I just finished reading Debbie Summers' piece titled: "Leaving a Card Can Lead to Business". It made me instantly think of a time that I went to order a tuxedo at a local vendor for a cruise that I was about to take. The gal that waited on me was maybe 30 years old and had a semi-gruff look about her. There was a toughness in her voice yet she was friendly. I mentioned that I was in real estate and then as I always do, I ask the question: "Do you know anyone that needs to sell a property of is looking buy one?" The furthest thought in my mind was that I would get a positive response from this gal. She looked at me for a few seconds, then said that her parents were about to go to foreclosure unless they could sell their house fast. I told her that I could do it and I would be glad to see if I could pull it off for them.
I never thought that I would hear from them. However, they called that afternoon. I ended up listing the house the next day at a price that was really attractive, yet left them with a little money to get started again in an apartment. The morning that I listed it, I called a young couple that was getting married and had been in before. I "teased" them about this fantastic house and asked if they could come right up in an hour.
I got back from listing it, and the young couple was waiting for me at the office. I drove them back and they bought the house 20 minutes later. I closed that house before I sailed. My fastest sale under most improbable circumstances that was the result of just doing the right thing by asking and trying every avenue to nail a sale or listing. And, of course having pre-qualified buyers and knowing where to plug them in.
Let's hear some of your stories about the "fastest sale" or the "most improbable sale"........?
Maybe someone will learn something or be inspired. Lord only knows that we could use all the help we can right now. Could be fun, too!