Ain't the world a bit strange?

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Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

I just had a drive-by sign call, from someone inquiring about one of my co-ops.  The woman at the end of the line, needed to know if DOGS were allowed.  It didn't. She sounded very confused, very tentative and very young.

As our conversation progressed, I discovered that her family home had been sold out from under her, and she was required to move out in less than 10 days, and was truly searching for a rental.  She was being bequeathed, however by the estate, enough money to use as a down payment... and we began speaking about potential purchases.

I sent her an e-mail with about 40 properties that might suit her, that do accept dogs.

If she notes something that might work... she might consider buying instead of renting.

Ain't the world a bit strange?

ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate
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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

 
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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois

   

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Alan May
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thanks JL... I'll let you know if anything comes of it.

May 20, 2009 10:03 AM
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Betina Foreman
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I think Barbara needs to be more open minded. Peoples circumstances can change at the drop of a hat. If my husband died tomorrow I would have to sell my home and I have two dogs that I could never get rid of. They are my kids. Life throws you curve balls and you have to adapt and come out swinging!!

Good job converting her to a sale. In my book that is better for the client too as it allows them to start building wealthy instead of just paying rent. Good job!!

May 23, 2009 04:05 PM
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We all have to adapt to take care of our little charges, don't we Betina.

May 23, 2009 05:17 PM
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Barbara sounds almost cruel. There are many people who rent and have dogs, cats, or aquariums. I don't see how that indicates that they haven't grown up yet. The two are not related.

Yeah, Betina!

May 24, 2009 05:24 AM
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nah, Russel, Barbara is truly sweet.  She's clearly coming at this from a slightly different perspective.  Maybe she's been a landlord for a while.  We all know how "reasonable" tenants can be.

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