Loans By Kathy: The Nicest Compliment

The Nicest Compliment

The nicest compliment is when you are recognized by a referral partner for doing a good job.  We all have those tough deals every now and then.  I recently closed a loan for a buyer that waited for 18 months to buy the home.  It was a short sale where the servicing lender was dragging their feet every step of the way.  The buyer was determined.  This was the home that he wanted.  If he was willing to stick with it, I wasn't going to say no.  We were all delighted when we got him to the closing table last month.

Today the Realtor and I were discussing another deal that will be closing next month.  As we were comparing the two transactions she said to me, "If you can close (buyer's name withheld), you can do anything, you're just like Wonder Woman."

Okay, I have never felt that I match the talents of Wonder Woman, but it was a nice compliment and it made my day.  


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Kathy Sheehan Senior Loan Officer






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Comment balloon 15 commentsKathy Sheehan • November 22 2013 06:37PM


Kathy: that takes a lot of determination to go that long to close a deal. Good for you and the buyer. I can see why you are called "Wonder Woman".

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) about 5 years ago

Kathy,  Wonder Woman means powerful and determined.  You are all that, and more.  It's nice that you were recognized for what you bring to the table. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 5 years ago


It's a wonderful feeling to have all of your hard work recognized and appreciated! It says al lot about how you do business.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 5 years ago

Kathy- I'd bet it brought a well deserved smile to your face and a bounce in your step.  When someone recognizes the hard effort and service we provide... that is the icing on the cake.  Good for you!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 5 years ago

Good for you.  I just had a buyer finally give up after 18 months.


i told him he should hang tough...this has to be done in another 9-12 months.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 5 years ago

This kind of comment is better than the real paycheck. It does make it worthwhile. Congratulations on doing an outstanding job!


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 5 years ago

Wonder woman!  Great compliment I think :-) -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - about 5 years ago

Wonder Woman.....I like it Kathy, that is a wonderful compliment and I'm sure well deserved.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 5 years ago

Good morning Kathy. What a wonderful story. Wonder woman is pretty good I think. And now will you be going on the road?

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 5 years ago

Kathy, some transactions are so difficult that when you do get them done Wonder woman is exactly what we would think you were! Great job friend! Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 5 years ago

Good morning, Kathy -- I bet you wanted to find Wonder Woman's magic lasso more than once during that journey to closing. You're right a compliment is always a very nice gift.   Congrats on another job well done.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 5 years ago

Kathy, THAT is a fantastic compliment and I am sure well-deserved! When everything can and does go wrong sometimes, it is important to be able to hold it together to keep it going forward and GET IT CLOSED! Kudos to you!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) about 5 years ago


Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) about 5 years ago

Kathy, We don't give compliments often enough. A simple thank you can erase many angry and less appreciative clients.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 5 years ago

Kathy, Short sales can be a stressful time and lenders aren't immune.  Congratulations on hanging in there!  You deserve the compliment and many more "thank yous" for what you do.  Share in the great feeling of seeing the buyers celebrate their new home and know you helped make it happen!

Posted by Rebecca Foresee, Let's foresee the possibilities . and get results! (Alain Pinel Realtors) about 5 years ago