know how this works. Sometimes it clicks, and you feel comfortable, sometimes it does not, and there is nothing you can do. Richard so far answered my e-mails, and i learned a lot from him.

As for your blog, I actually wanted to write a comment like many others, as I liked the blog post. I had something to say, but as I was reading, it was more and more like a vicious attack.

Apr 26, 2009 03:08 PM #8
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Jon - I too have had a short sale client on the Space Coast  use Mr. Zaretsky's services. Very smoothly done I must say!

Nov 20, 2010 01:49 AM #9
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Gary - I always think it is an advantage, especially in complicated cases, when you can call the attorney and get the best answer for  the clients.

For me it is the best way to do short sales.

 

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