One of my favorite transactions was my one of my first. This sweet young couple came in with their realtor. They were relocating from Chicago in 90 days and had 3 days to find a home for their young family. He had served in the army, and I love my vets.
They came back on day 3 and said this is the home we want! We wrote up the contract only a couple of caveats they wanted tile floor and granite countertops, but they had no time and to go to the design center. The young man piped up "You dress nice and have style you pick it out for us." Being new to the industry I said sure. I got so many calls from my more tenured collegaues asking me if I really did agree to pick those things out for the buyer and I said yes. I would never do that now, I know too many pitfalls.
It came for them to close and walk their home they loved it! They were so grateful they got me a closing gift!
Fastforward 7 years later, I am now with another builder and it is time for these young people to upgrade. She walked into my model, she recognized me right away. She reminded me that I had picked their selections for them, I said oh I do remember, and I said I do not do that anymore. She told me they were going to move in a few months and would bring hubby out close to the time. I followed up, left messages, got her once and she said we are not there yet.
Once their home was ready her hubsand call Yolanda, I showed her 3 homes which fit their criteria. She told me which one her husband would like and he did, now it was a matter of the numbers. I worked on the deal, got them the best deal I could because I really wanted to sell to them again because they were such good people. A deal was struck. The husband kept saying next home we will just call Yolanda.
They were moved to Austin for his career, and the wife and I are facebook friends so I followed their progress. When they left Austin they did call me however, I was not selling the product they wanted or the neighborhood.
They have bought a beautiful home on the lake in the Bridgelands and the kids are teenagers and so cute! He has done very well in his career and my new company actually hopes to do business with them. They are a good family and have done very well for themselves and managed to stay humble and sweet through it all!