Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sunni, the Realtor, Goes to Work
And you thought you weren't getting a story today. If you recall, Sunni Lee is a Realtor. She used to do it part time, but now she is much more involved. With the new daycare opening up right across the way from her office, she can pop in and see Amaya, or take her home when she wants. Chang is her husband's name and he is the silent owner of the brokerage.
It's Monday morning and Mia is fielding emails about Sunni's listings. Mia is well versed in the real estate business and can handle a lot of the light duties.
"Morning, Mia." (Sunni)
"Good morning, boss. You got a walk-in this morning. He's waiting in the conference room." (Mia)
"Wow. We love those walk-ins. Give me a minute to get into the office and then send him in." (Sunni)
Note: A walk-in is just an unexpected potential customer who happened to see your company and stop in.
Sunni makes her way to her office. She is wearing an original dupioni silk suit from our resident fashion designer, Debbie.
As Sunni gets settled in, let's take a peek at her office. It's a pretty typical real estate office.
Along the wall is her local realtor map of the area, her listing brochures, floor plans, etc.
Note: All items were printed from the internet. The Windows printing feature has a 'contact sheet' option and it makes the perfect 1/6 scale sized pages.
"Mrs. Lee?" (Brad)
"Yes, come on in and have a seat." (Sunni)
Brad and Sunni introduce themselves and shake hands.
"So Brad, can you give me an idea of what type home you are looking for?" (Sunni)
Brad describes the home. Sunni thinks she has the perfect place. She gets up from her desk and goes to get a brochure.
"What do you think of this one? It's almost identical to what you described." (Sunni)
"This is really nice. It's exactly what I had in mind." (Brad)
"Can we go see it today?" (Brad)
"Well, I have an appointment to show properties this morning, but I'm available around 2pm. If you want to stop back, we can go take a look. I'll pull up a couple more that we can go look at, too." (Sunni)
Mike and Adele have arrived for their 10am appointment.
"Good morning. How can I help you?" (Mia)
"We are the Jordans and we have a meeting with Sunni."
"Yes, I have you here on the schedule. She's finishing up with a client. If you like you can wait in the conference room." (Mia)
Mike and Adele get comfortable in the conference room. This is where most of the Closings for Sunni's deals, take place.
"I sure hope we find one today. We are cutting it close timewise." (Mike)
"Honey, we shouldn't rush it. This is a big decision and if we don't find something, we can just rent for a few months and take our time looking." (Adele)
"I know you are right, but I don't function well when I'm not settled." (Mike)
Just then Sunni enters the conference room.
"Mike! Adele! So glad you guys made it." (Sunni)
"Hello Sunni. Thanks for letting us reschedule for today. I was so exhausted from the wedding, that we just couldn't make it yesterday." (Adele)
"I can imagine. Great job on the wedding. Chang and I really had a great time. Such a lovely wedding." (Sunni)
Mike is smiling at Adele because he knows the real reason they couldn't make it yesterday. And so do we. I guess that morning romp at the hotel lasted a little longer than they expected.
"So let's go to my office. I have some things prepared for you." (Sunni)
Back in the office....
"It was probably a good thing we rescheduled. It gave me more time to find properties that met your requirements." (Sunni)
"That's great. We are anxious to find something nice. I would love to have a place before the big move. Makes life a lot simpler." (Mike)
Adele wants to chime in and reiterate what she said to Mike in the conference room, but she holds her tongue. Mike knows her so well. He looks over as if reading her mind.
"Honey, did you want to say something?" (Mike)
"No. I'm good." (Adele)
"So, I put together a folder for you to take with us when we go. This way you can keep notes on each property. After awhile they all look alike. This will help you keep things straight." (Sunni)
"So here we have brochures and details on each property. I also included the floor plans. Do you have any questions before we go?" (Sunni)
"I'm sure we will have questions later, but nothing right now." (Mike)
"Okay. Then let's go find you a home!" (Sunni)
We will not be accompanying them to see the homes. We will wish them luck in finding something really good. There's no story preview this time. I have too many stories ready to go and I don't know which direction we are headed. There is a lot going on in Morristown! Oh yeah, Adele is wearing an original design by me. LOL! Not as chic as Debbie's suit, but she's happy to have pants that fit those long legs of hers.