I'm Not Here to Buy this House...Said the Open House Visitor

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

A new listing..a premiere open house...the opportunity to meet new people and showcase the features of our Sellers' home...nothing like it to get the adrenalin pumping and the opportunities flowing. Greeting people at the front door and having "live in person" conversations" ...a break from the text and email...smiling faces and wCupcake openarm handshakes...mmmmm.  We are prepared with our sign in book, custom brochures ...and of course...cupcakes...feed them and they will come...and they certainly did ! A steady stream of anxious buyers are just what open houses are made of....and agents and sellers dream of....dreams fulfilled !  

    A lady came thru the door and I extemded my hand and introduced myself. "Oh good...you are the Realtor...just the person I came to see," she said.  She went on to explain that her husband had passed away and she was cleaning out the house and wanted to sell it to move to another state to be with her children.  She had made contact with an agent in the other state who told her she would have moving vanto sell her home and rent for a year since no home sale contingencies would like be accepted in the Sellers' Market in what wouild become her new home state.  She didn't want to rent...or move twice...didn't know what was needed to get her home ready to sell...and really was looking for "the voice of experience" in real estate to make this transition less stressful.  She knew there were things she should do to get her house ready for the market and unsure that she could locate reliable contractors that would do the work fairly and at the proper price. Lots of overwhelming tasks and no clear direction....until now.

 handyman I assured her that David & I would come over and look at her home. We can suggest reliable contractors for whatever was needed...and we can help her with everything from a mover to finding an agent who will work with her in her new location and the transition would be a smooth one.  The relief on her face was priceless...and a good part of why we love this business...sometimes you are the "first aid/fast aid" people who bring comforting solutions to people at a time they need it most.

    We are fortunate to be in a "people business" and more fortunate when we can be the people who make a difference in people's lives...whatever their situation.

       Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with Keller Williams, honored to be of service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.



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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Smart lady Sally and David. She met the BEST in Wisconsin and will be a sold soon by working with you two!

Jun 04, 2018 04:24 AM #1
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm glad this woman found you at the open house.  Sounds like she was going down the wrong path at first.

Jun 04, 2018 04:31 AM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

Just another reason to hold open houses! I have this happen often ..they want to meet you, face to face and what a better way to establish a dialog than watching you market your listings and see you in action! You go girl!!

Jun 04, 2018 04:36 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson (Sally) another very successful open house event.... there's another happy future seller, too....

Jun 04, 2018 04:53 AM #4
Marnie Matarese
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

Congrats on a great open house with results!  You just never know who or what can result from having them.

Jun 04, 2018 04:57 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sally. Easy to welcome this type of person to your open house. It's all about attracting new opportunities. Enjoy your day!

Jun 04, 2018 05:10 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a good connection was made and at least she knew right where to go to find you!

Jun 04, 2018 07:05 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sally and David. What a joy and a great gift. Good luck getting this new one sold.

Jun 04, 2018 07:51 AM #8
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Sally I'm sure that lady was overwhelmed by the entire selling/moving process and thankfully she's got the two of you on her side. Excellent move!

Jun 04, 2018 09:25 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally and David- she should count herself as one lucky lady to have found you!  Selling and moving complicated by moving out of the state can be overwhelming even to someone who is experienced at it. She's in good hands now. 

Jun 04, 2018 10:14 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sally, 

LIke you, I am a firm believer in having open houses.  I enjoy meeting new people and ansering their questions.  This was well worth your effort and you are helping another person with a home move. 

Jun 04, 2018 11:05 AM #11
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

There's nothing like going straight to the pro when you want good advice. Your new client is one smart lady.

Jun 04, 2018 01:58 PM #12
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David if she was ""looking for "the voice of experience" in real estate"" she found it in the two of you.

Jun 04, 2018 05:20 PM #13
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sally.

One just never knows when the next client will literally walk into their lives. 

Jun 05, 2018 01:35 AM #14
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hello Sally and David --- I do understand that open house events are not popular/successful for every situation but thankfully your showcasing of this property was the right way to connect with this visitor.

Jun 06, 2018 04:10 AM #15
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sally and David - that is a very heart warming story.  You enjoy what you do and it shows.

Jun 09, 2018 06:04 AM #16
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - we all know here in the Rain that the lady is in great hands now that she is working with you!  Congratulations ahead of time for a job well done! 

Jul 05, 2018 05:18 AM #17
Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realty, Realtors® • Broker • South East Florida • - Miami Beach, FL
Waterway Realtors, Notary Public 786-229-7999

Moving is one of the most stressful life events that we can face. It's a win-win situation now!

Jul 05, 2018 06:46 AM #18
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