Buyer's Transaction that Warmed This Realtor's Heart

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals BK659643

Last Friday, November 7th, I had a closing at 10am at Security Title with my buyers.   As Realtors, we have transaction after transaction - closings after closings.   It's our life.   But, every once in awhile there is a client you work with that presents "challenges" for our current market conditions.  Being a Relentless Realtor, I love a challenge.  I want to win...for my clients.

And when it all finally gets to the closing table....you just want to jump up for joy! 

You are filled with a warm heart and happy feeling that their  "mission was accomplished"!

Andy & RobynI'd like to introduce you to Andy and Robyn in front of their brand NEW HOMEAndy & Robyn are "first time home buyers".  And by 1pm on Friday they were picking up their rental truck to start moving into their new construction home. 

I think Andy contacted me through my web site when they began their search in June. 

We began to view homes that met their price range and their wish list.   We saw a lot homes.  Some were horrible, some were "OK", and of course some were too expensive.  There were homes that were too much of a "handyman special" for their liking.  Some homes were too small, some too big.  There are so many homes to see.  It's a long process of elimination when you search for homes. 

I told Robyn, we'd have to kiss a bunch of frogs to find the "Prince" of a home for them.  By August they were frustrated. We expanded our search and kept searching.

Luckily, I got them hooked up with an excellent local lender, and Leslie Remy at Countrywide Home Loans.Leslie got them pre-qualified, selected the loan program best for them, and walked them through all the hoops, valleys, and peaks that it took to get to that closing table.   She's a trooper!   (Thanks Leslie!)  I know Andy and Robyn were discouraged at times, but steady perseverance won.

The seller/builder was Great!  Andy & Robyn fell in love with newly constructed home by Thomas Baker of Baker Development.  Quality built home, with wonderful bells and whistles for Andy & Robyn. This home was one of those showings that when you "show it".....you know that "THIS IS THE ONE". 

Andy & Robyn will be putting up a basketball hoop, and fencing the back yard so their adorable daughter, Tory will have a big back yard to play in.  Life is Good!  And their new life started on November 7th at that closing.

Everything happens for a reason.   This home is why we had to kiss all those other frogs/homes.

I love first time home buyers.  I love it when my buyers love their home and are proud of "their accomplishments".

This transaction warmed my heart.  Andy & Robyn are my latest buyers that I consider "clients for life".

 

****  MY 200th POST **** Written and Posted By: Chris Bohn, GRI- ABR-ePro- ** Gainesville FL Real Estate  Copyright © 2008 Chris Bohn, RE/MAX Professionals, Inc., is a Florida Realtor® who specializes in Gainesville, FL and communities in Alachua County, FL . To find out more information about her real estate services please visit her profile . You are welcome to contact her by phone at 352-375-1002  or by email at chris@eHomesGainesville.com  . You can click to view her listings or visit her website. Thank you for your visit.

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The Somers Team
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Woo hoo !!!! Congrats to your buyers and for yourself doing a remarkable job !  It takes patience and hard work to get to the settlement table these days.  You provided tremendous value to these buyers and thus, should be their realtor for life ! 

Nov 11, 2008 12:06 AM #24
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You're right... first time buyers are the best!  I love the way you credited all the other folks who had a role in this successful transaction.  Congratulations to Andy and Robyn and urge you to remember what a great job Christine did fo you when you're ready to sell, or if you hear of someone else in need of a good REALTOR.

Nov 11, 2008 01:06 AM #25
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We too love 1st time home buyers!  They certainly are so appreciative and are actually interest in what we suggest!  You are one of those great Realtors out there!  Congrats on your 200th post and another featured one at that!

Your Raleigh Realtors

Nov 11, 2008 02:04 AM #26
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Christine Bohn
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Kerrie:  Thanks so much!  The market here is good compared to other areas in Florida.  And yep, Burrito Brothers is still here.  A true landmark for anyone at UF !

James: Thank you for your kind compliments!

Christine:  I will have to check out that show on HGTV, I don't spend much time watching that channel but the show's title sure has my attention now.  Thanks!

Christine - Yes, those are the best transactions for me.  Everyone remembers their "first home".

