Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : Please don't fry an egg on my head!

Please don't fry an egg on my head!

Please don't fry an egg on my head!summer sun

Here I am in Texas. "Whew". I love showing properties but this is definitely the most trying time of the year.

AND, WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO SELL A HOUSE IN 100 DEGREES?

It's just plain annoying. The other day I was showing a lovely couple from Houston a few lake houses. Wonderful conversation, strong buyers, lovely people and me. It was going pretty well even though it was a cool 108 degrees in the sun. Not to mention the humidity!

Wow, and they think we have it easy! I drive a lake that is 450 miles around and I try to know and show it all. I had come to the last showing of about 6 houses and we found this quite by accident. I called the number on the sign and it was a FSBO Realtor and she was glad to give me her code.

It was a gorgeous entryway with an enclosed foyer in brick and the lock box was right where she said it was on the doorknob. She mentioned to me when I called that the last folks had a bit of a problem with the key box and there was a trick to the opening of the box. I listened carefully to her instructions and began to manipulate the box. Now, keep in mind, the sun was bearing down on me, a brick wall blocked any hint of a breeze and it was 108 degrees in the sun!  I fumbled with the code but I began to GLISTEN.

Yeah, yeah, that's a nice way of saying I began pouring sweat like a piglet. I was sweating so much that my glasses were wet with perspiration and I had to take them off to wipe them to see the numbers. I was feeling faint so I dropped my glasses and my cell with the other Realtor on the line and was suddenly feeling no more discomfort!hot sun

"Oh my gosh, Debra are you okay?" she asked?"

Then all I remember is waking up with her wiping my face with a cool washcloth. Am I embarrassed? What do you think? Luckily the other Realtor was still on the line, gave them instructions on how to get the door opened and they saved me with the swab of a cool washcloth. After getting up a bit humbled they offered to drive me back to the office. I took them up on it.

I missed the whole showing although they told me the stairs were a bit too steep for them. I wonder what it really was?

 Was it the stairs or the fact  you could have fried an egg on their Realtors forehead at the front door?

MAYBE I CAN SELL THEM SOMETHING IN THE FALL?

I DON'T RECOMMEND NAPPING DURING SHOWINGS!

Later in the rain~Deb

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 37 commentsDeb Brooks • July 16 2008 06:01PM

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Oh my! That was crazy. Maybe you can wear a hat next time that shoots mist of water to cool you off. I hope they at least found one they liked.

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) over 10 years ago

My gosh.  That is some heat.  We couldn't survive in that kind of heat here with the summer 100% humidity that we live with.

You're a trooper to show properties in that heat. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 10 years ago

it is hot in Las Vegas also..I try to show in the morning...

Posted by Michael Shankman, Selling Las Vegas 702-498-3383 (Award Realty) over 10 years ago

oh my gosh, you poor thing. I live in Houston so I completely understand your pain. How about those vacant homes with no A/C??  Sometimes I just want to dive into the pool at houses! You are definately a trooper and I hope they buy soon!

Posted by Danielle Childers (Capital Trust Realty) over 10 years ago

Well Deb,  that will be a showing that you won't ever forget!  Glad you didn't bust your head open.  I wonder of they even really looked at the house - aside from their path to find the wash cloth.  I can't imagine them taking the time to look around while their wonderful Realtor is passed out.  I'm glad you are o.k. 

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Angelia, it is crazy. Like Danielle said above there are showings that must take place with no A/C. It's dangerously hot at times.

Lenn, our humidity was about 60% that day and you could see the pavement steaming in places. I felt like I was in Real Estate He!! I think they want to look for another climate! Ha! I must have convinced them of that!

Michael, Las Vegas (Lost Wages) is for one thing only...777.

Danielle, if you're in Houston then you know what I mean! We only have three brutal months of the year but selling waterfronts that happens to be the busiest time of the year!

Sondra, what showing??? I really don't remember much from those people. Or, that day!

