Buyers Cry with Happiness

By
Real Estate Agent with Optimar International Realty

I have been working with these Buyers who we`ve made numerous offers to purchase.They have been looking for almost 6 months! Many times, the Sellers weren`t willing to contribute towards closing costs. Other times, someone out bid our client.

Through it all they remained loyal to me and understood that I was trying to make it happen. When we finally executed a contract the Buyers were very Happy! I told them that until appraisals and inspections are completed we`re still a long way away!

Six weeks later we closed yesterday, The Lawyer went over the HUD, the keys were given to them and they asked me "Is that it!". I handed them the keys, shook their hands and said "Congratulations you`re a new Homeowner!". With that both the Husband and Wife  started to cry! They told me, that it was because of me that this DREAM became a Reality!

As i watched them cry with happiness, I too started to cry, realizing what I just did was more than sell Real Estate. I have done alot of transactions in my career, yesterday was the first time, that everything I do for people had  true meaning!

Comments (13)

Jenny Lozano
Florida List for Less Realty,Inc. - Boca Raton, FL

I`m crying reading this beautiful story!

Aug 24, 2006 11:17 PM
William Seufert
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. - Pembroke Pines, FL
Very sweet. Nice that you`re realizing what we do as realtors...
Aug 24, 2006 11:38 PM
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Excellent story Erika. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy it. That feeling is better than all the money in the world.
Aug 25, 2006 12:02 AM
Sherri Berry
Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro - Murfreesboro, TN
Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate
That's awesome Ericka.  Thanks for sharing this story.  To me, this is exactly why I sell real estate.  I love, love, love, the big deals and the big commission checks...my heart belongs to working with first time buyers who we can really help!  I've got one similar to yours that we are waiting on inspection and appraisal.  I hope my story ends like yours! 
Aug 25, 2006 01:01 AM
Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL

Erika,

That`s fantastic... What a way to help someone, by allowing them to grab a piece of the American Dream! 

Aug 25, 2006 05:37 AM
Christopher Smith
TREGO REALTY - Cedar Rapids, IA
Erika, you know have two more friends for life.  I'm not surprised though.  From what I've read about you in previous blogs, you're a wonderful person with a big heart!  Have a great weekend!
Aug 25, 2006 05:51 AM
Laura Kiesel
Hummel Real Estate - Shelby Township, MI
Erika, Great story. Its a great job to have when good things like this happen.  The tougher deals can be more rewarding.
Aug 25, 2006 05:59 AM
Christopher H
REAL ESTATE - Shelby Township, MI

Erika,

Good to hear that you worked hard and had a positive impact on someones life.  It's something to be proud of.  I would like to hear more stories of these natural.

Aug 25, 2006 06:30 AM
Sara Lipnitz
Max Broock Realtors - Birmingham, MI

Ericka,

What a great story.  I got tears reading it. This job isn't just about selling homes... it can change how people live.  Thank you for sharing.

Sara

Aug 25, 2006 07:58 AM
Sara Lipnitz
Max Broock Realtors - Birmingham, MI

Ericka,

What a great story.  I got tears reading it. This job isn't just about selling homes... it can change how people live.  Thank you for sharing.

Sara

Aug 25, 2006 07:58 AM
Pam Hofmann
Third Tennessee Realty & Associates, LLC - Crossville, TN
Your Crossville, Lake Tansi & Fairfield Glade Specialist

What a great story...keep up the good work...you're making the world a better place one client at a time!

Aug 25, 2006 03:34 PM
Jenny Lozano
Florida List for Less Realty,Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
You should be very proud of what you were doing for these people!
Aug 25, 2006 11:26 PM
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Erika - kudos for not only accomplishing their goal, but for keeping them focused during the many losses - it's hard to not get disappointed and frustrated and give up the search. Your caring and skills kept them going.
Aug 26, 2006 03:10 AM