What comes around goes around ... but not what you think....

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Partners

So last week I had an interview.  The interview went great and I felt pretty confident about it.  It is at my kids school,(to us help survive until things turn around in real estate)  Anyway, they told me they would probably start calling references on Monday or Tuesday, if they felt I would be a good fit. 

SO, I get 2 calls from my references on Monday saying they had been called and it was going well.  Then today I got a call, this one really really touched me.  I have known his man for probably 5 years, he is close friends with my hubby.  My friend was telling me how he had wanted to make the referral more about my business ethic then personality.  You see,  a few years ago he and his wife were putting their house on the market.  They were struggling with what realtor to use.  They had their realtor from a few years before that and me.  They just weren't sure which direction to go because they were worried about our friendship, etc.  So they chose the other realtor, no hard feelings.  I respected their decision. 

Well I knew they were in a certain price range and what they wanted.  I found out that a builder in town was giving 10 of his homes for pretty much what they cost him because he needed them off his back.  I called my friends and let them know, got them copies of all the homes, etc.  They were able to get in on this very rare deal.  I didn't represent them, I was just able to get them in on this deal.  I didn't ask for a % of the commission or anything.  I was just happy to help.  Well, apparently this really touched them. (I didn't know that till today)  They said even though they chose not to use me, they were so touched that I bent over backwards to get them in on this deal. AND that I expected nothing in return.  So he told me that he told the people that were calling about the referral about that time.  He talked about my integrity and heart, etc.

 So did I get anything out of it at the time, no.  But 2 years later I got an amazing referral for a job AND, I will probably get a referral from them in the future. 

Brooke

Comments (12)

Sandy Fenton
Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker - Mount Kisco, NY
ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes

Hi Brooke,

That is a really touching story - I wish you all the best in whatever you choose to do!  :-)

Jan 13, 2009 11:54 AM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Brooke,

it's great that you walk the walk. Rewards will come in time.

Jan 13, 2009 12:11 PM
Tony Orefice
Wilkinson ERA/www.TonyORealtor.com - Concord, NC
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC

impressive story...good for you!.

Jan 13, 2009 01:15 PM
Yvonne Hurt
Long & Foster Real Estate - Reedville, VA
Northern Neck of VA Real Estate

Just goes to show that you can never go wrong by doing the right thing by all the people you meet.  Good luck, its your turn for good things to come your way.

Jan 13, 2009 01:17 PM
Brooke Shepherd
Keller Williams Partners - Colorado Springs, CO
Speak With Honesty~Act with Integrity

Hey Sandy,

I still am going to do real estate.  Just trying to get some extra money in that is all.  That is why I am going to work at the kids school.  First love is real estate, 2nd love is working in the kids school.  It will be a great way to network and get more involved in our kids school.  Still have to get the job though!

Brooke

Jan 13, 2009 03:20 PM
Brooke Shepherd
Keller Williams Partners - Colorado Springs, CO
Speak With Honesty~Act with Integrity

Maria,

I do try to walk the walk and talk the talk.  It is something that is very important to me. 

Thank you!  Hope you have a great week!

Brooke

Jan 13, 2009 03:21 PM
Brooke Shepherd
Keller Williams Partners - Colorado Springs, CO
Speak With Honesty~Act with Integrity

Tony,

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.  I hope you are having a great month and great year!

Brooke

Jan 13, 2009 03:22 PM
Brooke Shepherd
Keller Williams Partners - Colorado Springs, CO
Speak With Honesty~Act with Integrity

Yvonne,

That was so sweet of you to say, thank you!  It meant alot to me!

Brooke

Jan 13, 2009 03:23 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Brooke - Great story and patience is a virtue, featured at: HAPPY AT ACTIVERAIN

Jan 13, 2009 04:36 PM
Brooke Shepherd
Keller Williams Partners - Colorado Springs, CO
Speak With Honesty~Act with Integrity

Thank you Robert, that means alot!

Brooke

Jan 14, 2009 03:27 AM
Laura Watts
Positive Properties, LLC - Laurinburg, NC

 Call Me Brooke-This was a very nice thing you did for your friends. Not many would have done it. Way to go...........





Jan 17, 2009 01:49 PM
Brooke Shepherd
Keller Williams Partners - Colorado Springs, CO
Speak With Honesty~Act with Integrity

Laura,

Thank you!  I hope you are having a great week!

Brooke

Jan 27, 2009 07:38 AM