Keith:  We have to give credit to our team!  They help the buyers achieve their dreams!

Thanks to all who stopped in and read this post, and a BIG thank you for the "Featured Post".  I will be sure to forward the link to this so Andy & Robyn can see all the best wishes here for them.

Nov 11, 2008 02:17 AM #27
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It is with these rewarding experiences that keep us going ...keep us striving ....to make it happen for them :)

Nov 11, 2008 02:40 AM #28
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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Congrats on the closing, 200 posts and more to come!

Nov 11, 2008 02:46 AM #29
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Sonja Adams
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Congrats to you and your buyer for a wonderful closing...first time homebuyers rock!

Nov 11, 2008 03:27 AM #30
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BARBARA AUCLAIR
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - Ludlow, MA

CONGRATS TO YOU AND YOUR BUYERS.  FIRST TIME BUYERS ARE WONDERFUL CAN BE CHALLENGING THOU BUT IN THE END IT IS SUCH A WONDERFUL FEELING KNOWING THAT YOU HELPED THEM MAKE A GOOD DECISION AND SOME WHERE DOWN THE LINE THEY ARE YOUR FUTURE SELLERS NOT TO MENTION THAT THEY WILL REFER YOU TO THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

 

BARBARA AUCLAIR-KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Nov 11, 2008 03:44 AM #31
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Jeannette Neerpat
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Great story, I just love to hear about these types of transactions!

Nov 11, 2008 04:40 AM #32
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Susan K. Hendrixson
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Great post!  Being able to be a part of that important decision to be a first time home buyer is one of the things I enjoy about real estate.

 

Thanks for sharing Christine.

Nov 11, 2008 04:43 AM #33
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Congratulations!  What a happy ending for your customers.  This is what being a Realtor is all about.  It is a lot of work and most satisfying helping first time homebuyers.  Also congratulations on your feature post!  Yeah!

Nov 11, 2008 04:55 AM #34
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Steven Beam
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I love working with first time buyers. Usually more work than money but it always makes me feel good.

Nov 11, 2008 05:29 AM #35
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Diana Perez
Majestic Properties - Miami, FL

Chrisine, I just love your attitude, great work! There should be more Realtors like you. Looking for a home can be frustrating, especially with all of those homes out there that are handyman. Your 'relentless' work and patience paid off as you showed your first time home buyers many frog houses before they found their prince home. Patience is a virtue and when Realtors learn to master it is when the Realtor/Buyer/Seller exercise a smooth home sale transaction making the sale a success.

Nov 11, 2008 07:03 AM #36
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Steve Laird
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Chris,  Nice story - It was nice you found them a new home - especially since they are first time homebuyers.  I have a similar story, after 5 months of looking for short sales, REO's and no sucess they came into our new home community, found the home of their dreams and will be moving in before Christmas - Makes you feel good

Nov 11, 2008 08:07 AM #37
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Gabrielle Nemes
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Oh, doesn't it just make it all worthwhile to have one of these types of closings once in a while!! I LOVE first time homebuyers. Their excitement about finally finding the house and then CLOSING on it is contagious! Remember this one when the next "frog" comes along ... err, tomorrow??

Nov 11, 2008 12:54 PM #38
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Linda Lipscomb
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The first time home buyers are the most fun.  They are so appreciative, excited, and need you the most.  How fun is that.

Nov 11, 2008 02:35 PM #39
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It's always wonderful to help people realize their dreams. Congratulations!

Nov 11, 2008 03:21 PM #40
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James Febbo
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We find helping first time home buyers the most rewarding, especially when their worry and anxiety about the process turns to excitement! Congrats on the successful transaction and thanks for sharing it with us.

James Febbo, Branch Manager, American Home Bank

Nov 12, 2008 12:59 AM #41
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Thanks. Christine. That's a great story. I remember when we bought our first and only house 15 years ago. We were excited and still enjoy living here. The professionals who helped us I remember to this day!

Nov 12, 2008 01:29 AM #42
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Christine, Those 1st time buyers will always remember you and your kindness & dedication. I was a 1st time home buyer once also. I remember how much I depended on my Realtor to help me through the process.

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