STAY COOL! Later in the rain~Deb

 

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Deb,  I hope you are OK.  Take it easy and just say no when it's that hot.  You are fortunate you didn't bust your head open or something.  Passing out like that can have consequences later though so please be careful!  Maybe you should go see a doctor...We love you!

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source (CastNet Realty) over 10 years ago

Deb, Stay hydrated. Thats a scary story but in hindsight kinda funny. Be safe out there!

Posted by Shannon Jungmann (Allen Realtors) over 10 years ago

Wow! I know how you feel. Saturday while mowing the yard my sweat was so hot it was burning my face.

 Keep a "big gulp" mug of cold water with you all the time here in Texas.

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 10 years ago

Hi Deb, to repeat what Ricki said -- "I hope you are OK".  It's so hot here (in TX) showing houses during the summer.  Don't forget to bring a cooler with plenty of water with you on days like this.    

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) over 10 years ago

Ricki, I love you too! It's so glad to hear from my old friends again! I feel like I just crawled out from under a rock...and the head's okay too. At least as okay as it always had been!

Shannon, I have to laugh at it but I don't want to do it again!

Trey, the big gulp will work if I can jump in a swim in it!

Thanks JuJu, I'm glad to hear from you too. Do I get to see everyone next month? I can't wait. I'm really looking forward to it!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Wow Deb, I've gotten sick from the heat before, but never passed out....yet.  We don't get that hot here thank goodness but in the 90's and I start to dissolve right before their eyes. Take water with you and if you have to, pour it over your head ... cleaner that a fried egg on your head. Glad you are ok.. be careful.

Posted by Jacqueline Tolstyka, Realtor - Selling Beautiful Northern Michigan (Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors) over 10 years ago

DEB, You watch out in that heat.  I hear you it has been miserable.  My TREO has been acting up at the door and it takes several tries sometimes to get in.  Actually quite a few so I know what you mean.  Luckily I got my new phone today so I hope there won't be anymore acting up at the door.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Deb...I prefer mine scrambled or over lightly.

Kate

P.S.  Next time I'll go with you, you sit in the air conditioned car and I'll do the "grunt" work.

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi You Again...Did you look like your background and header, just red insted of blue?

Bye,

Me Again

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 10 years ago

???...Are you sure those weren't raindrops?  Maybe we were all there with you.

???

Ok, Ok, I'll move on.

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 10 years ago

Kathleen, Kate, Katy Kat! I think I saw my background in front of my eyes and then wham. I was in rain land! Whew, I wouldn't let you do that grunt work. You just stand there and hose me down while I get the lockbox opened. :~O

LOL,

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Deb, yep, you'll see me next month!  Looking forward to it. 

psssst, Deb, don't tell anyone...but we're planning another gathering for next year!  Yep, already...this one will be a combined Louisiana/Texas AR Gathering in Lake Charles, LA!  Going to Lake Charles in a few weeks to meet with Derenda & Mary Kay to start planning.  Will keep you up-dated!!!  I know you & Scott will want to be there!  :)

JUJU -- "dancing in the rain!!!"   :)

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) over 10 years ago

OOOhhhhh, JuJu, I have cousins that live just a few miles from Lake Charles and they've been bugging me to come see them for a long time. I will be there! When is it being planned for? Make it early spring...early!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

You have cousins outside of Lake Charles?  Lake Charles is my hometown.  We're planning a nice weekend event.  Derenda, Mary Kay & I have been talking about doing it for awhile, we've decided it's time to get started with the plans.  It will most likely be early spring...depends on the availability of the venues we're considering.  It will be worth the trip!!  I guuuuaaaaraaaaanteeeeee!!!

"dancing in the rain!!!"  JUJU    :) 

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) over 10 years ago

Deb - Drink Gatorade it will replenish your electrolytes (may not be spelled correctly but you know what I mean). It has been really hot, sure hope I don't decide to pull a funny when I'm up in the attic, I'll look like a beached whale when they pull me down.

