Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 26JAN18

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

Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 26JAN18

What a delightful week this was! The weather was a bit cooler than our normal January temperatures but, the sun was shining and business is booming - so, no complaints about the chill in the air at all!

 

Monday, Monday!Mondays are always my 'craziest' days - the phone rings from the time I get up until 9PM! All of the attorney's offices and lenders are back in full swing from having the weekend off and there is plenty of catching up to do. 

 

This Monday, I had a relocation client who was referred to me by past clients come into town. Knowing that my phone would not stop ringing, I forwarded everything to Christina and gave 100% of my focus to my new buyer. We had a wonderful time - meeting the family and showing homes in my own community, SouthPark.

 

At the end of the day, the buyer said, "I was planning to interview my boy's [adult] real estate agents but, a referral coming from 'Jane & Jim' can't be beaten! They are incredibly picky people and they loved you!" Well, two things about that - first, those buyers were some of the most wonderful buyers I've ever worked with - they were not difficult or demanding at all - they were fabulous! I never pegged them as being picky which was SUCH a compliment, I thought. Secondly, the stress of a new buyer on Monday is forever a non-issue for me! How can you walk away from that feeling any stress at all?

 

I returned to my Monday catch-up with very little left to do - everything had been resolved or addressed with the lenders & attorneys! KUDOS to my amazing Christina - she's a go-getter that can work circles around 10 people! At the end of the day, she's asking for more. She's unbelievable!

 

Tuesday and Wednesday were spent with another luxury buyer that I've been working with to find a home, also in my community of SouthPark. When you live in a metropolitan area, showings in your own backyard are always a dream come true. 

 

Wednesday I had someone ask about the 'abysmal' January we were having. Well, I've had a great January (my best yet). So, I checked BrokerMetrics to see how everyone was doing. To my surprise, I found that, for the first time, I was #1 in Charlotte - atop over 11,000 agents!! I typically 'live' in the top 1% but, have never been #1. So, I shared it with my husband and, of course, he shared it with the team - telling them to post it on social media because I wouldn't! So, I shared it, as did my team, and they have all gotten calls, texts, emails (as have I) about that one post! 

Top Charlotte Selling Agents JAN 2018

I am confident that by the end of the month, I won't be in that top slot but, for now, I'm excited to be beating out all of those builders! LOL

 

Yesterday, I Closed a co-op with parents of a past client who also lives in Myers Park, where the co-op is located. It was a flawless experience and arriving at Closing, I realized that the woman who was representing the seller was someone I went to church with 30 years ago! Our boys are the same age and her brother was a Deacon in the church, who stood by both of my boys when they were Baptized! How small is this world?!

 

Co-Ops for sale in Charlotte NC

*Photo of the co-op we just Closed - taken on our snow day this year, during the inspection!

 

Today, I drove to Atlanta for the AR area meet-up tomorrow. Sally K. & David L. Hanson and I spent the evening together and had a blast! We're all looking forward to seeing what tomorrow's meet up has in store for us. For tonight, those Hansons Both wore me out and I'm actually turning in early for tomorrow's exciting meet-up! 

 

Stay tuned for more tomorrow (and some photos too)!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 26JAN18

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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debe, wow all I can say, that the numbers speak for themselves... you had a fantastic December now not surprisingly you are having a fantastic January, Kudos and Congratulations.... loved your quiet Monday:) just kidding, Endre

Jan 26, 2018 10:16 PM #1
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James Dray
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Morning Debe.

Hang in there, get some rest and hold on tight.  2018, is going to be busier than 2017.  

Jan 27, 2018 02:51 AM #2
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Linda Blumenthal
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You certainly had a very busy and exciting week!  

Jan 27, 2018 03:30 AM #3
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HI Debe Maxwell, CRS - Congratulations on all the hard work you have put in. I am sure it is a very rewarding feeling!

Jan 27, 2018 05:46 AM #4
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS ,

Love your Friday Diary series..you are the consummate professional! January is a great month for me too and I do believe my best. Can't wait to see photos from your meet-up so glad you are all getting together..wish I was there!

Jan 27, 2018 06:42 AM #5
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JL Boney, III
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That's quite the busy diary you have going there. I also love to show homes in my community when I have the chance, there's just something I like about being close to home. Congrats first on having such a reliable person to help keep things in line while you were showing and a huge congrats on the #1 spot.

Jan 27, 2018 07:23 AM #6
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Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS  for making the long drive to Atlanta to see us !  We sure had fun....making memories in the rain !

Jan 27, 2018 10:19 AM #7
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Debe Maxwell, CRS wow, what a whirlwind week you had.  And, how fun to have met with Sally K. & David L. Hanson !

Jan 27, 2018 07:10 PM #8
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Hi Debe,  Busy, busy, busy is how I would classify your week.  But that's only part of it, sounds like it was filled with rewards and happiness.   That makes it all worthwhile.

Jan 27, 2018 08:46 PM #9
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LOVE this diary idea Debe Maxwell, CRS !!! Our weeks do keep us busy, but certainly glad you found time in that busy schedule to make it to ATL! I too wish I could of spent more time....Friday traffic in ATL is the worst...otherwise I should of made it to the hotel on Friday night to have EXTRA Debe time! 

Hugs!

Jan 28, 2018 06:07 AM #10
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - You live a full life and it's wonderful to connect with you here on ActiveRain. You touch people in the most positive way with words and actions. And when you sell, I can tell you do it all with passion. You're a very caring person and someone greatly appreciated by myself and others. 

Jan 28, 2018 07:48 AM #11
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Congratulations Debe, no wonder you're proud. You deserve it. Glad you're having your best January yet...that's impressive. D 

Jan 28, 2018 08:26 AM #12
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you are crushing it.  Way to go.  I had that "the phone won't stop ringing" day today.

Jan 29, 2018 09:44 PM #13
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