Cashing my $10,675 Check From My Junk Mail....Another Active Rain Success Story

Reblogger Jon Quist
Real Estate Agent with REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE DRE# SA113961000

Karen's post should be a heads up for all of us to make it a habit of checking our junk mail folders and any other places (like other email addresses) to be sure we don't miss a major lead put into in a secondary mailbox.

The $10,675 check should be enough to get our attention.

Thanks Karen.

Original content by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner BRE# 01494165



I would really like to know why this came from my junk mail (Active Rain?) but I'd like to share my "Yippee"!

A mere month and a half ago, I thought to check my junk mail to make sure I hadn't missed anything....and there it was, a contact from my Active Rain site with an investor asking questions.

Again....why was that in my junk mail?

I didn't make it a habit of checking my junk mail, needless-to-say I do now. But it was someone who had read a few of my posts and saw a listing of mine and wanted to reach out.

I hate it when I have to start a response with "I'm so sorry it took me so long to respond....but you were in my junk mail folder." I'm sure that makes them feel so special :) but he didn't hold it against me. We began to look at potential homes for his first investment purchase and last week we closed escrow. In fact, this coming weekend, his first tenant moves in...another lead from the Internet.

The moral of this story....check your junk mail and keep on blogging in the Rain.


Karen Fiddler
The Fiddler Realty Team/eVantage Real Estate
Lic # 01494165

Serving all of Orange County, California Real Estate!
Buyer's Agents, Listing Agents, Short Sales, REOs, Equity Sales, Investors


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John Cunningham
eXp Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Helping Phoenix Sellers and Buyers find each other

That, is a darned good story. I check my junk mail all of the time, but I can't say I've ever found any Ten thousand dollar bills in there!

Dec 08, 2010 01:58 PM #1
Kathy Denworth
Century 21 Schwartz Realty - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

I too check my junk mail all the time. Something similar happened to me, but it did not turn into a commission check,..... yet! It was a seller wanting an idea of what his place was worth. When he is ready to sell, he says I will be the one!

Dec 08, 2010 02:08 PM #2
Fran Gatti
RE/MAX Integrity - Medford, OR
Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity

Wow, just checked mine after reading this post and found two very important emails from BofA regarding one of my short sales.  Yikes.

Dec 08, 2010 06:04 PM #3
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Hi Jon...just wanted to stop by and thank you for the reblog. I actually find emails from myself sent to junk sometimes...ugh.

Dec 09, 2010 04:55 AM #4
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