Some deals are like turning nightmares into dreams

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

I've been working with a wonderful couple since early June of this year.  We ended up together after they Cloud 9had a failed short sale contract on what they thought was the house of their dreams.  The deal fell through, and their hearts sank with it.  Some deals turn dreams into nightmares.

Well, tomorrow they close on a phenomenally better house that they are buying for less than the previous house.  It is also a short sale.  I was a little surprised that they even went down that path again, but I did explain to them that not every short sale goes the way their first attempt did, and they took plunge.

While doing the walk through this afternoon, I couldn't help but smile watching the wife fighting back the temptation to burst into laughter.  She is so excited, and elated, and relieved and overwhlemed with emotion that all she can do is smile and laugh. 

Watching her feel the pure joy of having her dream realized, and then seeing the twinkle in her husband's eye as he watches her delight makes my job so much more fun. Some deals are like turning nightmares into dreams.   



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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

It really turned out that way on this one, Richard.  Thanks for visiting.

Sep 24, 2012 11:24 AM #16
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Right now, I'm working with a couple who are turning my dreams into nightmares.

Sep 24, 2012 12:14 PM #17
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Uh oh, Tammie. 

Sep 24, 2012 12:38 PM #18
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Very cool... I can only imagine the excitement. Good for you!

Sep 24, 2012 02:30 PM #19
Frank Castaldini
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in San Francisco

Great story.  As it often turns out things always seem to work out for the best.  When something doesn't work out it probably means something better is coming.  I'm a believer.

Sep 24, 2012 02:45 PM #20
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Mike. This is such a great and triumphant story. It is wonderful to enjoy the highs with our clients. Good job.

Sep 24, 2012 10:57 PM #21
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Mike,  Well said !   And I think we learn more from a really challenging deal than one without any drama !

Sep 25, 2012 03:14 AM #22
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Mike-that's one of the greatest experiences we as real estate professionals get to experience is when we help a clients dreams come true. Well done. 

Sep 25, 2012 03:53 AM #23
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

If this doesn't warm a heart, not much will.  You can't put a price or commission check on that:)  Well done, my friend.

Sep 25, 2012 04:01 AM #24
Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate

So Cool - Don't we live for that look of happiness and light in our clients eyes?

Sep 25, 2012 04:37 AM #25
Mark Montross
Catamount Realty Group - Burlington, VT
Listing and Buyer Specialist

Mike, it sounds like a very rewarding experience-thank you for sharing. It is always nice making our customers happy.

Sep 25, 2012 04:48 AM #26
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

So true. I have two customers right now that are on their third contract each.  Hopefully the third time is the charm for both.

Sep 25, 2012 05:15 AM #27
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I have had a few of these nightmares also but some dreams do really come true. If you are dealing with honorable and reasonable people, usually you can work it out.

Sep 25, 2012 06:23 AM #28
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Mike, it's those smiles and laughs that we all look forward to.  I'm glad this couple's story had a happy ending.

Sep 25, 2012 06:40 AM #29
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
Mike - What a wonderful feeling to able to help them this way and watch their excitement.
Sep 25, 2012 08:43 AM #30
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

It has been entertaining for me, Melissa.  They closed today, and they are very happy.

Frank, that is exactly what happened here. 

Thank you, Sheila.  It has been great.

You might be right, Bill.

Thanks, Adrian.  It has been great watching this unfold.

Thank you, Jason.  This one had a very happy ending.

You're right, Debbie.  It's priceless.

It is, Mark.  Always nice to see a happy ending.

I hope so, Nan.

Yes you can, Ginger.

Me too, Sharon.  I really enjoyed this one.

It was, Christine.  They are so happy.

Sep 25, 2012 11:20 AM #31
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

I settle on a home Friday that only came about because buyer's first deal fell thru. Talking to them today it was fate that they had to go through that horrible experience to close on this one.

Sep 25, 2012 12:12 PM #32
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Good for you, Erica.  Glad you were there to catch them.

Sep 25, 2012 12:21 PM #33
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Mike, good job on showing this couple that real estate dreams do come true!

Sep 27, 2012 04:03 AM #35
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks, Silvia.  Yes they do.  8=)

Sep 27, 2012 11:00 AM #36
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