There was a for sale sign in the front yard. NOT mine!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE BRE #01142052
Okay, sooooo....
 
I was out delivering gifts one day.  Drove up to my Clients home that I'd sold them, and I almost knew it was going to happen as I got close...I turned the corner and there was a for sale sign in the front yard.  NOT mine!
 
I was so surprised it took a few moments for me to collect myself...I had the perfect present picked out to deliver to her.  So, I went ahead and walked up to the door, checking myself....and getting ready to face her despite her listing with another Realtor.
 
I knocked.  She answered.  She invited me in...Her Realtor was actually there!  Her Realtor was someone that She'd met (a very kind woman) at their Church and we all talked.  I talked privately also when the Realtor was doing something in the home and my Client (Her Client) told me that She wanted to help her out. 
 
I was very understanding and was at peace with it.  I still couldn't believe that I was sitting there!
 
A month later She called me.  The listing had expired.  She listed with me and gave me a price reduction.  It was my lucky day.  Sold the home..happy ending for everyone.  I hope that She is enjoying her new life in LA.  ❤
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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It happens... at the end of day, all's well that ends well, as the old saying goes.

Nov 29, 2018 06:22 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning,  Todd - stuff happens.  Sometimes we know the reasons, sometimes we don't.  Acting/being polite is always possible and the results are often positive. 

Nov 29, 2018 06:30 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Good Morning Michael Jacobs .  Agreed!  Thank You for your comment and insight!  Very inspiring.

Nov 29, 2018 06:38 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Great Morning Nina Hollander !  Very true and insightful!  Thank You So Much! Have a great day!! 

Nov 29, 2018 06:40 AM #4
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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Good story, good outcome. Sometimes our clients forget about us. It was a good thing you let her know you still offer great service.

Nov 29, 2018 06:45 AM #5
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Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Eastvale, CA
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Love a great success story. 

Nov 29, 2018 06:57 AM #6
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Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
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So glad you kept your cool and all turned out well.

Nov 29, 2018 07:36 AM #7
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Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
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It happens. Right place, right time for sure. I glad you were able to help the client. She knew you were professional and remembered her. That is so important. 

Nov 29, 2018 07:57 AM #8
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Boy, that could've gone two ways but you took the high road and was rewarded in the end Todd. It's always best to be nice even when you don't necessarily  want to be. It actually paid to be in this instance. Great story 

Nov 29, 2018 03:05 PM #9
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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What was the gift giving occasion? I'm glad this worked out in the end. I think I would have been so shocked I would have driven by the house without stopping.

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