Sometimes the roles and responsibilities of realtors can be a bit fuzzy. Not only do they liaise on your behalf when it comes to selling or buying a home, but for Sarah Vander Vloet, they also become instant babysitters! Listen as today’s guest, Sarah Vander Vloet shares her hilarious experience with Leigh that expresses just how much trust a client can have in their realtor.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 00:43 – Leigh welcomes today’s guest, Sarah Vander Vloet
- 01:35 – Sarah has been a licensed realtor in London, Ontario since 2011
- 01:42 – She works alongside her husband, Mike, who’s been in real estate for 10 years
- 01:47 – They sell real estate and co-manage the StreetCity Realty Inc, a Canadian owned corporation
- 03:06 – Sarah’s story has 3 parts: a home that took extra time and effort to sell, patient sellers, and trusting buyers
- 03:21 – This happened last February
- 03:23 – The house listed was an older home
- 03:32 – For older homes, they sometimes don’t give the exact age of the property
- 03:46 – This home was sold to the buyers a few years prior but they’ve outgrown the property
- 04:02 – There was full disclosure of the house which included some water in the basement
- 04:49 – It was listed for 30 days before it got an offer
- 05:03 – The buyers were quite disappointed
- 05:35 – They received a mutual release because the buyers were looking for a newer home
- 05:43 – A month later, they received another offer – a conditional one
- 05:58 – It was a low risk offer
- 06:11 – All disclosures were given
- 06:21 – 9 days later, they received another mutual release because the buyer’s home sale fell apart
- 06:53 – The sellers had breaks throughout the process, but they felt a little disappointed
- 07:10 – 10 days later, there came another offer
- 07:16 – The low-ball offer was not accepted
- 08:12 – While everything was going on, Sarah was in correspondence with some interested buyers
- 09:09 – They made an appointment
- 09:27 – The buyer was caught in traffic and texted Sarah that he would be late
- 09:44 – A van pulled up and the buyer’s wife was going to work—she left the kids with Sarah in the front yard
- 10:12 – It happened too fast that Sarah’s brain couldn’t keep up
- 10:43 – She realized she was the babysitter and waited until their father arrived
- 11:16 – The buyer arrived in a few moments and they ended up buying the home
- 12:49 – You should know who you’re meeting
- 14:00 – The public is spending a lot of time with their realtors
- 15:30 – Sarah remembers coming home and telling her husband about how she randomly ended up babysitting
- 17:00 – Reach Sarah through her phone 519-777-7205, on Leading London, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Key Points
- Not being able to sell a home can be frustrating, so appreciate those clients who remain patient.
- Communication is of the utmost importance.
- As realtors, be prepared to go above and beyond the call when it comes to your service.