WAS IT WORTH 5 HOURS OF LABOR AND A $5 TRIP TO THE DUMP

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Sun Valley Southern Idaho

Was it worth 5 hours of labor and a $5 trip to the dump to help my sellers make an extra $2000+ and hopefully get a quicker sale?  You bet it was!  Are my sellers happy? Here is what they said when I emailed  the "after" photo:

"Wow!  That is a much better look!  You're wonderful!  Thank you, Marcy"

"good job what a difference susan good luck this weekend yeah!!!! Randy"

The BEFORE video of my little project today

 

This is why I do what I do.  I love to work, I love to please my sellers and be a blessing to them,  I love to guide buyers into a solid, well-built home and away from those that are money pits, I just plain love the real estate industry.

My husband, after he saw my sore muscles and bloody finger asked,  was it worth 5 hours of labor and a $5 trip to the dump?  I had to say the same to him, yes.  Thanks to his help for an hour and the tools he had for me to use, I was able to get the job completed in time for an open house.

The AFTER video of my little project today

 

Some say I can't leave well enough alone, I guess that is true.  When I see something that needs to be done, I do it.  It doesn't matter if it is my house or a listing.  To help someone else gives me great joy.  So whether it is playing electrician and light fixtures out, painting wood-paneling, removing wall paper, cleaning windows, re-grouting tile, I will do it with joy in heart and a song on my lips.

So maybe you should try it, if you don't already.  It feels good to help others and put their needs before your own.  In the real estate industry we have plenty of opportunities to serve others, so give it try!

SO just to reiterate - Was it worth 5 hours of labor and a $5 trip to the city?

Yep!

Susan F. Brown, Broker, GRI   208.733.9221

www.PowerhouseRealtyIdaho.com

see this and other stories and information at my blog:  www.TwinFallsIdahoRealEstateBlog.com

 

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Rainer
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Cindi Susi
Keller Williams at the Beach - Lewes, Delaware - Lewes, DE

Holy Cow...I'm impressed.  I can't believe you did the work yourself.  Why wouldn't the sellers do the work or help?  Now that is going over, above and beyond the call of duty Susan.  Great job and it looks nice !

Jan 15, 2011 04:59 AM #1
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Jeanne Dufort
Coldwell Banker Lake Country - Madison, GA
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wow - you really went above and beyond!  Good work, Susan.

Jan 15, 2011 05:00 AM #2
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Sam Gamgee
Eugene, OR

That's a lot of work, but the results are very apparent.  Your sellers should be giving you lots of testimonials and referrals in repayment.

Jan 15, 2011 05:04 AM #3
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Susan if I was not a Realtor and your client I would be one for life!  So nice to read your blog.

 

Please keep me in mind for any referrals in So. Cal.

Mike Capobianco

Jan 15, 2011 05:06 AM #4
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Gerard Gilbers
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Great job. Going above and beyond will definitely help the sale and your relationship with the seller.

Jan 15, 2011 05:08 AM #5
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Brad Hornshaw
Brad Hornshaw Realtor Lynnwood, Bothell, Everett - Lynnwood, WA
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Hi Susan Looks like you could be A house flipper. Amazing transformation........Brad
Jan 15, 2011 05:42 AM #6
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Susan F. Brown
Keller Williams Sun Valley Southern Idaho - Twin Falls, ID
Powerhouse Agent

You are all so nice and thank you for your comments. I love to work and many sellers aren't willing to go the extra mile even to sell their own property. They don't believe me sometimes that it WILL make a big difference in marketing time and offer amount. 

I love my job and am so blessed to have the physical ability and the knowledge to do many home improvements projects because my wonderful husband is a fine home builder/contractor.

husband of Susan F. Brown, Owner of Powerhouse Realty

Jan 15, 2011 10:56 AM #7
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