A few years ago a friend mentioned a friend of hers that would be needing to sell her home-life change situation. It was a lead, I didn't know her friend from Adam. 'Send her a letter', she said. So I did. I never heard anything from her or her husband. I really wasn't terribly confident and so I didn't pursue it. The top producing agent in the market got the listing (I was pretty new). I did however land a similar property just a short distance away! Sadly, the sellers had interviewed 3 other agents and me being the newbie I was and having so few listings I went for the unreasonable, difficult, I will do things MY way seller.
I watched, and I waited. Updating my seller on their competition every chance I got. We were higher priced (of course), they had a pool and more amenities. Theirs was brick, nicer location...but I pushed and prodded, visual tours, open houses.
I watched, and I waited. Lots of calls, there were TWO homes on the market with 5 bedrooms and in-law suites. I had ONE of them.
My listing never sold. They didn't take advantage of my recommendations for updates or reductions. The other listing didn't sell either.
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We have become friends, pretty good friends I believe. We are buddies on FACEBOOK, text back and forth now and then. Have even enjoyed the occasional 'girls night' (movies) that sort of thing. I don't think she knows the power at work that brought us together. I have never asked if she read the letter, I suspect it was viewed as 'junk mail' and thrown in the trash. She thinks it was an agent referral that brought us together. I know better. It was The Law of Attraction All that energy I sent her way, focusing on HER home while I was working to get my listing sold.