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Yeah, yeah, yeah love is in the air

Managing Real Estate Broker with 206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com 17900

Yeah, yeah, yeah love is in the air


Finding that perfect house for friends can be one of the best feelings I’ve ever had in the real estate business.  We have many opportunities in the real estate business to help people with their real estate needs and sometimes problems. Yet one particular home search for several friends still remains one of my favorite moments.

At the height of the real estate boom in the Seattle area I had two friends who wanted to sale both of their individual homes and buy one together. The selling was relatively easy.  The challenge was finding the perfect home with style and panache that would suit this professional couple.

He worked was a consultant with most of his work being in Redmond for a large software company and she was employed by a major coffee company with offices just south of downtown.  So finding that location in between was the two employment centers was the extremely important.

After several weeks of looking at every home within their sweet spot(s) I saw a home that was located just outside of Seattle but equal distances to both employment centers.  The house was a custom architectural Northwest gem.  Lots of wood, glass and unique daylighting made this home standout from anything.  Else I knew as soon as I saw it, it was the right house.  I called my friends and they came out immediately to tour it and feel it love with it.


I talked to the listing agent who I knew and she told me that there would be at least several other offers.  My clients had all their proof of funds and lender letters all ready to go. We came in with a big earnest money and all the other supporting documents and got the deal.  In a fast moving market most offers were just emailed to the listing agent.  I ask to present the offer.  

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Adrian specializes in green home marketing utilizing traditional and social media marketing to create the widest exposure of your property.

Comments (9)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Wow, that is an awesome kitchen.  I am sure you get the deal, Adrian, because you presented it and had the credibility.  I am sure your clients are thrilled.

Feb 28, 2014 03:08 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I love the way you told this story Adrian.....well done sir.  Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.....I mean it.  

Feb 28, 2014 05:10 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Good story with a happy ending and another excellent job by you. I would have liked to view that home as it looks very interesting. 

Feb 28, 2014 06:13 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yeah, yeah, yeah Adrian. Finding the perfect house in the perfect location is what this business is all about...yeah, yeah, yeah!

Feb 28, 2014 07:43 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Adrian, what a great love story, and nice that you found that perfect property for this young professional couple.

Feb 28, 2014 11:38 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate


Congratulations on getting them the home!  Successes are best when shared!  Great work!!!

Mar 01, 2014 12:26 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Very nice - and aren't you the cool guy finding them the perfect match? This story is all about listening to your clients and understanding their needs, coupled with a strong knowledge of the local inventory - a perfect combo. They chose the right agent - friends or not. 

Mar 01, 2014 01:45 AM
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Adrian - You're friends were very lucky to have you as their agent.

Mar 01, 2014 09:46 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Adrian,

I had to hunt for this one, as your link did not paste in your February contest comment..but I was sure you meant you had posted one and I didn't want you to miss out on points!  Great story (and photos)!

Mar 05, 2014 12:14 AM