It has been a wonderfully busy week with showings, offers, new listing appointments, answering buyer and seller questions, counseling, hand holding, talking a buyer out of a particular property, talking a seller into waiting to sell their home plus a very smooth settlement that I would like to share.
It was not my most unique home. It was not my most expensive listing.
It was the most important home because it was yours!
You've heard the phrase...the devil is in the details. My eyes were opened after many years in this wonderful business.
It was a delightful closing working with Universal Title. They really made a celebration out of the usual anti climatic almost boring closing procedure. Let me explain.
As usual I was a bit busy with the final walk through with the buyers and their agents and then picking up my wonderful sellers and driving them to Ellicott City to meet at the title company.
Going into the conference room, the closing documents were set for each person, both buyers, both sellers and the three real estate agents.
The pens were perfectly lined up along with a pen for each set of papers. There was also a glass of water on a coaster for each person, chocolate kiss and individual personalized place cards for the buyers and the sellers.
On the big screen TV there was my slide show of the property, taken from the MLS, playing with soft music through out the entire closing procedure.
It was a pleasure to watch and listen to the buyers and sellers comment on the property when there was a break in signing.
But it wasn't the coasters and the Hershey kisses.
It wasn't the sparkling cider and champagne glasses.
It was the efficiency from the beginning of this transaction, the professionalism of the buyer's agents, the lender and the title company. It was the kindness and respect of the buyers and the sellers. It was the constant communication with every single person working together like a well tuned orchestra.
And the best part...it was all about the clients!
It was their settlement and they were important.
When is the last time you felt a closing was a real celebration?
Thank you Universal Title, thank you Claudia and Nigel, thank you Emily Hall, thank you Mark Askew, thank you Jack Carter, thank you Winnie and Bob, thank you Steve and Shernay.
Thank you for making this a moment to celebrate!
This is my reason for HomeRome Realty.