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Our First Time - When Someone Failed To Show Up!

This is our entry into: An October Contest: Your First Time – The Real Estate Edition! sponsored by Patricia Kennedy.

 

Our very first sale in real estate came about from floor time.

 

Not in the "traditional" sense of floor time. 

 

In fact - "floor time" was optional at the brokerage we affiliated with at that time.

 

We were focused on listing For Sale By Owners, and had stopped in to discuss some things with the Designated Broker (and Owner) of the brokerage.

 

We noticed on the way in that there was no one sitting at the desk in the lobby - nor anyone else to be found anywhere in the office - except for the Designated Broker.

 

We went back to their office and started through the list of things to discuss.

 

About 20 minutes into the discussion the Designated Broker noticed a couple had come in to the lobby.

 

She said "So and so failed to show up for "Floor Time" - could you help that couple?"

 

"Sure we can" I said!

 

Suzanne and I went to the lobby to meet with the couple.

 

They were interested in new construction in the Master Planned community across the interstate highway from the office.

 

We headed over to the new construction sales office, with the couple following

us in their car.

 

We took them in and met with a builder sales associate, and had them registered as our clients.

 

We toured several of the models that day, and agreed to meet again in a couple of days to discuss next steps.

 

Two days later, we headed back over to the Master Planned community with them, and they selected the model they wanted, and the lot they wanted it built on.

 

They were in the process of selling a home in Colorado, but did not "need to sell" to purchase this new build.  

 

We accompanied them to the design center where they selected their "choices", and made sure to stay in contact with them on a regular basis during the construction, helping coordinate a "phased" home inspection with a professional Home Inspector, and taking photos of the location of pipes and electrical before the drywall went up!

 

 

 

 

Closing day arrived several months later, by which time we had listed and sold several For Sale By Owner properties, and everything went very smoothly.

 

Although it was our first "sale", it wasn't our first commission check.

 

It was however, a nice reward for happening to be in the office when someone else failed to show up!

 

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About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
Haven Express
Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Comments

Being at the right place at the right time ... love that!  The opportunity was there for you because someone else failed to take it. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 3 years ago

Great that you were willing to step in when someone else failed.  Was good for you and was great for your broker to have the couple covered with an agent.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 3 years ago

That's a great story Tony & Suzanne. It pays to show up!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS, 603-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 3 years ago

As with so many things in life, it is always better to be lucky than good

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 3 years ago

Yes, floor time does work in some occasions, though I cannot name one in 3 years that we have been in the new office.  

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) about 3 years ago

Good morning Tony & Suzanne.  I believe each of us can name the first sale/listing we ever had.  Thanks for posting 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 3 years ago

We were indeed Kathleen Daniels - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Thanks Tammy Lankford, and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

It does indeed Anna Banana Kruchten - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

How true Ed Silva - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

We never made it a practice to do it Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie - just lucky that time - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

I hope so James Dray - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

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