Falling Down On the Job - Literally (a little Monday afternoon humor)

Education & Training with Metrolist, Inc.

I try to tell people that there's never a dull moment around me (except when I'm sleeping, but even then I awake with remembrances of these fantastic dreams usually about travel, or houses, or business trips to malls....oops, I digress).
Anyway, Saturday... I'm showing homes to a couple I've been working with for a while. We've been out looking quite a few times but today we can finally get through the streets without feeling like we're riding the horsy in the grocery store. (December '06 between blizzards)

Things have been a little tense with their purchasing timeline and they have some serious family stressors going on as well. We meet at the first home, it's alright, but we have more to see. We head to the second home. Hm.. seems there's a car in the driveway. I pull aside to wait for them to leave and there's no leaving. The car is stuck. This is a vacant home, you know, the one that the seller must not want to sell at all because they haven't cleared their driveway of snow in 53 days!!! So this car is stuck, it's a Lexus SUV. This lady gets out all distraught at having gotten snow in her heels and introduces herself as a Realtor. Her clients are in the mini-van across the street.
My clients get out, her clients get out... now there are seven of us staring at this car stuck in the driveway. I'm not sure what possessed this lady to pull into the driveway in the first place. Maybe she thought the magic fairy dust she sprinkled on it made it immune to half frozen slushy driveway ruts, or maybe she just didn't know how to drive it. I can sense my clients are feeling a bit stressed by this situation, so in an effort to move things along I offer my rope (always carry one 'cause you just never know). As the men (Mr. Buyer and Mr. Buyer) proceed to take control and start formulating their strategy I head to my car for the rope. I turn back just for a second as my heel catches the edge of a pot hole. Before I know what hit me, I'm lying in the street, file strewn all over the place, mud on my khaki slacks, scrapes on my hand... ouch! I just laid there, stunned for a minute. Then it hits me... damn... I bet I look really stupid. I pull myself up, gather the file, swipe at my knee and answer.. Yep, I'm alright... No, really I'm fine.
Long story short, we get the lady out, with lots of thanks and hand shakes they were on their way.

My clients and I had the best day ever. Mr. Buyer kept insisting I'd been holding out on them about the degree from Clown College and I think this was the first time I've seen them really smile.
Lesson learned: When things are a little tense, just throw yourself on the ground.
Hm... I guess my job is easier than I thought.


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Shelby Morris
Realty Exchange - Columbia, TN
Hope - in August I fell on the corner of my desk while trying to leave for a closing.  I broke my nose.  Two days later while on pain pills, I tripped in a hole in a back yard and broke my foot.  Falling does entertain the clients but I don't recommend it.  :) 
Jan 28, 2008 04:25 PM #1
Collette Lee
Tower Realty - Riverside, CA

Lol there have been many cuts and bruises in this business

Jan 28, 2008 04:34 PM #2
Hope Hughes, CRS, ASR, ABR
Metrolist, Inc. - Highlands Ranch, CO
My Gosh Shelby - that sounds painful (but hilarious!)
Jan 28, 2008 04:45 PM #3
Leo Namiot
www.LeoLends.com: CT Low Rate Mortgages - Waterbury, CT
CT Mortgage Lender - FHA, VA - CT First Time Home Buyers, USDA, FHA, VA

Hello Hope,

 Welcome to active rain!

 Leo Namiot

Benchmark Mortgage

Connecticut Mortgage Lender


Jan 28, 2008 10:42 PM #4
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