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Rookie Realtor makes first sale

Contract in hand could be ticket to commission check, restored confidence

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The rookie sold a house! The rookie sold a house! The rookie sold a house! The rookie sold a house...Whoa-oh! Okay, maybe the first successful offer I've written on behalf of a client doesn't rank up there with a radio announcer's call of Bobby Thompson's bottom-of-the-ninth-inning home run that allowed the New York Giants to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers a half-century ago. I don't follow baseball much, but my father was a lifelong Dodgers fan. As such, Dad was an expert when it came to the topics of heartbreak and disappointment. I have written more than a dozen offers for clients in my first year in the real estate business, but none of them was accepted until today. So for a struggling rookie Realtor like me, closing my first deal now would be like winning the World Series, the Super Bowl and the National Basketball Association championship all at the same time. I know that there's a long road to travel before my first deal can close. There are inspections to get, an appraisal to be...