Last week I helped a long-time prospect of mine close on a dream of a home -- almost three years to the date since I met him.
Way back in 2010, I was holding a luxury open house and an energetic gentleman came into the listing and enthused about what we call "Tucson flavor" and good homes with strong bones on ideal properties. He wrote down a wish list of items and I promised to keep in touch with him back in Nashville.
I was careful not to overkill, and through the many months sent occasional listings, short notes, and even letters at times...spaced wide apart to be notifications, but not spam.
I think he came 2 or 3 times during the years as well on business trips and did a bit of "looking" at homes I'd previewed based on his list.
Just after New Years 2013, he wrote the following note, "Don't crap, but Debbie and I are actually coming to Tucson to look at houses. Are you available on Saturday January 19th? Give me a buzz if you have a chance."
End result --- an Burnt Adobe Brick home with Tucson flavor, on the top of a hill in the foothills overlooking Tucson, with 360 views...at a FANTASTIC price. Talk about exciting.
This was his last note to me:
"In 1973 I was ten years old and on my seventh vacation trip to Tucson from Memphis. Somewhere on the 1700 mile journey home in a VW Camper I remember thinking how cool it would be to live in Tucson. My wife has suffered through my suggestions over the years that we buy a home there. I would have never imagined three years ago when I met Cara looking at houses, that my powers of persuasion regarding this dream would actually work.
Thank you for all of the help and professionalism you showed and time you took with Debbie and I to find the right place. I think I told you what I was looking for may not be out there but it was, it just took some time. I am glad it did. "
Consistency...a great quality to employ in real estate. :)
Weather over the pool views...
Photo one: Hail! Photo two: Snow! Tucson Winter 2013