The Journey to Your New Front Door

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Charlemagne International Properties BRE# 01147470

The journey from prospective buyer to inserting the key in your new front door can be short and sweet (somewhat rare) or rather long with many twists and turns (more common since The Great Financial Fiasco of 2008). There are always a few war stories, and they often get better with each retelling, created along the path to homeownership. Great friendships are also one of the many side benefits.

 

A two and one half-year search culminated yesterday when I passed the key to two people my son and I met as strangers (Josh met them at an open house in 2009) and became quite fond of with the passage of time. Their visits to this country were infrequent but it was clear their intentions were to purchase a home in Palos Verdes. Our goal was to help them make an informed and wise choice.

 

Yesterday they achieved their goal, and so did we.

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Doug Rogers
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Way to go! Love that entry-way!

June 30, 2012 08:32 AM #1
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Edward & Celia Maddox
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Nice blog on a Great area in Southern Calif.  Good Luck,

June 30, 2012 08:33 AM #2
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Norma Toering
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Doug - It was a nice sale to add to the first half of 2012.

June 30, 2012 08:37 AM #3
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Norma Toering
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Edward and Celia - They soon forgot about any other area after they saw Palos Verdes.

June 30, 2012 08:39 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Norma -- congratulations on another sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula -- you are so right about the journey to home ownership -- buyers need the right guide to keep them on the right path and in PV those buyers are wise to call to Norma Toering.   Have a great weekend!

June 30, 2012 08:40 AM #5
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Kwee Huset
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Norma, congratulations on achieving your goal. Two years ago I had phone communication with a family from another country for a year before they arrived and bought a house.

June 30, 2012 08:09 PM #6
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The journey of a thousand miles......  Congratulations on helping these people you obviously care about find their new home.

June 30, 2012 09:35 PM #7
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Norma- I love that front door and how you painted a story of the journey to it. 

July 01, 2012 07:50 PM #8
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It is so rewarding when you help your buyers find their perfect home!  Great post Norma!  K

July 01, 2012 10:29 PM #9
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