It's so Cool, Inviting, Free and Totally Unprofessional.

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Real Estate Agent with Homesmart

Oh help me!  I'm showing Real Estate in Phoenix Arizona. The temperature is predicted to climb to 115 later this week. I carry water in the car and offer to stop for beverages, I've even carried 2 key fobs and left the car running while showing a home. I know its only a few months of this and then blissful weather for a long time.  In fact the days of really unbearable weather are so few compared to other states.  I find myself watching the weather channel in the winter, viewing Chicago, Boston and Michigan hoping to glimpse a family member out shoveling snow in a raging blizzard, just a fantasy. But here in Phoenix, this is one of THOSE weeks.

There is one thing however that is so very tempting, calls my name and even my clients want to do it.  We are working hard looking for that perfect home, getting in and out of hot cars. We are going into scorching homes that feel like an oven, where even the bugs lay lifeless in the corners. 

Those Pools! Shining ripples of cool water, light sprays of mist, slides and so many kinds of inventive waterfalls.

Last weekend after viewing 6 homes, I found myself, the couple I was with, and their 2 children standing like zombies at the edge of the pool just staring at the water.  Some pools even have a large shallow step good for wading.  I have had a few toe dippers, but mostly we just drool. If only we could all jump in.

Once, while showing a mom and her two boys in the summer we had just one more house to look at, but the boys were over it, we were verging on torture in their minds. My client suggested the boys play in the front yard while she quickly walked thru, they agreed.  We did a quick run thru and peeked out to see the boys playing happily in the front yard....fountain. Wading and splashing one another. I envied them.

 Carefree AZ Four Bedroom HomeOne of the hardest to resist. Popsicle anyone!

Looking for a home in Phoenix Arizona? Contact me.  I'll bring the water! Karen Turney/Realty Executives

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Rainmaker
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Melissa Hailey
North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie) - Plano, TX
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It gets that hot in Texas too. We carry water bottles in an ice chest when we are doing a full day of showings.  We also offer to stop for drinks.  The worst homes to view are the foreclosures that don't have the utilities turned on - the 2nd floors are usually so hot that a buyer can't even spend enough time looking at the home to know if it was what they wanted or not.

Jul 13, 2010 09:18 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Andrea Curtis United Country Premier Properties Certified Military Relocation Professional
United CountryPremier Properties - Harker Heights, TX
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I feel your pain Karen.   I have often just gazed at a beautiful blue pool.   Melissa..how about the foreclosures that have let the pool become a swamp....ugh..heat and mosquitos.  Have a great week and fall? or what passes for fall is on its way LOL

Jul 13, 2010 09:24 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Well, beleive it or not Here in Northern Indiana, we not only get the blizzards in the winter, but tomorrow is suppose to be High humidity and 97 degrees.  At least we only have 2 months of those possible high tempuratures, and we too have the temptation of sticking our toes in the avbove ground pools and sprinklers. We all have that kid in us when it comes to water, i guess

Jul 13, 2010 09:26 AM #3
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Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
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So true, Karen.  Once the humidity kicks in here, we all start to wilt.  That's when I want a pool.

Jul 13, 2010 01:26 PM #4
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William Feela
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Up ion Minnesota, during some of the brutal cold days, I have  a hard time getting people away from the fireplace!

Jul 16, 2010 06:53 AM #5
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