Would You Sell Your Home on Your Birthday?

Real Estate Agent with Front Gate Real Estate Broker 11085

My phone rang bright and early this morning. On the other end of the phone, a lady said "Do you want to sell my house?" The Day You Plant The Seed Quote

Well, certainly I do. (Let's find out more about the mystery caller).

Turns out, it was a nonagenarian (I'll wait while you look it up) calling to sell the home she had lived in for 31 years. When we met in person, I learned today is her birthday.

She woke up this morning and decided today was the day. Her "gift" to herself was to list her home with me, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist.

I am pleased Miss Martha decided to call me to list her home. The mystery was solved when she told me where she lived. I had canvassed her neighborhood six months ago and she saved my contact info.

Happy Birthday, Miss Martha. Now let's get your home sold!

Comments (13)

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

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty I would not matter to me if it was my birthday, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or New Years.  Everyday is as good as the next to sell a home.  ☺️

Nov 16, 2023 01:40 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Pat... what a lovely story. Congratulations on the listing and wishing you much success for a quick sale. I like the sound of your client.

Nov 16, 2023 02:32 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

While it may have been her birthday, you did get the present with the listing and the effort to canvas was rewarded.

Nov 16, 2023 03:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Pat- good for your new client!!!!  And congratulations to you!!! You never know when that information you put out there will come back to you!!! 

Nov 16, 2023 04:52 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

George Souto Her birthday might have been the impetus to pick up the phone.

Nina Hollander, Broker - I love working with my spunky seniors. It's such a pleasure to help them through the process to their next chapter.

Nov 16, 2023 05:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I haven't sold a home on my birthday.  However, I did buy my current home late on a Christmas Eve in 1982.

Nov 16, 2023 06:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful! Happy Birthday to Miss Martha!

Nov 17, 2023 04:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, that would be a nice birthday gift for a nonagenarian!  Congrats!

Nov 17, 2023 07:00 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

What a smart lady giving herself a gift on her birthday!  Sell my home and time to move on!  As for me, my birthday is Christmas Eve so I'd wait till January!  Or not!

Nov 17, 2023 09:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this positive story. 

Have a very productive month.

Nov 17, 2023 10:04 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Canvassing, farming an area pays off. You are harvesting a six month old planted seed. But just as easily six year or longer tucked away old mailers or door hangers packets with your card and branding can help any of us be remembers on any day of the year Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty. Seeds not planted don't grow.

Nov 20, 2023 03:38 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Myrl Jeffcoat so you bought yourself a Christmas present that has endured all these years since. :)

Nov 20, 2023 12:59 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573  I had a specific client for this neighborhood. The seeds continue to sprout!

Nov 20, 2023 01:02 PM