A Peacock Kills the Deal...
As I was unlocking the door (2nd showing) to this beautiful home on the north tip of our glorious Longboat Key, the buyer, who had taken a stroll out back, came running around the front and said, "Nicki, don't bother with turning on the lights..." and as he was saying it, I opened the front door and there they were, female Peacocks sitting on, pooping on and dropping their feathers on, the beautiful architectural balcony of the $1.2 Million Dollar home.
..."that killed it for me,"he said.
He said when he went out back, they were sitting on the steps and walking all over the yard. I looked out. There were about 10 of them. None of them beautiful, as the females are not beautiful. We had a good laugh, but I explained that if he put a caged pool in or even a caged lanai, it would take care of the problem.
He said since it was a second home for awhile and he would only come a few times a year, he didn't want to worry about a balcony full of Peacock poop and feathers. When we got in the car, he said, "You know, I heard they are good to eat!"
Oh well. We found a better place for him, so the Peacocks killed THAT Real Estate deal, but not MY real estate deal!
Peacocks have been roaming the streets in the historic part of Longboat Key for many years. Folks have come to love the creatures but many feel they are a nuisance. Most buyers that I take to Longboat Key, and who spot a Peacock think it's charming that they roam freely in the streets. They seem to be contained in the north historic part of Longboat Key, where the art center is located.
It's okay with me.....gave me something to write about! By the way, this home is absolutely stunning inside.