All in a Day's Work
If you judged me only by today's performance, I'd be that strange lady running around town collecting keys from men she's just met and the lady that broke into a home to eat a tuna sandwich. Yep. That's me.
My day out started at a home inspection. The home inspector was running late, which gave me an opportunity to stop at Subway for a tuna flat bread sandwich. YUM! I took it with me and unlocked the door to the property to be inspected for my buyers. The electronic beeps at regular intervals reminded me that there was a house alarm. Only, the key fob that was supposed to be in the lockbox wasn't there. Oh no! Call the Listing Agent. No answer. Text her. The alarm is blaring. Eventually it stopped, but alas the home inspector arrived and opened a side door from the garage. Countdown to alarm bells started again. That's when I stepped outside and called ADT, begging them to please contact the home owner. Yeah, you can call the police, but who shows up with a name tag on to eat a tuna sandwich at the kitchen counter.
With that behind me, it was off to a listing appointment. Signed, sealed and delivered in thirty minutes. That's the joy of being known in a neighborhood like Braemar. Here is a man I've never met before, but who knows me, handing over the keys to his home. He knows he's in good hands because he's been receiving the hard copy of my Braemar Townhouse Report in the mail. But still....give a girl the keys to your house after only thirty minutes? This job does seem odd at times.
From there I headed out to REMOVE a key from a lock box...one of my new listings where tenants reside. Got the keys from the Property Manager, but apparently, the PM didn't give both keys to the tenants. The agents who have been showing the property are apparently locking out the tenants. Oops!
I think it's time for a margarita and some fajitas. If I mention the new Braemar townhouse listing coming up before the end of the month while I'm waiting for a table at the restaurant, I could probably have an interested buyer before the end of the day. That's how hot our market is. If it's priced right, it's going to fly off the shelf....that is, if it even makes it to the shelf.