Palos Verdes Lifestyle - Norma Toering's Palos Verdes Homes Blog

head_left_image

Throwback Thursday--Life Changing Gift from Client

Norma Toering with Gift from Client

A few years ago I received the coolest unexpected gift from a client--my very first iPad.  My client was young, and cutting edge tech savvy.  Of course he found me online, read my blog posts, then asked me to help him purchase a home.  Like many prospective buyers in his age group he searched online prior to contacting an agent.

The first home he placed an offer on had some issues, and since some of the purchase funds were coming from family members outside the United States there were also financial hurdles to clear.  While we waited for the funds to become "Americanized" and seasoned in his account, he continued to keep a close eye on the real estate market.

Buyers who purchase in a falling real estate market must be particularly selective, and especially on that great determiner of future potential value--location.  I continued my communication with the buyer while we waited.  We discussed the merits of various neighborhoods in his price range.  One day I mentioned Hollywood Riviera and his eyes widened.  

"That's a great neighborhood, but I can't afford it." He was right.  Most of the homes in the neighborhood were far to0 expensive, but let's remember the market was slow and with some serious due diligence it was sometimes possible to find a home in a wonderful neighborhood languishing on the market month after month.

I confess, I suggested he come in at a price even he felt was insulting.  My research revealed a motivated seller and a frustrated agent--nothing seemed to be generating an offer.  My philosophy is nothing ventured, nothing gained.  If the offer's conditions are right and the terms are strong a seller will often negotiate on price.

You can imagine how elated my client was to receive the keys to an upgraded home in the neighborhood he believed to be beyond his financial reach.  What I didn't know was weeks before the closing he ordered an iPad for us to express his gratitude.  I must say I use it daily for both business and pleasure.  

My client either read my mind or my blog, as I was planning to purchase an iPad to have by my side during the business day whether in the car, showing property or at the office.  He anticipated my needs in a lovely and beneficial way, much like I hope I do when helping my clients find the best home for them.

 

Sell Smart, Buy Wise and Live Well

Norma Toering - REMAX Palos VerdesNorma Toering & Team
Broker-Owner - Charlemagne International Properties
(310) 493-8333

PalosVerdesLifestyle- Norma's award winning site as the best Palos Verdes homes and real estate blog since 2007. Selected by Relocation.com as one of the top ten Los Angeles area real estate blogs. Chosen by MovingCost.com as one of the best Los Angeles realty blogs. Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by Lender411 blog review.  Ranked by Technorati in the top 1% of all blogs. As seen in the Daily Breeze newspaper.

South Bay Los Angeles cities I sell real estate, property, houses and homes in: Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Long Beach, Torrance, Lomita, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. Based on information from the Association of REALTORS®/Multiple Listing as of the initial date of this article/blog publication and /or other sources. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.

Subscribe to Norma Toering's ActiveRain blog       Norma Toering and Team on Facebook


Find Norma on: Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - Email Norma - Google+

Search for Homes in Palos Verdes California on Toering and Team. Google Norma Toering What is your home worth today - Norma Toering

Palos Verdes Homes Blog - Palos Verdes Houses
Palos Verdes Horse Property - Palos Verdes Real Estate Agent
Palos Verdes Coastal Homes - Palos Verdes Home Search
Photos of Palos Verdes - Palos Verdes Videos
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes - Beach Cities HomesIncome Property in the South Bay

Palos Verdes Map with Real Estate Areas

Norma Toering & Team - Palos Verdes Homes

3 commentsNorma Toering • July 24 2014 08:55AM
Throwback Thursday--Life Changing Gift from Client
share
A few years ago I received the coolest unexpected gift from a client--my very first iPad. My client was young, and cutting edge tech savvy. Of course he found me online, read my blog posts, then asked me to help him purchase a home. Like many… more
People Are Talking About You--Testimonials
share
The best testimonials are from clients who have been in the trenches with you at lease once, and repeat clients are even better. They know your track record and their level of trust is higher from the starting gate as they are confident their… more
The Eyes Upon You
share
This hippo saw my safari group long before we noticed it. The hippo watched quietly from a safe distance and observation point. I'm always amused by consumers who "confess" they've been "following" me for some time. One particular young man,… more
Rolling Hills on Tuesday's Tour
share
Rolling Hills, CA Tuesday's tour of new listings in Palos Verdes took us to Rolling Hills, the guard gated community of some of the finest equestrian estates in Southern California. Yesterday's new listing was no exception. Although I… more
Eastview Home Sales Report – July 2014 – Rancho Palos Verdes
share
Eastview neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in July 2014. The Eastview neighborhood was formerly a part of the City of Los Angeles. Years ago it was annexed by Rancho Palos Verdes and the residents have the… more
Silver Spur Home Sales Report – July 2014 – RHE / R. Palos Verdes
share
S ilver Spur neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes & Rolling Hills Estates, CA in July 2014. Silver Spur is a popular neighborhood for first time residents on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Silver Spur is also one… more
La Rotunda View Condos in Palos Verdes
share
La Rotunda Condos in Palos Verdes It was a gray day but yes, that is the Pacific Ocean in the background. The La Rotunda condo complex is nestled amid the mega million dollar homes of the Estates at Trump National and Trump National Golf… more
Working From Home and on the Roam
share
I cut my ties to the cubicle life (actually, I had a lovely private office) when I opened Charlemagne International Properties six months ago, and decided for a least the first year Josh and I would work from our respective homes, meet seller… more
Giving Away Time
share
Palos Verdes Charity Event Time. Do any of us have enough of it? In a world that seems to spin a little faster with each new technological advance we often feel we are "on call" around the clock. With work and family demands to meet, it… more
Charlemagne Int'l Properties--Week in Review
share
Saturday is usually my wrap up day, and that's exactly the way today is shaping up. We closed two real estate transactions this week, a listing and a sale, and we're already getting to do some follow up after the sale. The AC is not working… more