Happy Friday!

By
Real Estate Agent with www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Happy Friday!

Friday, 07APR17:  Between the actual raindrops and clients raining from the sky this month, it's been another one of those keeping-the-head-above-water weeks! I originally had a clean-slate for the weekend and now have a jam-packed day tomorrow. Perhaps a couple of hours of catch-up on Sunday is in store for me?

 

Lots of curve balls this week too...


We were notified a couple of weeks ago that a seller for one of our buyers, was not expected to live beyond this week; we had no idea that she was terminal until being put on notice that we needed to get the transaction Closed ASAP. After spending a week in a super-charged, full-on hustle to get the loan finalized for our buyer, the seller did pass away.

Sadly, this scenario is one that I am all too familiar with; believe me, state probate in the middle of a transaction is not something for the faint of heart. THANKFULLY, my buyer had selected an attorney who has been able to guide everyone in this process like a maestro!  No kidding but, at 10:00 TONIGHT, both the lender and attorney are telling me that we are going to be able to Close this transaction next week, as per the Contract date! Needless to say, I am honored to partner with such talented and dedicated lenders and attorneys, who put our clients FIRST. 

 

One of my best referral clients sent one of her best friends to me to find a property about a month and a half ago. We were involved in a multiple Offer situation which took days to resolve, then a change of Closing date at seller's request, then inspections, then another change of Closing date from seller, then repair negotiations... This buyer never lost her smile, never lost her positive mindset and never complained - not once!  We did our final walk-through & Closed this week - she had that radiant smile from beginning to end.  Don't you just love working with positive people?! 

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Wonderful past client buyers found their dream home last Friday and, of course, another bidding war ensued! They won the bidding war and are simply ecstatic! On to inspections next week!

 

Two more fabulous new listings hit the market last night and today - both were swarming with buyers today so, we're expecting serious interest very soon!

 


Nick Vandekar5 new buyers this week - two of which were AR referrals (THANK YOU!), two were client referrals and one was a partner referral - all are on a mad search for their dream homes! One couple has nailed their home, we think but, will have to go back tomorrow morning for one last peek. 

 

I fell down this week on my coaching homework - I mean, isn't this what they've been coaching me to do?!!  The amount of paperwork that is assigned is astonishing - I totally understand the need for it but, when I'm down an assistant, it's impossible to do it all...and focus on the business that they're coaching me to procure! 

 

And one of the biggest highlights of the week, getting the opportunity to meet Nick of Nick & Trudy Vandekar!  It's only been 5 days ago but, it seems like two weeks!  

 

May you all dance in the Rain this week!

 

Dancing in the Rain 

 

© Debe Maxwell |The Maxwell House Group | (704) 491-3310

Comments (28)

Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

What a week. You navigate them with style and expertise. I am curious, what kind of paperwork does your coah have you do? Have a great weekend @ddebe -Kasey

Apr 08, 2017 09:04 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Debe Maxwell, CRS the storm you described is the kind of storm we all want in our business.  Happy smiling clients. Patient clients. Referrals. Closings. New listings ... Congratulations!!

Apr 08, 2017 01:11 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debe,

What a busy week you had! On Friday, we got home in the wee hours of the morning from Newark.  We had been working in Connecticut earlier in the week.  It is so nice to know you overcame all your hurdles and had great team members to help the process along.  Wishing you a great weekend.  A

Apr 08, 2017 01:28 PM
Joanna Cohlan

Hope you had a great time in New York!

Apr 08, 2017 07:34 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Debe well know it's Saturday and I'm guessing your day has been jammed packed again. I am so excited for you - and your buyers and sellers.  As for coaching darling - you got it!

Apr 08, 2017 02:34 PM
shirley cicero
Continental West Realty - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

Yes! Love it! Dance in the Rain! 

Apr 08, 2017 08:18 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Whew! You had a really busy week - I hope you enjoy your well deserved weekend!

Apr 09, 2017 05:47 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you, Praful Thakkar! I'm so thankful that we had a gorgeous day yesterday and another one today - it makes for great pre-Easter weekend showings! Next weekend is one of our slowest in our market each year so, people are trying to see everything they can before next Friday!

Apr 09, 2017 07:47 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Endre Barath, Jr. - I'm thinking of writing a book on these things - unfortunately, it would be more of an encyclopedia than a book though!  LOL 

Apr 09, 2017 09:10 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Debe, need to compress it into a book since encyclopedias went with the Polaroid photos:)) or maybe a series like Harry Potter? just thinking out loud, Endre

Apr 09, 2017 09:25 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

OH, the Real Estate Curve Ball series - From A to Z!  Love those out-loud thoughts, Endre Barath, Jr.!

