It was many years ago and before HomeRome Realty when I was with the big box company.
There was a message left about selling a home. The caller left the address and I knew it was in one of those not "upscale" areas.
Returning her call, I was told she left messages with a dozen agents and I was the only one to call back. She was so appreciative to talk and just ask some questions.
I wanted to "make up" for all the agents who did not have the courtesy to return a call. What a good feeling.
Found out it was the family home where she grew up. Her parents had recently passed away and she needed some guidance.
I asked her to meet me at the property...she was a bit surprised saying you don't even know me.
She was a delight. I fell in love with her little, all brick, 3 bedroom single family home on a level lot near public transportation.
I listed the house for the going market which she thought was way too high. It was under contract within a day or two of placing the sign.
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When I wrote the listing on the board in the office, several agents commented they had received that call but was not interested in the area.
I thanked them all.
That same owner had a large home to sell, purchased another property and has referred me whenever she hears of anyone buying or selling.
All because I returned a call.