Oh Happy Day! The First Sale of 2021 Has Closed!!

Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

Oh Happy Day!  The First Sale of 2021 Has Closed!! 

This Top Producing Gainesville Real Estate Agent doesn't like to go too long between sales.  My last closing was in December, exactly two months ago.  Since then, I've helped a landlord rent his property and put two listings on the market and helped a buyer get under contract...then back out.  It's not that I haven't been busy.  When the pay days lag behind what you are doing, as they inevitably do in our line of work, it starts to feel like it's all for nothing.

Today I put my first sale of 2021 in the sold column.  My mind wandered to this time last year, wondering if I was under performing.  Nope.  I'm ahead of schedule.  This time last year, all I had was a buyer about to close and a listing coming on the market.  Hopefully, I'll stay ahead of my 2020 self and continue to make hay while the sun shines and hit my goal to sell 32 houses this year.

The rest of this week will be spent helping sellers get their listing paperwork together and prep their properties.  Every detail means more money.  We'll see if the multiple offer madness continues as we move into warmer months.




Comments (12)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Yea- Chris Ann!!!!!   And it sounds like you have many more to come!!!

Feb 23, 2021 05:48 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

I'm working like crazy.   Let's see how many I can rack up this year.

Feb 24, 2021 07:37 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Chris Ann - there's something to be said about consistency in real estate closings - and "Cheers" along with "Congratulations" are two words that come to mind.  

Feb 23, 2021 06:58 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

Thank you for both Michael Jacobs .

Feb 24, 2021 07:38 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Chris Ann, Congratulations on your first closing of the new year.   Those firsts are always worth celebrating.  Wishing you many more.

Feb 23, 2021 09:10 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

Not sure what it is about rolling into a New Year, but it is always intimidating until you get one done.

Feb 24, 2021 07:38 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Congratulations on your recent sale.  I'm sure this is the first of many.

Feb 24, 2021 02:33 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good moring Chris Ann Cleland - this year is shaping up to be a banner year.  I am sure you will do very well.

Feb 24, 2021 03:56 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Congratulations on your closed sale, and here's wishing you at least 31 more this year!

Feb 24, 2021 05:36 AM
Chris Ann Cleland

I am doing what it takes to get there.  

Feb 24, 2021 07:40 PM
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

Congratulations, Chris Ann. 2021 will include many more in the closed column.

Feb 24, 2021 06:35 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Chris Ann,

Congratulations to you, and perfect timing to have closed this one with the weekend coming.  Celebrate!  A

Feb 24, 2021 08:38 AM
Chris Ann Cleland

Payment here always lags behind.  It can be as long as a week after settlement.  It's very strange for folks in other states to comprehend, but funds aren't disbursed until the deed is recorded.  That can take up to 2 business days.

Feb 24, 2021 07:41 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Congrats Chris Ann and here's to an even more awesome 2021 for you! Close those babies!!

Feb 24, 2021 12:17 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

Get 'er done. 

Feb 24, 2021 07:41 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Congratulations. Keep those closings coming! 

Feb 25, 2021 06:49 AM
Chris Ann Cleland

Roger that.

Feb 27, 2021 03:48 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Congratulations the first is always the toughest but then that ball just steam rolls down hill through the year.

Feb 27, 2021 02:11 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

So true.  And the rolling downhill is at a break neck speed now.

Feb 27, 2021 03:48 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I just want to celebrate your joy with you and post on here real quick and say congratulations and thank goodness!!

Mar 12, 2021 02:41 PM

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