Apr 09, 2017 09:47 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

James Dray - Well, when I ever come up for air, I'll probably be amazed at how the week all worked out! I love to be busy so, these past 6-8 weeks have been right up my alley!  ;-)

Apr 09, 2017 09:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Doug Dawes - Isn't that the truth! When I go underwater is when I don't budget time for these curve balls...you always have to have some blocked time to deal with disasters and those dreaded transactional curve balls!  ;-)

Apr 09, 2017 09:46 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Kat Palmiotti - Well, as it happens, I referred out a buyer that I had on my schedule today - I just absolutely was out of bandwidth!!  I needed to get caught up on documentation and my filing!  It truly was a crazy week and yesterday was probably the craziest!  WHEW!  

Apr 09, 2017 09:50 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Dorie Dillard!  Don't you absolutely hate when they hold Offers - I mean, especially when they ALREADY have better Offers than they expected to receive. My buyers often cry, "GREED!" when they do that and some of them will even walk away and Offer on something else. 

And, I'm popping over to see if you've posted about that Easter Egg Hunt yet - how fun is that?!  I know that my husband and I would fit into your neighborhood perfectly - I love those kinds of neighborhood events!

Happy Sunday!

Apr 09, 2017 09:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you so much, Roy Kelley!  You have a great Sunday as well!

Apr 09, 2017 09:54 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Brian England, I made an executive decision to refer out someone for today - I really did need a little time to catch up on many things and prepare for next week. Sometimes you have to look out for yourself so you can be the best you can be for everyone else!  

Happy Sunday, Brian!

Apr 09, 2017 10:02 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Kasey & John Boles and the team at Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC! I do love being busy and I'm not complaining at all - it's just overwhelming when you have to do additional paperwork to show what you've done during the past month!

You asked about that paperwork - so, we have a personal budget (very detailed) and a P&L (also very detailed). Both are data that my husband and our CPA use on a weekly basis and keep updated. HOWEVER, our forms are quite different from the required coaching forms and it's a royal PITA to convert them to theirs!  I will say, it's great for me - I get a verbal report weekly and a monthly balance & activity sheet on my business anyway. I then have to NOW pay attention (which I didn't in the past - I heard it, saw it and moved one).  Now, I have to thoroughly digest it and spit it out onto new forms - now, I am FULLY aware of where every single cent goes. That's a good thing, I know but, when you're busy, it can be a bit overwhelming!

We also have our prospecting sheets (10 calls a day, 6 days a week) with notes. I'm famous for mental notes so, when I get busy, it can take me hours to complete that form if I haven't kept up with it on a daily basis!  We have lead sheets, Closing sheets, Commission sheets (including the source of the buyer/seller, etc.) as well.  The thing for me is, they all have their forms and I have my own CRM that keeps up with this in a different way...so, converting all of that data is time-consuming too!

Basically, we have to keep up with every single detail on exhaustive forms and it keeps us keenly aware of the state of our business. I love coaching but, this is the only part that I just can't wrap my head around doing during a busy market!

Apr 09, 2017 10:10 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Kathleen Daniels!  Yes, I'm ever so thankful and definitely am not complaining! It's so nice to be busy and have people put their faith in you to help them with their largest investment(s). It's truly an honor.

I also love the problem-solving of our business - some storms are quite easy to get through, others...not so much!  

Happy Sunday, Kathleen!

Apr 09, 2017 10:13 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you so much, Ron and Alexandra Seigel!  I hope you two enjoyed your Connecticut trip and have recovered from that long flight from Newark!  

Enjoy your Sunday!

Apr 09, 2017 10:15 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS!  Thank you! I'm doing my best to get my forms done but, you know, the coaching has gotten me here so, if I don't get those crazy forms done, I don't think they're going to fire me!  LOL  I need a day with my hubby!  

Apr 09, 2017 10:16 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

shirley cicero - LOL I thought that was an appropriate motivational quote for spring weather and ActiveRAIN!  ;-)

Happy Sunday!

Apr 09, 2017 10:17 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl!  Thank you!  And, yes, WHEW is right- it was an insanely busy day yesterday and today, well, I've made an executive decision to refer a buyer out and enjoy the day catching up on paperwork, AR and spend some quality time with my hubby!  #LifeIsGood!

Apr 09, 2017 10:19 AM