Trying to choose one story, among all the defining moments in a 27 year career is a little like looking at a showcase filled with flawless gems, trying to pick the most perfect. I consider myself blessed, over the years, serving a diverse population of buyers and sellers, often at very emotional time in their lives. I cherish the memories they have left in their wake and revel in my role, helping them reach their goals.
This last in the trilogy for the Love Is In The Air series, veers off the track slightly and, at the time, unpredictably. I was representing a builder in the sale of a unique home in Merrick Woods. The location and the stature of the home itself brought a constant flow of potential buyers through the double door entry.
One day an attractive couple came in, engaging me in conversation, while walking through the rooms, over and over again. There was an air of familiarity about him, yet I couldn't quite make the connection. We chatted amiably and they left, with a wave and a smile.
Heavy traffic continued in the ever evolving construction, relegating them to little more than a pleasant memory, until the day they came in again as I was setting up for an open house. We walked through the house, room by room, with me making suggestions for designing the spaces to fit their lifestyle and taste. By the time they left, they let me know they were seriously interested and I'd likely see them again.
To fast forward, a few months went by. We found a buyer for the property and the charming couple faded once again into the annals of my mind. Then came the phone call. "Hi, remember me?" she asked, "How could I not," I replied, wondering after all this time how I could help her. She told me they had bought a house on the north shore. It was in the end, between my listing and the property they wound up buying.
Her next question surprised me a little. "We liked your ideas for the house. Would you be able to design our space?" I assured her I could and wound up working for them for many months, turning their already beautiful space into the home of their dreams. Working with them was a sheer pleasure and one I will always treasure.
I just heard from her a short while ago, just a quick phone call to touch base. Oh, and it turned out I did know him, just saw him out of context when we first met. This utterly charming and clearly caring man was a well known politician in the area.