Prince William County Virginia Real Estate

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Today I Made The Difference In Someone's Life

I got a out-of-state referral the other day from another Agent for a couple needing to relocate to the Northern Virginia area. The husband is retiring from the military after serving 20 years. The wife is a home maker and looks after their young son. He has accepted a job in the area and begins in the first part of September.

These folks had truly lived the "military state shuffle", one year in this state, two years in another one, literally criss-crossing the United States and also overseas all the while living in military housing.

Well, I had been talking with the husband for a couple of days now and got a pretty good idea of the type of home they were looking for, cost, amenities, etc. and followed up with him by e-mailing him some listings. After a few brief exchanges, he and his wife decided to make the trip from New England down here to Virginia. They were interested in seeing five homes. Although, the homes were spread out across the region I had already used Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/) to plan the route and my Magellan GPS was ready to lead the way. We piled into my car and hit the road. The first home we looked at was nice they liked it and thought it was ok. The next two we pulled up to were in a hilly terrain area were the gravel streets were washed out and they had really steep hills that would be treacherous in the winter time. We pressed on. As we neared the fourth house I could feel their anxiety building. Here they drove almost 14 hours to get here and they were somewhat dissappointed by the homes they looked at. Those Internet photos they looked at doesn't show all the other things like the huge embankment next to the driveway, washed out roads, yards that have steep declines, etc. Then I thought we hit the jackpot...we rolled up to a brand new house 3 bedrooms with 2 bath and a two car garage. His wife, insisted "this is the one!" but, he said "no, honey I can't ride my motorcycle into work across these gravel roads". She was pretty bummed and so was their son. That left only one more home for them to see. It was across town in a private resort community that had a lake, playground and park.

This home sat up high on a hill with the most spectacular view of the shenandoah mountains and the lake below like you have never seen. They were in love! "We'll take it" they both exclaimed. Man, I love to hear those words! hehe :-)

We drove back to my office where I wrote up the offer. Then a few hours ago I received a call from the Listing Agent who said his Client's were ok with the terms and were unlikely to counter. Immediately, I called my folks and told them the good news. They were absolutely delighted! We settle in two weeks and my folks couldn't be happier. I'm choosing not to share with you their comments but I can assure you, I was overwhelmed and touched by their appreciation. I made a difference in this family's lives. They can finally purchase their first home - a home they can truly call theirs.

I'm a Realtor and I'm proud to be one!

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I am a full-time real estate agent and Realtor®. I am very aggressive and put my clients needs above that of even my own. I am not married or have any children so I am usually available if you have any questions or concerns. I do take my profession very seriously and know that when my clients entrust me with their real estate needs, I need to do the best job I can for them so that they can get what they want in the time they want.

I do work exclusively by appointment, so if you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with me to discuss your real estate needs please click Schedule Appointment or call me today at (540) 272-9012.

My company and I have two professional offices supporting all of Prince William County. One is in Manassas, and the other is in Haymarket. Since I have clients all over the county I work out of both offices.

I am a Candidate Member of the CCIM Institute, Member of the National Association of Realtors®, Virginia Association of Realtors®, and the Greater Piedmont Area Association of Realtors®. I hold several real estate credentials; Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), e-PRO Internet Specialist, and Commercial Specialist. I have an Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

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-Keith

Keith M. Elliott Jr.
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY REAL ESTATE EXPERT
Realtor®, e-PRO®, ABR®, SRES®, Commercial Specialist®

RE/MAX Olympic Realty
15100 Washington Street
Haymarket, VA 20169
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Comment balloon 5 commentsKeith Elliott Jr • August 17 2007 12:07AM

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way to go. Keep up the good work.........People first the rest will follow
Posted by Ginger Magoon, Bryan, College Station Texas Real Estate (Remax - Bryan College Station) almost 10 years ago
Good story Keith.  It is so rewarding when your clients express enough gratitude to make you reflect on your work and feel proud.  It's nice when your stress and hard work pay off by making a difference in someone else's life.
Posted by Steve G. Snarzyk (Realty ONE Group - Trademark) almost 10 years ago
Awesome Keith...this brings tears to my eyes...it's what the business is all about, making people happy!
Posted by Mary Warren almost 10 years ago
Congratulations Keith. You should be proud. We, as realtors, should always remember that we are dealing with people and not just transactions. It seems like you put the needs of your clients first. Good job and I hope the closing goes well.
Posted by DDR Realty, Orange County NY (DDR Realty) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I appreciate it!

It's easy to get caught up in the rollercoaster ride that each deal seems to bring...and, I guess for the most part the deals can kinda run together a bit...but, when you have a Client(s) that really appreciates your hard work and effort that in itself is almost worth more than the paycheck we receive. Wouldn't you agree?

-Keith

RE/MAX Olympic, Manassas VA

http://www.MyRealtorKeith.com

Posted by Keith Elliott Jr, Principal Broker/Owner (KEIRE Realty Group) almost 10 years ago

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