John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)

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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I recently had a closing with some great people I met at an Open House before I had my knee surgery!  That would be about three years.  But they were not front-burner except for the last couple of months.

Aug 29, 2016 11:02 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

About one to one and half years. We did long escrows subject to city approvals of plans and community. Then, we closed

Aug 29, 2016 10:23 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have worked with some buyers a couple of years. That is the longest that actually closed.

Aug 29, 2016 10:57 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've had a couple of relocations that were in excess of 2 years before they finally bought, closed and moved

Aug 29, 2016 10:27 AM
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Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

I have one I've been working with for 5 years.  I'm sure when they get ready closing won't take that long.  LOL

Aug 29, 2016 01:15 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I've had people call me that have been receiving updated home leads for years as well as my yearly magnetic refrigerator calendar and when they call me it's makes me happy.  I am thinking of a client I met years ago (over 10 years) and they finally found a house they wanted to buy and then sold their home with me... So it was a double payback!  Good News! 

Aug 29, 2016 11:49 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Meussner - I think it was 4 years, 2 months, 21 days, 7 hours 46 minutes - give or take few seconds!

Aug 29, 2016 03:19 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Five years! Two Clients, different set of years, but both are now real estate agents working for me and rocking it!

Aug 29, 2016 02:16 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 2 1/2 years ...

Aug 29, 2016 12:44 PM
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Annie Adjchavanich
Secret HQ, Inc - Los Angeles, CA
CRE LA, Orange Co, SFV, South Bay, Inland Empire

First contact to signed documents and a lot of heartbreak in between - 8 weeks. We signed our lease just today!!! I love your question!

Aug 29, 2016 10:22 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Sitting down? 4 Years!

Aug 29, 2016 10:48 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

1 year. I am proud to say that I work with a LO that works with people for years AND then calls me when they can finally buy.  He's a great gut with evidently a great drip campaign.

Aug 29, 2016 10:19 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I got an application for a purchase, but he couldn't find the right house. He gave up, and 8 years later, he called me and was ready to look again and found one. He kept my business card for eight years!! Who does that???

Aug 29, 2016 10:08 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Years -- not sure how many.   

Aug 29, 2016 07:46 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

4 years but, over that period of time, we probably saw less than 7 or 8 homes!  Family and job issues kept them from their move over and over again!  They were lovely people so, I didn't mind keeping them in my pipeline for so long!

Aug 29, 2016 01:29 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am not much of a followuper, generally put myself out there and they call when they are ready or when someone they know suggests that they call me.

Aug 29, 2016 12:34 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

In regards to a Seller, it was 8 months, though I can't say yet for a Buyer, as we have one that could go on and on . . .  Roger has worked with Buyers for a few years, as our niche is an age-restricted community, meaning a good percentage are snowbirds, so maybe this is not unusual here John Meussner

Aug 29, 2016 11:50 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Four years.  Young couple who sent me four buyers before they were ready & able to buy.  This couple needed to get permanent jobs & reduce credit obligations

 

Aug 29, 2016 11:48 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no thanks....I focused on listings.... kept in touch once a month until the people pulled the trigger and listed.... 

no buyers... no thanks....

Aug 30, 2016 10:19 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Couple of years.

Aug 30, 2016 09:37 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

7 years.  Resulted in 4 transactions.  He was active duty Navy and our showing appointments were at shore leave times only.

Aug 30, 2016 03:36 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Almost three years. It was worth it in the end because they ended up buying a home that was more than twice what they had originally planned to spend. 

Aug 30, 2016 09:17 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I believe my record is around 3.5 years.

Aug 30, 2016 07:55 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Not counting my neighbors...  a year or two.

Aug 30, 2016 06:17 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

A couple weeks.

Aug 30, 2016 03:34 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

one buyer was over a year.

Aug 30, 2016 12:27 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

18 months with a FSBO. He was so overpriced and in no hurry! It beccame a game. Then I got it listed and sold in under a week! We became friends.

Aug 30, 2016 12:27 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

6 Years.

Aug 29, 2016 11:26 PM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

1 year or so I think

Aug 29, 2016 11:10 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I've stayed in touch with people for years before closing...  If we don't stay in contact they WILL go with someone else.

Aug 29, 2016 10:48 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

one year believe it or not sold

Aug 29, 2016 10:40 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Attempting to close on a house we've had listed since 2015 and under contract for 6 months right now. Not sure if it's a record, but it sure feels like it is.

Aug 29, 2016 10:40 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

About 5 years... they were looking for a very specific/unique property.

Aug 29, 2016 10:19 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not tracked this information.

Aug 29, 2016 08:06 PM
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Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

A couple of years..I refer to it as a miracle! 

Aug 29, 2016 02:08 PM