NEVER KNOW WHERE A *NEW* CLIENT WILL COME FROM

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Real Estate Agent with Johnson Real Estate, Inc.

Like all of us this time of year, we are so busy, and going in so many different directions.  For me with two boys, and their schedules thrown into the mix.. it is down right CRAZY!!

This month was my annual physical exam, and I also needed to get some blood work done.  Hey, when you reach a certain age, everything starts to fail... LOL.

While I was giving blood, my cell phone rang.  I thoroughly apologized.  The hospital states all over that cell phones are not permitted.  I explained to the nurse that my job is that of a real estate agent.  When I walked in the door, I was on the phone and had thought I had shut it off... obviously not.. and again apologized.  To continue, I mentioned that it has been really busy lately, and I must have forgotten to turn off my phone when I walked in.  She looked at me and nodded.... then smiled. 

She asked me a few questions, I told her about the $8,000 tax credit for first time homebuyers...and the next thing I knew she told me that she and her husband were going to start looking for a new home in January and she wanted my business card.  They hated the idea of looking for a realtor, but liked what I had to say.  She said she would be in touch... she likes how passionate I am about my job.  Who knew I was being interviewed while giving blood.

Before I left, she gave me a quick overview of what she and her husband are looking for in a home. 

What a way to end.... and start of the new year.  You just never know when the next client will come your way.

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Valerie Osterhoudt is a Cromwell Connecticut Residential Realtor who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Middlesex County of CT, which includes Cromwell, Rocky Hill, Berlin, Middletown, Wethersfield, Newington, as well as all other surrounding areas.  Please visit me at www.CTrealtorMLS.com for all your relocation and/or local needs.  

For real estate.. all you need to know, is VALERIEO  

If you're thinking about buying a home in Cromwell CT area, there are plenty of great buys in today's market.  There is no better time than now to take advantage of these homes while interest rates remain at an all time low.  For more information on Cromwell CT real estate's homes and/or condos please visit Johnson Real Estate to access the newest listings.

 Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR - Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - 860.883.8889 cell - valerierealtor@sbcglobal.net

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Is a Full Time Realtor® with with Johnson Real Estate, in Cromwell, CT who specializes in Homes and Condos For Sale in the Middlesex and Hartford Counties in CT.

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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
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Valerie:

My latest client came from the next table at Starbucks yesterday afternoon.  While tring to just chill out,  Sitting at the table was there two guys just chatting - about starting up a business of cleaning office places.  Third guy walked by stopped to talk with them, and recognized me.  He than got me involved in the discussion.  It seems one the guys is new in town and as well as tring to start the business is looking for a convient place to live.

Will be stopping by Starbucks more often and sip on coffee by the fireplace.

 

December 23, 2009 09:38 PM
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Valerie, I have never had to give blood in exchange for a referral, but hey what is a little blood in return for a sale .......... LOL

Merry Christmas :) :) :)

December 23, 2009 09:48 PM
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Ed Silva
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Valerie, it is amazing how a little bit of time and a comfortable personality can get a door opened. Last week as I was giving blood the technician started talking about having to sell her house because her husband just got a big promotion and they needed to move. Needless to say she got my card and I got an appointment to meet with them in January. A big smile goes a long way, not to mention not fainting when they come out with the needle.

December 24, 2009 08:21 AM
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Steve Merson
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Hi Valerie,

Well, I guess I better go and get my blood checked then!  LOL

Have a wonderful Christmas and talk again soon.

Steve

December 24, 2009 10:25 AM
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Laura Watts
Positive Properties, LLC

WAY TO GO, VAL.....

December 25, 2009 01:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Valerie Osterhoudt
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
Johnson Real Estate, Inc.

Bob.. You are right.. I think I might go to Starbucks too.  I love their coffee.. and you never know where it will lead to.

valerie osterhoudt

December 26, 2009 11:47 AM
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Valerie Osterhoudt
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
Johnson Real Estate, Inc.

George... We all give blood in this job.. just some of us do it literally. :)  Hope you had a great Christmas too.

valerie osterhoudt

December 26, 2009 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Valerie Osterhoudt
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
Johnson Real Estate, Inc.

Ed... I truly think that customer service and meeting up with people on a one-on-one.. NOT texting clients/potential clients has a HUGE impact.  As I mentioned to George.. we all give blood in this job.. some just literally.. like you and me. 

Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

valerie osterhoudt

December 26, 2009 11:51 AM
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Valerie Osterhoudt
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
Johnson Real Estate, Inc.

Steve.. You should check out your sugar level in your blood.. especially after eating those cookies.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

valerie osterhoudt

December 26, 2009 11:52 AM
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Valerie Osterhoudt
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
Johnson Real Estate, Inc.

Laura.. YOU ARE BACK!!! iT IS GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU.

VALERIE OSTERHOUDT

December 26, 2009 11:53 AM
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Frances C. Rokicki
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Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC

Valerie,  First, let me say, Happy New Year to you:)  I love the new hairdo!  Buffini teaches us to hand out and talk with, five people each day, that you don't know. 

Sounds like you are on your way to a really good 2010!  Whoo Hoo!

It's a Good Life,

Fran

January 02, 2010 03:30 PM
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Valerie Osterhoudt
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
Johnson Real Estate, Inc.

Fran.. Here's to hoping 2010 is a great year... for both of us.  I'll try whatever it takes to move this economy forward.. and increase my pocketbook. :)

valerie osterhoudt

January 02, 2010 07:29 PM
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