The keys to your new home are a little wet... Sorry!

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Real Estate Agent with Pine Knoll Shores Realty

The keys to your new home are a little wet... Sorry!


I had an out of town closing yesterday.  The sellers are out of state, the buyer and his attorney... 3 hours away.  Considering that we were all in different areas, the closing went really, really smooth (thank goodness for technology and a great team of professionals).


The buyer is spending the weekend on the Crystal Coast, and when he called me this morning to arrange a time to get the keys to his new property, I was washing cars in the church parking lot to raise money for the new youth program at our church.  He was thrilled, and said, "I'll drive right over and pick up the keys, my car really needs to be washed anyway".  


So, while the children did their best to make his SUV sparkle, he enjoyed a glass of lemonade from the lemonade stand, and I was able to finish up the transaction by handing over his keys.  He didn't even mind that the ink on the key chain was running from being dropped in a puddle of sudsy water!


What a wonderful day I had, acting like a kid again, and closing out another transaction at the same time!  I am so fortunate to have clients that see the joy in it as well.

Hope you all had a wonderful day! 


"There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes".

-Dr. Who-



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Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial 928-201-4242

The keys will dry . . . but the clients' happiness in their new home--and you--will never fade! :D

Nice work and nice post, Amy!

June 03, 2012 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Bill Jones
Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos
Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones"
Lovely Storey, nice to have clients that understand that we have real lives as well and are willing to work with us. Bill
June 03, 2012 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Susan Neal
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks

Hi Amy - Sounds like even without the client coming by and the closing it would have been a great day, but that just made it even better.  What a happy day!

June 03, 2012 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections

Hello Amy,

Nice to have to "HAND OVER THE KEYS" to the client's new home. Wet or not.

I wish we could do this everyday.

Best, Clint Mckie

June 03, 2012 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor
Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395

That's such a neat story! A feel good ending to what must have been a nice transaction. Good job.

June 03, 2012 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Acevedo
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale
951-290-8588

Hi Amy, great story and it shows that great agents attract great clients. That was nice of him, too!

June 03, 2012 09:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Robert L. Brown
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com

Looks like this was a win-win situation. Congratulations on a job well done.

June 03, 2012 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
LandlordWhisperer
Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

Multi-tasking and MAKING PEOPLE DREAMS come TRUE!  I hope you washed LOTS of cars and got lots of WET KEYS for new home buyers!

June 03, 2012 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United
RE/MAX UNITED

Sounds like a really great client - very positive, eager and happy. Very nice. I love the story!

June 03, 2012 11:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
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Who says you can't mix buiness with pleasure??  A great combination of the two and best wishes to the new homeowner/clean car owner! ;-)

June 03, 2012 11:44 AM
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Kathy Streib
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Room Service Home Staging

Amy- it is so refreshing to hear a "feel good" Real Estate story.  Isn't it nice to have a buyer who will come over to you to pick up the keys and take part in the car wash.  Love this story. 

June 03, 2012 02:20 PM
Rainer
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Wayne Jackson
North Idaho Realtor, Serving Coeur dnullAlene and Hayden Lake
Lakeshore Realty 208-714-4109

Thanks Amy, It's good to get this type of post sometimes along with all the heavy stuff. Saving this as one of my favoeite quotes.

"There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes".

-Dr. Who-

June 03, 2012 02:32 PM
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Melissa Zavala
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
Broadpoint Properties

Congrats on your closing. Sounds like (considering the distances involved) that it went great!

June 03, 2012 03:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Amy, technology + professionalism = pure awesomeness. Glad you got it done. And you got your car washed in the mean time. Brilliant!

June 03, 2012 05:09 PM
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Cindy Jones
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
Integrity Real Estate Group

Great story and sounds like your client was a good spirit about the whole thing.  Now I need to find a car wash for my dirty ride.

June 03, 2012 06:11 PM
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Judi K Barrett
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Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma

Closed transactions and clean cars..  life doesn't get any better than that!  

June 03, 2012 06:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Michelle Gibson
REALTOR
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc.

Amy - Congrats on your closing and it sounds like you had a great day.

June 03, 2012 08:01 PM
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Nick T Pappas
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL
Amy, wow...you seem to have attracted a few scammer/spammers and of course I reported them. I'm sure your client didn't mind the wet keys! So, are you a Dr Who fan? I noticed the quote...I have the complete Dr Who series on VHS. (The most popular actor that played Dr Who)...pulling a blank right now.
June 03, 2012 08:27 PM
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Joni Staples
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Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties

Amy: I love this story! If I were your buyer, I would be thrilled to be able to take part of your mission work with the youth. Congratulations on the closing! Blessings to you and your sweet family!

June 03, 2012 08:45 PM
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Christine Donovan
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Donovan Blatt Realty

Amy - I love this.  It's important to be a little bit of a kid sometimes.  It just makes life brighter.

June 03, 2012 09:44 PM
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