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Happy Endings Can Happen to You, Too!~Active Rain Directly Responsible for Latest Sale

We recently received an email to show a home directly from Active Rain.  This isn't so

 unusual but it was unusual that it was a listing we lost to another agent 6 months ago.

It was a long story, we had it sold once but the buyer lost his job 3 days before closing. 

 Anyway, the seller decided to try someone else, it is common in our industry and sometimes

does the trick, especially if you lower the price!!!

 

rear elevation of house with pool

 

The potential buyer told us she googled the listing address to see if she could find

out more information. The agent that had the property listed only had an aerial photo and

few interior photos.  Our old Active Rain blog about the listing came up in her search

first (thank you Active Rain!!) with great photos that led her to contact us.  

***Please note the emphasis on photos---we continually hear from buyers that they

are frustrated by few or no photos on listings.***

The buyer wanted see more photos than the other agent provided and someone that knew

about the property. She wasn't impressed with the listing agent's presentation.

 Thanks to Active Rain, even months after the listing expired for us, we are still the experts.

We have since sold this property to the buyers and they will move in shortly.

Don't you love a story with a happy ending?

 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • June 15 2009 02:42PM

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Way to go Terry. Congrats on your recent successful closing with the help of Active Rain.

Posted by Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Terry,

What a wonderful outcome! Getting the buyer from your expired, thanks to AR. Well, of course, you're hard work while listing the property had a hand it it too.  Congrats.

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) over 11 years ago

Terry - you must have really good "Karma" as the real estate Gods decided that you SOLD it once you should be the ones to sell it again. Congratulations on a job well done twice !

Posted by Laura Gray (RE/MAX Realty Group) over 11 years ago

Mike: Thanks for the nice comment. I know the sellers and buyers are happy also.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago

Irene: Some times your reward comes much later than you expect thanks for the comment.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago

Laura, I think "Google Juice" had more to do with it than Karma but I'll take both thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago

Terry--Great story! I often put XX's over the list address after the home sells or status changes to protect the owner but Google remembers. :) I think too many agents think fewer pictures will make buyers come out in person...but they tend to just overlook the home then. Kudos to you on converting a lemon into lemonade!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 11 years ago

Teri: I hear from so many buyer that they just bypass the listings with only a few photos.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago

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