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Real Estate Agent with BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate

"PAY IT FORWARD" 

I was more than happy to help out a new family who was relocating from Europe. When they bought their home after a few weeks of looking they found the house they wanted and closed a short time after. They were new to seacoast NH are and had no connections here.   She was from England and he was from the west coast. Laurie is her name and she was very pregant with her first child when we met.

After a short time looking, Laurie and Robert found a home and closed on the property on a Monday. They were in the midst of moving their personal belongings into the home when she went into active labor.  You guessed it....eight hours later a new baby girl was born. Her name is Jen and after a two day stay in the hospital they went home  Robert had an important business trip planned and left for Alaska the day after. Laurie told me that her mother and sister were flying in at the end of the week to stay with her while Robert was away.

Well, I stopped by with a gift and flowers the day after Robert had left and visited with the new mom and baby. When I left a hour or so later Laurie said she wasn't feeling very well but wrote it off to the delivery and being over tired. That night about 8 o'clock I got a desperate call from Laurie saying she needed help and didn't know who else to call. Long story short.....she was running a fever and bleeding heavily. I immediately went to the house, the doctor told her to go to the hospital and he'd meet her there.

I took care of the new baby for three days until Laurie's mother and sister arrived to take over.  Of course I was happy I was able to help out at a  time when a young woman was alone, new to the area and didn't have anyone she could depend on for help.  Baby Jen is almost three now and is going to be a big sister soon.  

That was my very unexpected random act of kindness. Hope you enjoyed my story.

 

Patricia  Aulson

Seacoast NH

Wanda Thomas
Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN - Billings, MT
Billings Montana Real Estate

Wonderful story Patricia, kindness and trustworthyness are obviously a few of your character traits. 

Oct 12, 2010 04:09 AM
Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Thank you so much for your time to comment today.  It really was kind of sweet.

Oct 12, 2010 04:16 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Patricia,

That was very kind of you to help out.  We should all consider stepping in to assist others without a second thought.  What a better world this would be if we all did it.  :-)

Brigita

Oct 13, 2010 03:32 AM
Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Hey Brigita thanks for stopping by today to comment.

Oct 13, 2010 11:05 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Patricia - My husband is going to be keeping the tally on the "Pay It Forward" group, but to get your post tallied, you need to do two things:

1.     Post to the “Pay It Forward” group, which you should be able to do now, and

2.     Tag your post with “pay it forward.”

Oct 13, 2010 08:01 PM
Mario Gattavara
Coldwell Banker Lifestyle Properties - Oroville, CA
(Lake Oroville Area)

Great act of kindness. Sounds as if you are a genuinely great person!

Acts of kindness are rewarded in time.

Good luck & success to you Patricia!

Oct 14, 2010 04:53 AM
Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Thanks Mario for the comment and the nice words.

Patricia

Oct 14, 2010 10:41 AM
Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Thank you Jim for the information I needed on this contest.

It's appreciated.

Oct 15, 2010 01:02 AM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Patricia, it speaks volumes that she called YOU- what a great relationship you created. Talk about giving Realtors a great name...thank you!

Oct 16, 2010 01:02 PM
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Patricia~~I would think you are definitely going to be their realtor for life!!  Really cute picture of Jen!!

Oct 17, 2010 05:54 PM
Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Hi Pat, I received your nice comment today, thanks for stopping in to say hello.

Patricia

Oct 18, 2010 01:13 AM
Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

So glad you all enjoyed the post.

Oct 18, 2010 05:43 AM
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Patricia,

Sometimes I wonder if the gift of helping someone in need does more for them or for us.  Wonderful story.  I'm a sucker for a happy ending.

Oct 21, 2010 04:46 AM
Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Hey Geri, good to hear from you once again. I appreciate your comment today.

Thank you!
Patricia

Oct 22, 2010 02:03 PM
Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Hey Geri, good to hear from you once again. I appreciate your comment today.

Thank you!
Patricia

Oct 22, 2010 02:03 PM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Patricia, what a lovely story and what a special act of kindness on your part.  Pinch hitting by babysitting during an emergency would be something most of us would do, but babysitting for 3 days straight running, now that goes way beyond....  I don't doubt they'll be singing your praises for life.

Oct 27, 2010 02:36 AM
Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Hello Leah and thank you for your time today to comment.  It was fun in a way, although I was soooo tired, it's been years since I've done the mommy thing. 

 

Nov 11, 2010 08:57 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Patricia:  Thank you for getting this out to us today.  Good Post, I've bookmarked it for the future.

Happy Holidays

Dec 16, 2010 04:21 PM