Giving GOOD PRESS!

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Mortgage and Lending NMLS #94045

Planning and Patience WIN: Check out this encouraging local news story about a couple who laid in wait for 18 months and pounced on a great home with 95% financing for the right price. They saved their cash for renovations and bought a fabulous location, a solid older home with good bones and amazing water view. The only real challenge was getting an underwriter in the Midwest to appreciate the value given low sales (pre-spring lull) in a very stable neighborhood (most residents stay put so another reason for low sales). The author just happens to be editor of the Scotsman Guide, our industry publication (contact cultivated via that publication). He was happy to give me a quote or two and interview a Realtor friend who specializes in short sales. Smiles all round! You just can't underestimate the good vibes for good stories.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/homebuyersguide/

Working the press and creating a presence is about being out there and over time...people keep seeing one plugging along, chin up. Helps to have a buyer who 'doesnt' mind publicity' as in this case. I had another young first time buyer featured on the front page during the early freak out of mid 2008 that emphasized buying within your means as the key to success.

Future Harvest: Which reminds me, I am going to plant a tree for buyers at their new homes, starting tomorrow-- for many years of enjoyment to come. 

"He who plants trees loves others"

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SUSAN TEMPLETON IS A LICENSED LOAN ADVISER IN WASHINGTON

NMLS# 94045

                 

 

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Rainmaker
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Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
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Good for them!  It can seem like you'll NEVER find that house you're searching for, but it is out there and you will find it. 

Aug 20, 2009 07:01 AM #1
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Susan Templeton
Bellingham, WA

Yes, their patience really paid off and a great no presssure realtor was also very key to the process!

Aug 20, 2009 07:34 AM #2
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Paul McFadden
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Susan: Nice post. I'm glad you're getting the word out. I wish you well!

Aug 21, 2009 03:13 AM #3
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Susan Templeton
Bellingham, WA

Thanks Paul--you are so kind and encouraging!

Aug 21, 2009 05:46 AM #4
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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

Good things come to those who wait (patience). Good post and future success in your business.

Aug 24, 2009 02:49 AM #5
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Susan Templeton
Bellingham, WA

Robert, Let's hope that applies to us also..all the best! Susan

Aug 24, 2009 09:12 AM #6
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Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
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Great and inspiring post!  I like your tree quote and gesture!!!

Aug 25, 2009 06:56 AM #7
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Susan Templeton
Bellingham, WA

Thank you Jane....it's great to hear from our cousins southward!

Aug 25, 2009 11:25 AM #8
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