A Surprise Referral From a Recent Townhome Seller

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes

A Surprise Referral From a Recent Townhome Seller


This morning, I met with a new prospective seller who had contacted me earlier in the week about listing his west suburban townhome (located about half an hour west of downtown Minneapolis).


Last autumn, I procured the buyer in a townhome sale in this fellow's neighborhood. The seller of that townhome was a retired medical administrator who had considerable experience in staffing hospitals and clinics. The buyer in that transaction was my client and she was a renter who had been searching for something affordable that she could purchase, update and enjoy.


So this morning, I inquired about who had recommended me to list his home for sale.  He replied,"what impressed me most was the fact that a friend and former neighbor (the owner of the townhome in the transaction last autumn where I represented the buyer) recommended you Eric, instead of recommending her own agent."


During that transaction last year, I had very little contact with the seller. But apparently that seller overheard my buyer during a cellphone conversation, praising my work to a friend.


The man I met with this morning also did some homework of his own. He's a retired aerospace engineer, so it makes sense to me that someone with his background would be very detail-oriented and curious. He read online that I teach real estate courses to other agents in Minnesota and Wisconsin (he also commented about how unusual it is to meet a real estate agent who used to work in the symphony orchestra business). 


I don't recall ever receiving a referral from a party who had been represented by another agent, working with a different brokerage. Not only was this a "first" for me but it was also a reminder that referrals can come from unexpected sources.


A lesson learned...you just never know where your next referral might come from!


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Contact Broker Eric Kodner with Wayzata Lakes Realty about Minneapolis & Saint Paul area properties, including Lake Minnetonka, Edina and the Minneapolis City Lakes area (Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet). We also sell on the Saint Croix River and on Lake Superior, including Bayfield, Wisconsin and Madeline Island homes.  With sixteen years experience marketing and selling waterfront properties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we know Lake Minnetonka and Madeline Island real estate.

Wayzata Lakes Realty LLC (Minnesota) and Madeline Island Realty LLC (Wisconsin)

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Phone or Text Message 612.670.2539

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Congratulations on the referral, Eric. It just goes to show what can happen from our good work that gets noticed by others, sometimes when we least expect it!


Feb 22, 2017 04:28 PM #1
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Congratulations Eric. This is a great testimony and goes to show how our hard work can pay off!

Feb 22, 2017 07:42 PM #2
Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

I guess that is the beauty AND the beast -- never knowing where our next referral might come from. (I am sure you have SOLD that townhome by now -- so congrats!)

Aug 28, 2017 07:04 AM #3
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