There are many benefits to selling a home with a full service Realtor, but rather than tell you, I’d rather show you a real life situation. It means more, I believe, when you’re looking at an actual transaction because you can put yourself in the seller’s shoes and better relate. This particular seller in Antelope called me in early January of this year to say she wanted to sell her home. I was at our vacation home on my Hawaii wor-cation on the day the seller called, and not coming back home to Sacramento anytime soon.
When I agreed to list and sell an investment property in Antelope, I did not realize the seller would become a good friend. Although, in retrospect, I don’t know why not. Most of my friends are a combination of other agents, real estate professionals and former clients, when I stop to think about it. When I was younger, I drew a hard line between “friends” and work relationships, but now that I’m in my 60s, that line is blurred, and it’s OK. When you’re as dedicated as I to real estate, the business and your personal life become one and the same on many levels.