Great First Time Home Buyers!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Inland Empire 77217


I just complteted a great transaction with some wonderful first time home buyers here in Spokane WA.


First of all, I was just lucky (blessed) they called me. They got my name online somehow and were not sure where: My Blog? My web site? My company web site? My listings? It doesn't matter.

From the first call I got, I found a cheerful positive gal named "Christa". I spoke with her about homes, and agreed to meet them the next day at a listing I sent them via e-mail.

When we got there her husband was with her, and he was equally nice, and engaging. They wrote an offer on the first house I showed them! Too good to be true? It doesn't happen often, but it happens. We did have some big hurdles with the seller, but all in all we got there.

Throughout the transaction "John and Christa" were so easy and great to work with. They were always polite, thanked me for my service each time we spoke, and had a twinkle in their eyes each time we met at the house.

Christa has a very demanding job and is newly pregnant, AND her husband was leaving for IRAQ the day after closing. With a new home, moving, demanding job, newly pregnant, and last but lost least, the love of her life going off to serve our country in this war, you think she would be rude or something at least once!? NEVER.

OUR ATTITUDE IS ONE OF THE THE ONLY THINGS WE HAVE CONTROL OVER. I was so impressed by this young couple I would love to CLONE them. I am looking forward to keeping in touch with them, seeing the baby, and watching their family grow in their very first home! This business can be very rewarding. In fact, it usually is! I got this from e-mail from him yesterday:

  "We Would like to go on record to say thank you for the opportunity in making our dream house journey a pleasant experience.  It has been our pleasure to work with you and your staff and look forward to continuing a business relationship in the future.  You represent a company that truly cares about their clients and we appreciate all that you have done.  Again thank you. " 

I write this blog with a special wish and prayer for this wonderful Family...


BethAnn Long, Realtor, Tomlinson South Inc.



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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

BethAnn, what a great story! Nice when you have buyers that are a dream to work with. I'm sure they have some challenges ahead. Fortunately finding a home isn't one of them. Thanks for sharing your success.

Jul 21, 2008 03:52 PM #1
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

BethAnn- I am sure you impacted their life as much as you did theirs. Congratulations and hopefully many more.

Jul 21, 2008 03:57 PM #2
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi BethAnn,

Congrats on your success, especially with first time home buyers, I think that's wonderful. Your testimonial is heart warming, I hope you use it a lot!

Jul 21, 2008 04:06 PM #3
Pam Winterbauer
Pam Winterbauer Real Estate - San Ramon, CA
"Providing Blue Ribbon Service"

Beth are absolutely correct this is a great time for first times.  Great prices, financing (FHA) and great deals.

Jul 21, 2008 04:07 PM #4
Risa Liebster
Ramsey-Shilling Associates - Los Angeles, CA
Toluca Lake Real Estate

Who could ask for more when it comes to first-time buyers?! Obviously, you kept them engaged with your service and professionalism as well. Congrats!

Jul 21, 2008 09:13 PM #5
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

BethAnn, You are so right about attitude. Congrats on your success and professionalism...

Jul 21, 2008 09:23 PM #6
George Anderson
Building Tech Inspections - Spokane, WA

I know BethAnn...and I am sure those first-time home buyers are also saying something like "well, we sure got lucky with our 'first-time real estate agent!'"

Jul 22, 2008 03:04 AM #7
Dayna Sullivan
Eagle Nationwide Mortgage Co. - Houston, TX

This is the reason I love this industry! We can bring great happiness to people. Congratulations!

I have wanted to clone a few of my clients as well! haha!

Here is a great quote:

"The future belongs to the common man with uncommon determination.   Baba Amte

Jul 22, 2008 03:52 AM #8
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Congratulations to you and to your clients.  Lots of wonderful beginning for them.  May you have many more clients with a great positive attitude.

Jul 22, 2008 07:11 AM #9
Michael Mullin
Caliber Home Loans NMLS 15622, Originating loans in CA, OR and WA. - Bend, OR
NMLS 11911 - Branch Manager, FHA, VA, USDA, Conv

Beth, you said some very complimentary things about the character of your first time buyers!  I think they would be joyed to see what you said about them.

On a related note - it's going to get tougher for first time buyers.  I just got an email from the Nehemiah Corp literally a few hours ago stating that they were pretty sure they would be out of the down payment assistance business very shortly.

CLICK HERE to see the memo and related news story.

Jul 22, 2008 10:35 AM #10
Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights
First Realty Company - Crossville, TN

BETHANN ~ How wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing this story with us! You could not have said it better...OUR ATTITUDE IS ONE OF THE THE ONLY THINGS WE HAVE CONTROL OVER.

Christina Williams

Jul 23, 2008 01:46 PM #11
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Sounds like you were blessed, as you say, but the buyers were also blessed to have you as their agent.

Jul 31, 2008 12:37 PM #12
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