Today, I am thankful for the video function on my iPhone.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

#11 on my "thankful" list for the Activerain contest.

You must have noticed by now that I am writing about those things that have made my life easier and in other respects made a big difference in my life on the day I write each of these "thankful" blogs.

Today it happens to be the video function on my iPhone.

An out-of-town client got in touch with me very early this morning and wanted me to preview a home. This is a home that just came on the market and where the listing agent says he needs to be there to turn off the alarm. In fact, on the MLS it says also that the key is at his brokerage.

Long story short, the listing agent is a good guy who agreed to meet me at the house, even though he had told me that he was taking the day off to get ready for Thanksgiving.

Obviously, I did not want to hold him up too long so I went around the home and took videos, a lot of them, and explained on them what we were looking at while I walked around.

We quickly walked around the outside - did I mention it was raining like crazy? - and I saw enough to reassure me that the siding was great, the foundation wasn't crumbling, the rain was going where it was supposed to go, the garden wasn't flooding, and the roof, seemingly, was keeping out the elements.

The listing agent and I shook hands, he to continue with his day off, and I to send off the videos.

Just as an aside, I'm glad I took the videos because the photos on the MLS still had furniture and stuff in them, making the house so lived in, you wanted to move right in. However, stripped of all this, the buyers can now look at it more dispassionately, actually see the walls, the closets, the windows without covering and the floors without rugs.

Now they can mentally insert their own furniture and make it their own.

Let's see if they will make an offer on this house.

 

 

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Dorie Dillard
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Good evening Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® ,

Don't you just love all that your phone will do to make your life easier. I love the video capability! On the spot every-time for taking some memory making videos!

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Good morning Hella.  I hope you and your family have a very happy Thanksgiving.

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As an alternative, Hella, you could have FaceTimed them and discussed the home as you were showing it to them on your computer. It gives them an opportunity to engage and say, hey, what's over there?

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