Ok, since they are two different questions, there should be two different answers. No, I do not mow grass, rake yards, clean up cobwebs and shovel walks...generally. When the client is elderly, a spouse has been put in the hospital, a family is needed elsewhere..yep, I do what I can to help. Sometimes it turns into a pretty long haul of providing services I meant to offer a couple times...but life happens. I have two homes listed near mine, one where the husband was admitted to a nursing home and his wife cannot possibly pay for services...and the other an elderly gentleman who does not quite get that spiderwebs are not God's decorating idea (except on Christmas trees).
Both an agent and a neighbor have stopped me this month and asked if I am insane. Why in the world would you be doing this?..Welllll,..because I can. Because their homes will not sell if someone does not step up..because it is the right thing to do..because for some reason, I was here when they needed me on another level beside real estate agent..just because..
I believe there are many agents out there that 'do' for their clients..quietly and out of the goodness of their hearts..this Sunday, I salute you all...and yes, I am insane.