Nobody Cares How Much You Know

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Real Estate Agent with Cherimie Crane & Associates, Ballenger Realty

I am proud of the effort put forth in my latest "under contract". I worked really hard to make absolutely certain this home was at the fore front of every Realtor's, purchaser's, and prospective purchaser's mind.

At the onset my sellers and I both knew it would take about 9-12 months, based on market data, to reach our goal. It has been exactly 8 months.

This couple found me through a Localism Post. They contacted me and asked me to list their home. There was no awkward first-time meeting, no doubt about my professionalism, and actually no question as to whether or not I had the listing. I didn't present them with my usual listing presentation or my portfolio of testimonials.

Beaufort SC Real Estate

They asked for my advice and counsel, and followed every suggestion. It was, for lack of a better word, a partnership.

They trusted me, they believed in me, and they allowed me to do my job. This confidence all stemmed from a post I had written one early Sunday morning.

After all the paperwork was done, my sellers and I enjoyed a cup of coffee in their beautiful home as we have done so many times before. We talked about their upcoming purchase (which I referred to an agent from ACTIVE RAIN in Port Lucie, FL), and how much fun we have had during this entire process.

I am going to miss them. I am really going to miss them.

As I was leaving, I told them thank-you for allowing me the opportunity to represent them.

I made a joke about reasons why they may have chosen me. I asked them if it was the alphabet soup that follows my name, my ability to catch a fish on any given day, or maybe my extensive knowledge of sometimes pointless factoids.

Their response was awesome.

"Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.."

Thank you Active Rain.

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Kelly Young
The Platinum Group Realtors - Colorado Springs, CO
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Michelle, thank you for taking the time to share such a heart-warming experience that so represents how real estate can be if we choose to live that way.  Congratulations to you and to your sellers.

Feb 01, 2009 09:00 AM #8
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Brent Johnson
Chase International South Tahoe Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA

I love when you make that connection with a client, and it turns out to smooth saleing!

Feb 01, 2009 09:06 AM #9
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Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates, Ballenger Realty - Beaufort, SC

Tony,

Thanks for commenting! You are absolutely right!

Kelly,

Thanks for dropping by!

Brent,

I like smooth Saleing!!!!

Feb 01, 2009 09:08 AM #10
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JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro - Manalapan, NJ

Cherimie,

Sounds very similar to how I got my most recent listing and it may be a coincidence but I really need to comment.

My sellers are great!  Reasonable, motivated, understanding, trusting, patient, accomodating and just plain nice to be around.

One of the questions I've asked myself over and over is how much of "me" to put into what I do here.  Sometimes I worry about what I say or what I do and not having an appeal to the average consumer.

But I think this forum of being able to express ourselves is a great way to attract people who "get us."  And those partnerships spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S!!

Congratulations to you on getting the deal done and congratulations to you sellers for finding the right agent!

~ Jo

Feb 01, 2009 09:41 AM #11
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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

I just love that the seller knew what is important in the relationship.  A partnering spirit and trust to follow as you recommended.  Their sentiment regarding how much you care is so valued.  To pour your heart into your work and friendships made along the way is the very reason success comes.  I also love that you shared the role AR had both in their initial contact and the referral you placed.  Continued success!

Feb 01, 2009 10:19 AM #12
Rainmaker
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RE/MAX Hilton Head Bluffton
RE/MAX Island Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
Sun City Beaufort SC

Good job!  I had a feeling this would go under contract!!  Congratulations!

Feb 01, 2009 10:41 AM #13
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Cherimie, I love happy ending stories! This is proof that our time spent on AR comes back to us! You are the professional and your client recognized that from the beginning! Congratulations on a job so well done!

Feb 01, 2009 11:15 AM #14
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Barbara Martino-Sliva
Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. - Vero Beach, FL
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Cherimie, Congratulations!  I wish you many more successes..

Feb 01, 2009 11:19 AM #15
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Mark Brian
Silver Star Real Estate LLC - Anderson, SC
Anderson SC Realtor

It is so true the experience and professionalism we bring is an important asset but if you do not care about your clients, why would they choose you?

Feb 01, 2009 12:53 PM #16
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Ken Tracy
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville - Naperville, IL
Naperville Illinois Real Estate

Hi Cherimie.  I am sure you are a great Realtor.

Congrats on the contract.

Ken

Feb 01, 2009 02:53 PM #17
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Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

What a beautiful compliment!  Job well done!

Feb 01, 2009 07:51 PM #18
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Cindy Hartpence
Edisto Real Estate Company - Edisto Beach, SC

How nice and how true it is when people know you care it makes all the difference inthe world. They were lucky to have found you!

Cindy

Feb 01, 2009 08:36 PM #19
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Ann Hayden
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Wildwood, MO
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Cherimie,

Great work!  You seem like an awesome agent.

Congrats!

Ann Hayden sad the Cards did not win

Feb 01, 2009 09:24 PM #20
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Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
RJ Smith Realty Real Estate Solutions - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

That was wonderful Cherimie.  I think it needs to be featured and I am flagging it.  Have a great day!

Feb 02, 2009 05:32 AM #21
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Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates, Ballenger Realty - Beaufort, SC

Jo,

It is so great to hear from you! You are so right about attracting the clients we WANT to work with!

Connie,

These are two of the MOST adorable clients ever and I owe it to AR for giving me a platform!

Feb 02, 2009 07:52 AM #22
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Jake Forbes
United Country Forbes Realty & Auctions - Hertford, NC

Good post Cherimie.  Caring about the personal life of your clients is never wrong if your sincere. 

Feb 02, 2009 09:59 AM #23
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Eric McGowan
Moody, AL

Cherimie, sounds like you made some great friends along the way. Congratulations, your personality shows your heart and this is what they saw in you.

Feb 02, 2009 10:17 AM #24
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

that is great... it really is "how you care" Empathy is everything.  I always say that life is too short to work with people you dont like, it sounds like you have some great clients!

Feb 02, 2009 03:10 PM #25
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

This is so poweful and so on! Thank you for sharing. The statement also goes hand in hand with Quality people want to work with Quailty people. Once they recognize you care you got them on Hello!

Feb 04, 2009 07:16 AM #26
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Sandy Blanton
Pensacola Real Estate - Team Sandy Blanton Realty, Inc. - Pensacola, FL
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Great post Cherimie, it's always great to see an AR success story. There's no doubt these sellers icked the right agent.

Feb 06, 2009 11:06 AM #27
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