The Transaction that Made Me Realize I Was Officially an Adult

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker 69190

Blythewood, SC Homes for Sale  Like many people who have been in Real estate for a hand full of years, I have many stories that I could share about deals that made me both frustrated and those that made me very happy. Right off the bat though, I can think of one transaction in particular that moved me a great deal on a personal level.

  In addition to being in real estate herself, my wife has coached a masters swim team at our local YMCA for ten years or more now. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 5:30 am you can catch her on the pool deck at Jeep Rogers pushing her team for more. Being there that early in the morning usually means that the team has the pool area to themselves with the exception of the lifeguards on duty at any given time. My wife of course always gets to know the lifeguards which are usually college aged folks working for a little extra spending money. A couple of these lifeguards in particular who were engaged ended up doing a lot of baby sitting for my wife and I when we had our first child and they were great. Our Son loved them coming over to hang out with him and they seemed to really enjoy playing with him as well.

 

Blythewood, SC Homes for Sale At one point the builder my wife works with came up with the idea that the on-site agents should have assistants and the first person my wife thought of was the young lady that baby sat for us. She was hired on to be my wife's assistant shortly there after and was sent to real estate school herself. After about a year or so, she was promoted and received her own community and became full blown agent. She did and still does extremely well.

  After she had been working for a while in her own community and her and her fiance had tied the knot, I got a call out of the blue from her one day saying that they were ready to buy their first home. They wanted to know if I would represent them in the process and I was trilled that they wanted me to. I'm not going to lie, the fact that she was a well trained Realtor with access to the MLS and had already started her search made the process very easy from our side. When they found a home they wanted, the fact that it was the home of another Realtor that I knew also made things very easy from the other side as well. It was one of the most flawless deals ever given that everyone involved was a actually a Realtor and knew what they were doing.

 

Blythewood, SC Homes for Sale  As if a flawless deal was not nearly enough to be happy about, what really made me so happy  in this deal was to see two young people that had been a part of my family's life become first time homeowners. There was just something about the entire situation that reminded me of when my wife and I bought our first home and the experience was awesome.

 Something about the deal really made me feel quite grown up. Did I mention that they were expecting their first child at the time? Everything had come full circle and the kids that used to watch my child were now adults with a child of their very own on the way. I had now surpassed grown. I had made way a step closer to old, and to be honest, it felt pretty great.

 

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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Thank you for sharing this lovely story for our February Love contest JL Boney, III !

Feb 22, 2018 06:58 PM #1
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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What a great story...I was a little choked up at the end.  

Feb 23, 2018 05:17 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning JL. This is a lovely story and I really enjoying reading it.

Feb 23, 2018 06:24 AM #3
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
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Lisa - Thank you.

 

Susan - Writing it brought back a lot of good memories.

 

Sheila - Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping in.

Feb 23, 2018 11:01 AM #4
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I love hearing stories like these.  Reminds us all why we got in this business and stay in it.

Feb 23, 2018 01:32 PM #5
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Chris - It certainly helped me like the business a lot. And now I keep hire baby sitters hoping one of them will need a home soon.

Feb 23, 2018 02:06 PM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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You're thoughts about officially becoming an adult in real estate, are similar to those I have felt at various times over the years.  It's odd too, because I'm a grandmother for goodness sake!

Feb 23, 2018 06:28 PM #7
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Myrl - It's good to get that felling once and a while.

Feb 24, 2018 11:38 AM #8
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