Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 04MAY18

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

Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 04MAY18

 

One super-long week has finally come to Friday! So many firsts this week...I submitted 3 Offers on Tuesday and still have no resolution to any of them! I typically have these done in 24 hours or less but, believe me, it's not me! LOL

I had a client who had a bit of a debacle with new construction and THANKFULLY had their own representation. After months of delays, we got this one Closed this week. Having space for adult parents to live separately, the home selection led us to a fabulous new community in Fort Mill that offers separate, detached living quarters. It was the perfect fit and the entire family is elated to finally move into this wonderful home.

 

Brayden home sold in fort mill SC

 

 

Giddy SellerA couple of Due Diligence Periods ended this week - all with amicable results - all parties have worked well together and we are on the home stretch for both purchases. Another listing went under Contract in just a few hours. Today, I met with my past client who referred the seller (also upsizing). She said that the seller came into the office on Monday and exclaimed, "I'll bet your houses didn't sell in just a few hours...nor did you get to pick from a slew of Offers!

 

 

The gentleman that she was referring to is the most laid-back, soft-spoken guy and I laughed so hard at her story - I simply can't imagine him doing that but, you know that made me happy!

 

She said, "That was great for your future business - that's all I can say!

 


  

I attended RE/MAX's annual awards ceremony this week at Top Golf - another first! I had never been to a Top Golf before but, everyone had a grand time! Of course, I did not know we were playing golf and showed up in my 'suggested business attire' - a DRESS so, I could not hit any golf balls!

The facility was top-notch and the food and drinks were fantastic as well. I was asked to attend the ceremony but, had no idea what award I was going to receive. I won the Chairman's Club award and had no idea there was such an award! LOL 

 

RE/MAX Awards Ceremony


I had the pleasure of spending my 4-hour BICUP continuing education class with my friend, Leigh Brown's Dad yesterday. I always enjoy taking my classes at Superior School of Real Estate and to have Bill Gallagher as the instructor AND to be seated with Leigh's Dad was such a treat! 

 


  

PERSONAL

I took my car in for a recall of the fuel pump...thankfully! It took an entire week but, I finally heard from them. "We have a little bit of a problem." Well, you know this isn't going to be good...of course, my mind went to, the car is 7 years old - perhaps it caught fire and I'm going to get a new one! There's some irony in that first thought before I heard what the problem was...

 

WELL, thank GOODNESS the car had a recall. The mechanics found a mouse nest sitting on top of my fuel pump. The worst part is - the mouse had chewed through all of the insulation around the copper wires leading to the fuel pump, leaving the wires lying right beside one another. They said that I was SO lucky that the copper wires hadn't touched, sparked and ignited the fuel in the fuel pump! 

 

The funny thing - I had just moved my bags of bird seed from my garage to the storage building because it kept spilling in the garage...I thought the bags had holes in them and I was tired of sweeping out my garage! I had the pest folks check out my garage this week and all seems clear now but, they left some traps anyway. How lucky was I that the fuel pump had to be replaced? The mouse nest is gone, the copper wires re-insulated and I FINALLY have my car back!

#LifeIsGood!

 

Mouse mess

 

Have a fantastic week ahead! 

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® - 04MAY18

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Thank you, Barbara Todaro! I had no idea what it even meant until they announced it! Last year was my first full year with RE/MAX and these were for last year's stats.

Happy Saturday!

May 05, 2018 12:34 PM #14
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Me too, Wayne Martin - almost there on 2 of them but, gosh, these 5-day negotiations are hindering my wine consumption! (I don't drink when I'm negotiating Contracts!) LOL

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Thank you so much, Roy Kelley! You have a wonderful weekend yourself!

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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD! Aren't they little buggers? My gosh, who knew they could be so destructive? 

So, about 4 months ago, I was driving home, talking to hubby on the phone. I told him something was 'squeaking' in my car, "It sounds like a mouse!" He reassured me there is no way there is a mouse in your car - you keep it in the garage! I put it completely out of my mind but, I suppose I shouldn't have! I'm just glad I'm telling this story - and not someone else telling it in my obituary!! They scared me to death at the dealership. I won't be keeping birdseed in my garage ever again!

May 05, 2018 12:38 PM #17
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Yes, it surely has been a super-long week, Kevin J. May! I'm in need of just ONE day off! LOL 

I hope you're having a great weekend!

May 05, 2018 12:44 PM #18
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Debe,

 You know the best sales agents are doctors we have to do our research good for you! The same thing happened with my dad the doctor said he needed surgery on his legs when we questioned my dad he did not know anything we told him to cancel the surgery took him to another doctor he does not need any surgery he just needs not sit as much!

May 05, 2018 01:57 PM #19
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Debe,

 PS congrats on the award!

May 05, 2018 01:57 PM #20
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Congrats on your award of course. And it sure seems to busy down there for you. Best of luck.

May 06, 2018 08:01 AM #21
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Hello Debe.  Another jam-packed week. Whew! I look forward to this weekly post.

May 06, 2018 08:01 AM #22
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I think being used to 'digging' and problem-solving when you're in the medical profession, really is a positive carry-over into this business too, Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert. The issue that I have now - I hate tracking back to do someone's job in the medical profession! LOL 

I can't believe that's all it was with your Dad. It does make you wonder if these docs are 'surgery-happy,' doesn't it? Second and third opinions are never a bad idea and I KNOW you're happy you took that route with him.

And, thank you! I never even knew such an award existed but, hey, I'll take it! LOL

May 06, 2018 08:24 AM #23
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Thank you, Robert Hammerstein! When it's crazy busy, I'm a happy camper...so, bring on the business! LOL

Have a wonderful Sunday!

May 06, 2018 08:25 AM #24
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You're so kind, Michael Jacobs...and you know I'm starving for some Michael pondering - especially today (Sunday)!!

Happy Sunday to you! 

May 06, 2018 08:27 AM #25
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Hello Debe and Someday i would like to meet you in person,  Always like to see your blog and what you have a fill with for the week.

 

May 06, 2018 09:35 AM #26
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That was quite a week, Debe. I've heard more mouse stories lately than I can remember. I client of mine had to take her car into the shop to have the wiring harness replaced. It appears that Honda has decided to bundle wires in soy based covers. It's like a buffet for mice. 

May 06, 2018 10:27 AM #27
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Another week in the life of Debe Maxwell, CRS who never ceases to accomplish more than the average person in Real Estate. That's because she is anything but average! She's simply unstoppable and always a problem solver, forever learning, and sharing great information for consumers and other agents too. 

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Hi Debe,
I love reading your Diary posts, even though they make me feel like a lazy ass.  LOL  I take solace in knowing I've done my time.  LOL   Isn't it interesting how the Good Lord takes care of us... even if it is through an automobile recall?  

Congratulations on your award! You truly are a winner in every way! 

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Hi Will Hamm - one day, indeed! We'll have a lot to talk about - from football to real estate to cooking! 

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Oh my gosh, that is VERY scary, Mike Cooper! Why on earth wouldn't they think of that? Now I'm wondering if that is the case with the BMW? 

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You're so kind, Patricia Feager! There's a method to my madness - ONE day, I will put together a book with interesting tidbits from the business. I think these will help me...we shall see! 

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What a wonderful thing to say, Carol Williams! I love what I do so, it's not really like work to me. And, thank you!

As for Ray, He will take care of Ray and I'm confident of that.

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