Stories that Real Estate Tell | Smiles and Sadness

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Stories that Real Estate Tell | Smiles and Sadness

There is no doubt that if you love your job as a RI real estate agent you have the stories to tell that bring smiles to your lips Mount View Neighborhood Pending Home Sale | North Kingstown RI 02852and sadness to your heart.  Outcomes that are generated are not necessarily due to the 'house' for sale but all those circumstances that surround the lives of the homeowners or home buyers.

This story had to do with one family that had needed to cut the ties with one another and yes a child was involved.  So young and torn with what was really happening to her family.  It is hopefully enough that she is much loved by the parents involved.  Sometimes these stories in real estate touch us more than most because we have done so many other home sales like this one or have experienced the same loss in our own lives.  But we all must move on well with either smiles or sadness.

What was so touching here was that the family to move into this well loved home had many children and all were excited about the move down the road here.  The homeowner was content to move on, happy to see that the children would be happy here and she will find her smiles in this sadness of leaving the house behind.

Yes, we are in a business of homes but we play a very key role in others lives that touch us deeply...every day.  We do not share this with friends and family's but keep it close within.  We always hope that we turn the sadness into smiles ultimately beyond the homes and into the future of other's lives.  Those are the real estate stories we do not tell....


Ginny Lacey Gorman is your go to Rhode Island waterfront real estate listing agent for North Kingstown RI real estate and beyond…knowing the geographic area, schools, happenings and important tidbits of local information.  Email her at to make an appointment to discuss your real estate needs today.
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Ginny.  So true!   I feel I have sat at too many a closing where the one party could not contain their joy while the other just wanted to cry.  

Mar 28, 2014 10:57 PM #1
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, this is very true, Ginny.  You have a huge impact on people's lives and you are often involved in the major change points.  - Debbie

Mar 28, 2014 10:59 PM #2
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ginny, this is a people business and emotions run high when buying or selling!

Mar 28, 2014 11:00 PM #3
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Carol Ann, that is the job we have and many have no idea.

Debbie, it is a profession not a job and I am lucky to love it.

Joan, know that all too well and luckily we can deal with it.

Mar 28, 2014 11:05 PM #4
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Ginny: So much time is invested in helping our clients that we do help have a major impact on their lives...many become friends too.

Mar 28, 2014 11:15 PM #5
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

Love the post.

My son bought a home. The seller came over to say good bye to the home. He was almost crying. He lived there for 35 years. Raised a family. My son patted him on the back and said I am going to raise my family here now. The home is in good hands. The man shook his hand and thanked him for taking over the home. I was almost crying my self.

Have a wonderful Saturday in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 29, 2014 12:30 AM #6
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Ginny, the time keeps marching on and needs change in every family.  I'm ecstatic when one of them reaches out to me to begin their new or next chapter whether it's for the better or the worse.  Earning trust is invaluable.

Mar 29, 2014 01:45 AM #7
Christine Pappas - REALTOR®
eXp Realty - Willoughby, OH
eXp Realty - Because Experience Matters

As sad as the situation is, they were lucky to have such a compasionate and caring person like you Ginny to help them through their Rhode Island home sale.  

Mar 29, 2014 02:09 AM #8
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Ginny, very well said. We are not just helping people buy or sell homes, but helping them move on with their lives however that may be; new job, new school, divorce, marriage, new baby on the way, parents moving back in, and so many others.

Mar 29, 2014 02:27 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ginny I have been to Closings where I could see the sadness in the Sellers face.  While there was a lot of joy in the face of my Borrowers, the look in the Sellers face made it difficult to celebrate.

Mar 29, 2014 12:15 PM #10
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Ginny. Everyone has a story, some just pull at your heartstrings and these are one that keep us humble. It just keeps me grounded to always appreciate what I have.

Mar 29, 2014 08:47 PM #11
Jimmy Williams (352) 874-2354
Classic VI Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Lake and Western Orange County Real Estate Expert!

One party sad, one party very excited.  Life happens, but new memories will become front and center with a new start for both parties.

Mar 30, 2014 02:08 AM #12
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ginny, nice to read other touching comments about our business!

Mar 30, 2014 03:27 AM #13
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Ginny, This brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.

Such sadness we have see, over the last few years, too much, but then there are those happiness stories that make us glow with pride for years to come.

Great post. suggested.

Mar 30, 2014 06:00 AM #14
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It makes me sad when turmoil and troubles are going on in the family and household. I can feel the tension.

Mar 31, 2014 01:39 PM #15
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning, Ginny. Although I do not get that close to the sellers, i can often tell by the condition and other tell-tale signs that there is strife.

Mar 31, 2014 09:31 PM #16
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Sometimese I say that we love this business because we cry a lot...if you can take all the emotion out of  it all the time....I would see a have no heart...but we know you do and that is a great part of your success. 

Apr 05, 2014 09:22 PM #17
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