My Wake-Up Call

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE BRE #01142052

The words came to me in my dream.  

 

"People were really, really mean."

 

I had the good fortune of meeting a married couple with two children some month's back.  They were referred to me by two of my clients.  (talk about pressure!)  The clients didn't know each other which it my mind meant serious business.  I guess I took on the pressure like no other past client.

 

They had been looking for a home for a year with another Realtor and had not been successful.  When I first met with them at my office, we spoke for an hour+.  

 

Immediately, we went to work on the task at hand...getting them a home.

They'd been fortunate to have owned a condo before in an area in Rancho Cucamonga called, Terra Vista.  This time, they wanted a single family residence, further West.

Got them with a local lender.  This would help me sell them to a local Realtor who had the listing they decided on.  Got them to write a "Dear Seller" letter....complete with pic!  Got them driving by properties that met their criteria.  Surprisingly since they'd grown up and lived in the area (and were now in their 40's) they know the area like the back of their hand.  Whenever a home came up on their "daily blast" - which is an email that is generated by the MLS (multiple listing service) with criteria I've entered, many times they already knew that exact street and that they loved it.

 

We tried for 8 different homes.  I even showed them a home on Mother's Day.  Then it happened.  WE GOT AN OFFER ACCEPTED.

 

We closed escrow and they are moving in this weekend.  What came to me in my dream is the words the wife was saying to me....She said, "You have been a blessing to our family, Todd.  In a world where it seemed next to impossible, you believed in our cause.  People were mean and it was so challenging at times, we were out of breath.  Then it happened.  You will never know how much this home has meant to us and what you've done for our family.  We'll live hear forever.  You better come visit next Summer so that you can complete the picture you told me you had of me sitting by our pool in the backyard.  Our new backyard and pool!" (I had told them from the MLS pics online, that there was something about that pic that I could just imagine her - the sun bunny - out sitting by this pool.

Here is a pic of their new pool.

 

My faith has been restored.  Funny how messages come to us and sometimes it seems like we are working and working and working with no results.  WELL, My message to readers today is to NOT GIVE UP.  

 

With a little patience, understanding and teamwork....You can make a difference for a family that nobody else can.  And to the families who don't know where to turn, get a Realtor who believes in your cause and who will not give up until you get your home.  

 

I want to send a special "Thank YOU" to my special new homeowner clients.  You have restored my faith in myself as a Realtor, that I can be of service even with all odds against us, and make a difference.  That is one of the best feelings I know and will never forget what a privilege this has been.  

There is an Italian saying, "Tutto e Possibile" - anything is possible.  It's true! 

*And THANKS to the powers that be, for the message in my dream.  

 

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Comments (17)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Amen to that! We can make a huge difference in people's lives just by trying and being nice. I'm always amazed at how many mean people are out there. A very touching story.

Oct 05, 2013 11:02 PM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

some folks are still mean, but for the most part as you saw, folks are good and worth working with.

Oct 05, 2013 11:57 PM
TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME.
TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Patient, Persistent and Positive About Your Move

Nina:  Thank You!

Mark:  It is a blessing, Mark.  

Amen to both of you!

Oct 06, 2013 12:08 AM
Jill Winchel
Royal Shell Real Estate - The Koffman Group - Cape Coral, FL
We make it easy. You make it home.

Thanks for the uplifting post. I have a few clients that have been looking for some time now. Hopefully, they'll find what they're looking for in the next month or so.

Oct 06, 2013 01:18 AM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer
Good morning Todd! That is a wonderful success story. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Oct 06, 2013 01:42 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

What a wonderful story patience does pay off never give up. I know your customer's are very happy. Congratulations to you both.

Oct 06, 2013 02:00 AM
TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME.
TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Patient, Persistent and Positive About Your Move

Jill:  GODSPEED.   

 

Kathy:  Great Morning to You, Kathy!  Awww...You are welcome!  Thank You.

 

Pat:  You are awesome, Pat!  Thank You!  (and you're right!)

 

Oct 06, 2013 02:19 AM
Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Todd, this story serves as validation of your effort and why we are in this business.

Oct 06, 2013 02:34 AM
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TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Patient, Persistent and Positive About Your Move

Kathy:  It's a privilege, Kathy!  You are right on!  Thank You for your kind words!  

Oct 06, 2013 03:02 AM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Todd, glad to hear that you had such a positive experience and that it impacted your confidence as an agent overall. There's nothing like the feeling of having a purpose and being appreciated. Thanks for the post.

Oct 06, 2013 05:41 AM
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TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Patient, Persistent and Positive About Your Move

Ralph:  Thank You for your words of encouragement!    I appreciate it!  

Oct 06, 2013 09:19 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Todd - things can be difficult but positive experiences as you have shared still make it worthwhile.  

Congratulations!  

Oct 06, 2013 06:43 PM
John F Muscarella
RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC - Venice, FL
Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast

Hopefully there are more of the latter clients a fewer mean one for you Todd.  Good post.

Oct 07, 2013 12:55 AM
Jennifer Shenbaum
Jennifer Buys Houses - Redondo Beach, CA

Losing out on any home is discouraging, let alone 8!  Positive feedback, such as this letter, makes all the hard work worth it.  Be sure to share this story with new clients who are getting beat out in this crazy seller's market!

Oct 07, 2013 02:05 AM
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TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Patient, Persistent and Positive About Your Move

John:  I know you're right about more WONDERFUL CLIENTS.  Thank You So Much, John!

Jennifer:  oh, for sure...Thanks for the great advice, Jennifer!  You are AWESOME.

 

Oct 07, 2013 07:07 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Yes, sometimes God uses dreams to bring truth and important messages into our real lives.

Oct 07, 2013 10:09 AM
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TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Patient, Persistent and Positive About Your Move

Michelle:   Thank You for that!  It was a great dream!  :)  

Have an awesome week!

Oct 07, 2013 02:20 PM