My House Is Gone!

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 07 April 2015 09:13

By Nancy Hankin

It can be upsetting when things don’t go our way….especially when the house we were going to write an offer on GETS SOLD…..right from under us.

  • The Dalai Lama once said “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”

I moved to the Palm Springs Desert Area from Wisconsin in 1992 and I LOVE it here….but I would not have moved here if things had gone my way! I was living in a beautiful 2700 square foot townhouse, a block from Lake Michigan, in a very nice area called Shorewood. I had sold my home and I was leasing the lower level of a spacious townhouse. After living there for two years, my landlord decided to sell. He asked me and the neighbors above to put in an offer on the townhouse if we were interested. We both put in a full-price offer, but I did not get it. Instead he sold it to the couple living upstairs. I was so disappointed.

Approximately six months later I was visiting California because I was doing a “needs assessment” for a book I was thinking of writing. While in California I also visited my daughter and granddaughter in Los Angeles and my aunt and uncle in the desert. It was there, standing in the desert on a quiet afternoon, looking towards the majestic San Jacinto mountain, that I “listened to the voice within” telling me this is where I needed to move to. I remember that moment like it happened yesterday.

It was only after I took the plunge and packed up heading west, did I realize that had I purchased that beautiful town house in Shorewood, I never would have moved to this wonderful desert, or met my husband who I spent many wonderful years with until his recent passing. It suddenly hit me that not getting what I wanted was a wonderful stroke of luck!

So the next time you feel disappointed that someone else bought the home you had your heart set on, just remember it might be a blessing, because a better home might be just around the corner!

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IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home in the Palm Desert Area, try searching properties on the same Desert Area MLS Realtor’s use, or give me a call….or visit my website at Palm Springs Homes and Estates. I will be happy to give you or your referral my red carpet service.” After the sale, I will send you a $50 Gift Certificate towards dinner in a fabulous Palm Springs Area Restaurant so you can celebrate!

Nancy Hankin, Palm Springs Real Estate Agent
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I moved to beautiful Palm Springs, California to the desert, known as the Coachella Valley, from Milwaukee, WI in 1992. I wanted to be surrounded by sunshine, wonderful year-round weather and expansive mountain views. And that's exactly what I got! Now I specialize in helping others relocate and find their own special Home in Palm Springs, a true Paradise.

Most folks think of this area as Palm Springs, however, the Valley actually consists of (9) cities, each with their own personality: Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs and Coachella.

I've been in Real Estate Sales, Marketing, Public Relations and Administrative work my entire career, which began in 1965. Being a Realtor is more than a business for me, it's a true passion and my client's interests are my main concern. I'm detail oriented, organized and I have a vast knowledge of the desert and the properties within the Valley. Unlike many Realtors who only specialize in one or two areas in Coachella Valley, I've SOLD Real Estate Properties in all of the communities of Coachella Valley.

I am more than just a Realtor. I have also been named one of less than 50,000 Realtors nationwide who is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and  one of less than 15,000 Realtors nationwide who is a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I am also a Real Estate Broker and e-Pro Certified, which means that I have an excellent understanding of technology as it applies to real estate on the Internet.

Due to my extraordinary production with RE/MAX over the years, I have achieved many top honors. I am a member of the Prestigious 100% Club, the Platinum Club and a Hall of Fame Member. Only 10% of the Realtors with RE/MAX in the California/Hawaii Region have earned this Platinum Club recognition.

Many of my clients are now friends, and they have referred both their family and friends to me. They know I'll take very good care of them from the beginning of our relationship, to after it's closed, and beyond that! I don't go away. I'm always available and eager to help in any way I can - before, during and after the sale! And to all those who continue to Refer Clients to me, a great deal of my work is from folks just like you, and it's greatly appreciated.


  • Majored in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an emphasis on Sales, Public Relations and Marketing
  • Completed Courses in Real Estate Principles, Property Management, Office Administration, Agency and Ethics, Fair Housing, Trust Accounts, Real Estate Practice, Basic Appraisals and Real Estate Appraisals, Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Economics.
  • Completed courses in Sales, Sales Management and Board Development; Organizational Strategic Planning, Management Training and Fund Raising

My children, grandchildren, golfing, reading, writing, bridge, socializing....and trying to make a more positive difference in the world we live in.

Specializing In:
California Vacation Homes, Relocation, Retirement Homes & Communities, New Home Sales, Golf Course Communities, Single Family Homes, Condominiums, Estates, Ranches, Land Sales.


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