Active Rain success story: buyers and your blogs

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Real Estate Agent with Premier Florida Realty of SWFL

Two weeks ago as I was contacting a few clients one after the others I hit a wall. It didn't matter how positive the conversation was on the phone.I missed something. These are potential buyers who took the time to fill up their contact information either through AR or my personal web site. These days, and I don't blame them, they want either to work with an agent who has some experience with foreclosures and short sales or knows where the better deals are.

Cape Coral           Cape Coral

Cape Coral pool  homes build in 2005 and 2006 for under $200K .Above and below.

 

                     

 It does help if you have done some BPO's or if you know how they are done.    Among these buyers which  I reviewed their requirements and the added notes I wrote down or typed.I noticed that one particular buyer was very clear that he was not afraid to by a short sale but also had concerns..He had one negative experience with an offer on a short sale a while back. Then it became very clear to me that if he was going to work with me I had to show that I knew short sales or where the deals are.

 I then decided to send a link to one of my blogs on short sales to my client. Three days after he decided to make an offer on a short sale.

                               Cape Coral     

      cape Coral

There were a few factors which made the buyer decide to work with me more promptly, and when they choose someone else I cannot, will not take it personally.Just move on.But that blog I sent from Active Rain did reassure my client of my experience with such properties and make him feel more confident of the whole process.  He did buy in Cape Coral on the third day a great looking home.

The offer was accepted by the lender under 72 hours.That is unusual but we knew before hand it would happen. The whole process from acceptance to closing will take 3 weeks and the property is looking very good to close on sept 2, 2008.

 

It didn't hurt that the Listing Agent had done her home work.Because of the type of market we are in, the buyer and I agreed to view only homes where the relation between agent and lender was excellent and response to offers faster then the norm. He didn't want to wait 2 months for an answer.Banks have improved that tremendously the last 5 months.But what started to make it work is a blog fromActiverain.I don't think buyers/investors mind if you show them what you know.       

LLoyd Nichols
Right Choice Realty LLC
6360 Presidential Court, Suite 4
Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Larry Story
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Lloyd, glad to hear you are nailing them down. I use to live up at Burnt Store and came down to Ft. Myers quite often. 

Aug 24, 2008 09:45 AM #1
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Lou Ludwig
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Lloyd

Super success story, we just have to continue to move forward

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Aug 24, 2008 09:47 AM #2
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Evelyn Panning
Property Connections Realty Inc. - Alturas, CA

Your experience has clearly paid off -- congratulations, now you need to get it closed. ~Evelyn

Aug 24, 2008 09:55 AM #3
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Betina Foreman
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Dear Lloyd,

Congratulations on a successful deal. I also love your biz card. That is so adorable and memorable!

Aug 24, 2008 09:57 AM #4
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Renée Burrows
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com

You will receive the least amount of stress if you educate and inform your buyers so they can understand the entire process and even make the hard decision of looking at and bidding on short sales!!

Good for you Lloyd!

Aug 24, 2008 10:00 AM #5
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LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
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Larry I appreciate the comment.Cape Coral is seeing quite alot of action.The Burnt Store area has changed so much in the last 3 years.Good luck with your business in Greenboro.

Aug 24, 2008 10:02 AM #6
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LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
SW Florida Homes

Lou: that is right. We cannot look back.

Evelyn: I added a line regarding the closing thanks to you.It passed inspection very easily. Thank you for the encouragement.  

Aug 24, 2008 10:14 AM #7
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LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
SW Florida Homes

Renee: thank you. That is what's its about besides finding your clients that great deal, lessening stress for them as you say...and also for yourself. I might have to quoat you and use your comment.   

Aug 24, 2008 10:32 AM #8
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Susan Milner
Florida Future Realty, Inc. - Cape Coral, FL
Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents

Congrats on the pending sale Lloyd. If you have another buyer looking for a newer, large SW Cape Coral pool home, we have one approved at $175,000. The buyer just backed out so it is ready to go.

Aug 28, 2008 09:41 PM #9
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LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
SW Florida Homes

Susan: thanks. I'll keep that in mind. Great to have one approved. I'll check what you have. 

Aug 28, 2008 10:50 PM #10
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Congratulations on your success story Lloyd.  Active Rain has done it's part in helping realtors such as yourself find a home in which to advertise.  Best of luck in all your future real estate endeavors specifically in South West Florida.  

Aug 31, 2008 10:34 AM #11
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Lori Isaacson
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It is stories like this that give me the motivation to keep on blogging. I can't believe I just said that. 1 year ago I did not even understand what blogging was lol. Thanks again

Lori Isaacson

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