This is what it is about, and it's not about the money!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0590712

This is a Zillow Review I received today from Gary O, the seller of the most difficult short sale we've worked. The morale of the story is just what Winston Churchill said, "never, never...give up". This home had a City and Fedreal deed restriction that ran with the land and the HUD that made it impossible to sell. I must have been out of my mind to take it in the first place!  Regardless, not only was this a BOA short sale, but every buyer had to qualify with the City of Hollywood regarding family and income limits. We worked five offers until one buyer met the qualifications, patiently submitted the reams of paperwork, met with the city for an interview and hung around long enough to close. I have to thank my team, especially my team negotiator Deborah, Bank of America, the City of Hollywood for their patience and understanding over the two year ordeal and the Herculean efforts on everyone's part to get this file closed.

 Highly likely to recommendSold a home in 2011.

  • Local knowledge:  ***** 
  • Process expertise:*****
  • Responsiveness:  *****
  • Negotiation skills: ***** 


"What an incredible Realtor you are ED!

I have to admit at first, I didn't think that my house could be sold. We had so much restrictions, city guideline, deeds loans clause, I mean you name it, it was on our house. We were a bit hopeless, however with g-d anything is possible! He brought Ed Goldfarb our way. After a few months Ed found us a buyer, but the buyer walked away due to complication and issues. He found yet another and another however like I said this was a very complicated deal we came close, but things fell through At one point I asked Ed would you like to give up now? his reply was: "I like a challenge!" To keep a long story short. After almost 2 years on May 22, 2011, I signed off on a contract and yes my house was sold. I am still in awe of how he did it. I am so amazed, impressed, grateful of Ed Goldfarb's help!

Thanks again Ed, you are truly excellent at what you do!"

Comments (7)

Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Ed - It feels great to get reviews especially when you know how hard you worked.

Aug 29, 2011 05:00 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Congratulations on being recognized and appreciated for what you do so well.

Thank you notes are more rewarding than the checks. When you have raving fans like need to worry about repeat and referral business. Thanks for sharing.


Aug 29, 2011 05:14 PM
Edward Goldfarb 450 Short Sale Approvals - 1750 Sales
Keller Williams Realty - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Yes, it does.  Thank you for your kind words.  Most of my blogs are about what's wrong it's nice to have something positive to says.

Aug 29, 2011 05:16 PM
Kathleen Vetrano
RE/MAX Gateway - Falls Church, VA
Helping YOU Achieve YOUR Dreams

Congratulations Ed for a job well done, excellent work and receiving a stellar review. 

Aug 29, 2011 05:18 PM
John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
Real Property Management of Sarasota & M

It does not get any better than that! Great recommendation Edward!

Aug 29, 2011 05:30 PM
Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp
To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Southwest Missouri Realty - Springfield, MO
"Home"work, I have the Answers!

Great Job!    You are never good at these unless you do these, and it sounds like you did it well!

Aug 29, 2011 05:52 PM
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

This is what it's all about in our business.  Satisfaction about getting the impossible done.  Mission Accomplished!

Aug 29, 2011 08:27 PM

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