Everyday is different. Different wants, needs, clients, neighborhoods.
Today, I went out with an older client looking for a duplex. There are tons of "duplexes" in Sacramento. Traditional, basement apartments that are income producing, 2 houses on one lot, etc. Anyway, this client has an open mind and likes unique floorplans. So, I found this 1901 high water house, yes... it is 110 years old but who's counting. The main house is 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with the charm of the era. It is a REO home Homepath home, and on the listing it says, the attic is so large (700 sq ft), it can be converted to 2 extra rooms. The staircase was open and noticeably under construction to build. Well, when the client and I walked up the stairs (yes, it was light enough to see), we said it was BIG. Then, all of a sudden, we heard the noise. It seemed like something was living comfortably in the attic. Yes, we heard sounds of rats! Yes, a high pitch noise like we live here, get out! My client, remember, in her late 60s, ran down the stairs, out the door, down the outside stairs to the street like a bat of of hell. I walked quickly behind her, cause I didn't feel like seeing rats today. Plus, after seeing a horror movie as a teenager, of rats eating floors, I was quickly to lock up. Once we got outside, she said, "the house is alive, no thanks, Next!"
Got to say, it was my second time of with this client, and she is picking. However, after that, I think she and I are going to be just fine doing the house (duplex) hunt together.
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