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I just got the best compliment from my buyer

I have been working with a buyer who is purchasing a home in Maryland for $69,000.  In Maryland it is pretty rare to see single family homes under $100,000.  This home is a foreclosure that is in move-in condition and only needs a bit of work to be gorgeous.  My buyer plans to fix it up and use it as a rental property.

The transaction has hit quite a few hurdles with the seller not being able to turn the water on for the home inspection and then having errors on the deed.  We were originally supposed to close on October 14.

We finally closed today!  The buyer brought me a wonderful basket of home-made fruit jam and jellies. 

I called her this evening to tell her how much I appreciated the basket.  She said "I know you are not making a lot of money on this deal but you treated me as though I was a million dollar buyer".

She just made my night.  Sometimes this job can be exhausting, but its all worth it when you have a happy client in the end and they are appreciative of the work you put in to get them there.

If you or someone you know would like information about buying, selling, or renting a home in Prince George's, Montgomery,  Charles, Calvert, Anne Arundel, Howard, and/or Baltimore Counties please contact Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh of Century 21 New Millennium.

 

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Century 21 New Millennium

www.LiveinPGCounty.com

staceyannbaugh@gmail.com

240-481-3565 (C)

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Comment balloon 31 commentsDr. Stacey-Ann Baugh • November 12 2009 06:12PM

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That's why we do what we do....Make everyone feel the same and you'll always be successful!

Way to go!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 8 years ago

Wow Stacey- How cool is that!!!! What a wonderful thing for your buyer to say and what a wonderful testament to your great customer service. You go girl!!

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) over 8 years ago

Stacey!  It makes it all worthwhile doesn't it?  Just makes you encouraged to stay in the game!  Best wishes to continue!  Thanks for sharing such a good report!  

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) over 8 years ago

Very nice indeed from your client.  I would cherish that forever.  It tears my heart when a client will ask "Do you handle clients at this XXX price range?", you can tell someone made them feel lowly by that comment.  And they are the best clients as they appreciate your efforts.

Posted by Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828 (Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific) over 8 years ago

Stacey - Your clients gesture is certainly one that warms the heart!  No matter how big or small the home; everyone needs a place to call home...this is what makes it all of the ups and downs that can occur in a transaction worth it.

Posted by DeVonne Batts ~ Proudly Serving Prince Georges County Home Sellers & Buyers (Keller Williams Preferred Properties) over 8 years ago

Oddly, more of the people buying the less expensive homes better know how to show appreciation for a job well done than some of those buying the expensive homes.

Kinda warms the cockles of your heart, don't it?

-

Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) over 8 years ago

The service you offered paid off.  CONGRATS on the closing and great job.  Enjoy it.

Posted by Jody Deeds, "Helping You Move On With Your Plans" (Key Realty, LTD) over 8 years ago

Dr. Stacey-Ann...

That's what this job is all about!'

Fetured in the Group "Whacked!!!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 8 years ago

Stacey-Ann - Your client gave you a great compliment and will likely send you many referrals.

Posted by FN LN over 8 years ago

Stacey....the client just discovered what I have known all along...you are a Realtor....and a damn good one...you know I like stories that have happy endings....

Posted by John MacArthur, Licensed Maryland/DC Realtor, Metro DC Homes (Century 21 Redwood) over 8 years ago

Hi Stacey-Ann, Congratulations on finally getting it closed! You did a great job and how nice of your buyer to recognize it!  You're right, appreciation and a happy buyer make it so worthwhile!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 8 years ago

That's what's its all about.  And I bet that buyer sends you a lot of business over the next few years.  Great jobl

Posted by Mike Morgan (Internet Marketing for Real Estate Agents and Brokers) over 8 years ago

GREAT job Stacey!!! I remember buying my first home and being made to feel it just wasn't important because it wasn't high dollar...one of the reasons I got in to real estate! So I could treat others better than I was treated.

And thank you! Agents like you help give us a GOOD name!! :)

Posted by Dawn Nuzzi ('Til Dawn Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Rob - that's always been my strategy

Martha - thanks, I try

Diane - It was definitely encouraging

Melanie - I cannot understand why realtors treat people that way.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

Devonne - absolutely

Erby - I agree, these clients are often very appreciative of your efforts

Jody - thanks

Richard - thanks, and thanks for the feature

Marc - I do hope to get referrals

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

John - thanks for all your encouragement, this is the lady you referred to me

Mary - its all worth it in the end

Mike - I sincerely hope she sends business my way

Dawn - I am sorry you were treated less than.  I'm sure that experience has made you a better agent.  Thank you

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

Always nice to receive compliments like that, I'm sure it was well deserved. 

Kudos

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Stacey-Ann that's awesome!  Made my day just reading this.

Posted by Erin Golding (Hallmark Sotheby's International Realty Hopkinton, MA) over 8 years ago

Diane - thanks

Erin - It really made me day too.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

Dr. Stacey (I hope you don't mind me calling you that - I just like it) - This is an exceptional compliment, and you are right to be happy about it. 

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 8 years ago

Jason - I don't mind at all.  Thanks for the support.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

Dr. Stacey - Good!  I like the fact that there's someone around here that I can refer to as "Doctor".  Makes me feel safer somehow.  :)

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 8 years ago

Good job, it does feel good to be appreciated!

Posted by Marilyn Harrell, Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI (ReMax Riverhaven) over 8 years ago

Stacey - What a wonderful post and you have yourself another feature my friend at one of my "Happiest" groups at Activerain ...........

HAPPY AT ACTIVERAIN

"Keep up the great work young lady"

 VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 8 years ago

Stacey: kudos and thanks for sharing this terrific example of "win win"

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) over 8 years ago

Stacey!  That is awesome!  What a wonderful way to close the deal.  Great post!

Posted by Olga Diaz, Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR (COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON) over 8 years ago

Jason - I'll even give some free therapy :-)

Marilyn - it does feel good to feel appreciated

Robert - thanks so much for the feature!

Janice - it definitely felt like a win, win in the end

Olga - It really was a nice way to end the deal.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

Your very welcome my friend!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 8 years ago

Congratulations on a job well done! She's probably likely to recommend you to her friends as well.

Posted by Kryste Adams, Bend, Oregon Real Estate (RE/MAX Key Properties - Luxury Homes, Golf Course Homes) over 8 years ago

Great job! And featured too.  This is why we do our job with care and concern for our clients.  Right on!

Posted by Rosemary Brooks, The Mother & Daughter Realty Team (BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706) over 8 years ago

Kryste - I certainly hope she will recommend me to EVERYONE!

Rosemary - Thanks

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

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