Showing Houses · Transaction Stories

June 3rd, 2018 – “Rain Does Not Fall on One Roof Alone.” Cameroonian Proverb

We were singing in the rain.

Well, not really…..

But I did show a house in the pouring rain tonight. They say it’s a really good thing to do this. ( I always ask my boss who ‘They’ are!) Anyhow, the downpour showed us a few things that were of concern, but certainly not deal-breakers; a roof leak in an upstairs loft, a leak in the foundation behind the heater and several grading problems in both the front & back yards. Luckily, the buyer can readily handle these issues. 

My buyer and I are calling today’s house ‘The Crystal Palace’.  (Pictured below is just one of many sparkly light fixtures that are throughout the home.) Following the lead of HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ stars, I’ve been naming the houses that I have shown over the past week. So far, I’ve shown ‘The Stairway to Heaven’ house (someone had cut out a hole in the livingroom ceiling and drawn, in pencil, where a stairway could be installed.)
the ‘FHA-NO-GO’ house ( oh boy!!! It needed way too much work!!!) the ‘Postage Stamp’ house ( nice house — yard extremely small) and finally ‘The Crystal Palace’. 

But I digress.
The point I want to make is this: If you are serious about buying a certain home, it can be a very good thing to go when it is raining. Actually, it makes good sense to go at various times in the day, too, before you make one of the biggest investments in your life. Check out the property; inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs, etc.

Visit several times.
Stay for awhile.
Really get to know your potential new place.
Name it.
Get to know it.

You’ll be glad that you did! 

crystal chandelier
The Foyer @ ‘The Crystal Palace’

 

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