Relocate to Wisconsin : Closings are like Movies....They Usually Make Me Cry.....

Closings are like Movies....They Usually Make Me Cry.....

     I admit it....I cry at weddings, on the way to the funeral Woman cryinghome...when someone wins on a game show,graduations, birthdays, saying hello, kissing's what I do and I am OK with that.  It's the human part of me....and I am not afraid to show it.

    We were referred to a Seller by a Keller agent from Illinois....and the Seller lived in Illinois as well....they were high school chums.  The condo was in the small town of Salem, in Kenosha county just across the Illinois/ Wisconsin state line....we  had sold in that complex before and knew it to be well managed.

computer mouse    The condo and the eyes of the Buyer met across cyberspace, as we know most Buyers do. It was love at first click.  He was a veteran and wanted a place he and his canine companion could call home.  Once the Seller knew more about the Buyer, her heart melted and she went above and beyond to make this young Vet feel at home in his piece of the American Dream.

  A flag, dog toys, doesn't get better for 2 footed or 4 footed new owners ! 

      It was accompanied by a heartfelt not that we know the new buyer will appreciate and remember for a read in part: 

   "Welcome to your new home. May you find only the kind, wonderful friends in life.  Four legged and two legged friends to call Family and Family to call Friends."

       If you  are looking to buy or sell a home in southeastern Wisconsin, call the Hansons, you just may end up calling us your friends in all things real estate.


Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 17 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • July 31 2017 11:26PM


That is a great story, i try hard to keep emotion out of real estate, but that would have got me too Sally K. & David L. Hanson. I do love our veterans 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 11 months ago

Sally and David

Great story and a job well done . . . . Happy tears are a good thing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 11 months ago

Sally and David 

What a wonderful story and a heartfelt message to the buyer. I bet there were some moist eyes upon seeing that message! And perhaps from the seller, too! 


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago

Good morning Sally.

Back in the day I was a cold hearted individual.  Once I retired from law enforcement, now I cry a the drop of a hat. 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 11 months ago

I also am a very sentimental type of person who sees the beauty in very emotional ways. It gets worse as I get older Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 11 months ago

I am always happy for my buyer and seller clients at closings because I know I've helped them on to the next critical stage of their life. But I'll admit that I don't cry.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 11 months ago

Good morning Sally and David.  This is the type of closing that would make me cry as well.  Great story, thanks.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 11 months ago

Good morning Sally. What a lovely story you shared. I welled up just reading it.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 11 months ago

What a great match and so nice that they bonded and made the transaction a pleasant one with moments to remember.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

Hi Sally and David --- what a great story!  Our business often extends to the personal side of life --- these types of connections are a part of that happily-ever-after aspect of life.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

This is a wonderful story to share. 

These situations help make us proud to be in real estate.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

Sally and David those are the special closings we all look forward to, and it is OK to shed a tear or two at those closings :) :) :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 11 months ago

Sally not all closings are like this, hence it makes it even more special and it was good to get the dust cleared out of my eyes too, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 11 months ago

Sally and David

I stopped back to bookmark your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 11 months ago

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson yes, that's you ....and it's a special part of you.... you are truly a people person and those who work with you are very fortunate to have you by their side.... love that photo of you and David...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 11 months ago

How beautiful! I would have cried too!

We need so much more of this in the world today!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 11 months ago

Sally, when a transaction comes to a close, and we no longer NEED to communicate on a regular basis, it is a sad day.   Congratulations, and a great story! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 11 months ago