I have awesome clients. Perhaps this has to do with luck, or maybe birds of a feather merely flock together. Either way, I am fortunate to work with some neat people.
One of my sellers called last night to cancel a home showing. Though the market is pretty steady, a showing is not something to dismiss without good reason. Why did she cancel? It seems her family is suffering from a nasty stomach virus!
As the father of four, I am a veteran of many such calamities. Before the virus is gone the whole family gets hit. Between illness and caring for others, families hit by the bug usually miss a week of normal life. This is not something I would wish on my worst enemy!
If only I received a nickle for every home I've toured with sick owners. There is nothing like multiple bottles of NyQuil and dirty Kleenex to put clients in the buying mood. Such tours are artifacts of sellers putting their need to sell the house ahead of the buyer's health.
Let's not forget about the agent in the scenerio. Most of us are paid on commission. Miss a week due to family illness? There is no such thing as "comp time" in real estate world. No work means no paycheck.
So kudos to my client for doing the right thing. Will the buyers reschedule? Who knows? But, NyQuil permitting she can sleep well knowing she did the right thing.
Not under the weather? Need to buy or sell real estate in Pineville or Alexandria? If so call Doug Rogers with Bayou Properties Realty (318) 613-1994. Sick, but still want to search the MLS from home? www.LouisianaHouseHunter.com