Real Estate is Universal...traveling across cultural boundaries.
The need for a home lives within the heart of us all. The desire to create your own home, traditions, and memories is universal.
Several months ago while holding an Open House I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful family. With smiles and shared enjoyment we connected while I was giving them a tour of the home even though neither parent spoke English. I primarily spoke with the adult children but shared smiles and hand signals with their parents.
I completed my follow-up and remained in touch with the family through the daughter. I did not pressure them because that is not my style, I but offered my services if they would like my assistance. After several email exchanges they called me to meet with them.
We began visitings homes, slowly but surely narrowing their focus. As we toured several homes I learned much about the family, their history and their desires. Slowly we began to build a bound. I could read the mothers excitement when we walked into a kitchen she enjoyed. I could see the fathers happiness when we found a yard large enough for him to have a garden. The "kids" (I tend to view anyone under 40 as a kid) began to relax and reveal their wants and their desires for the new home.
One day, as we walked around the home in careful English Mr. Buyer began to question me. He asked "would you buy this?" It was then I knew we had reached a level of trust and it was a question I would hear from him every time we walked a home.
We found so many things in common. My daughter is the same age as their daughter, both who are attending school. The mother's appreciation for fine quality finishes struck an answering chord with me. Rather than focusing on our differences we focused on the common goal of finding their dream home.
Well today we opened escrow on their new home. We have more work to complete but this afternoon we joined each other for lunch and learned more about each other.
I love living in California, meeting people from all around the world and assisting them to find their dream home!
If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Riverside, CA
give me call. I would love to assist you!