Coffee w/ V

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Real Estate Agent with Real Living | At Home DC / MD / VA

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If you want a favor from me, it's pretty easy. Invite me for coffee at my favorite coffee shop (that's a result of the time in Boston years back). In September at some point, a prior client, V, called to ask for some help in doing some work in his rental unit in Washington, DC.  Let's be clear, he didn't need my help in selling or renting, he needed my recommendation for a kitchen cabinet installer/supplier.  Good, that was easy.

Whenever I recommend someone, my protocol is to follow up, to ensure everyone and everything is fine.  I did this early last week.  V was pleased and happy, and just happened to suggest that friends of his were having a difficult time selling their condo in the city.  He suggested I call them, to which I explained relationships and listing agreements and that whole world. Easy enough, he simply then had his friends call me directly.  At the moment, I'm working with my vendors to put together a plan on how best to proceed with a listing that just needs a little bit more to fly off the shelf.

While the point here may be that I got a free coffee, and likely a listing, this prior client has easily referred 4 or 5 people to me in the prior 4 or 5 years since he and I worked together. Beyond measure, that's the mark of a trusted partner, and I'm honored that he's got my back.

Because of that, I need to take this opportunity to do him a favor ...

if ever you are in Richmond, VA, I've got the place to in Richmond... Linden Row Inn is the perfect boutique in, and Richmond is teeming with history, while at the same time is a mecca for art and the millenial young.

Get yourself to Richmond (which is a quick 2 hours from the Washington DC metro area), and spend the weekend treating yourself.

Linden Row Inn

 

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Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life

Real Living | At Home
11 Dupont Circle #650
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 518-8781 bus / (703) 868-7774 mobile
claude@labbe.com

 

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Rainmaker
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
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people helping people. that's what friends and good business partners do for eachother. 

Oct 30, 2014 07:32 AM #1
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Mark Wagner Jr.
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very nice gesture! Its always good to hear the good things in the world going on!

Oct 30, 2014 07:56 AM #2
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Nicole Doty it's so much easier when the other people involved and kind & generous

Mark Wagner Jr. there's usually more good, we just need to find it; and it does make life more enjoyable

Oct 30, 2014 12:23 PM #3
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Michael Dagner
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 Hi Claude, if I'm ever in Richmond I'll spend some time there.  Looks like a very comfortable place.  

Oct 30, 2014 12:58 PM #4
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Michael Dagner They've got a decent minor league baseball team; but the art scene is quite interesting, especially with a large city being so close. But then, I've got to get to Denver, or rather, get out of the airport next time and hang for a few days.

Oct 30, 2014 01:24 PM #5
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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I'm always looking for a place to write or to create art so maybe I'll go there when I'm in Richmond. Love and light.

Oct 30, 2014 03:03 PM #6
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Laura Cerrano They actually do a lot of outreach to the arts community, so I'd have to belief you'd feel the warmth and acceptance while in the hotel.

Oct 31, 2014 02:16 PM #7
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Claude,

Sounds like a plan to me! Thanks for the vote on the Masquerade Costume and Ball..was a fun event!!

Nov 01, 2014 10:44 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Dorie Dillard The vote...the simply beauty and elegance of your photo got it done.

Nov 02, 2014 01:06 AM #9
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I always try to "be there" for questions that past clients have... even years later.  It has it rewards to continue to do favors and give recommendations to them.

Nov 02, 2014 05:10 AM #10
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Roy Kelley
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Claude Labbe 

You need an automatic signature for your blogs. This will include your contact information and the information required by the real estate commissions in your jurisdictions.

Go to My Home

On the let side, you will see a column with My Blog. Click on My Blog.

Then click on Blog Settings

Go down to Signature and fill in your information which can be updated at any time. When you save this, you will have a signature that will appear at the bottom of all of your blogs.

Take time to explore everything in your profile.

Nov 03, 2014 04:35 AM #11
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Claude Labbe
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Realty for Your Busy Life

Tammy Lankford If those are the expectations, then it's much easier for them to call and reach out to us

Roy Kelley Thank you, I think I've figured out what you meant (thanks to your directions) and it now shows up well on subsequent posts. (it worked on one I did today.) Thank you.

Nov 03, 2014 12:32 PM #12
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