My new client Tom.

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Real Estate Agent with Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate 535650
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I had a call this afternoon from a potential new client. Here is how the conversation went.

Ring ring.

Me : "Hello this is Ellie"

New Client (NC) : " Hello"

Me : " Hello this is Ellie, who am I speaking to?"

NC : "Hello my name is Tom"

Me : " Hello Tom, how can I help you today?"

NC : "My house burned down"

Me : " How terrible, how can I help you?"

NC : " Can you fix it?"

Me : " I am very sorry Tom, but no, I can't" Can I find you a new house?"

NC : " OK"

Me : " What kind of house would you like?"

NC : " I want a house with a flat door (?), a small library, a few bedrooms and a window box with flowers in it"

Me : " OK, how many bedrooms do you need?"

NC : " 3 would be good"

Me : " Who is going to be living in the house?"

NC : " Me, my wife and my child"

Me : " What are their names?"

NC : " My wife is called Lola and my son is James"

Me : "What other rooms are special to you? Did you need a kitchen? Does your wife like to cook?"

NC : "Yes, we need a kitchen with a stove because my wife likes to cook tomato salad & soup"

Me : "What about a yard?"

NC : "Yes I want a yard with a trampoline and a playground"

Me : " How soon do you want to buy a house Tom?"

NC : "In about 18 or 19 years"

Me : " OK Tom, thanks for calling, I will take a look for homes that match your needs and get in contact with you"

NC : " OK, thank you.......Goodbye"

A few minutes later my 5 year old son walked into the room with a grin as big as a Cheshire cat. I am sorry Mummy, but you didn't get a call from a new client, that was me pranking you!


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Karen Anne Stone
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But Ellie... just think of some of the things on the bright side of senility.  For one, you get to hide your own Easter eggs.

April 22, 2012 07:18 AM
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Ellie McIntire
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Lou- He is quite a character.

April 22, 2012 08:22 AM
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Fred- He does do my videos- but I have to bribe him

April 22, 2012 08:48 AM
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Cindy - he keeps us busy.

April 22, 2012 09:05 AM
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Dana Hollish Hill
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Love it! I can see my kids doing the same thing to me. Thanks for sharing!
April 22, 2012 03:12 PM
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I am a Maryland transplant from many other places, most recently Florida, but since 1997 I have found my true home in the heart of this great State. Maryland has it all. Mountains 3 hours to the West, the Atlantic Ocean 3 hours to the East and head North and South for either Philadelphia and New York or Washington DC. It is the perfect location! The Metro Baltimore area offers a rich mix of history and modern amenities. City living, suburbia or "not a neighbor in sight" is available in this area. Excellent Schools, amazing communities and an incredible location is why many people choose to live in Central Maryland. I proudly help my clients buy and sell all types of homes in Howard County and beyond. Enjoying the entire process is my goal for my clients. Every transaction is different and everyone has different needs. I know the Metro Baltimore area well and I am current on the Real Estate Market activity- That's my job. As your "Buyers Agent" I will work diligently to find you the home that suits all your needs. I will update you immediately when a home matches your search criteria. I will educate you on the current market and help you craft the best offer possible. I will "hold your hand" throughout the entire process. As your "Listing Agent" I will coach and guide you from day one to put your best foot forward when you list your home. I will use aggressive and innovative marketing strategies to give your home the best exposure possible. I will use modern technology and multiple resources that other agents do not use. I WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH PROOF OF ALL MY EFFORTS. I am a full time agent and I my number one goal is to give you exceptional service ALWAYS.