We LOVE this business...It Brings tears often...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

   We truly love this business....and often, it emotional....anyone that says that we "just buy and sell properties" is missing the best part of what we do...the Heart housevery human element that changes lives forever.  The stories are many...the tears ....buckets.....and the heartfelt gratitude from Buyers and Sellers...more than any commission check in rewarding us for doing what we think we do best.

      We often get referrals from other agents....and this call came from the other side of the country saying that a family member was in hospice and the home needed to be sold. The agent had read about us on line and said "I know you would treat this transaction the way I would, and that is why I chose you. "  My lip quivers Painterand we thank her for her kind words and gratefully accept the referral.

       We were introduced to other members of the family...none living in the area of the house and as we toured it, we were asked to tell the personal representatives what we believed should be done to get the highest and best offer.  We produced a list of suggestions and contractors from painters to carpeting, some bathroom updates from new vanity and flooring to stripping wallpaper and replacing it with soft gray paint.        

       The kitchen cabinets were painted with new hardware...new countertops and sink/faucet and new lighting.  

        The whole house was painted inside and the outside touched up as necessary from the gareage door to the trim.

      The personal representatives left some of the furniture for staging as we directed ....and a few carloads later we had finished staging with window treatments, bedspreads, tablecloths....flower arrangements....we know that the Sister who had lived there would have loved how it turned out...and we KW for sale signdid too. A deep cleaning....and the first open house....well attended and multiple offers before sunset.  It certainly was not the most expensive house we ever sold....but we were determined to make it look like a million dollars!  The family was thrilled with the transformation and the offers that would now allow money for the Sister's children.

           We arranged to have the Personal Representatives pre-sign in the city they lived in so they did not have to travel back to the area of the house to attend the closing.  They sung our praises to the closing agent who repeated them to us..the honor was all ours....as were the tears that cHappily Ever Afterame easily when there was as happily an ever after as there possible could be for the whole family who worked hardto honor their sister's memory.

    This has been a reflective and respectful post written as a demonstration of one of the reasons we love what we do....and the people and communities we are honored to serve in southeastern Wisconsin.  Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates, Keller Williams Realty.

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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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Good evening Sally K. & David L. Hanson I have often writen in my blogs, that my biggest sense of satisfaction comes from seeing the smiles on the faces of my clients, and they are happy with the job I did for them... There is no better feeling of gratification.

Feb 03, 2018 06:50 PM #1
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George Souto
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Sally and David those are the kind of special sales that are worth far more than the commission.

Feb 03, 2018 07:11 PM #2
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Sally and David loved this post how you two go above and beyond the call of duty, that is what makes you two special, Endre

Feb 03, 2018 08:56 PM #3
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I have given 18 + years of my life 2 selling in the real estate industry and I know exactly what you mean Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Feb 03, 2018 09:51 PM #4
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James Dray
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Morning Sally.

I haven't been in this business as long as you and David have.  I love these inspirational stories

Feb 04, 2018 01:31 AM #5
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Gita Bantwal
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Your clients are lucky to be working with you. Thank you for sharing the story

Feb 04, 2018 04:23 AM #6
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Gabe Sanders
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Yet one more great example of why you are the best choice for sellers in your area.  Great job!

Feb 04, 2018 05:08 AM #7
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Sally and David... a lovely story... and stay in this business long enough and you find yourself shedding many a year... thankfully mostly for happiness.

Feb 04, 2018 05:24 AM #8
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.

Home sellers are in very  good hands when they use your professional real estate services.

Feb 04, 2018 06:02 AM #9
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Sally and David. I shed a tear just reading this. You are very special people.

Feb 04, 2018 06:29 AM #10
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Scott Godzyk
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Such a great story Sally K. & David L. Hanson and the human interaction and feelings element is why we can not be replaced by computers 

Feb 04, 2018 06:41 AM #11
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Sally and David- these are the times when agents prove how needed they are by sellers as well as buyers to help transactions run smoothly. You are both the most thoughtful and generous people I know. 

Feb 04, 2018 02:38 PM #12
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Lisa Von Domek
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And these are the situations and stories that make the difficult transactions all worthwhile.  Well done Sally K. & David L. Hanson as always!

Feb 04, 2018 05:51 PM #13
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Jay Markanich
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It takes effort!  I would do home inspections for free if I could.  I love this business also.

Feb 05, 2018 02:09 AM #14
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What a lovely story and you did a fantastic job for your clients and made it easy on them.

Feb 05, 2018 10:13 PM #15
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Lise Howe
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this is another wonderful story that just shows what great agents you both are to work with! 

Feb 06, 2018 07:24 AM #16
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