Fun Stories...Enjoy and Share Yours

Real Estate Agent with Wainwright & Co. Realtors

I know it's been a while since I've last updated the AR family.  First off, I'm still loving the Droid, and still researching how to make an ap of my own.  Not a big computer geek, so some of the software language gets a little lost in translation with me.  Thanks to everyone who is sharing their knowledge, and gaining a little bit from what little I have learned so far.  Your comments have been a big help in my resarch.  On that note, I've been told that the ap is hugely useful for all of us Droid users.  I've just downloaded it to my phone, so I'll let you know, as always.

On the baby front,  I'm (well my wife is) having another girl!!  Before you ask, no I'm not going to try for a boy.  Three little mouths to feed is plenty, and we are definately done with having babies after this one.  My wife has seen all of the coments left about the family, and she is as amazed as I am at the warmth of the fellow bloggers on here with me.  So, from her and I, thank you for all the kind comments.

Now, for the funny stuff.  Last Sunday, I had a client following me to look at properties.  We were in a rural area, you know the type if you've ever driven in it.  The long stretches of endless hills and turns, where there is barely enough room for one car, much less two passing by each other.  Anyway, I came out of a curve, and a wide load lead vehicle was stoppend in the middle of the road blocking both lanes.  It was a young kid driving the truck (ok, young compared to me), and he was sitting in his truck, waving his arms.  Appearantly, he was trying to direct me into a nearby driveway, so a doublewide trailer could pass through.  Anyone want to take a guess what happened??  You guessed it!!  I was rear-ended by my client.  Thankfully, everyone was ok, and we both had drivable vehicles.

While the State Trooper was working the accident, we saw the typacal rubber neckers that you would expect to see when you are stopped in a driveway with two damaged vehicles, and an unmarked patrol car. Then...the one that almost drove into a ditch...while speeding...talking on his cell phone...and rubber necking.  Talk about multi-tasking.  All of us, including one of Virginia's finest, had more than a chuckle over that.  In the end, when my client does find her house, she will always remember that beautiful Sunday afternoon, when we spent 2 hours by the side of the road, just talking about life, and getting to know each other a little better.  She said she would have preferred to do it over coffee, but I think this way was way more memorable.

I would love to hear any stories like this one.  Help me feel a little better about what happened, and give me a little laugh in the process.

Thanks, and have a great night.

Comments (4)

Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

I was showing property, with my client in my car, on a winter day with about an inch of fresh snow on the ground.  We drove up a steep curving driveway to a fabulous home with a spectacular lake view.  As we left, I stopped at the top of that steep driveway looking down and wondered if I would have traction to get safely down to the road.  Before I had a chance to decide one way or another, I started sliding in a free fall down that driveway!  Miraculously (or thanks to the special features in my Porsche Cayenne...) I steered and the sliding car followed the curve of the driveway, avoided the trees, fence and boulders, and ended up stopped in the middle of the road rather than off the other side and over the embankment.  We sat there absolutely stunned!  Apparently, the fresh snow had covered a sheet of ice below!  I sure counted my lucky stars that day, and still can't believe we came through unscathed!

Mar 04, 2011 04:37 PM
Jeff Lorenzen
Keller Williams Park City Real Estate - Park City, UT - Park City, UT
Park City Real Estate

Todd: Congratulations to you and your wife on your third! May you sell lots of home to keep all the mouths fed. Sorry to hear about your accident -- that's awful -- but glad you and your client have a sense of humor about it. It definitely makes for a memorable story. Let's just hope it never happens again! Take care.

Mar 04, 2011 04:45 PM
Andrew McGrath
Donovan Group Realty - Santa Ana, CA

Hi Todd,

Congratulations on the family front, but you've got to stop hot roddin' around when showing homes!


Mar 04, 2011 04:51 PM
Sidney Kutchuk
Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745 - Temecula, CA
Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745

Not a funnt story,but interesting.
I hate it when a buyer wants to follow me and not drive with me.

Mar 04, 2011 05:09 PM