Closing This Home is Why I Love Being a Realtor!

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Real Estate Agent with ReMax 10

Love Being a Realtor and Selling Homes!I will Close one of the longest and most difficult deals for my buyer who deserves her first home more than anyone I know tomorrow. After fleeing her rental home to protect her teenage daughter from a child molester, to live with her friend, whom she thought was the best until she overstayed her welcome...to the demands of several lenders who denied her time after time(sound familiar). After 6 months, 5 loan officers, numerous delays, including the seller putting the  house back on the market, waits for a Down Payment Assistance grant, my client finally closes. We have cried together, I have counseled, listened patiently to her rants, etc.

The end result is why I do this, and it's a very small loan...but to my client it is a giant step toward home-ownership. She finally did it, while going back to college at 42, living out of a friends basement, she will get what is for her, her dream house.  And to top if off she gets $12,500 grant for all her efforts. Through it all, we prevailed.

This is why I love being a Realtor!!!!!!

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Rainer
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Dennis & Terri Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 45 Days or We Se

This is one of the things we love as well.

Mar 19, 2011 09:01 AM #31
Rainer
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Conrad Bituin
Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for bringing the human to the industry. It IS dreams we are helping people achieve. Thanks again for being so inspirational!

Mar 19, 2011 09:02 AM #32
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I'm with Michael (#5) You were busy making a difference, even though you weren't making a lot of money.

Mar 19, 2011 09:05 AM #33
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Julie Baldino
Front Door Realty - Vancouver, WA
Opening Doors to New Chapters...

Very cool story! Deals like those make all the stress worth it :)

Mar 19, 2011 09:09 AM #34
Rainmaker
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Kathy Opatka
RE/MAX CROSSROADS - Ocean City, MD
Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches
Most REALTORS would have thrown in the towel months ago! Kudos to you for sticking by her! I hope she refers you to her friends!
Mar 19, 2011 09:40 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator
West USA Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro

This business certainly has it's great moments!

Mar 19, 2011 10:15 AM #36
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

That's wonderful....there is nothing better than this. It's such a personal business.

Mar 19, 2011 10:31 AM #37
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Great story Andretta, Congratulations to everyone!

Mar 19, 2011 10:56 AM #38
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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

She will never forget the perserverance that you showed to her throughout this entire transaction. Congratulations.

Mar 19, 2011 10:59 AM #39
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Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta

Congratulations!!! Those triumphant sales are always the best and the ones that renew our sense of purpose! Well done!

Mar 19, 2011 01:21 PM #40
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Julie Cendejas
Keller Williams Realty - Boise, ID
Associate Broker

Way to go - I can totally relate. It's the transactions like this that make it all worth while. What a difference you have made in her life! 

Mar 19, 2011 01:29 PM #41
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CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
Beautiful!!!
Mar 19, 2011 01:54 PM #42
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Andretta,

Got one of those too at the moment. Purchase price is less than half of my lowest to date with lots of interesting "challenges." We'll see, if we will prevail eventually or not. Looks like you became a hero to your client, by making it through to the other side.

Mar 19, 2011 04:22 PM #43
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

What a great story Andretta!  Congratulations to you and your client!!!

Mar 19, 2011 04:35 PM #44
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Robert Courtney
Lihue, HI
Century 21 All Islands, RA, CDPE, MCRE, CIAS

Andretta - I can only imagine th emotion you feel seeing this client through.  In a very short post you told the story of what our business is all about.  Helping people make good realty decisions to help improve their quality of life.

Mar 19, 2011 08:50 PM #45
Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

It feels good when you close one of those tough ones.  I have done it too.

Mar 20, 2011 03:20 AM #46
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Bill Burchard
3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA - Murrieta, CA
Broker, Realtor, Representing Buyers and Sellers

Good morning, Andretta. Congratulations to you and your buyer. Sounds like you both had a tough road to travel, but stayed the course until you finally arrived at your desired destination. Great Story!

Mar 20, 2011 07:07 AM #47
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Andretta Robinson
ReMax 10 - Matteson, IL
Real Estate Broker - Chicago South Suburbs

Dorte, the little ones seem to be the most challenging ones, but don't give up!

Mar 20, 2011 07:30 AM #48
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ANN FERNANDEZ
Keller Williams Realty - Temecula, CA

Awesome. Congratulations to you and your client. You made their dream possible.

Mar 20, 2011 09:34 AM #49
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Denise Dimares

That was a refreshing story and I feel the passion you have for your client.  At the end of the day, it's not about us  - it's about serving others. 

Mar 24, 2011 02:32 PM #50
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