Success! Helping out a family

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Update on helping someone.  So, I was not only able to help out the woman that was being abused, but I was able to help out a family who had been denied by many because of a series of unfortunate events.  

The woman had horrible credit because her 4 year old son has Cerebal Palsey and on bad days she would have to stay home and miss work.  She then fell behind in payments and because of all of the issues, she then started her own home-based business.

People didn't want to help her because of her situation and 'bruised' credit.  I wanted to give her a 'second' chance in life by giving her ability to own a home even though she had issues.

She just moved in this past weekend and is very happy to have been given the chance.

It makes me feel good as I now have a win-win-win scenario.

By that I mean that I have been able to help out the Seller and the Buyer as well as make money in the middle.


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With Enthusiasm,

Jeffrey M. Richman


Comments (15)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeffrey sounds like you made the best possible scenario happen.  Good job!

Apr 20, 2021 03:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeffrey= I remember when you wrote about the house not long ago. How wonderful that you could help out this mother. And I'll bet it has helped her ego to know that someone was willing to give her a chance. 

Apr 20, 2021 05:59 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You did good for a woman in trouble and still managed to make  few dollars as well.

Apr 20, 2021 06:28 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I remember you writing about this home Jeffrey.  So glad you could be of service to this young lady and her son.  Good luck with it all.

Apr 21, 2021 03:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Apr 24, 2021 06:20 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Jeffrey - that is a heart warming story.  I ready both posts.  Glad to see a total win win.

Apr 25, 2021 05:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeffrey. Until you have exhausted all avenues, you have not done your job. And when you do many times you will achieve success. Congrats to the seller, the buyer and you. Enjoy your day.

Apr 25, 2021 05:20 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You are so wonderful, Jeffrey! THIS is what life is all about. I am sure she and her son are both so appreciative for the opportunity...and what a house! It's definitely handicapped accessible - and plenty of room for the two of them. 

Apr 25, 2021 07:25 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

A win cubed! What can be better than that?

Thanks for sharing!

Apr 25, 2021 07:51 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Congratulations on a positive outcome where all come out ahead, Jeffrey.  These are usually the most satisfying experiences. 

Apr 25, 2021 08:44 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

This is just wonderful! I agree with Kathy sentiment, we all need feel good stories and this is certainly one of them. 

This family will be forever grateful - and tell everyone in their corner of the world about it. 

Apr 25, 2021 07:09 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There's always away when people are in sync like that! Do you have your priorities certainly straight here

Apr 25, 2021 08:56 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeffrey this is what it is all about, when we have the opportunity to help and if we choose not to shame on us. On the other hand when given the choice this clearly makes one feel so much better. Good for you, Endre

Apr 29, 2021 08:43 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's a great story. You've done a good thing for your clients. Keep up the good work.

May 03, 2021 06:31 PM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

I definitely believe in second chances.  Hand up not a hand ut.  

May 08, 2021 07:13 AM