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My first clients do have a special place in my heart and I'm in their hearts. It wasn't an easy or difficult transaction. It was typical for my area. I played it so well they didn't even know it was my first transaction. I finally told them that fact two years later.
The outstanding thing about the transaction, beside the relationship formed, is that it was a 47,000 dollar lot. I also had to give a 15% referral. I worked my ass off and made something like $700.
Although an agent in my office bought wine and gave me a great musical card to celebrate the closing. I was pleased all around with this first deal.
It was an out of state father looking for a home for his son. It was a disaster, as he asked me all kinds of questions that I was not ready for. It was embarrasing when he asked me if this was my first showing. I said yes.
I never heard from him again!
Mine was a former colleague, and he'd recently finished restoring a beautiful Dupont Circle and it was time to move on. It was my first listing and it took a long time to sell. But it did! Yippee!
Way too much information for this format. That is a blog post series.
it was a referral from my broker - and I was terrified. Yes, the first client did have a special place in my heart.
My very first client had three children and was renting a manufactured home in a drug infested subdivision of other mfg homes. He worked hard on his credit, saved a downpayment and was so excited to get his small family out of a troubled area.
My first client was a couple who had met in China. The husband was from the U. S. They needed to buy a house so her daughter who was still in China at the time could move here. When I asked them why they were looking to buy a house the wife started crying. I thought to myself, I have to help them find a house.
My daa put me on to this persona dn I read the contract word for word...Bless her heart!
The year was 1999....They were young couple that I met a my previous job. Wife was 7 months pregnant. I showed them four homes and the wife laid down on the new carpet of the last home and made a carpet angel. A few weeks later we closed. Sales price was $62,000 with the seller paying 2k in closing costs. Good times.
My first found me online. It was for a rental, and it turned out she was deaf. She could read lips, so I was sensitive to speaking directly to her, slowing it down, and writing when she wanted to. We kept in touch, and a few years later they contacted me to buy the house I rented them!
I had a gentleman walk into the office (I was on floor duty) and asked to speak with someone about selling his 2-family home nearby. I listed it a couple days later, sold it (I also found the buyer). Then the following year he had me list another 2-family home in the area that I also double ended. Amazing experience. And he never knew he was the first! Too bad Ilfet for the west coast before he sold his primary home that I knew wa going to happen from several conversations
Mine was a renown artist who wanted a showroom for his art. I was the first to return his call, and he was impressed that not only I was on time but ahead of time. The space I showed him, was not his ideal. The day before, I had viewed all the spaces in the design area of Los Angeles, and I knew of a small building with a creek running through it and bridge paths and high ceiling with skylights. It was love at first sight. I wrote up the offer, and 3 weeks later, I had a check for my work. A
I would say our first sale is memorable not the first person we spoke with. It took me 7 months to sell my first home and it was a brand new home. I sold 3 in that month. I resold 2 of those 3 and am in touch with the third.
Mine was referred to me by a professional I had known for some time. He touted his personal businessexperience with me. My client was a wealthy, elderly man who had a commercial property he wanted to sell. He quickly gave me another commercial property thereafter. We hit it off quite well; particulary when he saw me go after the City when doing a final walk through and their plow went through my client's fence the day before closing! I not only took pics of the plow doing it, but had pics of the fence prior to it. Needless to say, the City had to pay up for the new Buyer to get the fence repaired. My client loved to tell that story to others...I made a good friend with him.
They were buyers. I revealed I was brand spanking new to residental.
I hoped they would not notice. They still live in the house they purchased.
Mine was a co-worker of my husbands. A newly wed couple that was very young. It seems like I showed them over 200 homes, but I know that is an exaggeration. They found one they loved, you know the type, maroon countertops, gold fixtures-that they said they hated by the way, carpet in the living area-when they wanted tile. We wrote up the offer, then the next day when we met at the property, the wife was very upset. We get into the house, she says umhm, see babe, there is carpet in the living room and gold on the ceiling fan. They decided to back out of this deal, then found a new home under construction. Everything was going fine, they picked out everything. When we went to do the walk through, the wife says, it sure does look dark in here, I told her it was nothing that a few lamps could not fix. We closed and everyone lived happily ever after.
I have a blog about it.
parked and reading
actually in the end I didn't like them very much. They didn't like my lake very much and sold after a short ownership
My first client wanted a value on an old ugly house. I provided the information by mail. That was before email. He really didn't want information on that property at all. He came into the office. Said he wanted to buy a house he had already chosen. He wanted to see the inside and have me right up the offer as a cash sale. Then he said he wanted to open an office and have me as a partner. I did.
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I was my first RE client, I came into this with a portfolio to sell.
My first was first time buyer and also a single mom. It was very special.
I do not remember it was 31 years ago!
My first transactions as a broker were in the summer of 1961. I do not recall the first one.
Mine was a good friend. She actually had a brother who was an agent, but she wanted to help me out. I sold the house in 9 days.
My first client called to list their home. They were an older couple and i was only 18. Not only did they accept me, loved what i had to say and loved my work ethic, they chose me to list their home and bought a new one from me. Over the last 30 years they have sold 5 homes and bought 5 homes from me. Their daughters use me, their friends still use me and every now and then bring by a sweet treat to sit and talk.