Helen Ga Real Estate "Fire"

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Real Estate Agent with No. Georgia Mountain Realty

Recently one of my listings burned.  Might I add a very saleable listing, of course any fire is horrible but this one was not as bad as it could have been if someone had been home.  It is/was a duplex and it did have a firewall, however lightening struck the top floor and gas lines exploded.  It was on one side a vacation/rental situation, this was my listing side, the other side had permanent residents who were in Europe vacationing.  When I arrived the next day to take some photographs for the owners I looked for my lockbox, nothing including the front door remained.  A tragic event.  It was in a gated community so there was no looting or vandalism of what was left, and it was deemed a total loss.  I sent photos to the owner through out the process and kept in touch.  With all the detailed photos and after a talk with the Fire Dept., the ownere did not have to make the long trip up to confront the depressing remains.  Tonight I got a call, the lot has been leveled and now they want to sell the lot.  I guess my point is, in real estate you do what needs to be done and you become friends with your clients.  All my friends here are either clients or other real estate agents.  Seriously.  And you take them to raise as my grandmother used to say.  Yes you do.  I don't mind calls asking me to go over and check on something which may not have been turned off, I really do not.  I was joking around yesterday with a former client/always friend on Facebook, he said they were headed down by the river for some wine and snacks.  I jokingly replied, get another glass, I will be right there.  Then came his reply.....Come on, we are at the river now and you know the gate code!...

Yes I do know the gate code and I know several codes for entry locks here, and what a great feeling when they trust you and invite you into their lives that way.  Make real estate worth while, doesn't ti???

Comments (4)

Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA

I've lost a listing to a fire, but mine was overpriced and was not going to sell.  The owner's did much better with their insurance adjustment!  Great logo photo.

Sep 07, 2010 01:25 PM
Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

Flynn, I know your clients love you and appreciate all you do for them.

Sep 07, 2010 01:26 PM
Flynn Gentry Taylor
No. Georgia Mountain Realty - Helen, GA
Helen, GA Real Estate

Thanks Simon!!  Debra, it is something we all do!!  Just the fun part.

Sep 07, 2010 01:31 PM
Flynn Gentry Taylor
No. Georgia Mountain Realty - Helen, GA
Helen, GA Real Estate

Thanks Simon!!  Debra, it is something we all do!!  Just the fun part.

Sep 07, 2010 01:31 PM

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