A Walking Encyclopedia and Funny, too!

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Real Estate Agent with Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto DRE #01485322

 A Walking Encyclopedia and Funny, too!

 

I was was walking postcards in the neighborhood where I'd just sold a house on 22651 La Vina Drive in the Seville tract in north Mission Viejo when I met a nice lady who was walking her dogs.  

 

We chatted as we walked.  She took a postcard and the next day, she wrote the nicest text message to me:

 

"It was so great to meet you!!  You are a walking encyclopedia and so funny!!  

 

Seriously, how cool is that?  During our chat, we also realized that we're fans of instant coffee.  Yes, instant coffee.  I have mine with chocolate milk over ice or in a protein smoothie.  It's actually pretty yummy.

 

Will my chat with this nice lady turn into business?  Maybe.  Does it matter?  Nope.  It's just nice to establish friendly relationships with nice people.

 

 

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Comments (11)

Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Hopefully it will lead to business, but meeting someone nice to chat with is a win also.

Have a great week!

Aug 19, 2015 06:01 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Jill  ...I have a protein smoothie every morning ...I'll have to add the coffee and see what it's like ....Thanks!

Aug 19, 2015 11:34 AM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA - Some times just having someone tell you they enjoyed their random encounter with you makes it all worth while! Well done!

Aug 19, 2015 03:36 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Stefan Winter - I agree.  I hope you have a great week, too!

Rob Thomas - I hope you like the instant coffee addition to your morning smoothie!

Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com - Yeah, it was nice.

Aug 20, 2015 01:59 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Jill, it's not all about business, but on a similar note, I've been going into the same Starbuck's for a quite a while and have become friends with various people who work there...a place to go where everyone knows your name...friendly.  Well those friendships turned to several real estate transactions...they know what I do for a living and I never pushed it, but eventually they came to me with questions about buying a home and I was the lucky person they trusted and got to help them.

By the way, instant coffee was always sort of a last resort for me...ahhh the Sanka days.

Aug 25, 2015 08:26 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I agree Nick T Pappas.  Be genuine, be nice.  The end goal if there is one, doesn't have to be a transaction, but it often ends up that way.  People do business with people they like and trust.  The worst case if that you meet nice people and that's pretty great.

I've never gone the Sanka route.  I buy Trader Joe's instant coffee and I've never tried it not mixed with chocolate milk or in a smoothie.

That's not exactly true.  I've also found that instant coffee mixes nicely with vodka and Kahlua

 

Aug 25, 2015 10:57 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

thats why you are a success. 1) hand doing postcards 2) actually engaging the neighbor 3) not caring (i dont mean it like that ) if it meant direct biz or not  4)doing it  because u lobe homes and people

Aug 30, 2015 10:35 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Thanks MIKE ROCK.  As weird as it sounds, I do like walking my postcards through neighborhoods because it's nice meeting the neighbors.  They get a real sense of who you are rather than relying on the copywriting and my not so recent  touched up realtor pic.

One lady recently asked me to call her when I was going to walk cards through the neighborhood again so she could walk with me.

I got into a political discussion with another neighbor.  It was fine because we were in total agreement on politics, which means I think he was really smart. 

Aug 30, 2015 10:49 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

btw..whats the strategy to sell that 1.5 m that was reduced to 1.5  1) rotate the pic often on the first pic.. u may already.. like once a week... that what i do at times.. 2) ask the lady you met handing out flyers if she needs a  new house :)

Aug 30, 2015 10:49 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i agree he was very smart..... now tell me what side u take, and i will tell you if you were both smart :) keep up the legwork

Aug 30, 2015 10:50 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Ahhh....the 1.5.  I do rotate the primary photo, but not as often as once a week.  Maybe I'll do that.  I've noticed the online traffic has increased, but showings not to much, though I do have one tomorrow.  I also have someone who is going to write a contingent offer once her house is listed.  She's listing it with a relative.

The 1.5 house is big, it is unique for our area in that it is not Mediterranean homogenous.  The bedrooms are huge.  It's on an 18,295 sq. ft. lot, which is very large for the area.  There's no HOA, which is a positive from a freedom standpoint. 

The senior citizen from the neighborhood where I was walking postcards isn't exactly interested in upsizing at this point MIKE ROCK.  😕

Aug 30, 2015 11:14 AM

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