A buyer called, thinking I was someone else she’d talked to previously about Waterbrooke, Hunters Lake, Villas at Browns Mill. She said we'd talked about those and others, about their need for at least three bedrooms. I thought I couldn’t possibly have forgotten, but she insisted we’d talked. She said she even remembered that I’d said I was a widow.
Back up. I’m happily married. We still don’t know who that other first agent was, but since Sue had never got the information, she and I had a pleasant phone conversation this afternoon.
I understand they’re just wanting to get acquainted with possible areas now, and that can’t buy until they sell their house elsewhere. I told her what I do to be sure my referrals are good, and that I’ll will tell her why she can be comfortable with the agent I decide would be great.
She’d done her research well and I knew the areas well. In fact, I'd done market analyses of two of the developments very recently in anticipation of listings. And just three days ago, I had noticed a For Sale by Owner sign in one of the neighborhoods– one of the rare three-bedroom units. When I checked tax records, I discovered that the owner of that one was someone I’d learned a lot from when I had had time for quilting a few years ago. That one may well be the best one on the market now for her, and I had already planned to see it. (I saw it Monday morning.) Another serendipity.
My follow-up email said in part, “You should know that I collect serendipities, and one happened when you called me. Several, in fact."
I sent her to the blog on my website, to which I’ve just recently been adding a few that are related to real estate. I told her also about the many serendipities (by no means all of them) that I’ve put on another page of my site, www.TNTriCitiesHomes.com/serendipities . I still have a couple dozen serendipities that haven’t been in print in any form yet.
When I called the FSBO, she remembered me from the quilting group, and I told her about the other serendipities involved in my calling her. She invited me over, it’s a great place, and the rest of the story will come later.