Have you ever had one of those days when your just a step out of pace and things just don't quite work as well as you would like? The job gets completed but it could have gone a little smoother? My client is a commercial airline pilot who I will call Jim and his wife Sue flew in from the east coast on Friday to look for a second home. Jim was here on Monday and the temperature was 80 degrees. Perfect.
The car pictured here belongs to my lovely wife and she loves this car. Very seldom do I drive it as she thinks every time I use it something happens to "her" car. I will admit I bumped a curb and took a little paint off of one of those 22 inch wheels but it wasn't my fault when that semi truck blew a tire and I couldn't avoid running over the tread tearing off the front spoiler and turn signal. Body shop made it good as new.
Saturday morning I get to the office to go show Jim and Sue some properties. It rained Friday night but Robert, the office weatherman, says the storm in Southern California will miss our area in Murrieta according to the Doppler Radar and Roberts interpretation. Fantastic. Off we go to look at homes and guess what? Downpour. Robert would make a good weatherman as he was totally wrong.
On the way to the first house Jim says he must have eaten something that was upsetting his stomach. Turns out his tummy is sensitive but he's up to looking at the homes they choose. Arriving at Greer Ranch, a gated community, I roll down the window and punch in the gate code with no problem. We look at four homes then head over to Murrieta Heights to look at one more property.
Upon arriving at Murrieta Heights the rain has stopped. At the gate I roll down the drivers window to enter the gate code but I couldn't reach the keypad so I opened the door and entered the code and off to the house we go. Nice home and while we are there it begins to pour down rain. After 30 minutes Jim and Sue want to go back and see house number three so out to the car we go. Ooops! I left the drivers window down in the car and it's quite wet. Being the guy I am I need something to dry the seat and the control panel inside the drivers door. Well well my wife left a sweater in the rear of the car.
Remember Jim's upset stomach? While we are back at house number three Jim now has a big problem and needs to go to the restroom NOW. An emergency is an emergency and the one thing usually not found in vacant homes is toilet paper. I work hard for my clients and we were a few miles from a store so the quickest solution I could come up with was to go next door and see if I might make a purchase. The man who answered the door laughed his head off after I introduced myself and explained my problem. He didn't want the $5 dollars I made him take but it was my way of saying thank you for giving a stranger at his door a roll of toilet paper on a rainy day.
Sue called on Sunday to say Jim slept all the way on their flight home Saturday night and he is fine. They will be back next week to look at two more homes and make an offer but they were leaning towards the last home we saw. Fantastic. As for my wife she just shook her head and instructed me to get "her" car an interior detail and drop her sweater off at the cleaners.
If you are looking for a home in Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee or the surrounding communities please contact me. I promise to put you, the client, first and do whatever it takes to help you find the perfect home. Maybe my wife will let us take "her" car.