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?!
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!
5 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!
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