In this episode, Leigh’s guest, Melanie Schmidt, shares the how the love story unfolded between her client and her daughter. Melanie admits to taking on a matchmaker role in their relationship; in fact, she strongly urged her client to get a haircut so she could send his picture to her daughter. Talk about guts! Tune-in to hear the outcome of this matchmaking story and how Melanie’s sincerity and openness paves the way for her success in the real estate world.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 00:38 – Leigh welcomes Melanie Schmidt
- 00:55 – Melanie lives in Minnesota, has 3 children and 3 grandchildren and has been in real estate for 16 years
- 01:25 – Melanie’s goal is to make people’s dreams come true and she works within her client’s timeframe; before real estate, she had a home daycare
- 02:20 – Melanie is a hugger and she explains this to her clients during their meetings
- 03:01 – Melanie’s youngest son works with her and says he is the best thing that has happened to her in real estate
- 04:06 – People initially think they are a husband and wife team, but she proudly corrects them to say that he is her baby
- 04:47 – Melanie met her future son-in-law while selling him a house; she fell in love with him, so she set him up with her daughter
- 05:27 – Melanie told him to get a haircut so she could take a picture of him and he did
- 05:45 – She then sent the picture to her daughter who thought he was cute
- 05:58 – The blind date Melanie set up for them involved 13 people
- 06:15 – The couple met in 2009 and got married in 2012—the same day Melanie and her husband started dating
- 07:02 – During their wedding dance, the couple used Melanie and her husband’s song
- 07:24 – Melanie’s son-in-law often checks on her if she needs help with anything
- 07:47 – During the wedding, her son-in-law shared how she was instrumental in their love story
- 08:40 – Melanie could not be happier with her son-in-law
- 09:11 – Melanie says if you could match-make a romantic relationship, you can match-make with real estate by working with the right realtor
- 10:04 – Leigh says being open to meeting people and asking questions is a good trait for agents and there is huge power in being so open
- 11:15 – Leigh is honest with her clients because she is there to protect them
- 11:41 – Contact Melanie at email@example.com, 507-259-8836 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 12:28 – Tweet Leigh Brown for your very own crazy story in real estate
3 Key Points
- Being a good matchmaker in romantic relationships utilizes the very same skills needed to make a match in real estate.
- Being open to meeting new people can lead to great relationships.
- There is huge power in being open and transparent with your clients—you are there to protect them and being open is the means to build that trust.