Monday, March 25, 2013

Get R' Done

In the last couple of weeks, I have emptied stinky trash accidentally left behind by some clients that moved out of state, shoveled driveways and sidewalks of clients that have moved out of state so that future owners can access the home for showings, and delivered homemade cinnamon rolls to first time home buyers as a thank you for their loyalty.

  • The "trash" house got 2 offers within a day of the trash being removed. 

  • The snowed-in house is under contract since the family didn't break their necks on the stairs leading up to the front door.

  • The first time owners hopefully aren't feeling so overwhelmed as they have sweet treats in their tum-tum, which always makes me happy. 

I am not afraid to get my hands dirty or ache from some snow removal. Especially if it means I get to repeat my past 8 days of 7 homes under contract.

Bottom line: I will do whatever it takes to GET R' DONE in the way of service with results.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Jump Rope for Heart.

Jump Rope for Heart. Who remembers?

When I was in 3rd grade, a jump rope competition was announced with a packet of “how to’s” in collecting donations and earning prizes for every hour you jumped rope. The funds raised were given to the American Heart Association and kiddos across the country set off skipping rope and calling their grandma’s and grandpa’s for donations.

Not me. A few donations and a t-shirt weren’t even in my realm of understanding. I
wanted to WIN. I asked my teacher how much I needed to raise to get both grand prizes: a mountain bike and a Nintendo (because that’s the only way a Nintendo was making its way into our household I had been told). From there, I remember making my list and then sitting at the kitchen table for hours making phone calls to all of my parents friends, teachers, and family to get to that winning number. The thought of not reaching grand prize never crossed my mind.

Fast forward to Jump Day.

I jumped. I collected my prizes (including both grand prizes) and eagerly looked forward to the next competition.

What does this have to do with real estate? For years I have struggled with the title “sales person” as most of us have experienced unfortunate experiences with a Slick Willy or Sly Sally. My family’s background is education and farming. My bachelor’s degree is elementary education, specifically special how could I head straight from KU with an education degree into real estate sales?

Pretty simple really: I love to jump. I jumped into real estate hoping to supplement a teaching
income. Quickly I recognized that feeling of winning and reward through helping others in need. I love to win. I love to jump more often and higher than the rest of the “sales people” out there
because it helps my clients win.

Let’s jump into this Spring market together. There is less competition than ever, which is great for sellers. The competition for great homes as a buyer is fierce, therefore you need a Jump Rope for Heart champ on your side.

Jump with me!