Mary Schurr Charlotte NC Real Estate: Was it a Hallmark Moment or a Disney Movie??? Isn't it Great to be Appreciated!

Was it a Hallmark Moment or a Disney Movie??? Isn't it Great to be Appreciated!

Was it a Hallmark Moment or a Disney Movie? Isn't it a great feeling to be appreciated!

Buying Your CastleWe work really hard trying to protect our clients' interest and help them make the best and most informed decisions possible. There is more work done behind the scenes than they could ever know. All the while we have other clients needing the very same service and attention. So, when they seem to really understand that you have worked very hard of their behalf and show their thanks....isn't that the best feeling!

I have been fortunate over the years to work with really nice people that realize I do my best to help them buy or sell a home and protect their interest at the same time. I just closed with some buyers that I had worked with for a long time. We considered many homes and considered building. Like many buyers, they were looking for the "Castle" of their dreams. We looked at different areas of the Charlotte NC Real Estate region. We found a few homes they really liked and made offers. I did a market analysis on each to make sure they did not overpay. Each time the seller could not sell for the market value. Some disagreed until they really looked at the comps and then, ended up leasing the home since they could not afford to sell. Disappointing to all of us!

Finally, we found the right home for them, but even it had a few hoops for us to jump through on the way to closing. It was a foreclosure and we couldn't get the bank to agree to our offer the first time around. I knew they wouldn't even look at the comps I submitted with it, but at least my clients knew I tried. Then, almost 2 weeks later I got a call from the listing agent. Were we still interested? It seems the "appraisal" came in. I am not sure what really happened, but they ended up accepting our offer. Overall, it was in good condition and a home they are thrilled over.

My wonderful clients brought me a terrific bottle of wine and thank you note to closing. Sent a letter of recommendation to his firm (I work with their new hires). Followed up on their Quality Service Certification survey with a great review and comments. And, last Saturday they met with me and my husband over dinner at a wonderful new Italian restaurant in their neighborhood to share all the "after closing" stories. They wanted to meet my husband to thank him for all the time away from him. And, when the check came, despite my husband's insistence to pay....they had planned all along to thank us both with dinner. I was amazed!

There are down days when we think no one has a clue of all that we do and then, there are days like this when I think they really do get it. Was it a Hallmark moment or a Disney movie? Was all that real? Hmmm, I just looked at all of their files and yes, they were real! But, fortunately being appreciated was, too!


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Comment balloon 17 commentsMary Schurr • June 14 2011 07:03PM


Wow! That is a good real estate story. What nice people!

Posted by Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group over 9 years ago

They really are!! There was not a small amount of work involved, but how nice to be appreciated! In the end, they got a great house, in great condition, and at a really great price. They are very happy!

Posted by Mary Schurr, Realtor - Charlotte NC (Mary Schurr Realty) over 9 years ago

How wonderful that your clients value your professionalism, service and friendship so much that they wanted to show you just how much. You know they'll be telling all their friends and family how much you helped them too!

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA) over 9 years ago

Lee and Carol, Thanks! Yes, I know they won't mind speaking to other buyers as a reference for sure. Like a lot of transactions we had a few surprises, but still got to the finish line. These moments make the difficulties all worth while!

Posted by Mary Schurr, Realtor - Charlotte NC (Mary Schurr Realty) over 9 years ago

Mary, GREAT story, and yes it is so wonderful to feel appreciated for all that we do.  I'm sure you gave them wonderful service and they will be referring friends and family to you for years to come.  Those are the moments that keep us hooked on real estate!

Posted by Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks, Melissa! These are the moments that keep us motivated for sure. He understood the importance of a referral based business and I know will always keep me in mind. I just tried to treat them the way I would want to be treated. They knew I was always looking out for their interest....part of the job.

Posted by Mary Schurr, Realtor - Charlotte NC (Mary Schurr Realty) over 9 years ago

Mary, what a heart-warming story showing what great service you give to your clients, and how much they appreciate all you do!     What a testimonial for your web site!   Congrats on a successful closing!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 9 years ago

Thanks, Joan! They are a wonderful couple and were so thoughtful. It took a while to get to closing, but it was the perfect house for them in the end!

Posted by Mary Schurr, Realtor - Charlotte NC (Mary Schurr Realty) over 9 years ago

Mary - What a great story! It's so nice to be appreciated!

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 9 years ago

Mary, Congratulations on a successful closing. Being appreciated is so incredibly fulfilling in our industry!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 9 years ago

Carla and Connie,

This makes such a difference after those that didn't seem to understand how much time and effort goes into getting a buyer all the way to closing successfully.

Posted by Mary Schurr, Realtor - Charlotte NC (Mary Schurr Realty) over 9 years ago


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