Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: Valentines contest. I helped a woman in need find a condo without expecting a fee.

Valentines contest. I helped a woman in need find a condo without expecting a fee.

This is post  3f or the active rain challenge this month about transactions that we loved.

I received a call from a woman many years ago. She had three kids and lived in a nice single house with her husband.  Unfortunately they decided to separate and the girls would be living with her. She wanted to be close enough to her husband so that the kids could visit her ot her husband depending on the schedules.

The woman wanted to find a rental in the same school district.It was not easy to find rentals. There was a condo community close by but there were no rentals in the mls. I knew of an investor who owned a few units there and he never listed them. He used to rent them out him self. I looked up his number and called him. 

He said he does not give commission but a unit had just become available. I called the woman and told her about it. She went there and looked at it and rented it .

I did not expect any commission . It was just a good feeling that I could help someone in need. 

When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Comment balloon 22 commentsGita Bantwal • February 04 2019 08:53PM

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Pro bono is part of our business and living life helping others Gita Bantwal ! Good for you! 

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) 4 months ago

Andrew, thank you for reading.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

Good morning, Gita... I know without a doubt that karma repaid you for this good deed many times over!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 4 months ago

Nina, thank you for the comment.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

Good morning Gita. Many times I have assisted without compensation. It just made me feel good. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago

Wayne, have a good day. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

Good for you Gita.  I hope that that woman and her children appreciated your efforts.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 4 months ago

Gita, you always have a good heart, and would assume this woman is so happy you could assist her.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 4 months ago

It's not only about the $$$ Gita. You did good and I'm sure this woman appreciated your kind gesture!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 4 months ago

Gabe, yes they appreciated it. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

Joan, thank you. I am glad I could help.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

Sheila, thank you for the comment.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

Gita and I was hoping that the person you helped would turn around and either pay your commission or give you some wonderful gifts or referrals... but I can dream right?:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 4 months ago

Endre, I did not get anything.  Not even a referral over the years

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

Thanks, Gita, for sharing this story. 

All of us have a good feeling after helping others.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago

Roy, thank you 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

Gita Bantwal another lovely story and I know that she appreciated your kindness!

 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 4 months ago

Lisa, thank 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

That is a lovely story, and so nice that you reached out to help someone in need. 

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty (Regal | Christie's International Real Estate) 4 months ago

Joyce, thank you 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

Hi Gita, That is a nice story and one that still warms your heart.  Thank you for telling us.

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 4 months ago

Great story and I am sure your entry will do well in the contest!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 4 months ago

Participate