There's a storm coming- I might not be able to show you that house

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There's a storm coming- I might not be able to show you that house


State of Emergency in Florida


Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares emergency as Tropical Storm Isaac gains strength and speed after dousing Haiti, pictured left, just days before Tampa's Republican convention.

There's a storm coming- I might not be able to show you that house


No offense intended least not yet.  In case some folks happen to be away from their TV's, radios and newspapers (yet have access to this post, of course), I'd like to let you in on a little bit of a new story:


There's a storm coming our way....goes by the name of Isaac


I've answered a number of calls today.  Pretty decent volume for a Saturday, too- not too many calls, yet enough to keep me busy.  That's a good thing.  Make no mistake about it- if the phone never rang, business would stink.  Most folks are asking typical questions, too- "How much is that property?", "Is that place close to ....?", and "Is that 4/2 really $600?" in response to a great craigslist scam ad someone's placed for one of my properties.  Answer is "No", by the way- it's $1,395.

Folks around here have our eyes peeled and looking toward Tropical Storm Isaac, which could soon be Hurricane Isaac.


I've spoken with some tenant prospects and discussed appointments over the next few days- including Monday.  Everything can change in an instant (whenever the Good Lord sees fit- not "Mother Nature", by the way), but right now we're projected to get smacked around here on Monday.  Winds in the 70 mph range and a bunch of rain isn't a joke- and it's neither safe nor smart to be driving around in it unless absolutely necessary.


That said, I haven't made a ton of appointments for the next few days.  When did make one, though, I told the prospects that it was set "weather permitting"- and that I'd be in touch with them as Monday grew closer if need be.  Their response?  Well, they didn't really want to hear any "weather permitting" stuff.  They want to see that house (and actually two houses), and showed little concern for the weather.


Again, no offense intended here- just a simple fact:  I'm not risking my health and safety to show you a house.  And you should be a bit more understanding and reasonable.  I'll make every effort to accommodate you- but if the choice is between "safety" and "showing house", "showing house" loses.


There's a storm coming- I might not be able to show you that house



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Peter Matyko
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Most important for all to stay safe in the next few days and listen for the emergency broadcasts and take their warnings.

Aug 25, 2012 08:41 AM #1
Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Hi, Peter:  Thank you for stopping by, and for your comment.  Good points, too.  I'd say that just about all of us can think back to Katrina news stories and remember thinking "Why didn't they evacuate?" or something similar.  Need to make sure there are no Isaac stories like that.

Aug 25, 2012 10:43 AM #2
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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Dennis - last time I checked seems it is not affecting us on the East Coast other than, probablly, rain and rough seas. Do you remember that it is 20th anniversary of Huricane Andrew?

Good that Isaac is ot promising to be anywhere that powerful and destructive

Aug 25, 2012 03:29 PM #3
Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Hi, Jon:  Thank yuo for dropping by, and for your comment.  It's good that Isaac has pretty much left us unscathed around here- now, we just have to wait and see how the rest of the country fares.

Just moving down here 5 years ago, I don't remember Andrew the way many around here do.  I remember it- but more along the lines of current events-turned-history than any actual impact I felt from it.

I remember the storms of 1992 overall very vivdly, though- from a bit of a different perspective.  For example, today is the 20th anniversary of the day Hurricane Iniki mad landfall in Hawaii.  It remains the worst storm to have hit there, and is in the top 5-7 in U.S. history.

Guam also got smacked in '92- from a total of 6 typhoons.  Typhoon Omar hit the island on this same day in '92- and did more damage to the island than any storm in 15 years or more.  I had a ton of Navy friends/shipmates impacted by the storm.  I made a trip back over there in November of that year- and we got hit with 3 typhoons in a month! 

The worst of them, Supertyphoon Gay, hit just before Thanksgiving and had a lot of folks looking for recipes for stuff to go with grilled turkey.  If you think a turkey takes a long time in the oven, try throwing that thing on a grill! 

No fun- but when you haven't had power for a week or so, you're thankful just the same.

Aug 28, 2012 08:21 AM #4
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