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Rainmaker
553,490
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I don't but my husband does.   He was with C21 agent many years ago and sold a ten acre farm to the German born wife of a returning service member as a surprise with the money she had saved that he had sent home.   He said the man just fell to his knees and cried when he saw it because the soldier had grown up on a farm and told his wife that was all he wanted to do when he got home from duty.   My husband said it was one of the best days of his sales career.

Feb 29, 2016 05:42 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, I do.  A

Feb 29, 2016 12:52 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

yes

Feb 29, 2016 12:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I sure do I learned so much and got some confidence.

Feb 29, 2016 11:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I do. I wrote a lease purchase contract for a married couple that were teachers. It had a two year close date but Surprise in less than a year the buyers called and said they had all their money together and were ready to close. They had saved $10,000 for their downpayment. 

Feb 29, 2016 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

sure do!

Feb 29, 2016 08:17 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Anthony. One I will never forget, as it fell apart at the closing table. It wasn't fun, but I learned a very valuable lesson.

Feb 29, 2016 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I can still remember my first home inspection. I thought that I blew it. - M

Feb 29, 2016 05:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Anthony Acosta - oh yes, always a friend in need - and I did get a good bargain in those days when market was hot!

Feb 29, 2016 03:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,618,781
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, but since it was my first deal, I was paid almost nothing by a broker. 

Feb 29, 2016 03:33 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I remember it well and I'm friends with my first clients. They are wonderful couple, and they had no idea it was my first transaction. 

Feb 29, 2016 01:36 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

Yes,  I remember my first client and my first deal,  different clients.  They were my first 2 closings.

Feb 29, 2016 01:10 PM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

My first listing was an old friend and former colleague.  My first settlement was a floor call.  

Feb 29, 2016 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes they really made a lasting impression on me.

Feb 29, 2016 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
533,500
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

I remember my first deal.  I sat at an open house and sold it.  I did this again 2 more weekends in a row.  My first month was 3 sales over 4 weekends that I did 4 open houses.  Still a record for my market I am sure.

Feb 29, 2016 12:58 PM
Ambassador
3,159,209
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

of course I do and that was in 1994

Feb 29, 2016 12:46 PM
Rainmaker
4,894,546
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Oh yes and they are still on my mailing list and their son use me to buy a home.

Feb 29, 2016 12:30 PM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Yes it was a $155k short sale.  You have to search hard to find a single family home that cheap in San Diego even in 2012

Feb 29, 2016 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,236,920
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yes. I bought a home for my son.

Feb 29, 2016 11:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,631
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes. I listed a house with a tenant; the tenant bought another house I had also just listed, then someone else bought the one she had been renting. 4 sides in 3 months from that one listing. I had no clue what I was doing, but the tenant/buyer was an inactive OR licensee and made it easy, and my broker held my hand.

Feb 29, 2016 11:29 AM
Rainer
15,145
Victor Quiroz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DTLA Regional Office - Los Angeles, CA
Top of the line service, bottom line results!

I absolutely remember my first client. Single guy bought a nice condo in the suburbs. Unfortunately he lost in to foreclosure when the market crashed and short sale lenders were still forcing borrowers to sign promissory notes . My client refused to sign the $45k promissory note and they foreclosed. I have stood in touch with him over the years but he doesnt plan on buying another house anytime soon.

Feb 29, 2016 11:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do. An attorney friend of mine got a personal injury award for one of his clients and she was a poor woman. He made her buy a home cash as part of his agreement with her and I sold her a $15,000 home in December of 1989.

Feb 29, 2016 10:55 AM
Rainmaker
564,720
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes.  (or in my case, my 1st customer).

Feb 29, 2016 09:41 AM
Ambassador
5,030,483
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I remember very well. He was a walk-in on floor time. Short version - I listed and double ended a 2-family home he owned a few blocks from our office. The next year I listed and also double ended his other 2-family home

Feb 29, 2016 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
617,935
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

That was a long time and many, many transactions ago but I remember a little about it.

Mar 02, 2016 03:58 AM
Ambassador
6,348,383
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I seldom forget any projects.

Mar 01, 2016 02:49 PM
Ambassador
1,073,428
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I remember my first closing at a loan officer.  They brought their wild child, who, while we were signing closing docs with a notary, decided to try and climb our window blinds like a ladder.

I learned early to have toys/coloring books/etc to keep kids occupied while mom & dad are doing business!

Mar 01, 2016 03:13 AM
Rainmaker
5,188,060
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, my first buyer bought a FSBO I uncovered and I was able to double dip!

Mar 01, 2016 02:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,497,558
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  It was the mother of a girl I went through computer programming class with in High School (and I had a slight crush on her too).

Mar 01, 2016 01:51 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, it permantly changed the way I dealt with people

Mar 01, 2016 01:36 AM
Rainmaker
7,783,878
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Feb 29, 2016 11:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,226
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, myself!

Feb 29, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,846,785
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes.  A very good friend who had a brother and sister in law in the business; however she gave me a shot.  It was under contract in 9 days.

Feb 29, 2016 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
849,491
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Definitely!

Feb 29, 2016 08:33 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Feb 29, 2016 08:05 PM
Rainmaker
5,095,661
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How could one forget their first? Isn't that true for many things in life.

Feb 29, 2016 07:17 PM
Rainmaker
152,561
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

Absolutely!  It was a great young family, and the mother was deaf. I found them a rental, and a few years later sold it to them! I am still friends with them almost 9 years later.

Feb 29, 2016 07:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,550,327
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Yes.

Feb 29, 2016 05:35 PM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes, a condo listing that received multiple offers within hours. Sweet start to a good year!

Feb 29, 2016 04:26 PM
Rainer
84,578
Fathom Realty Group Inc.
Fathom Realty Group Inc - Orange, CA
Get Paid what your WORTH!

I use it time and time again.  Had a lead handed to me by a newbe on the updesk and we split 50/50.

As it turned out I did 100% of all th ework and sure it was not happy but so much better off from that day forward.

In teaching new agents the value of 50/50 the latter story comes in handy.

Feb 29, 2016 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,087,737
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Yes, and I will never forget it.

 

Feb 29, 2016 01:04 PM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I think it was a buyer.  It was an acquaintence of my husband.  Deal was very ordinary which was good for a first transaction.

Feb 29, 2016 11:38 AM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Mine was owner finance and went pretty smooth.  The owner is a builder so they had their own financing program.  Win/Win for both parties.

Feb 29, 2016 10:22 AM