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The highs and the relos

Diary of a real estate rookie

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What an intense week. A friend referred a friend who was moving into town, and I was excited because I really like "relos." I have so far moved people from Iowa City, Cincinnati and Boca Raton -- I enjoy showing off my city and I feel like that sense of pride really comes through. So the relo -- let's call her Catherine -- steps off the train at 10 a.m. and goes home at 7 p.m. the next day with a place to live. That was such a high -- there is nothing as fun as a fast deal, nothing (well, maybe a big multimillion-dollar deal is as fun, I'll let you know whenever that finally happens). Unfortunately it was a rental because there was no way I was going to be able to sell Catherine something before her job starts in a month, but I got some very intense bonding time in with her, and I showed her a bunch of neighborhoods before leasing something to her in the area that I thought was perfect. So the eventual sale should be fairly easy, just a matter of waiting for the right house (this is ...