Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 12JAN18

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Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 12JAN18


Molasses in the serverTwelve days into the New Year and I am already feeling like the year is going to be another one that flies right past us! I'm trying to wrap up things that I typically get done in a slower December but, last month was the busiest December I've ever had so, very little 'extra' tasks were accomplished. To add to that 'stress,' my email has been giving me a fit this week - important emails are landing in junk & trash and spam is filling my inbox. I'm beginning to think my email is totally confused this year!


Issues with the molasses that someone injected into the ActiveRain server, paled in comparison to my main website being down on Wednesday. We love technology and are so thankful for it when it's working like a top but, when it's not...


Thankfully all are back 'in working order' as we end the week - I think I can finally breathe a sigh of relief after a week of crazy technology issues!



One of my favorite past buyers (from 2012) was transferred to California and had to sell their fabulous Dilworth home. That Closed this week and was very bittersweet - I miss them living in the city already but, did get over list price for them and they made a ton of money after owning it for 6 years and having purchased during the tail end of the recession. So, they left the city with their heads held high and I couldn't be happier for them!



Due Diligence ended on one of my listings that was a bit of an uncertainty. The buyer purchased the home from me years ago and when they bought, they purchased it as-is and had much of the work done but, didn't want to have a pre-inspection to be sure that all was well before listing their home with me recently. Our buyers inspection process was quite extensive and we were happy to reach an agreement on a not-so-bad inspection report & repair request! #LifeIsGood

One of my lenders referred me a wonderful client, who I will tell the story later but, we have mutual family friends and it was such a pleasure working with this young man! He told me that he has several friends who have recently purchased property and they could not believe how 'easy' his transaction was! From winning the bidding war to negotiating repairs and purchasing personal items, a perfect appraisal and an early Closing (because the lender was amazing!), it could not have been a better transaction! So, it made me proud to have him tell his family and those at the table that today as well! 


Congratulations, Kris!





This was a week of continued healing and reminiscing about our lives with my father-in-law. My heart still breaks for his children who miss him terribly but, the 'fun' memories are surfacing and laughter at the family antics with Mr. Maxwell having been at the helm, is the perfect medicine for healing broken hearts.

I took my Duke to see the vet for his annual check-up and rabies vaccination this week. He pranced out with a clean bill of health and left everyone with big smiles - he's such a sweetheart and just makes you smile with his 'instant' tail wagging! I love my Dukie!



Thought for the Week...


Thought for the week

Nothing needs to be added to this - we all know it's true!


Have a wonderful week ahead!


© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | | Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 12JAN18

Comments (14)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe, yes the molasses has discouraged a lot of people on this platform, what I can not comprehend why the leadership has not stepped up and disclosed it something to the effect of " be patient, these are the issues and we are working on it and we anticipate the correction by such and such a time".... needless to say I am not in the loop but if I was these would be my posts:))Endre

Jan 12, 2018 11:16 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Debe Maxwell, CRS - Sounds like you had a perfect week, a great way to start the new year.

Jan 12, 2018 11:50 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Debe.

So far this year looks like it will exceed 2017.  Our agent count was up 66% from 2016 at the close of 2017.  Now if 2018 will turn out as good as 2017, it will be a banner year for us.  

Jan 13, 2018 02:04 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Debe Maxwell, CRS well, you've been a busy girl!! and it's all good stuff.... love the quote by Maya Angelou....she was the best and her words and thoughts will ring out forever...

Jan 13, 2018 03:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debe. I need a coffe break after reading you Friday diary. My busy is your down time. Don't blow a circuit. Enjoy your day!

Jan 13, 2018 03:57 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm totally exhausted just from reading all that you've accomplished this week!

Jan 13, 2018 06:07 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

This will be a year of making memories for sure....and Great ones at that..can't wait !

Jan 13, 2018 06:27 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

And that's a wrap. Sounds like a very busy week, and one of reflection and healing too. Hope you get some down time to enjoy the weekend. D 

Jan 13, 2018 06:34 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Wow, that is some week, can see how you feel. So many good things to be grateful for among the frustrating issues that challenge our days.

Glad your client did so well on their sale, sure they are going to need every penny in California.


Jan 13, 2018 06:47 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Like you, Debe, I think this year is going to be another than flies right by us.  

Jan 13, 2018 07:26 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debe - this must have been the week for computer problems.  i had my share this week.

Jan 13, 2018 09:29 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Debe very busy week for you , indeed. Again so sorry about your father-in-law. And I'm happy to hear that all the fun and good stories are coming about - that can be so healing.  As for Duke -- I love that little guy!!

Jan 13, 2018 10:26 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Debe, we've been given an opportunity to make memories, another year filled with opportunities to love, live and laugh. Your little guy Duke is adorable!

Jan 13, 2018 11:16 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Debe, what I can see in every story you told, is relationship. You make relationships and your clients latch on to you for life. Great lesson for all. 

Jan 13, 2018 11:21 AM