GOOD ACTIVERAIN REAL ESTATE STORY

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with people first...then business Ran Right Realty 636943 licensed to thrill

Just recently, I was contacted via Active rain by someone who wanted me to sell their home. It came across as spam for this one reason. The email was signed "Popeye". It also gave a phone number and of course their email address. What did I do? Dismissed the whole thing via deleting and moved on. BUT WAIT, there is more

THAT NAGGING FEELING

A day or two later, this revisiting of what took place and what I did kept coming back to me until I finally honored it and decided to do a little investigating. I googled the email and phone and up comes a home in a city near me. Hmmm

WAITED ANOTHER DAY

At some point I decided to answer the email. It was to the effect that property values in your area have gone up substantially and if you are interested in selling now is the time. Let me know if I can help you. I let it go at that.

HERE'S MY THINKING

Now that I responded, if it is legit, it will show itself. If not, I will know how to handle. Most importantly however is that I honored the revisiting prompt. Now I was able to move on. 

HEY RICHIE, ITS POPEYE & OLIVE OYL!

It turns out that I met these people during my hiking sessions on a mountain near my home that I frequented just about every day. I usually meet so many people and we have fascinating conversations when I do. In addition, others hear us too

THIS GUY APPROACHES ME ONE DAY

We had seen each other a few times and one day, I remarked what large forearms he had and that it reminded me of "Popeye". Of course, I said, if you are Popeye, then your wife must be Olive Oyl. We laughed, talked & saw each other few more times

HE SAYS TO ME RESPONDING TO MY CONTACT

I want to sell my home, buy another and let my daughter and family move in with us. Now, I let him know his thinking was sound and that I was out of the state but I had a crackerjack agent that can handle this. Is that something of interest to you? Yes, he says! Have him contact me.

MY AGENT REFERRAL

Now I have a small group of people that I work with all aces in their places who I would trust to handle anything I throw at them at the highest levels. My agent referral said: I will handle it and get back to you. I said don't bother, just handle it

THE CLIENT CONTACTS ME AFTER MEETING MY REFERRAL AGENT

The agent you referred impressed us very much being capable, competent and really knowing what he was doing. He thanked me profusely. I responded: I remain your servant in this matter adding that it is sacred when a man trusts another. thank you for trusting and having faith in me. He responded accordingly

NOTE: Property received ten offers & sold for $35k over asking price Sellers elated

ESCROW SCEDULED TO CLOSE TWO WEEKS

However there is a story within this story as follows: My agent referral says that these seller clients are amazing people. The buyer's are a young Hispanic family of six people, first time buyers, who have been living in their parents garage for four years trying to save money to buy a home. BUT WAIT...there is more

THE SELLERS WERE SO MOVED ABOUT THEIR BUYERS

The sellers are throwing in, without be asked: a washer/dryer, fridge, televisions,  lawn mower and other miscellaneous goodies because of the buyers years of sacrificing to buy a home. The sellers claimed God moved their hearts. BUT WAIT there's more... MUCH MUCH MORE

THE BUYERS DON'T KNOW THIS YET BUT WILL WHEN ESCROW CLOSES

They are going to give the buyers as a surprise $10,000 cash money! I don't know about you reading this but chills are all-over me. Man taking up the welfare of his fellow man like it was his own. Love thy neighbor is no myth. Whatever you would have done to you, do unto others has been fulfilled. Need I remind you? The seller got $35k over asking and a clean deal sending them on their way with their plans

THANK YOU ACTIVERAIN FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE

Comments (25)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Richie... now that is what I call a great story and not one that pops up very often.

Jun 21, 2022 04:35 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

We need to be reminded that the hearts of people not just transactions are at work Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jun 21, 2022 06:04 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a fantastic story. Not only that you listened to that nudge in your heart that said contact them, but that they found such an amazing home with a generous seller. I bet closing will be emotional!

Jun 21, 2022 05:00 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Kat Palmiotti ...it is nice to be reminded there is more going on besides Real Estate

Jun 21, 2022 06:02 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Even though we get too many spam emails these days, it is often a good idea to play along with them for the instance where it actually is a legitimate request.

Jun 21, 2022 05:45 AM
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 Richie,
Isn't intuition a wonderful thing? Thanks for sharing that story.

