Monday, May 20, 2013


The best part of my job is accompanying happy clients to the settlement table.

This is not always the case.  I've had 1 or 2 settlements where the buyers and sellers were not exactly happy with each other, which makes for a tense settlement.  But most of the time my clients are happy and excited.

Today my clients Rich & Danielle were buying their 1st home.  The home was well-cared for by its former owner, an older woman who passed away.  Her son kept the lawn mowed and even mulched the beds for the new owners.

I took Rich & Dani to their new home for the pre-settlement walk-thru and their excitement about the potential of their new home made me smile.  I was truly happy for them.  As we walked from room to room they pointed out where they'd place furniture and what colors they had in mind.

Then we went to the attorney's office for the settlement and as we walked in I joked with them about how I hoped they had been doing their hand exercises in preparation for all the signing and initialling they were about to do.  The settlement was over in record time and with much happiness I handed them the keys to their new home.

As we walked out to our cars Rich said "We're gonna have some dinner and a drink to celebrate.  Wanna come with us?"  I happily accepted and we enjoyed a cheerful, hopeful evening together.  Days like this make all the work and stress to get there worth it.


anne marie in philly said...


Ur-spo said...

what a lovely story!

Anonymous said...

Good job! Now as to keys - someone like me doesn't need keys. And I also know how insecure common household locks are.

cb said...

That's so cool that you made their first buying experience a good one!