To Serve and Be Served: A Once in a Lifetime Transaction

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  1. Thank you. Your article brought tears to my eyes. It also reminded me how much I love this job, I am working with an elderly woman who has no technology and no car. I have loved the time I spend with her. No technology means going to be with her every time something needs signing. I find it to be a blessing and time to recharge my spirit. I thank you for your kindness and your loving spirit and for being a shining example of what a Realtor is or should be.

  2. Kristal Jacobs

    Excellent article and work, Christian! Thank you for sharing this special story.

  3. Gary Rogers

    Christian, I have never been prouder to hear a story like this. You represent the highest ideals of being a Realtor and as a vet, I thank you for taking the time for someone who has sacrificed so much for our country. When you gave them such service, you in essence, did it on behalf of Realtors everywhere. I am thrilled with your story and will be reading it at our next office meeting.

  4. Erin Hill

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful and uplifting story! It made me remember why I love my job and for all those days when you think no one appreciates what we do as Realtors, just one “Richard and Connie” story make it all worth while.

  5. ann

    You have made lifetime friends!!!!

  6. What a wonderful heart felt story. Thank you for sharing Richard and Connie’s story. I hope many Realtors listen to the heart of your story and get back to the people part of our profession.

  7. Steven Moyer

    Great story! I’m not surprised at how you handled the situation and treated Richard and Connie. You are a true professional and caring person. Thanks for sharing your story.

  8. Thank you for sharing your story Christian. Often times we get so wrapped up in things we do forget the people we are here to help and how they need us. Your story was so moving. It challenges me to be a better person in all aspects of my life. To be given the gift of a phone call providing you with an opportunity to help someone that needs it and get paid too!! What a blessing. Most look at the $ and not at the service of helping someone. To do the right thing as if no one is watching. God bless you and your career of helping people. You made me proud to be a Realtor® and to serve people. What a fantastic opportunity we have to give back!! Thank you again!!

  9. What a wonderful story. I hope it opens the eyes of many real estate agents who get caught up in what is in it for them vs. how they can serve the public. Making people’s dreams come true is the best part of being a real estate agent.

  10. You hit the nail right on the head. What a warm, wonderful story. Thanks for sharing & thanks for making me proud to be a Realtor.

  11. Layla

    .Inspiring story to start the day. At first, the length of the article was rather discouraging but the very first paragraph and something spacial in your eyes captured my attention and then my heart. Thank you! You’re a talented writer as well.

  12. Christian,

    Your heart-warming story brought tears to my eyes. You have truly “paid it forward”. With all the “high tech” we deal with each day, it is so wonderful to see the rewards for using “high touch”. The reward of helping people like Richard and Connie realize their dream has got to be extremely special for you, and I thank you for reminding all of us that this is really a “people” business. What a caring person and professional! thank you for sharing this wonderful story.

  13. Hi Christian! Thank you so much for sharing this story! I cried through most of it! I am touched by your giving spirit and how you kept the right attitude through it all. What an honor to help this couple buy a home! I am so glad that you took the time to help them get approved for the loan and also spearheaded the effort to find someone to donate an electric stove. God will bless you for that! Your maintenance contractor was a saint for installing it for them. I’m sure that he will be blessed too. Because of this story, I am reminded of my dream to purchase homes, equip them with ramps, hardwood flooring, etc. making them accessible, and renting them to veterans. I need to make that happen! Thanks for being such an inspiration! I hope that many Realtors will read your story and be blessed and inspired by it! I know I have been! 🙂

  14. That is a great story! It is very heart warming. God Bless You.

  15. Lynnea Miller

    How much was the commission ?

  16. erika carter

    great article!!!!

  17. A wonderful and heartfelt story. It brought tears to my eyes and felt your buyers gratitude towards you and you with them. Thanks for sharing to remind me that in our career of real estate we are part of people’s lives and this is all about building relationships not just selling houses. Thank you !!

  18. I am very happy to see that you also view your job as a service! Treating others as you would like to be treated will get you far in life and is good for the soul! I try to honor that motto as well and see my job as a service to borrowers, not sales!
    Great job!