Take care of yourself - Carl

Posted by Carl Winters over 10 years ago

Carl, I'm trying to see a beached whale with your face on it! noooo, I can't picture it! LOL

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

DEB - We don't have your kind of heat up here, but it does get into the 90's (way too hot for me).  Some days, I am dripping with sweat, and just thinking about getting back into the car to blast the AC.  Suffice it to say that showing homes is more enjoyable when it is not blistering heat.  I'm glad that you are ok, and that the clients were able to help you.

Posted by Adam Waldman, Realtor - Long Island (Westcott Group Real Estate Company) over 10 years ago

Adam, It's obvious to me why people use to die so young...no air conditioning! Thank you, I'm fine. I just dread showing in the mid-day heat!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Careful Deb!!!  I like reading your blog posts, and if you croak on me, I'll have to search for another great poster to take your place!

You should take some frozen water bottles with you when you go out in such heat.



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Posted by Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team (The Homefinding Center) over 10 years ago

YOU'RE A TROOPER DEB!  Rain, shine, sleet, scroching weather or not, the show must go on!

BRAVO!

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) over 10 years ago

Deb, I can so relate to this one here in the Dallas area in July. Why I am out looking "professional" in my long sleeve shirt "dying" in the heat some days is beyond me. Good thing that 95% of the men stopped wearing the tie thing. LOL. I need to go out and buy some more golf shirts so I can survive.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Cameron, I don't have any plans of croaking but you know how that goes! I'll keep blogging as long as I can! Good thing I have a hard head!

Yvette, I sound a little like a mailman! Remember when they use to carry their huge bags of mail up and down the street delivering to the individual houses? Wow. They were underpaid!

Gary, I lived in Dallas for many years. At least the humidity there isn't as bad and occasionally we had snow in the winter! Go get those golf shirts! No hot pants please...lol.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Oh gosh thats cute and funny and ummm 'memorable'!  I keep a cooler of water bottles and wetones in my car, although I know thats always not enough.  The lockboxes drive me freakin' nuts sometimes, 7 ft up, 2 inches from the ground, across the field and on the paddock door....what the heck?  How about making it easy and accessible, with keys that don't stick?  hmmmm :-)

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 10 years ago

Liz, out here they sometimes use lockboxes that you have to chip the rust off to see the dial! OMG, it's bad. Although, I just got a call from a Realtor about showing one of my houses and I had to tell her....drive into the driveway and at the right of the garage door there is a fence...follow the fence to the gate and there you will find the lockbox and the number is ****. I guess I'm guilty too!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Oh my word, I'm so glad you weren't seriously hurt, but Deb, I have to say that was kinda funny. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Deb......ha ha........you 'dirty rat' you........its come back to bite you!  We don't have dials.....we have these laser pads that we beep at the lockbox......- but there are some antiquated models still out there......nevertheless where they're put is still an issue.........no?  grin..........oh.......and thanks for giving me a 'gold star' on the realor's diary....!  

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 10 years ago

Howdy Deb

I am just very very glad you are ok. You take care of yourself my friend.

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Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Carolyn, only my pride was hurt...LOL

Liz, no,no,no, my dear...did I say no? Yep I did. No. We have (occasionally) the old "stand at the locker two turns to the right and the last turn to the left stop and pull) locks...Really! I swear!

Liz, a lot of the people out here don't have call waiting yet! They think a computer is what's inside your refrigerator!!!!!!

Can you say...rural???

:-) and no kidding aside. Later  in the rain~Deb

 

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Dale, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you for your good wishes my friend. Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

108?  No, thanks.  I can't take that heat...it melts my brain cells (what few are left). If it makes you feel any better, we're having the opposite problem.  We had a high of 53 today. haha.  I thought it might snow this morning.

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 10 years ago

Jesse, I don't blame you. Our heat can kill...although you should really want to move here and get out of the snow! Come on...take a peek. It's not that bad!

Later in the rain~Deb

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