Back in the day, when dealings for a home went down in person, you’d experience the joy, firsthand, from sellers and buyers alike, when they finally closed that deal. Pauline Relkey was able to share in the joy of a first-time homebuyer as they closed a deal in-person with the seller. However, everyone in that room got a little bit more than they bargained. In this episode, Leigh welcomes Pauline Relkey who has been in real estate for 26 years and is from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 00:21 – Introduction for today’s episode
- 00:43 – Leigh introduces Pauline
- 00:55 – Pauline is located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
- 01:00 – Pauline has been selling residential real estate for 26 years now
- 01:30 – Pauline always likes to see the funny side in everything
- 01:37 – Pauline’s story started back in the day, when they would still make offers in person
- 01:53 – Back then, Pauline would call the agent, tell the agent about her offer for the listing, go to the seller’s house, meet the seller and agent, and present the offer
- 02:15 – One evening, Pauline went to a seller’s house and the agent answered the door
- 02:23 – Pauline and the agent went to the dining room where Pauline met the seller
- 02:37 – Pauline’s buyers were first time buyers and they were very excited to buy the house
- 02:49 – Pauline went ahead with the offer
- 02:59 – Pauline got up from the table, turned around and saw the drapes in the living room
- 03:16 – Pauline’s buyers were excited that the drapes were included in the sale
- 03:40 – Then the agent cleared his throat and when Pauline turned to him, he said “Pauline your skirt is caught in the back of your panty hose”
- 03:50 – Pauline had her “OMG” moment
- 04:15 – The buyers got the house and the sellers accepted their offer
- 04:24 – After their deal, the male agent quit the business
- 04:50 – During the realtors’ function, Pauline’s manager was talking about her
- 05:37 – “Life goes on, you have to laugh at yourself”
- 06:00 – Things may change over the years, but the excitement of a first-time homebuyer stays the same
- 06:34 – Even after 26 years, Pauline still gets excited with her first-time buyers
- 07:20 – Pauline likes convenience, but agrees that we lose the personal touch when we’re not face-to-face and can’t see body language
- 08:21 – The pantyhose story keeps Pauline relatable and human
- 09:05 – Reach out to Pauline through her website and by phone: 306-536-6545
- 09:53 – Tweet Leigh Brown for your very own crazy story in real estate
3 Key Points
- Funny and embarrassing things may happen—be able to just laugh at yourself.
- Relating with someone face-to-face is the best form of communication.
- First-time buyers will always have that excitement buying their first house—as a realtor, that excitement never gets old.