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5,341,110
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

everytime I found myself at the closing table, I felt good as a Realtor.... 

Oct 15, 2017 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,043,078
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

My most memorable was when a Buyer called on my listing, had cash and wanted an immediate closing. He was an attorney who did not want a title insurance policy and knew the property. Called Seller and we all met 15 minutes later at the title attorney's office, wrote the sales contract while sitting at the closing table and were finished in under an hour. Walked across the street to my office & commission deposited at the bank next door. Not sure if that sale will ever be topped but I'll keep trying!   

Oct 15, 2017 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,873,084
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It would be the one I just closed on 10-13-2017.  I cannot get into the details due to confidentiality.  The seller and the listing agent were very deceptive in their dealings.  I learned so much on the backside getting to the truth. In the end, it is always about being of service to my clients.  These were past clients and their loyalty is priceless.  

Oct 15, 2017 08:49 AM
Rainmaker
3,448,405
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't have a favorite... they are all my favorites as I work on them and each time a sale or listing closes I feel good as a Realtor.

Oct 15, 2017 08:15 AM
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3,689,438
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love serving veterans and I had one this year that was also an AR referral - we actually won a bidding war with a VA loan!

It took some convincing but, the end reward was the best any of us involved in the transaction had ever enjoyed.

Oct 15, 2017 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,000,750
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I enjoy my clients, rarely a transaction; it's about the people I serve.

I don't have any "remerable real estate transactions"

Oct 15, 2017 11:55 AM
Rainmaker
5,786,524
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A large land sale where the commission paid for our first home.

Oct 15, 2017 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,335,037
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Every single transaction has a story behind it and they all are special in a different way.

Oct 15, 2017 08:34 AM
Rainer
140,210
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I represented Bank of America (REO) AND the buyer (first timer and single mom) in the sale of a single family home in 2008 ... While walking up to the door to do the final walk through, we immediately noticed water coming from under the front door!!! A pipe leak behind the toiled had flooded the entire home. The buyer was devastated and understandably upset.  

Long story short, BoA rehabbed the home and about 45 days later we closed with the same buyer. The buyer was very happy and I was impressed with BoA. 

Oct 15, 2017 08:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,297,852
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

So many, but they're mostly memorable for the wrong reasons.  Best one would be having helped friends find their home.

Oct 15, 2017 04:01 PM
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2,458,501
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Sold a house to a couple who were both blind.  We found a great house in a good neighborhood; the house was on a corner lot on a city bus line.   Members of our church came out for a "house blessing" with food, gifts, and music.

     That was about 20 years ago... I talked to the wife not long ago; they still live in that house.

Oct 15, 2017 01:04 PM
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1,719,512
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I remerable my most recent.  (I hope that's good... right?)

Oct 15, 2017 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
800,851
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Remarkable? So many that I can't even really think of one that stands out. And then at the same time, they're all pretty much what they are. That's kind of how I've been involved in this for as long as I have. There's always something new.

Oct 15, 2017 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,832,960
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Robert,

Everything was memorable. A

Oct 15, 2017 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,584,713
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

A triple deal that went as smooth as silk

Oct 15, 2017 09:03 AM
Rainmaker
812,965
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

They had a dream. Their perfect house. In the perfect location. At the right price. But someone else's name was on the buyer line of the accepted contract. Their dream crashed on the rocks of reality.

Being the winter agent I was, even back then, I had not heard the fat lady sing. I stayed a constant presence in the world of the listing agent and when the buyer when wacky, my folks dream came true.

 

Oct 15, 2017 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,064,059
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Every Short Sale listing that we closed

Oct 16, 2017 04:37 AM
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4,670,545
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most of the best ones were long before I became a Realtor, many successes as an investor.

Oct 15, 2017 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,728,017
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I was coming out of a condo listing with one client and as they left another couple asked if I could show them the condo. Unknown to me this was an extremely wealthy and well know couple (I don't follow cellebreties). They liked me, they liked the condo (which they purchased to use for about two weekends a year) and they paid cash for it. That was about 8 years ago and we still keep in touch.

