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  • Writer's pictureAshley Blackmore

Real Talk: How I Fought For My Client’s Dream (And Won)

Hey there! So, I’ve got a story that I think might change the way you see us real estate agents. It’s not just about selling houses; it’s about fighting battles, big and small, for our clients. And this one? It was kind of epic.

Picture this: a cozy home in a mobile home park that was about to be sold for way less than it was worth—like, $20,000 less. Yeah, you heard that right. The park's management was trying to pull a fast one, and it almost worked. Almost.

Enter stage left: me, your not-so-average 31-year-old realtor with a passion for justice (and coffee). When a local attorney, who’s basically a superhero without the cape, reached out to me about the situation, I knew I had to step in. This wasn’t just about a sale; it was about someone’s future, their next chapter.

So, I rolled up my sleeves (figuratively, I was probably wearing a hoodie) and got to work. First up, proving the home was worth way more than the park was letting on. It was like being a detective but for house prices. After some intense number-crunching and a few too many late-night emails, we were ready to make our move.

Negotiating with the park's management was like a scene from a movie—intense stares, dramatic pauses, going around their attorney's and sabotaging the first deal; the works. But here’s the thing: when you’re fighting for something right, there’s this adrenaline rush that keeps you going. And kept going, we did. I also cried a few times.

The end of the story? We didn’t just meet our goal; we crushed it. The home sold for close to its actual value, and my client? They were over the moon. We had turned the tide, securing the deal they deserved and setting them on the path to their next adventure.

This whole experience was a reminder of why I do what I do. Sure, the paperwork and the open houses are part of the gig, but the real heart of it? It’s standing up for my clients, and making sure they get what they deserve. It’s proving that, yes, agents are here to work hard, and fight for you, and maybe, just maybe, we’re a bit more compassionate and caring than you thought.

So, to anyone out there who thinks we’re just in it for the commission, let me tell you: it’s so much more than that. It’s about being a part of someone’s story, making a difference where we can, and showing up for our clients, full stop. And if that means going toe-to-toe with a mobile home park’s management? Bring it on.

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