Why would I use such a title? Well, first, let me begin by giving you some background on this particular transaction.
I have been working with these clients, Mike and Sharon, since last spring. They were first time homebuyers and they were very savvy and understood so much about the market which made my job easier. They understood that there were many buyers out there and that the process could take some time. However, I have to tell you, I really didn't think it would take so long to get them into their home.
This past summer was a really difficult for most buyers in San Diego. There was little inventory and lots and lots of buyers out there. Part of the rush of buyers was probably due to the tax credit deadline of November 30th, and no one was sure if they would extend it.
Anyway, back to my clients. We looked at lots of homes. It got so crazy that my clients would see a house that I sent them from the MLS, go drive by the property and call me to tell me that they wanted to submit an offer. We would meet at my office, put the offer together, submit the offer, and then go see the inside of the house. More often than not, there would already be multiple offers on the property.
The summer turned into fall and after 20 plus offers, Sharon says to me "always the bridesmaid, never the bride." I had to agree with her, however, we weren't giving up. I knew that I knew we were going to get them into a home. All in all, they really did have a great attitude, it just got frustrating sometimes.
To make a long story short, we got them into their home. They got a really good deal. It was a rough transaction for so many reasons, but we got it done.
So, what part of this story was so extrordinary? Picture this. I call them to tell them that they are new homeowners and when do they want to meet at the property so I can give them there keys. Sharon says "right now!" So, I head over to the house, and I get there before they did. The house sits up high, so you have to walk up stairs from the driveway to get to the front door. I walk in the front door and go over to the picture window that overlooks the driveway. Here come my clients--they both had huge smiles! I wish I had my camara ready because that was a priceless picture. They come in the front door, and I hand them the key to their first home. Sharon kept saying "I can't believe it, I just can't believe it." It was then that I realized again that I love my job. That was my extraordinary moment.