Awwww...The Perfect Client

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Awwww...The Perfect Client.  

Just a few days ago I wrote a blog Sometimes you just got to let them go and was thinking that I should write about the first time I had my very first perfect client. I mean I was in a state of Euphoria. We had spoken just a few times on the phone, emailed back and forth and everything I needed to proceed was in order.  


Preapproval...check

Earnest money deposit...check

View homes during my hours...check

Responsive....check

Criteria checklist...check

Motivated...check


We both met for the first time since her arrival to Woodbridge, Virginia.  Finding a home was the only thing on her mind.  She had left her family back home to arrive later after the school year ended and was here by herself.  There was no one else she knew in Northern Virginia other than myself.  Her work at the Pentagon was soon to start so she needed a residence quickly. EVERYTHING I asked of her she returned to me without hesitation.  She knew exactly what she wanted and there was no second guesses.  She even arrived at the home we were scheduled to view before I did, and I usually make it my business to arrive ahead of scheduled time.



As we entered the property I took out my checklist which I had prepared with the criteria in which she requested. To my amazement she had one too.  I said to myself, no way. I asked her if I could see it and it was almost the exact replica of what I had... I couldn’t believe it. After allowing her to view the property on her own, we met back into the kitchen area. She asked me a few questions and after answering them to her satisfaction, she said okay,
I’LL TAKE IT.

It took me a minute to process that because I was sure we were not done.  She had to want to look at more homes. Nope, nada. When she said this was it, this was it. Awwww...The perfect client. We closed on that very same house. No problems with anything, it was smooth
sailing.



Do you remember your first perfect client?
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Rainer
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Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR, Retired (U.S. Army)
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Andrew of course clients like these are ever lasting. I wouldn't trade them for the world.

The Christiansen Team. Glad you liked it, need to point out the good times we have in our profession.

April 29, 2012 07:23 AM #25
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Hey, Cheryl!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  So welcome to Active Rain, and have a great week.

April 29, 2012 10:26 AM #26
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Bill Gillhespy
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Hi Cheryl,  I'm betting she feels pretty much the same about you, too !

April 29, 2012 12:10 PM #27
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I can't say thank you enough Patricia. I'm glad you like it! Have a great week.

April 29, 2012 01:39 PM #28
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Hi Bill. Thanks for visting. We keep in contact for sure, and yes I think she does:)

April 29, 2012 01:40 PM #29
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Yes, Cheryl. How well I remember my First perfect client. I had five homes on my list to show this couple one day during my time frame. After the second home, the husband said this is it. I don't need to look at anymore homes. His wife asked, what about the others? He was firm. No. This is the one. We don't need to look at the others. What a smooth transaction all the way through closings.

Would love to have many more of those.

April 29, 2012 02:56 PM #30
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Hey Jerry...These clients just don't know how much we appreciate them...thanks for stopping by.

April 29, 2012 04:21 PM #31
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Cheryl, in 9 years in this business I think I've had 3 like that, and they were the type of client that makes you keep on looking for another.

April 29, 2012 04:37 PM #32
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The perfect client...yes, I have had quite a few. They are not as memorable as the more challenging ones. We could all use a bit of not memorable clients.

Margaret

April 30, 2012 03:24 AM #33
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Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR, Retired (U.S. Army)
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Margaret you have a point there. Not as memorable clients you can't forget...thanks for commenting.

April 30, 2012 05:23 AM #34
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Don't know that i have ever seen one this perfect.. I did sell my first house at an open house though.. but it was a challenge keeping it together after the original offer.. not quite like this one!! Great to know..

April 30, 2012 06:04 AM #35
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Hi Janis. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Its been a while since this client, I'm hoping for more!

April 30, 2012 08:59 AM #36
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Janis, You make me jealous! Does your client want a second home in Clarksivlle, TN? I would love to have a dream client like that.

April 30, 2012 09:01 AM #37
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Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR, Retired (U.S. Army)
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Nothing to be jealous about Debbie.  It has only been one thus far.  You can be sure if I know of someone I'll send them your way!

April 30, 2012 09:08 AM #38
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Thank you Cheryl, it was a pleasure to read of your perfect client. It sounds like more a matter of a very prepared person, maybe you can help your future clients to be more prepared by giving a copy of this blog post to potential buyer during or shortly before your first meeting.

Most people would like to be know as a near perfect client, they just need a little coaching to get to that point.

April 30, 2012 09:40 PM #39
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Cheryl, it happens once in a while with me. The most recent, just 4 months ago - who knew what he wanted and we saw just ONE home - and that' it! Smooth sailing all the way. I also wish if everyone was like him...

April 30, 2012 09:49 PM #40
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A client like this one makes it all worthwhile.   Congratulations on your perfect Client!

April 30, 2012 09:54 PM #41
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Real Estate in Northern Virginia

Hi Bob. Your welcome, glad you enjoyed it.  Thanks for visiting.

Praful.  Great, wasn't it the best feeling?

Fred you can say that again!

 

 

May 01, 2012 06:47 AM #42
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How funny. I met a new prospect today and showed him one home. I have his signed offer in my e-mail ready to send to the listing agent.

May 02, 2012 07:04 PM #43
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Hi Ellie.  Thanks for visiting...I'm sure your very happy, don't lose contact either!

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