Referrals From Satisfied Clients Make My Day!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lizette Realty - Richmond KY 205403

People that know me know that I love my real estate career.

I often think that the best part of my job is that I meet people that I become friends with for life! I recently had a referral that everything went absolutely perfect. A first-time home buyer. I love it when my team of professionals (Lender, home inspectors, title attorney, appraiser, underwriters,etc.) get everything right and a successful closing happens exactly as it is supposed to.

My goal with every client is to troubleshoot potential obstacles and refer the best professionals to get the job done correctly. I don't refer to just friends because they are friends...I refer to top-notch professionals that have become friends with because they are the best of the best at what they do. If they don't perform to my standards I find someone who does.  The story below is from a referred client from another satisfied client.

Here is first time home-buyer Rob's story:

  Buying a new home can be quite a difficult task; at least, that's what I've always been told. My first trip to Richmond, KY was for a job interview that went great in more ways than I realized at the time. Not only did I get offered the job, but handed to me from a future co-worker was business card for a Lizette Fitzpatrick, "Prudential Don Foster Realtor." Included in that exchange was a word of advice, "...if you're thinking about buying a home, go with Lizette."

Well, I was thinking about buying a home & just wasn't sure where to start as it was something I never experienced before. Upon returning to St. Louis, MO, my point of origin, I knew I had some thinking to do. Well, it didn't take long to make a decision; after all, with 3 cats, 2 dogs, & a bird, renting anywhere seemed a bit ridiculous; the apartment manager in St. Louis thought I only had 1 dog! Oops! Also, I came to the decision that why should I pay for something that isn't mine?

So, I took out Lizette's business card from my wallet and gave her a call. Lizette was informative, very friendly, & being that this is my first ever home buying experience, gave me much needed advice to get me going in the right direction. From St. Louis, I was able to start looking at homes in the Richmond / Lexington area, as I was now being included in Lizette's great weekly newsletters, via e-mail. In the newsletters contained links to view homes with pictures, prices, footage, age of the home, etc. Basically, everything you would want to know about a house before even stepping a foot inside one.

So, from St. Louis, I sent Lizette an e-mail with some of my favorite homes picked out from the weekly newsletter for us to look at upon my arrival to Richmond. When I arrived to Richmond, I met with Lizette; she took me around Richmond to see the homes I picked out & a few more that she had picked out as well. Well, wouldn't you know it; the house I really wanted to get wasn't even one that I had picked out! Lizette showed me a beautiful ranch style, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home right in the heart of downtown Richmond.

I really couldn't let this one go buy (no pun intended), so I made an offer that very day. The seller agreed to my offer, & the rest is history; I am now the proud owner of a home! Lizette was there every step of the way for me & the whole Prudential Don Fosters' team couldn't have been any nicer.

I know I got really spoiled being that this is my first home buying experience; I'm not sure if I'll ever get it this good again. Lizette Fitzpatrick is a dedicated, professional & friendly person who also happens to be a Realtor!

Rob & Lindsey


Lizette Fitzpatrick - Broker of Lizette Realty in Richmond, Kentucky.

Rated number #1 featured Kentucky Realtor on and Publisher/Author for the only Central Kentucky email newsletter on local real estate listings and sold properties, Kentucky relocation, local events, homeowner information and fun! For more information on Lizette, Kentucky Horse Farms, Prudential Don Foster, Madison County, Fayette County, Richmond or Lexington, Kentucky click on

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Mark H. Roe
BeSure Home Inspection Service - Lancaster, OH
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It is always a great sense of pride when you get this type of accolades for a job well done. Great job on putting together a team that you know will get the job done as you know it should be done. Keep up the great work and you will continue to receive more of these I am sure.

Nov 04, 2007 04:31 AM #1
Ricardo Bueno
Diverse Solutions - Los Angeles, CA

Nothing like a smooth closing, a satisfied client, and referrals to start the holidays! All the Best!

Nov 04, 2007 05:13 AM #2
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
Don't you just love appreciative clients? (on top of a smooth closing?)
Nov 04, 2007 05:22 AM #3
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Mark - It's such a relief when you can use a team that you know is dedicated to getting a good job done. The craziness happens when clients use unknown(and sometimes their own bank) lenders from out of area. Every now and then it all works out just fine. My first tip off that it is going bad is that the lender never contacts me or gives me updates. Those blow up before we can close because they aren't working on the file.

Ricardo- You are sooooo right!! I hope we all have a few more closings before Christmas!

Sally- They are the best. I wish it was always that nice.

Nov 04, 2007 08:22 AM #4
Mike Klijanowicz
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Perry Hall, MD
Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors
I agree with you about working only with the BEST!  I don't have a three strike rule, instead I have a make a mistake once, learn from it, and don't do it again rule!  Everyone makes mistakes, but a mistake is not a mistake anymore if you already made it once, it's a screw up!
Nov 09, 2007 04:33 AM #5
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Congrats, Lizette.

Gotta love those personal referrals.  They are great!

Nov 09, 2007 10:59 PM #6
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