Mary Hamilton

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are many moments in real estate that can be described as "best" but there's nothing quite like a sincere thank you from a client.  Size is rarely a part of the scenario.   

Apr 25, 2017 04:48 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have had numerous appraisals involving several hundred thousand acres.  Lots of work but a great thrill with months of adrenalin filled work for the entire crew.

Apr 25, 2017 04:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A large land transaction.

Apr 25, 2017 04:36 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Like Sinatra once crooned, "Out of the tree of life, I picked a plum....

The Best is yet to come and babe won't that be fine,
You think you've seen the sun,
But you ain't seen it shine!

 

"The Best Is Yet To Come-I've known

the Good Ol' Days, but The Best Is

Yet To Come."-TJ Nelson

Apr 25, 2017 06:22 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I sold a 82 unit building for 4 million. That was my biggest single sale 

Apr 25, 2017 05:55 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm with Michael Jacobs there are so many "good moments in real estate that can be described as "best" but there's nothing quite like a sincere thank you from a client!"

Apr 25, 2017 05:29 AM
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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!

Just like with bidding wars...it's not always about the 'highest' - it's more often about the 'best!'  

I found a piece of land for a developer, sold that to him and contracted the builder to allow me to sell the 10 homes when completed. The cumulative total was the biggest deal.  

The best has to be finding a first time homebuyer the perfect home, winning a bidding war, smiles and tears of joy flowing at Closing, then seeing them a month later in their new home - absolutely giddy about their home, neighborhood and lifestyle!

Apr 25, 2017 05:17 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The best moments when you list the elderly widow's home who trusts you to guide the way and you find the perfect young buyer couple who hug the seller at the closing. That is the bonus.

Apr 25, 2017 05:07 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Price tag? Smoothness of transaction? Emotional impact of transaction? The coolest part of real estate is that their are SO many options to define biggest and best.  :)

Apr 25, 2017 04:40 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I'd have to say that 8 contracts in a week was a total rush. 12 closings in a month. 

Biggest sale is around 800K only. Not many of those around in my area. Wish I could elevate my sales price but it just doesn't happen.

Apr 25, 2017 07:02 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There have been many BEST moments. And then another comes along.

Apr 25, 2017 06:49 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mary Hamilton Walking away from the closing table with a satisfied and happy client.

Apr 25, 2017 06:14 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

still making history

Apr 25, 2017 06:07 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I haven't had a real big one yet. I'm still waiting.

Apr 25, 2017 05:51 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

As a commercial broker, in a long forgotten past life, was in the headlines for the largest office building sale in county history at that time.

Obviously many sales by others since that time make this price point mostly irrelevant.

Apr 25, 2017 05:46 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

A multi-family sale.

Apr 25, 2017 05:29 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  The best moment?  Having 30 agents and the broker from my Coldwell Banker office attend my wedding!  (I divorced CB a couple of years after that; my wife and I are still together 31+ years later).

Apr 25, 2017 06:43 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

My best moments are when a very appreciative client recognizing it all comes together because of my hard work and they are so thankful and say it.

Apr 25, 2017 06:17 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

A sale of $357,000 ad a buy at $650,000   same people same day

Apr 25, 2017 02:38 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

What put me on the map - received a multi-million $ commercial listing from A T& T for one of their buildings here my first year in business.

Marketed it heavily and got 3 offers within 2 weeks!

Apr 25, 2017 02:22 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Closing on my husband's very expensive spec house just as the market was going into the recession was the biggest sense of relief I have experienced.

Apr 25, 2017 01:00 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Helping friends out.

Apr 25, 2017 11:03 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The first day I got my license and I sold my first house and got a listing.

 

Apr 25, 2017 10:59 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I don't bring up the past; only look towards the future.

Apr 25, 2017 09:41 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Selling a home I built for one of my clients who had health problems.  Got them out of a financial jam.

Apr 25, 2017 09:35 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

every new subdivision was an exciting time for me.... each was different.... some larger than others but still exciting...

Apr 25, 2017 08:06 AM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

Best moment in my career was when my father (who is my broker) told a long time client of his that I would be handling a large transaction for them since Dad was going to have surgery. At the time it was a huge task for me to make sure I did everything right and no errors where made. Looking back it also gave me the belief in myself that I could do it and do it well. 

Apr 25, 2017 07:52 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The best moments in my career are when we close.  Buyers and sellers have achieved their goals and are happy to be moving in, moving on, moving out. To be a part of that process brings me great joy.

Apr 25, 2017 07:29 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There are many but one in-particular was the first time I made a second trust deed loan and became an investor...what an experience

Apr 25, 2017 06:58 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mary,

Michael Jacobs expressed our sentiments perfectly.  A

Apr 25, 2017 06:49 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sold multiple multifamily complexes to one buyer. It was a big deal, very complicated, but it came together prior to a big tax law change!

Apr 25, 2017 06:23 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mary Hamilton - the best days was when my client told me - 'I can trust you' and refer you without even thinking twice!

Apr 25, 2017 11:07 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

There are many biggest moments in my real estate career, but as I look back, it's never been about the sales price being biggest or commission being the largest.  It's usually working with a fantastic and appreciative client.

Apr 25, 2017 08:41 PM
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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

The best moments aren't from the size of the contract but when we make people happy.

Apr 25, 2017 08:26 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The best moments probably have been with my first time buyers, they are so appreciative and are in heaven to have their first home! 

Apr 27, 2017 08:27 AM