Oct 15, 2017 12:32 PM
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1,908,196
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

A number of no $$$ down investment buys

Oct 15, 2017 11:32 AM
Rainmaker
3,926,771
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I really don't have a favorite..they are all dear to me and makes me feel good when we can make it the closing table!

Oct 15, 2017 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
579,751
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I sent an investment listing to one of my investors on a Friday morning. He thanked me for it but said it was too far away and he wasn't interested. Then he called me at 8:30PM saying he decided to drive by it, met the sellers, and struck a deal with them. All I had to do was put it in writing. I drew up the contract, send it for e-signing, and we were under contract the following morning. I saw the property three weeks later, right before going to the Title Company for closing. Easiest commission ever!

Oct 16, 2017 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
634,116
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

My first one, a listing that got over 20 offers in less than 12 hours. That was quite a quick learning curve for a newbie!

Oct 16, 2017 03:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,810
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have lots but my very first one was a great one. The wife was from China and the couple needed to own a home so that her daughter could come to live with them.  That was an extremely rewarding transaction in many ways.

Oct 15, 2017 08:13 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have had dozens that made an impression in one way or another, some good and some not so good.

Oct 15, 2017 06:29 PM
Ambassador
4,210,005
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There have been so many I'm not sure I would say one was my favorite. Helping my daughter and her husband buy their first place up in LA was pretty special!

Oct 15, 2017 05:21 PM
Rainmaker
3,565,743
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

 Non transaction for Bank of America. They did not want to take title and the associated responsibilities. They walked away on my advice

Oct 15, 2017 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
846,120
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I would have to say the one where the buyer made me a $1M over cost to build offer on my own property that was not on the market. I had owned it for only 17 months but took the offer.

Oct 16, 2017 05:29 AM
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577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

My most memorable one taught me a lesson... always have things in writing.  I had a partner that cheated me out of my portion of the commission.. this was way back in 1988, and it ws $10,000.. a lot of money at that time for anyone, especially for a single mom raising two kids... What was even worse, my Broker did not back me up.. so I left.  Didn't want to work for a man like that... so went to another Brokerage.

Oct 16, 2017 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,519
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have several but to long to tell

Oct 15, 2017 06:55 PM
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2,350,093
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Wow Activerain members I would like to personally thank all of you for stopping by ;o)
I love all your answers to my question and what a privledge it is to touch so many lives as we do selling real estate ...

Have a great week ahead

Oct 15, 2017 06:24 PM
Ambassador
1,706,647
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Everyone is my favorite.

Oct 15, 2017 05:45 PM
Rainmaker
874,432
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't think I have a really memorable one myself - they're all memorable for a little while - guess I'm just getting old now :(

Oct 15, 2017 05:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,547,170
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When I keep my promise & others receive it & acknowledge it:  we are there

Oct 15, 2017 10:25 AM
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4,306,272
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

The one where everything went as planned - from start to finish.

Jun 07, 2018 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,412,909
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The one that the buyer had 2 social security number and the lender did not catch it till the day of closing.

 

Oct 18, 2017 04:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,322,944
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

So many, I could not identify just one.

Oct 18, 2017 06:25 AM
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2,949,135
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my most memorable would certainly be my daughter's first house.  Of course all of them are special, but that one has to send out as the most memorable. 

Oct 16, 2017 01:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,798,519
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

They are all remembered.

Oct 16, 2017 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,826
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

There are many.

Oct 16, 2017 03:56 AM
Rainer
177,117
Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

How about the time I drove all over Atlanta (twice) looking for a home for this woman with a low budget. She couldn't find anything she wanted in the price range she qualified for. Finally found her a gem, but it serves my memory well every time a buyer calls, because I want to make sure I never do that again.

Nov 13, 2017 08:13 PM