What's in a Last Name?

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What's in a Last Name?


A nice couple walked into an open house at my Mission Viejo listing at 22651 La Vina Drive.  We chatted about what they were looking for in a house and we got to where I asked for their contact information.  


The girlfriend typed her info into my iPad.  I asked the boyfriend for his contact details.  He gave me his first name.  I asked for his last name trying to be funny, by saying "Do you have a last name?"  He dryly answered "No.  No, I don't."  I loved that answer!  I thought it was hilarious and immediately thought "These are my kind of people."  


We seemed to get along well and have the synergy that makes working with people so nice.  I hoped they'd choose me as their Realtor and they did.  We're about two weeks into a  45 day escrow.  We're at the Request for Repair stage and if the seller responds correctly, all we have to do is wait for the lender to close.


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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Always nice to hit it off with a client.  Hope the seller clears the way to closing and it's smooth sailing from there!

Aug 04, 2015 12:26 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I was afraid by him not giving you his name that it wasn't going to go anywhere. It is all a matter of trust and they learned to trust you very early.

Aug 04, 2015 12:33 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Getting the deal closed and get paid. Thanks for hard work....

I don't even follow on buyer leads.  If they pick you as an agent that is nice. 


Sam Shueh

 BTW: Say hi to Woof.

Aug 04, 2015 01:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You mean you actually are getting a loan approved for a guy who has no last name?  Ya gotta just love it!

Aug 04, 2015 01:43 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Congratulations on the new clients Jill, it must be difficult doing all that paperwork with a fellow who is missing his last name.

Aug 04, 2015 02:56 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

So Usher, Bono, Flea which one name celeb is your buyer? LOL

Aug 04, 2015 03:10 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Thanks John Meussner.   It's nice to have nice clients.  I'm so glad they chose me as their Realtor.  Hopefully, the seller responds well to the buyer's requests.

Debbie Reynolds - He gave me his last name after I stopped laughing at his response.

Sam Shueh - It ain't over 'til it's over, but I think there's a good chance this will close.  These buyers have been delightful.  Woof says hi right back at you.  😊

Aug 04, 2015 03:33 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Myrl Jeffcoat - I'd be really impressed with me if I could do that.  😜

Bob Crane - The paperwork was easy.  I had less to type. 😉

Tammy Lankford - His name is Dave.  He relented and admitted he has a last name, too.  He even told me what it is.  😀 

Aug 04, 2015 03:44 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Jill,

Last names can be an interesting subject depending where your ancestors came from. Sounds like he had the rest of his information to get to escrow.

Make yourself a great day.

Aug 04, 2015 09:42 PM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

Sometimes we just know we're a good fit for working with clients. It's so refreshing when that happens! Good luck on a successful close!

Aug 05, 2015 02:53 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I love it when the clicking thing happens so effortlessly! Sounds like it happened quickly too!

Aug 05, 2015 11:57 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Reminds me of  what a guy I know told phone solicitors trying to get hime to change long distance carriers (back in the day when we had to pay for long distance.)  He'd tell then, "I don't have a phone."  

Congrats on getting these buyers under your wing and under contract.

Aug 05, 2015 01:05 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA ,   I hope he eventually gave it to you, that is, if he wanted to be on the contract.  No Last Name may not work!

Aug 08, 2015 02:02 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Raymond E. Camp - He did end up providing his last name, which is the same as a body part.

Thanks Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert.  Our expected close of escrow is the first week of September.  

Evelyn Johnston - We saw just a few properties before "the one".

 "I don't have a phone."  Fantastic Chris Ann Cleland.

Ge gave up his name Larry Johnston.  He really wanted the house.

Aug 14, 2015 04:02 PM

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