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
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