Jan Carlisle Earned A Real Estate Touchdown
Written by Heather Pluard
It’s often said, “No good deed goes unpunished,” but REALTOR® Jan Carlisle disagrees! Known for being someone friends can always count on, she didn’t hesitate to help a fellow agent when he asked her to show his rental property to a young prospective tenant. Jan cheerfully agreed, not having any idea it would lead to a celebrity sighting and a million-dollar sale!
“I showed up at the rental house, and the client was so young,” Jan says. “The rent was $2,800, which seemed high for someone who couldn’t have been more than 25 years old. Curious, I asked him where he was going to be working. He was very vague and just said, ‘Uptown Charlotte.’ I still wasn’t sure he could afford the rent, but I wanted to help him find something suitable, especially since I knew he was from out-of-town. Not expecting anything to come from it, I offered to show him the two other homes he had asked me about.”
Two homes turned into ten. “He said he tried calling all ten agents on his list, and nobody called him back except me,” Jan shrugs. “I was happy to spend the afternoon checking out properties and showing him the area, He was great company, and we had a lot of fun. At the end of the day, he decided to rent a property that was $3,000 a month.”
With her curiosity finally getting the best of her, Jan finally asked what exactly would he be doing in Uptown Charlotte. “I was completely shocked when he told me he had just signed a two-year contract with the Carolina Panthers!” Jan laughs. “I told him how much I like basketball and how I can’t wait to see him play. We had a good laugh at that joke. I was absolutely delighted when he told me I would be the only REALTOR® he would call when he was ready to purchase a home in Fort Mill. It made me feel good to know that I had earned his trust.”
Ten months later, the famous football player made good on his promise. “We looked at some amazing properties together, and he bought a stunning, $1.25 million home from me,” Jan says. “It was my largest commission check to date, but I think the bragging rights are worth even more! It just goes to show, you should treat every client equally no matter what.”
Thoroughly happy with his new home, the Panthers player likes staying in touch with his new-found friend. “He still calls me to ask me questions about real estate, like should he put a pool in his backyard or invest in backyard living space,” Jan says. “I should probably start asking him questions about football!”