FIRST REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE AS AN AGENT

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with NoVa Brokers LLC 0225 094634
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My first real estate experience as an agent was very profitable but very challenging.  After the excitement of passing the State exam, signing up with a Broker (wow, was that a lot of work, deciding what company to work with), getting through the paperwork of being an agent, now began the real stuff.  I was working at a law firm and one of the attorneys had a client that needed to sell his condo.  This was a guardianship sale and asked if I would be interested in the listing. I  was scared out of my mind.  I did not know this was going to happen so fast. I couldn't say no. I had to say yes. This was the reason I got my license.  I set up a meeting with the attorney at the property.  I was terrified that I wasn't going to find the place and be on time.  I couldn't be late for my first appointment.  I knocked on the door and the owner opened the door along with the attorney standing there. Oh no, there was so much stuff crammed into this condo. The owner was also a nascar fan and every memorbilia that existed, I think was inside this condo.  I was thinking, no one is going to buy this, you can't even walk through here.  So I spoke up.  I said can we store a lot of these items in a storage facility?  The attorney said "yes".  That was great, now we were getting somewhere.  Suddenly I felt very confident and started telling him what needed to be done to get this property sold.  I was trying to vision this as something I would want to buy and just kept asking for things to be done.  Needless to say in one week after putting this on the market, it sold. I was so happy.  I was finally a Real Estate Agent and felt like one. 

 

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NoVa Brokers LLC

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McLean, Virginia 22101

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John Wiley
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Stella, this is a great story to share. You did not let fear stop you and the result was you gained confidence from the success.

Make it a great week.

Apr 27, 2014 11:15 PM #1
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Stella Barbour
NoVa Brokers LLC - Vienna, VA
Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland

Thank you John.  You have a great week too.  

Apr 27, 2014 11:22 PM #2
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Wayne Johnson
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Stella-Just goes to show if you believe in the service you provide and are confident in your presentation, things will get done.

Apr 28, 2014 05:59 AM #3
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Stella,  You had a good referral who had confidence in you. You took charge and got the job done.  What a great way to get started ... with a listing and a guardian sale.

Apr 28, 2014 07:34 AM #4
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Stella Barbour
NoVa Brokers LLC - Vienna, VA
Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland

Hi Wayne

 

Thanks for stopping by.  You are sure right about that. 

Apr 28, 2014 08:19 AM #5
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Stella Barbour
NoVa Brokers LLC - Vienna, VA
Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland

Kathleen

Thank you for stopping by.  It was a great first experience.  It had to go through the courts, etc. so first one was a difficult one but great to learn. 

Apr 28, 2014 08:20 AM #6
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Kathy Smiley
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Stella - we always remember learning by doing!

Apr 28, 2014 11:15 PM #7
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Stella Barbour
NoVa Brokers LLC - Vienna, VA
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Kathy. You are right about that.  Real Estate is so fun.  Love your slogan "Real Estate Results that Make You Smile!"  Very cool.

Apr 28, 2014 11:34 PM #8
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Stella, Congrats on a positive first experience.  There will be more to come.

Apr 29, 2014 02:30 AM #9
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Stella Barbour
NoVa Brokers LLC - Vienna, VA
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Thanks Tommy.  It was positive for me and helped with the confidence back then.  

Apr 29, 2014 04:08 AM #10
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Never let the fear of someone saying no stop you from asking for something to be done.

May 02, 2014 09:44 AM #11
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Marco Giancola
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Hey Stella-after that quick sale you ust have built your confidence up big time-a great feeling huh?

May 04, 2014 08:12 PM #12
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We all have to start somewhere Stella. But nothing like the first one, eh? Thanks for entering the April Contest!

May 07, 2014 09:03 AM #13
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Stella Barbour
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Hi Karen. I know what you mean.  Thanks for stopping by

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Hi Marco - I thought I was a pro after that one. 

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