Be Careful What You Wish For

Real Estate Agent with Red Key Realty Leaders

A while ago I wrote a series of blogs about the "nicknames" that Buyers Agents give homes to remember them. One of the "nicknames I featured was a tongue in cheek look at The Rooster House.

Imagine my surprise when over a year later guessed it... I went to a listing call and  came across my very own Rooster House . No way! 

If you know me, you know I am a feet on the ground girl. But, I have to admit even I wondered, since I had put this out to the universe... did I bring this very home into my life!

Lest you think I am kidding I will give you a chance to judge for yourself.


Very cute home, wonderful Seller. She fell into the trap a lot of collecters do. One day she picked up a rooster she liked, then, her kids thought "Oh good, now I know what to get mom for..." after that,for every birthday, Christmas,etc she got a new "friend."

Now, she has moved on. She no longer collects Roosters, but she has a lot of them for sale!


Comments (6)

Nancy Milton Holtzscher
RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs - Edwardsville, IL
Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR

Yes, looks like you willed the house back into your life -- how funny!  This is a good cautionary tale about beginning to collect ANYTHING! I have one rooster in my dining room and anytime someone comments, I mention that it's the one and only rooster I need thank you very much.

Sep 03, 2010 10:35 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton
The Nines Team At Keller Williams - Stockton, CA
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton

Cait ... be glad it was rooster house - imagine what it would have been if it were "elephant house!"  Thanks for sharing and if you haven't sold the coop .... I hope you soon will!

Sep 03, 2010 10:45 AM
Cait ODonnell Donohue
Red Key Realty Leaders - Frontenac, MO

Nancy- I think I did will it into my life! At least my Seller thinks I did. She and I had a laugh over it,when I told her about my blog. She says from now on she is not collecting ANYTHING.

Jack- It has sold thank goodness...and is now "roosterless"

Sep 03, 2010 11:26 AM
Cathy Brosius
Arranged Smartly LLC - Saint Louis, MO
Home Staging St. Louis region

Cait, that could be my mom's house! It sounds like your seller had a sense of humor and did what it took to get the house sold. Congrats!

Sep 12, 2010 05:43 AM
Cait ODonnell Donohue
Red Key Realty Leaders - Frontenac, MO

Cathy- The home has SOLD thank goodness. My Seller was wonderful, she did everything I asked her to do, was patient in this very tough market, and opened her mind to a less than conventional sale. All in all, it was a positive experience.

Sep 12, 2010 06:00 AM
Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate

Cait~Your blog brought back a fond memory of a woman with whom I used to teach. She had a huge display of trolls of every kind. It all started when one sophomore student gave her a troll and she profusely thanked the student, who she had not thought even liked her. By the end of the year, other students in that class brought troll gifts. Because she taught a foreign language, she had many of her students for two or three years. Intending to only keep the display until that class graduated, her plan to dismantle the display was twarted by subsequent incoming students adding to the collection which grew every year and eventually overtook a corner of the classroom.

Oct 29, 2010 04:11 PM