An "Angelic" Estate Closing with the Hansons

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

   We were honored to be chosen to be the agents of record for the estate  of a gentleman who had three daughters. We had done two transactions with one daughter and it was her recommendation to her sisters that we list their once familial home. In an earlier post, we explained we were one of three Realtors who interviewed for the position...each daughter homehaving had their own in mind.

   We detailed the process and our marketing plan. The home had "good bones" as we say....some newer mechanicals...but did need some updating. It was in an outstanding school district ...Elmbrook is one many people seek....and with four bedrooms and 2 baths was ready for some lucky buyer to probably flip. We explained our "flipping Marketing" and the daughters agreed that this would be the marketing method they would choose.

  We have worked with many is not always "The Cleaver Family" in terms of relationships...somehow the "Mom always liked me best" and the green eyed monster of greed can creep in to the transaction. This was certainly not the case at all with the Sisters Three...they Cleaver Familyexemplified the kind of cooperation you would wish would always be the case for every transaction,  We gave them some resources...they researched some...and soon all the furnishings were gone and the house was ready to market.

     The popular location and mechanically well maintained home captured a buyer. The eldest daughter was the Personal Representative and we arranged with our exemplary title company, 1st Service Title & Closing Services to have her pre-sign documents at her convenience.

    Having closed on our last parent's estate...we recognize and understand the emotion and stress that comes with this kind of sale. We kept everyone "looped in" and yesterday afternoon the sale closed.

    We wanted this to be a special remembrance for the ultra cooperative daughters, We called our friends at Lampone Jewelers, and asked Kass Lampone, a daughter who too had lost both her parents what she had in the way of Angel charms. She hunted through the many that were offered and we finally found one that was just the Cherub we had hoped to find in Sterling Silver and she ordered them for us. The daughters could put the delicate figure on a chain, a pin or a bracelet...or just keep it as a remembrance as they wished. Beautifully gift boxed and "bowed" we took them with cards to each daughter expressing our thanks.

   The Personal Representative in an estate has the "heavy lifting" and the eldest daughter had the added stress of oral exams for her master's degree and the first holiday without her Dad. We brought her blocks of our homemade french onion soup, garlic croutons and of our comfort meals we felt she would appreciate along with the signed closing documents...angels and of course the check.

    She opened the box to see the Angel "looking back at her" while we were there. "My Dad called us his three Angels" she said...the lump grew in my throat... chills down my spine...we hugged and held back the tears until we got in the car. Their Dad, we know, is so proud of his Angels carried out his wishes.....and we are too.

     The most memorble and appreciated transactions for us are not the ones with the highest list price...,but those that pull at your heart strings.

     This has been a grateful post by Sally K. & David L, Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty, LLC  for the family that entrusted us to handle their family's estate....and begin another life chapter. 

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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sally and David - that is a wonderful story.  There is many rewards in transactions and money is important but not the biggest.

Dec 07, 2019 07:17 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


what a beautiful story, and your care for the daughter representative is so thoughtfful and precious.  A

Dec 07, 2019 07:22 AM #8
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Sally and David, You two are so kind hearted, and we can all learn from your wisdom and caring!

Dec 07, 2019 07:40 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How wonderful for all of you, Sally. I had chills when she mentioned their dad calling his girls, "angels."  Divine intervention. And I'm with you - it's the ones that fill your heart, not necessarily your wallet. 

Dec 07, 2019 07:57 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for sharing this story. The charms were perfect for the circumstances.

Dec 07, 2019 02:32 PM #11
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David you picked the perfect gift for a special transaction.

Dec 07, 2019 03:58 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sally and David- this is such a beautiful story!!! You both are so thoughtful and you make sure that everything you do for your clients is from your heart as well. 

Dec 07, 2019 04:46 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

what i learned                                      


Dec 07, 2019 06:33 PM #14
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

So glad to hear that this estate sale and story turned out happily for all.

Dec 07, 2019 10:44 PM #15
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sally.

What a great story, you just can't make something like that up.  Thanks for sharing.

Dec 08, 2019 01:51 AM #16
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager hit to the heart with that one. Tears came pouring out when I read that the dad called them his angels. What an awesome story!

Dec 08, 2019 08:09 AM #17
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Ours too Sharon Tara  !

Dec 08, 2019 08:31 AM #18

Angel speaking: Our father was a good, gracious and kind man. He's missed more than I could say. Sally and Dave's care was so helpful. Skill and knowledge is important. Sensitivity to caring for us during a particularly stressful time was priceless. Not sure what God's purpose was in piling up the stressful situations--I guess to prove there is such a thing as peace that passes understanding. I thank Him for putting people in our lives to help and support when we need it most.

Dec 08, 2019 10:37 AM #19
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Sally,
I am so glad you and Dave were able to handle this family with such expertise and compassion.  They obviously appreciated it, as is testified by Angel Anita whose comment is above. 

Dec 08, 2019 11:44 AM #20
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Wow - that gave me shivers. His 3 angels...

I think both Dad and the angels were blessed to have each other.

Dec 08, 2019 10:51 PM #21
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post! I can see why Kathy chose to highlight it this week!

Dec 09, 2019 07:06 AM #22
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

  "The most memorable and appreciated transactions for us are not the ones with the highest list price...,but those that pull at your heart strings." That is so true. I feel the same.

Dec 09, 2019 04:58 PM #23
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Awww, what a nice story. Someone was guiding you to those angel charms.

Dec 10, 2019 06:02 AM #24
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sally and David:

What a wonderful story! It sounds like these were truly special clients to work with in an emotionally-tinged situation, which of course is to be expected. Congratulations to all!

And what a nice comment from Angel Anita!


Dec 11, 2019 09:05 PM #25
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

What a beautiful story. Congratulations for not only closing but touching someone in a special way.

Jan 05, 2020 07:37 AM #26
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