One of my best stories (in the short time I've been a realtor) is helping a woman named Kathy Sheridan buy a home. She used to live in the Chicago area and had retired in Florida but decided to come back up here. Her home was on the market in Florida and she came up to Chicago to visit friends and figured she would go out to look at homes for fun and to see what the market was like. I took her out to look at 10 houses and felt very comfortable in knowing her tastes. She knew the market was tough in Florida and thought she would have plenty of time to find a home.
Well, she goes back to Florida and calls me 3 days later and tells me her house just got sold and she couldn't come back up so soon to look again. So, I kicked it into high gear and plowed through the MLS. I found a house I knew she would love and emailed it to her. She liked it but wanted more photos. So I grabbed my camera and in major tornado warnings, drove to the house and took about 50 photos. I emailed them to her and she loved the house and made an offer that night via fax. She saw it the morning of her closing and loved it. She emails me frequently to tell me how much she loves the house. Very cool to sell a house sight unseen!