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“Goldie and the Three Homes”

Real Estate Agent with Colonial Properties LLC

Once there was a young woman, let's call her ‘Goldie,' and she decided to buy herself a home. She told her Realtor that she wanted a cozy home with 2 BR and 1 BA.  Her Realtor showed her a wonderful condo in a great location but Goldie just shook her head and said,

  "This home is Too Small.  I need a house, with lots of land and plenty of space to store my books and extra rooms for my guests to stay." 

 So, her Realtor, doing as she was told, brought Goldie to see a lovely home with an acre of rolling green lawn, a separate library and a spare guest room.  Once again, Goldie just shook her head and said,

 "This home is Too Big.  I can't take care of all this property by myself!  And how will I keep it all clean?"

 By now, the Realtor, trying to meet the needs of her client, was determined to get it right.  She asked Goldie to clarify once again what was important to her in a home, so that she could help Goldie find the perfect one.  Goldie said,

 "I guess I'm just not sure what I want, but I'll know it when I see it!"

 Well...Goldie's Realtor, having had experience with buyers not REALLY knowing what they want, brought her to see a lovely cottage, with just enough space for Goldie's books and a large den which could be used as a guest room.  Goldie walked around the property wide-eyed and smiling and said,

 "This home is Just Right!  Thank you so much for showing me exactly what I wanted!"

 Goldie bought the home, moved right in and lived there happily ever after.

 The moral of this story is:  Most buyers don't know what they want, but an excellent Realtor can help them figure it out and find their perfect castle.

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Love it!    It is about listening to the sub-text!

Jan 28, 2009 03:35 AM
Lisa Maxwell
Colonial Properties LLC - Dedham, MA

Thanks.  Just after I posted this story, I received an email from a new buyer.  They've completely changed direction from a house in one area to a condo/townhouse in a different area.  We don't make this stuff up, it's just a day in the life...

Jan 28, 2009 06:29 AM