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Notes on a Recent Purchase (Or Getting to Know My Work)

Notes on a Recent Purchase (Or Getting to Know My Work):

My nephew works for a local auto dealer and was sweet enough to send one of his co-workers to me. The wanted to sell their home and purchase a new one.

The family was very nice; a couple and their 8 year old daughter. But, Mrs. Buyer was set on purchasing a new home build from one of our local builders. When you are that set on a particular builder and home, you loose all your negotiation power. I strongly urged her to check out other builders. And to facilitate that, I offered to take her around to them.

We visited over 30 different model homes. Probably 10 different builders, too. She found a home she liked and had it down between that home and the one she'd seen before I started helping her. In the end, she decided they liked the home I'd shown them best.

They made an offer, and I started the negotiations for them. They got the home and at a sizeable amount off the asking price, plus we got the builder to come in and finish the basement.

Mrs. Buyer and her family love their new home. All's well that ends well!

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Marianne Snygg, GRI, ABR, ASP
Broker Associate
ERA Herman Group Real Estate

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Colorado Springs and Monument Real Estate

Comment balloon 6 commentsMarianne Snygg • December 05 2008 04:36PM

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Now you must take your nephew out for a nice dinner.  Or, better yet, send a few customers to him.

Good for you both.

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) over 10 years ago

Kenneth: I send him clients, and took him and his family out to dinner. It was fun for me! Thank you.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

You know that dinner is tax deductable?

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) over 10 years ago

Kenneth: Really? I just thought it was dinner with my nephews family. RESPA and all.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hi Marianne! That is great! It just goes to show how an experienced Realtor really helps!  I like the title too (getting to know my work).

Posted by Cristal Drake, Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate (Prudential California Realty) over 10 years ago

Cristal: Thanks. I was reading one of the industry e-newsletters that suggested we should blog about what kind of work we do. It helps the consumer to get to know you, so they can decide if they'd like having you work for them. Well, I gave it a try. Haven't actually seen crowds show up...LOL, oh well. It's all good.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

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