A Family Reunited Thanks To Lloyd Binen

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A Family Reunited

Thanks To Lloyd Binen

 

This morning I received a call from Bev, a long time friend and client, asking for advice. She was concerned about a family member that she could not find. The last she heard from her 89 year old uncle was news about a broken hip. All communications were lost and she didn't know where to turn. She feared the worse.

After a couple of questions, I found out the uncle was in California and she had an address.

 Searching ActiveRain I found Lloyd Binen who had written about the same city and zip code in California. I gave Bev his number but reminded her Baltimore was a 3 hour time difference..do not call too early.

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Lloyd's ActiveRain profile reads:

Lloyd Binen

"  The experience and knowledge I've gained from being an active full-time, professional Realtor in Santa Clara County since 1976 distinguishes me and benefits my clients who gain from the lessons I've learned during my long real estate career. I believe this experience helps me negotiate a more favorable purchase or sale for my clients. My experience helps me avoid pitfalls and problems, and to solve problems if they do arise. My experience helps me recommend some of the best affiliates (e.g., lenders, escrow companies, inspection companies, etc.) in the Santa Clara county. My clients benefit because I've learned important lessons in all market conditions--"Buyer's" or "Seller's" Markets."

I read his profile as someone who really cares.

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At 9:30, tonight, my friend called to tell me that Mr. Binen was wonderful and without hesitation, found four names and phone numbers of neighbors.

Success!

My friend was able to reach her missing relative.  Her uncle was in a nursing home and being well cared for by family.

Bev is relieved and greatful for Lloyd's help.

A family reunited

Thanks To Lloyd Binen

 

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

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Kate Elim
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Hi Margaret...It is a wonderful feeling to know that we can reach out to fellow Active Rain members. You were so helpful putting your friend in touch with Lloyd Binen who took the baton and finished the deed.

One more reason we feel the way we do about this site and its members.

It is so gratifying when friends and/or clients reach out to us for advice or help.

You are a friend to many of us.

Kate

Jul 21, 2013 07:03 AM #21
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Bryan Robertson
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I'm so glad this got featured as it clearly spells out the power and benefit of networking here on Activerain.  Nicely done, Lloyd!

 

Jul 21, 2013 07:06 AM #22
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Margaret, I truly LOVE stories like this! And by simply reading his bio, you could tell he would drop everything for an ActiveRain friend. Marvelous! And glad it was featured.

 

Jul 21, 2013 07:58 AM #23
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Michael, There are so many of these stories. Just look around.

Karen, Thanks for taking time to stop by.

Kate, So many members we know because of the Rain.

Gayle, I kind of knew he would...as a favor to me. I was so proud of Lloyd and AR

Bryan, This happens more than we know. Lots of good hearts here.

Jul 21, 2013 08:54 AM #24
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Margaret, I've had the same experience-people contacting me looking for friends or family and it's always a pleasure to reunite them.

Jul 21, 2013 09:03 AM #25
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Nothing surprises me and when something good likes this happens it gives me hope for all of us. Active Rain is a very special place for me & has taught me a lot about real estate. I had 28 years experience in real estate before active rain. I  now have learned as much if not more about the real estate industry. Thanks,  Jim

Jul 21, 2013 12:26 PM #26
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Interesting I would have never thought of that.

Good post

Jul 21, 2013 01:03 PM #27
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Michelle, It is such a pleasure to be able to help others thru our connections.

Jimmy, AR has been special for so many.
Jul 21, 2013 01:11 PM #28
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David, Thanks for stopping by.
Jul 21, 2013 01:13 PM #29
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This sounds like the Lloyd Binen that we all know here on AR!  I'm sure that he was more than helpful to your friend.  It's heartwarming to hear stories like this of people helping strangers!! You just know that Lloyd would be the best neighbor!

Jul 21, 2013 02:07 PM #30
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Maureen, My friend can not not stop thanking me and Lloyd.

Jul 21, 2013 02:18 PM #31
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Margaret, what a wonderful story - credit also goes to you in this search. You are gem of a person. I am glad and fortunate that I know MargaGreat.

Jul 21, 2013 02:33 PM #32
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Margaret, You are an angel and bring out the best in people. Active Rain is an amazing community and Lloyd Binen held true to that. Through your amazing efforts, you put your friend's mind at ease. What a wonderful story!
Jul 21, 2013 03:36 PM #33
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Kudos to Llyod!  He lives in my County, so I am glad for him.  I had a similar thing happen to me about a year ago as a pilot was looking for another pilot, and I hooked the guy up to a small airport near where I live, after searching the last name on county records.

Jul 21, 2013 04:30 PM #34
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Cheryl Ritchie
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What a great story and what a great thing for LLoyd to do for your client and friend. APPLAUSE!

Jul 21, 2013 09:02 PM #35
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Praful, I am glad you reblogged this one. It really shows the power and the caring levels of our connections.

Elyse, I was happy to share this story.

Signature Homes, Another great story. Hope you shared it with everyone.

Cheryl, Lloyd deserves a standing ovation
Jul 22, 2013 12:50 AM #36
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Lisa Friedman
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What a nice story!

Jul 22, 2013 12:41 PM #37
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Lisa, The longer you are a member on AR, the more nice stories you hear about.

Jul 22, 2013 01:22 PM #38
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Margaret-This was a very nice story and Lloyd did a great thing. I wonder what we'll use in ten years of so as more people will have no listing in telephone directories as they move to wireless devices?

Jul 23, 2013 02:58 PM #39
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Wayne, Good question but I don't think it will take ten years to  be without paper directories.

Sep 02, 2013 12:09 PM #40
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