Raining on a new Agent

Reblogger Ginger Harper
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage 93383

I am introducing a new agent to AR.  She will learn so much from our Community.

Original content by Christina Steinhaus SL3307595

I had a SOI call this morning from a new agent who knew me from the past and was reaching out for referrals.  She was a personal fitness trainer in her previous life-mine, actually.  After we discussed that I was an agent, she inquired what worked for me when I started out 3 years ago.  Not surprisingly, I mentioned Activerain.  I explained how the blog posts of this community helped and inspired me from the very day I joined. It made me think of when I started..

Three years ago, I became a real estate agent!  And had no idea how to proceed.  I called my cousin, Jeff Dowler, an awesome Realtor and Rainer and asked for advice---Join Activerain(!) was one of the first things he said.  So I did-as well as ending up with a long with a page of scribbled notes about websites and blogs, which, at the time did not make a lot of sense.  By the way, I still have that page of notes and I refer to it about once a month.  And all good things started to happen!

Well, mostly good... I managed to find some awesome buyers who wanted a condo on the water in West Palm Beach.  As a first deal, so difficult- the Seller lived in Rome.  The Buyer lived in Chicago.  Good thing the airport is minutes away.  So many things to find out about, Condo Docs, Reserves, Financing, FIRPTA  Rules, Attorneys.  Contracts, Counter-Offers, Can we close in less that 30 days? Right before Memorial Day Weekend so they could enjoy their new vacation home?  Eek.  The Seller has to fly from..Croatia!, to attend the closing.  Condo Board acceptance! Nothing could go wrong and the pressure was on.

As exciting as this sounds, I was no way prepared.  I turned to the Activerain Community and started to read by topic and found a wonderfully interesting and valuable source of information and help!  So, I want to extend  huge Thank You to every blogger in Activerain that unknowingly provided information on every step of this complicated transaction. In my haste-like I said-30 days to close-I probably didn't thank each and every one of you!

The story ended well.  The Condo closed on time!  The Buyers love their new home with the awesome view.  And I learned a lot with the help of Activerain.  I'm very grateful to be part of this community.  And I hope the new agent I spoke with this morning joins this amazing group of Realtors!


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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Another great reblog..I didnt see the original so thanks again!

Mar 18, 2017 06:56 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Ginger. I wish I had Active Rain so many years ago. Glad it helps others now.

Mar 18, 2017 06:56 AM #2
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Ginger Harper ,

Thank you for the introduction..On my way over to welcome Christina! Off to comment on her post!

Mar 18, 2017 07:56 AM #3
Christina Steinhaus
Coldwell Banker Residential Property - West Palm Beach, FL
Real Estate Agent serving the Palm Beaches

Thank you for reposting my article, Ginger!

Mar 18, 2017 08:58 AM #4
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I will hve to keep tabson this new Rainer.  This was a great blog.

Mar 18, 2017 01:17 PM #5
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