Read on for the latest news in real estate in Wayne, Nebraska and the surrounding communities as well as useful tips for buying and selling your home. Bonus features include a look into the good, the bad, and the ugly of homeownership as shared by blog author, homeowner, property manager, and real estate broker, Trisha Peters.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
SOLD! 1210 Douglas Street
I had the pleasure of welcoming Tony and Jodene Cantrell to their new home at 1210 Douglas Street yesterday morning. Their excitement was contagious as they signed their paperwork and I handed over the keys to them after the closing. One of the best parts of our experience was the first encounter I had with the couple. It's actually a funny story about mistaken identity that happened prior to meeting Jodene and Tony.
Some folks in town say that Jodene and I have similar features. One night while the Cantrell's were grocery shopping, a lady approached Jodene and asked her how her showing went in Carroll. Confused, Jodene told her that she must have her mistaken for someone else, but the lady persisted that Jodene had just visited with her that day about the real estate market and a listing that she had over in Carroll. To make a long story short, this sweet lady had confused Jodene with me because of our physical similarities, and she wasn't the only one. Fortunately, that story provided a great icebreaker for Jodene when she contacted our office to arrange a showing of the home that they now own. I remember her saying, "Well, even if we don't end up buying anything, I just have to meet this 'Trisha Hansen' who everybody is confusing me with!" And the rest, as they say, is history! Welcome Home, Tony & Jodene!