Jun 21, 2022 08:50 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Carol Williams ...always welcome here

Jun 21, 2022 10:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Richie- I wish you could see how big the smile on my face is!!! We need to read more of these feel-good stories where people let their hearts step in for no reason other than they wanted to do a kind deed. 

And thank you for giving some excellent advice to Emcee M. Arah 

 

Jun 21, 2022 06:29 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

You continue to remain a woman of interest Kathy Streib thank you

Jun 22, 2022 05:36 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Richie,

I'm so glad that Carol Williams featured your post in her Second Chance Saturday Series. Not often do we hear such a heart warming real estate story! Thank you for sharing!

Jun 25, 2022 05:28 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Dorie Dillard Austin TX ...I am not surprised that you like this as you have skills related to the subject matter

Jun 25, 2022 06:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Richie. Great story. Have done the same once for a daughter of the neighbors who wanted to live next door. People thought I was nuts. But the wife and I thought were just generous. Enjoy your day and the pleasant thoughts of this seller.

Jun 25, 2022 05:36 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

The good inside a man must come out Wayne Martin & the world changes

Jun 25, 2022 06:26 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Richie - first of all you are such a decent person yourself.  Thanks for letting use know that there basically decent people all over.  A moving story.  Enjoy your travels.

Jun 25, 2022 06:03 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

My heart is warmed from your visit thank you Grant Schneider 

Jun 25, 2022 06:26 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Wow Richie Alan Naggar what a great story. I've had those emails that I knew could be spam but wasn't quite sure. I've had them go both ways. How cool they remembered you. Also, what a surprise they want to give the buyers $10k cash! If God wants you to do something, you need to follow through!

Jun 25, 2022 06:36 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Carla Freund ...we learn that all things are possible if we make it so

Jun 25, 2022 07:04 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

What a great story! Also makes me think about all those wacky emails that we delete & do nothing with. One is currently in the Q&A.

Better keep track of these wonderful people.

Jun 25, 2022 07:41 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Those that appreciate a good story are themselves one too Lyn Sims 

Jun 25, 2022 10:18 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Richie:

What a wonderful tale of connections and where they can lead. I love how this turned out.

Jeff

Jun 25, 2022 04:55 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Real Estate has a lot of depth if mined Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Jun 26, 2022 05:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jun 25, 2022 07:11 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

How lovely it is to have Kathy Streib 

Jun 26, 2022 05:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful story.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jun 26, 2022 05:26 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Always enjoying your visiting thank you Roy Kelley 

Jun 26, 2022 05:40 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Now this has to be one of the coolest stories EVER on ActiveRain Richie!  I'm so glad you shared it and Kathy Streib featured it in her weekly post!  Love it!

Jun 26, 2022 03:27 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Its your type of story Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 

Jun 26, 2022 05:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Richie Alan Naggar  I follow you and for some reason did not see this great post I am so thrilled that Kathy Streib  featured your post otherwise I would have missed it. This is such a great feel good story everyone wins, Endre

Jun 26, 2022 11:07 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Your decent comment sums it all up Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jun 27, 2022 05:31 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

What a wonderful story, thank you for sharing. Those are amazing sellers and I know the karma they spread will come back to them, maybe not in exactly the same way but they will recognize it.

Jun 27, 2022 07:56 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 ...you continue to remain a man of interest

Jun 27, 2022 09:39 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a very special person that would give those buyers a start on their new home, compete with a cash refund

Jun 27, 2022 02:01 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

They claim God moving in their hearts Ed Silva who can dispute it? Results don't lie and the tree is known by it's fruit. Good tree here

Jun 27, 2022 04:19 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Excellent!  I shouldn't add any more words because on so many levels, this is just  . . . well . . . Excellent!

Jun 28, 2022 02:14 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

It is as you say Jim Paulson ...satisfying in so many ways

Jun 29, 2022 05:53 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Faith in fellow man RESTORED Richie Alan Naggar by your true story. Popeye and Olive Oyl to the rescue. A gift of $10,000 is serious spinach.

Jun 28, 2022 04:38 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Your decent/witty/satisfying comment stands Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Jun 29, 2022 05:52 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

What an incredibly moving story you shared.  It's so reassuring to see that love,  compassion, generosity - do still exist.  Thanks so much for posting this.

Jun 29, 2022 10:02 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Imagine a world where this is common & routine? The better side of mankind would make the rounds proving there is enough of everything for everybody Cara Marcelle Mancuso 

Jun 30, 2022 06:04 AM