A week of firsts!
Well, I had a few photos I was going to use with this post, but they won’t upload for some reason, so I will have a non-photo post. Hopefully I will be able to figure out what’s going on and do another post tonight or tomorrow that includes photos.
This past week has been pretty exciting for me. I’m finished my formal training with Bosshardt, and I’m actually picking up floor duty here and there. My first two floor duties yielded very little, but suddenly, on my third attempt, I got two very good calls. Or technically, one call, and one email.
I ended up making both a showing appointment, and a listing appointment. The showing resulted in me writing up my first offer (I’m still waiting to hear whether it will be accepted). It was so easy; he knew what house he wanted to look at, what he was looking for, and what he would offer for it. I wrote up his offer and submitted it. It would be wonderful if I everything was that easy, but I know it won’t be.
The listing appointment made me nervous, and I kept trying to practice my presentation to talk them into listing with me. I made a nice slide show and printed it out, got my paperwork together, and talked it all over with my broker. Then I got to the home, and was invited in. Before I even had a chance to go into my well-practiced spiel, they asked me my advice on listing prices and what work they should focus on. We looked through the house together, and I made a few suggestions, and we went over the recent sales in the neighborhood, and how they compared to their home. Based on that data, we chose a listing price, with the understanding that it could be adjusted as needed.
So, I now have an offer on the table, and a listing, and I am feeling like I am really on the road to success!