After reading a post from Patricia Kennedy and reading the last line of her post I was reminded of an uncomfortable moment in my career.
Pat's quote was, "Throughout my long real estate career, I've followed the advice of that wise instructor at "The Academy", as the alum still fondly call it. And along with "The Realtor® always knocks twice," it's one of the most important things we learned."(referring to light). Read her post here.
My answer to that quote is, "don't you know it!"
As most of us do, I have many a story about "interesting" showings and her quote brought to mind a showing that really made me giggle!
A couple of years ago I remember having a home under contract and we were nearing closing. I got a call from the buyers and they wanted to go to the home to do some measuring and begin making their plans. I contacted the Seller and they said, "sure, no problem" and they were to leave the home "show ready" for our appointment.
As we walked in to the home, it was just as my Buyer remembered. Bright, clean and pristine. The Buyers got to work. They measured the kitchen, living area for their sofas, brought in their paint chips and were having a great time! This is my favorite part of selling homes. Happy, happy clients!
All was good in the hood!
My lady buyer walked into one of the bedrooms to begin her project as I was visiting with her husband about the back porch.
Out of nowhere we heard a loud man's yelling and my lady buyer screamed!
Be still my heart!
We met her in the hall and she was white as a ghost and her eyes were as large as saucers!As it turned out, the Seller's 17 year old son was released early from school, entered the home and marched straight back to bed! He woke up to find a lady holding a paint sample up to the wall and it scared him right out of a deep sleep! It didn't do my lady any good either.
Moral of this incident for me was, "don't just knock twice but walk the house too!"
You just never know what you're gonna get! We were all able to laugh about this later but I don't think the young man has ever been the same!
I'll bet now he sleeps with clothes on!
Just another day in Real Estate!
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