I recently reconnected with a client that I had dealt with in the past, I helped with buying and selling their homes. We first met several years ago, they had a for sale by owner sign on their lawn. I thought the sign to mean that they were inviting me in, so I knocked on the door to say hello. We got to know each other, they liked me and I liked them.
They agreed I was trustworthy, hardworking and a nice guy and so agreed that I look after the sale of their home and to help find them a new home.
We signed an agreement to list their home for sale .I started my marketing plan immediately to find a buyer and get the property sold.
It didn’t take long…there was a sold sticker on my sign on their front lawn, they were very happy. I looked after all the details and paperwork and the sellers were happily packing and moving off to the new home I had found for them. We became good friends.
A number of years later, sadly, one of my friends passed away. The house was sold. BUT the Realtor that listed the home was not me. The trusted friend! I was upset and disappointed. I thought I had done something wrong! But there was nothing that could have been done to reverse the awful mistake. I moved on.
A number of years later I received a call. It was that same trusted friend. I was so happy to hear from my friend, how are you my dear?
She volunteered…” I have to apologize” she said.
“Why”, I asked
“I was led astray when I sold the house you worked so hard to find for us. My niece had just obtained her Real Estate licence, I felt obligated to hire her to sell the home for me. But it was all a mistake. I should have called you! It was such a long time selling the house, in the end I don’t think I got a fair price. Then,she talked me into buying this home I am in and I don’t like it. Please get me out of here, I trust you. I know you can help.”
I said ”Thank you for your trust in me, lets get to work.”
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