I knew I Could Trust Him, Richard Iarossi, But I Didn't Know He Was A Hound Dog!!

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Real Estate Agent with Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate 303829;0225082372
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Found in my e-mail box a few minutes ago courtesy Richard Iarossi, an ActiveRain friend in Crofton, MD.
 
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Lenn,
 
We did settle today on the short sale at XXXXXXXXXXXXX, Pasadena. XXXXXX and XXXXXXX, that you referreCashd to me last year.
 
Purchase price was $299,000 and the referral was 20%.
 
I've submitted the paperwork to LNF accounting. The check will show up eventually.
 
Thanks for the referral.
 
Rich
 
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Yes, it was last year. Lenn
 
From time to time, I forget about referrals I've made to agent friends.  Richard has called me every two to three months to give me status on this transaction and on one occassion it appeard it would not settle. 
 
Considering the myriad of barriers on the way to closing this short sale listing, I never expected a positive outcome.  I didn't count on Richard being a hound dog.
 
Nothing better than a bit of "found money".
 
This is the second longest listing referral I can recall.  I sent one to Katerina that took about a year.
 
Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.
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Lenn Harley
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Lou.  Always nice to get a check.

Debb.  Two good pieces of good news today.  This short sale closing and a new home buyer's loan commitment.

 

Jul 26, 2012 04:09 PM #11
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Michael Thornton
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Good evening, Lenn. Talk about found money. Now you can load up on some shotgun shells for Skeet shooting...

Jul 26, 2012 05:31 PM #12
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Good news is always...well, good news!

If I could only make money of rental referrals, I'd never have to work again!

Jul 26, 2012 06:09 PM #13
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Cindy Jones
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Rich is a top dog in my book. Glad he stuck with the short sale to,get it done.
Jul 26, 2012 06:36 PM #14
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Rich is an honorable person.  It's refreshing, isn't it? 

Jul 26, 2012 06:41 PM #15
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Eric Michael
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Lenn, it's awesome when money falls from the sky. Rich is an awesome guy.

Jul 26, 2012 06:42 PM #16
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Patricia Kennedy
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Lenn, Richard is a great guy and a terrific colleague.  Good choice.

Jul 26, 2012 07:22 PM #17
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Michelle Gibson
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Lenn - Richard is a great guy, I am not shocked he stick with it and got the deal closed.  Congrats on a successful referral in the rain!

Jul 26, 2012 07:27 PM #18
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Rich does ROCK!  Glad he's a hound dog too--nice to know when you're referring out a short sale because so many agents either put them on the back burner or just give up on them.  Congrats on that mailbox money--there's nothing better, is there?!!

Jul 26, 2012 07:34 PM #19
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William Johnson
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Hi Lenn, Congratulations to both of you. Lenn, put that money to good use, get an iPad, LOL Richard! Well done.
Jul 26, 2012 07:42 PM #20
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Michael.  You read my mind.

Thomas.  Referrals for rentals don't mount up to much do they.

Cindy.  So am I. 

Judi.  Yes.  Yes it is.

Eric.  He's a lovely honorable pro.

Pat.  Thanks.  Rich is a pro.

Michelle.  ActiveRain members are the best referrals.

Debe.  We can't put short sales on the back burner.  They are a considerable percentage of sales.

William.  Why do I need an iPad to use sitting at my desktop computer??

Jul 27, 2012 02:58 AM #21
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Lenn.  You never know which referral will bear fruit.  You just keep referring them.

Jul 27, 2012 03:26 AM #22
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True Conrad, but most surely do.

Jul 27, 2012 03:38 AM #23
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Jay Markanich
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Never meeting, but having spoken to Richard, I would expect nothing less!  Without honest collaboration companies would dry up.

Jul 27, 2012 03:38 AM #24
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Jay.  Networking is good for the agents involved and for the consumers in need of services.

Jul 27, 2012 03:41 AM #25
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Very cool!  It is amazing how few people are good at following up when referrals are given to them.  But this does not surprise me!  Enjoy your "found" money!

Jul 27, 2012 04:22 AM #26
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you gotta love Richard and you gotta love mail box money.  Win Win

Jul 27, 2012 05:26 AM #27
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Kathryn.  The key is having honest referral agents.  I've had a few of the other type.

Tammy.  You bet.

Jul 27, 2012 05:42 AM #28
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Lenn- this is the kind of Active Rain success story I like to read... one that showed how 2 professionals can work together. 

Jul 28, 2012 04:14 PM #29
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Kathy.  As you know, referrals to trusted agents is a huge part of my business.

Jul 29, 2012 03:17 AM #30
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