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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

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. 

Jan 28, 2016 12:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

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!

Jan 28, 2016 12:17 PM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

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!

Jan 28, 2016 12:15 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Way too much information for this format. That is a blog post series.

Jan 28, 2016 11:18 AM
Rainmaker
2,350,955
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

it was a referral from my broker - and I was terrified. Yes, the first client did have a special place in my heart.

Jan 28, 2016 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

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.

Jan 28, 2016 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

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.

Jan 28, 2016 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My daa put me on to this persona dn I read the contract word for word...Bless her heart!

Jan 28, 2016 10:05 AM
Rainer
140,560
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

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.

Jan 28, 2016 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
152,561
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

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!

Jan 28, 2016 07:59 AM
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5,033,427
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

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

Jan 28, 2016 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

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

Jan 28, 2016 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
760,733
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

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.

Jan 28, 2016 07:20 AM
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Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

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.

Jan 28, 2016 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

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.

Jan 28, 2016 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
513,937
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

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.  

Jan 28, 2016 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have a blog about it.

Jan 28, 2016 08:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Jan 28, 2016 08:16 PM
Ambassador
3,160,329
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

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

Jan 28, 2016 12:05 PM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

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. 

Jan 28, 2016 12:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Hang around ActiveRain and you will read lots of posts about agent experiences

Jan 28, 2016 06:37 AM
Ambassador
6,357,580
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I was my first RE client, I came into this with a portfolio to sell.

Apr 23, 2019 09:05 PM
Rainmaker
5,850,312
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My first was first time buyer and also a single mom.   It was very special.

Jan 29, 2016 10:10 AM
Rainer
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I do not remember it was 31 years ago!

Jan 29, 2016 08:02 AM
Rainmaker
7,794,034
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

My first transactions as a broker were in the summer of 1961. I do not recall the first one.

Jan 28, 2016 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,854,437
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

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.

Jan 28, 2016 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

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. 

Jan 28, 2016 09:30 PM