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When I was actively listing and selling I hardly ever dealt with rentals. I found that they took more time than most sale transactions and frankly they weren't worth my time. They generally were difficult and the clients were pickier than buyers. So I knew I was going to call it a day and I got a call from a sweet man who really needed help. He needed a place to live and his budget was far below the norm in my New Jersey area. 

I felt badly when I heard his story, and worse when he told me he was blown off by three agents before we spoke. I wasn't sure I could help him but told him I would try. My new client was appreciative and he came into the office so we could meet.

I checked the Multiple Listing Service numerous times a day and emailed my list of agents with whom I had a good relationship. About a week later a listing appeared and I made the appointment. My client was so accommodating and while this property left much to be desired, this guy was so happy for the potential to finally have his own place.

Long story short, it was a difficult transaction and while it finally closed it took a great deal of effort and more time than I ever spend on any deal. My client appreciated my help and I was glad to go out, really making a difference in someone elses life.

 

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When you think about real estate, it is time to focus. I have helped people for close to thirty years in all areas, and made the process not only simple but enjoyable. Why should you go it alone or settle for less? Call me and find a partner to help, direct and get you where you want to be.

Sheila Anderson

The Real Estate Whisperer...... Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator 732-715-1133

 

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have found the most difficult transactions often provide the greatest rewards - both emotionally, and ultimately, in return business.  The second client I ever had, way back in 1981, was a 21 year old kid who owned his own business.  He was smart, and his business was comprised of computerized machining.  That was way back in the day.  He was really difficult to get qualified for a loan because of his "self-employed" status, and his age.  Also, the country was steeped in recession and high interest rates.  However, we did manage to find him a duplex to buy.  He lived in one side, and rented out the other.  He fixed it up substantially.  Then, he met a girl, and they married.  His business began to flourish.  He bought a nice lot up in the foothills, and he built a beautiful home on it.  However.  His wife began to experience health issues, and stairs became an issue.  We sold that home, and he bought another home with a single story.  Over the years, he has sent me many clients.  My work with him, during the difficult early years when he was still a kid, paid dividends over the years.  He's now in his late 50s, and is a very successful businessman.

Feb 05, 2018 12:04 PM #1
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Myrl. That is a really special story. Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impact forever. TY     Sheila

Feb 05, 2018 12:23 PM #2
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I'm so happy that the story had a happy end, Sheila! 

I'm in the same boat as you, when someone is very sincere, I'll make sure I at least try to help. I just received a call from a woman who lives with her 2 kids and a dog in a car..... divorce destroyed her credit.....she currently found some tempo rental, and it will probably take time to get her a place, but we have to help each other. Money is not everything. Relationships are.

Feb 05, 2018 01:13 PM #3
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Inna. You are exactly right. I will keep this woman, her children and their dog in my prayers and hope you can make a happy ending too. TY

Sheila

Feb 05, 2018 01:21 PM #4
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Hi Sheila - thanks for sharing your experience helping someone who really needed a caring, helping hand. You made that gentleman very happy and helped him realize there are people who care in this often impersonal, busy world. Nice job!

Feb 05, 2018 07:27 PM #5
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't feel like I am the right fit for most potential renters. It takes so much time and each of my days is so packed, besides it usually doesn't pay off. I am glad to hear that your situation worked out.

Feb 05, 2018 08:42 PM #6
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sheila.

That while it was not significant to you meant the world to him.  Those are the memories that will never leave us

Feb 06, 2018 01:02 AM #7
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks very much Lottie. It was a lot of work but I felt good about it.      Sheila

Feb 06, 2018 04:49 AM #8
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Debbie. This was unusual for me.      Sheila

Feb 06, 2018 04:51 AM #9
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks James.    Sheila

Feb 06, 2018 04:52 AM #10
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Dealing with rentals is certainly a hassle that is not worth the money received, but from time to time, I will help family or friends.

Feb 06, 2018 05:27 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

hi Brian. I didn't enjoy rentals even when they were in my own properties. This one was unique because the guy was really nice and couldn't find help. TY    Sheila

Feb 06, 2018 05:30 AM #12
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

You made an enormous difference in his life Sheila Anderson and I know he was grateful to have found you!

Feb 08, 2018 11:18 AM #13
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Lisa. I like to think so.       Sheila

Feb 08, 2018 11:57 AM #14
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