Stormy Weather

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Rox Realty

Sometimes when it rains, it pours!  Saturday afternoon, I'm sitting at the Real Estate office.  I was on floor and was about to call it a day.  My husband called to tell me the roof of the garage blew off.  Honestly, I thought he was being silly.  (He likes to do that occasionally and tell overly tall tales - like it rained so much the cars floated away)  OK, so the roof blew off - what else?  The back patio supports were lifting a foot off the ground and slamming back again.  Mmmhmm, sure honey.

So I drove the 13 miles home.  Guess what?  THE ROOF WAS IN THE FRONT YARD! 

Roof debris


A microburst came through the area.  While I sat at work in Casa Grande in the sunshine, Maricopa was being hammered with winds in excess of 60mph.  And to make matters worse, we now had no electricity or phone service.  What was I going to do without Internet access?

Hubby and I cleaned up our yard and went to survey the damage at our daughter's house around the corner.  She had two big trees uprooted but no other damage. Many neighbors lost trees, sheds and parts of roofs.  But no major damage.

First thing Sunday morning, I had an appointment with a client for a pre-close walk-thru.  Closing is scheduled for Tuesday.  I could tell as I rounded the corner, it wasn't going to go well.  The microburst removed the first two rows of concrete roof tiles and caved in the garage door!  Before I got out of the car, I had the listing agent on the phone.  The property is lender owned and was being sold as-is.  Hopefully, the listing agent can convince the asset manager to repair the storm damages.

BTW - My client is awesome!  Obviously we won't be closing on Tuesday.  But he understands this is one of those "Oh well" moments.  We'll get it taken care of to everyone's satisfaction as quickly as we can.  Thankfully both my client's house and my own have the roof damage over the garage.  While an inconvenience, it isn't as bad as it could have been.  We're both trying to look for the rainbow after the storm.










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Amanda Nicodemus
Spring Texas Keller Williams Professionals - Cypresswood - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate

I'm sorry to hear about your damage to the roof.  I'm sure the insurance will cover it.  Hopefully the lender will be able to take care of the damages for your client's house. 

Aug 29, 2010 04:57 PM #1
Patty Luther
RE/MAX Rock-n-Roll Realty - Lewiston, ID
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington

I hope ever thing turns out ok for you... sorry to hear of the wind~

Aug 29, 2010 05:01 PM #2
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

WOw...that is a pretty powerful storm!!!!   yikes!  Glad you have an understanding client....and here is to praying the lender will cover the storm damage for your client!!!  Yikes!

Aug 29, 2010 05:05 PM #3
Bea Lueck
Coldwell Banker Rox Realty - Casa Grande, AZ

I'm more concerned about my clients house than my own.  I have good insurance coverage and we'll get it squared away quickly.  My client however, is the one in limbo.  His homeowners insurance isn't bound until Tuesday.  The house is currently owned by Fannie Mae and it will be up to them to cover the damages or not.   The sellers addendum states the seller MAY repair the property at their sole discretion.  If not, my clients only recourse is the cancel the purchase or accept the property in the current damaged condition.  Cross your fingers it goes well!!

Aug 29, 2010 05:34 PM #4
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