The Things we will do

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Real Estate Attorney with Bay Vista Realty BK671311

Well I just went to put up that sign panel that I spoke of earlier, and I decided to inspect the property.   This listing is one of my agents and she is out of town for the weekend.  So in my endeavor to support her and her client (Who lives in France) I see that the lawn company has been doing a wonderful job on the front yard.  But neglecting the back yard altogether.  Waist high weeds everywhere.  My normal yard guy (Timmy the Trimmer) in that area answered the cell phone but he is 30 Miles off of the coast looking for NEMO, or anything edible. So I decided that I could cut it just as fast, so I headed home and grabbed the Weed eater and Pusher, and headed back. 

I started out with the weed eater in and got about 20 minutes into it and ran out of string.  So off to LOWES, My favorite Hardware store.  30 Minutes later and covered in sweat, I am back at it and cutting away.  I have to interject here, Crop Circles are Fun as hell to make.  I almost left it.  Anyway after beating back the jungle and making my escape to the front yard, I noticed the neighbor staring at me.  After all, I started out in nice jeans and a button-down and now I am all ratty and covered in the results of the "War of the Y-Weeds".  As I pulled the Pusher from the trailer she came over, I was prepared to give her my card and explain that I am not a Trespasser but before I could she asked if she could hire us.  I was overwhelmed, easiest listing I ever got.

For sure she saw the dedication that BVR gives our clients, certainly our client has spoken highly of us to her neighbor, certainly she saw this strapping young man dressed nicely in his detailed overpriced suburban go home and grab his Personal lawn equipment because he saw a need and respected that.  Certainly she knew that laziness is a vocab word that I often use but seldom heard.  Certainly!!

 Well, I will be cutting her lawn every Friday for 30 bucks.  I explained that I couldn't do it on Saturdays cause I am normally fishing.  Oh and please just make the cheque out to Timmy the Trimmer. 

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Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
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What a great story!  And how nice is it to be appreciated . . . no matter how. :-)
Aug 05, 2006 06:15 AM #1
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Gary De Pury, ESQ.
Bay Vista Realty - Land O Lakes, FL
Tim better appreciate me, he got two accounts while he was on the boat.  Lucky Son of a "B" :D
Aug 05, 2006 06:19 AM #2
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Bryant Tutas
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Gary you can go out and check on my listings anytime you want. Way to go! Talk about going beyond the call of duty. Something good will always come from having that kind of attitude. 
Aug 05, 2006 07:49 AM #3
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Kristal Kraft
Novella Real Estate - Denver, CO
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Attitude is everything.  So is that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you do something nice for someone.
Aug 05, 2006 08:26 AM #4
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Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
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Simple acts of kindness often are rewarded and you certainly deserved the benefit of the listings.  Now if only the original listing agent had been as thoughtful as you she might have been in your place!
Aug 05, 2006 08:40 AM #5
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Joe Keyes
Team One - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Hill AFB, UT

I used to do landscaping (like a lot of agents in my area), and I have also had the opportunity to trim bushes and mow lawn for those that 'just couldn't seem to get to it', but I wanted the listing to sell! Know what I mean?

I am curious, would you have given the listing to your agent, like you did for Timmy?

Aug 05, 2006 09:03 AM #6
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Gary De Pury, ESQ.
Bay Vista Realty - Land O Lakes, FL

Actually, yes.  When You have been around as many people as I have, and have as many friend as I have come to be blessed with, I get tons of calls every day. Well that has worked really well for me because I could never work all of the clients that i am offered as effectively as my agents do.  I have several agents in my office that make quite a great living on their own, and I have some that are new to the business.  I have a very basic formula for success.   Hard work + Contacts = success.  If one of my agents has a good work ethic, I will give them listings.

One of my agents closed a deal that I gave her last month.  When she came to get her cheque, she thought that I would be charging a referral fee.  I told her when she saw the amount that I don't do that, but since she was expecting less than she got, to spend the difference on promoting herself.  She did and she got a new lead from her "NEW WEBSITE" that she is currently working with.   I give leads to all of my agents all of the time and I have a team that works the FSBO's that I convert.  It works great.  In fact, I am getting to make a new run on FSBO's and I will start a new blog about it.

Aug 05, 2006 09:40 AM #7
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Ken & Mary Deshaies
SnowHome Properties - Breckenridge, CO
Gary, what we won't do for a listing and sale.  Think we've all done something like this and then swore "never again".  Reminds me of "American Beauty".  A great laugh.
Aug 06, 2006 12:31 PM #8
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