Lightning Speed Listing...Type E Style

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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Some days it just all comes together, and it feels soooo good! A couple of days ago I got a call from an agent who works at a retirement community in Florida. She was hoping to improve a situation for sellers who are moving into the community down there. This agent has always referred to someone else in the Baltimore area, but these sellers were not impressed by his service and lack of follow up - the house had already been on the market for 92 days. The agent in Florida found me on the internet, I think because of my article about Pikesville.

MD to FL mapThat's right, by sharing information about my area I attracted attention from hundreds of miles away. Anyway, I told the Florida agent that I'm booked solid, but then learned that the agent has known these sellers for three years, that they've already bought and settled on their new home in a 55+ community called The Villages, just waiting to sell their home in Pikesville so they can resign their jobs and move on. I could imagine the pressure on the sellers, and so I called them just to touch base.

RN BadgeWell, the phone call turned into a visit when the sellers and I connected in several ways. First, they are both RNs, and I talked about how I approach real estate as I did nursing. Find out what the "patient" needs, and make it better. The three of us agreed that we work for the satisfaction of how we continue to heal the situation. By the time the evening was over, I had a signed listing, and had measured and photographed the interior. It's just too bad they had a stager come in who made them remove a lot of their stuff and send it to storage…like the dining room furniture! Wonder what was he thinking?

The next morning I was back for the outside photos, got the listing into the MLS, and sent the photos to my computer tech who put them up on the my website. The listing blog followed right after. Whew! I made up flyers and delivered them the next day – the sellers love the flyers, love seeing their house on the website, and love that they can google their address and the property comes up number one. I have to admit, I think it's pretty neat also.

summer lightningWhat was that second connection we found? Of course, one of the sellers is a Type E personality right up in the Mystic range. Guess I shouldn't be surprised that this might have been my fastest listing time ever from phone call to MLS. Hoping to make it a real record breaker by closing that circle with a contract soon! Stay tuned….

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Aha. As one Type E to another, I understand about lightning speed...who else would get to be the first to say YAY-yeah..you go girl!

Aug 10, 2007 01:24 AM #1
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janeAnne, You would definitely understand the speed!

Aug 10, 2007 02:40 AM #2
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Bryant Tutas
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I love in when listings happen like this. So smooth and as a bonus an excellent connection with the seller. It does sound like the stars are lining up fpr a quick sale!!! Yippee!!! By the way The Villages is a great place!! The largest PUD in the Nation. I hope all is well with you Margaret.
Aug 10, 2007 06:19 AM #3
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Allison Stewart
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Good for you Margaret!  Making those personal connections is what separates the Real-tors  from the rest. As we discussed today on the phone, good attitude, good customer service, and follow up is what makes good Realtors.  Clearly you are !   Congratulations on a job well done!
Aug 10, 2007 08:49 AM #4
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Connections are SO important! Congratulations, Margaret.
Aug 10, 2007 12:44 PM #5
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Chris Tesch
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Great job Margaret!!!  You have the combination of hard work and know how to get this listing sold!!!

Aug 10, 2007 12:59 PM #6
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Excellent job Margaret. I loved the nursing analogy...nursing the sale process!
Aug 11, 2007 02:04 AM #7
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BB,  Counting on  the right buyer finding this wonderful property and moving with a  smooth transaction. Glad to hear that the Villages is such a nice place. Things are good here in Baltimore, Thank you.

Allyson, Really enjoyed our conversation yesterday. Everyone should go read all your posts Allison Stewart

Sharon, Yes! As you have always known,connections are so important.

Chris, Hard work and know how is a really good combination.

Monika, Glad you stopped by and enjoyed the nursing analogy.

 

 

Aug 11, 2007 03:58 AM #8
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Margaret, I was drawn in by your map! What a great story, I can see you moving at lightening speed - I love Pikesville for the crabs at this teeny take out place on a main drag...sorry I can't get more specific than that I forget! Good luck with the listing and they don't know how lucky THEY are!
Aug 13, 2007 02:39 PM #9
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Carole, You are so very special!!

When are you coming to Baltimore to have some steamed crabs with me?? Hoping it will be soon!!

Aug 13, 2007 03:02 PM #10
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 E-Margeret, The map is cool; what drew me in was Flat Caleb.  He led me across three or four posts to your blog.  I've subscribed, and I look forward to coming back.

Mike in Tucson

Aug 15, 2007 09:43 PM #11
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Mike thanks for subscibing!

 Flat Caleb was one of the most fun projects. He taught me how to look at my hometown.

Aug 15, 2007 10:39 PM #12
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Pat Hommel
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Margaret,  I love this post.  A great story about how you were contacted because of that wonderful post about Pikesville. Your blogs about your listings are great models of how to do it right. You are the proof of how this community works together.          
Sep 17, 2007 03:42 PM #13
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Pat, You make me so proud..signing up for Active Rain and being a loyal contributer. The community works because of people like you!!
Sep 17, 2007 10:16 PM #14
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Margaret,  Thank you!  It's been fun meeting people from all over the country and reading their diverse and interesting blogs.  I've laughed and cried. There is plenty of humor at AR.  When I read about Karen George, I sat here in tears.  She is such an inspiring person.  I am so impressed by her courage and grace.  And with all she is going through, she still contributes some first class information on technology and helpful professional tips.  She has touched so many lives here at AR.  I'm proud to be part of a community with people like you and Karen.  Thanks for inviting me.

Sincerely, Pat 

Sep 17, 2007 11:43 PM #15
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Pat, AR is so fortunate to have you. You really do understand what a sharing, caring and learning group this is!!  So many people here have touch so many others.. in so many ways. Let's all keep doing what we are doing!
Sep 18, 2007 01:29 AM #16
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Margaret,  It truly is an environment where we can find good information, interesting people and new friends.  Yesterday i was writing to someone in Alaska.  For some of her listings she has to take a sea plane, then a boat and then hike to the property and then be on the lookout for bear.  I told her she should write a book about her life in Alaska, especially all the unusual things she has to do to list and show property.  It makes my territory and schedule seem like a piece of cake.  I have learned a lot about Alaska this week.  I do envy her all that marvelous salmon she has available. 
Sep 18, 2007 12:07 PM #17
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Pat, Is the Alaskan agent on Active Rain. Sounds like a great blog to start before the book.
Sep 18, 2007 12:16 PM #18
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