My 2013 Real Estate Transactions Read Like a Police Log

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My 2013 Real Estate Transactions Read Like a Police Log

2013 was a pretty great year for this Realtor.  I met a lot of fantastic people and feel blessed for all that I have.   

As the end of December fast approaches, and we turn our thoughts towards the new year, it is also a good time for reflection.   Looking back on my past year in real estate, I have to chuckle at some of the things that happened, because as I do, I think, I could be reading (or writing) a police log.   

The year started off cold.  I don't mean as far as sales go, but in temperature.  Bitter cold.   My first deal of the year began with a bang!  Popping actually.   If you have never heard pipes bursting that's a good thing.   Unfortunately, I learned just what that sounds like.   It is followed by the sound similar to what one hears at Niagara Falls.   Gushing water on the final walk thru, just an hour before the scheduled closing is not music to anyone's ears.    Needless to say, the closing was postponed. 

  • We had a man with a gun.    ( Thank goodness he didn't fire it at anyone. )
  • A car drove into a home that I had an offer on.   ( The occupant was not hurt, but as you would imagine, the buyer decided against this house.)
  • An altercation between neighbors.   ( Amicably resolved. )
  • I got bit by a dog,   ( Lost my favorite pair of black pants. )
  • and had an encounter with a plant that causes brief paralysis.   (I never knew there was such a thing, but found out there is!  Urtica Dioica )
  • Had A Listing with a Hole in the Roof ( Caused by a tree falling in a storm. )
  • Someone thought the crisper drawer from the refrigerator was taken during a showing.  ( Misplaced by the homeowner, found moments later. )
  • The Police showed up at an inspection.    ( Called by neighbors, prompted by activity at a house.   I would say a safe neighborhood to buy in!  )

All in all, it was an interesting year.   Something always happening.    Lots and Lots of good things too.   I've had opportunity to meet and add a lot of very nice people to my life.   

And,  a surprising end to an amazing year.    A closing attorney gave the buyer's a check.   He called it a "late fee".   (He was a few minutes late to the closing.)  

One never knows what next year is going to bring.   

Hopefully it will bring me as much spice and good fortune 

as this one has.   



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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Good to hear from you and I happy you folks are obviously doing well even though you had one heck of a year. Happy New Year to you folks and I hope you have a great 2014.. 

Dec 30, 2013 04:28 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Carol Ann.... good to see you back... you had a good year....if there's ever a strange happening, it will happen at one of your listings...

Dec 30, 2013 04:48 AM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Haha. Love it Carol Ann. Good to see you and hear your police report. It sounds like you had a good year, I ended up with a surprisingly strong year too. Although, can't match your drama. :) :)

Here's to 2014!

Dec 30, 2013 07:16 AM #3
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Bob.  It's been a pretty crazy year.  Good though.   Thanks you!

Hi Barbara.       Thank you.  Nice to be back.   A lot of changes for me to figure out.  

Hi Debb.   I think it's going to be a good year Debb.   The drama just adds the spice I crave!  

Dec 30, 2013 07:57 AM #4
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Looks like you had some very interesting transactions Carol-Ann :).  Happy New Year to ya!

Dec 30, 2013 08:51 AM #5
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

WOW Carol Ann, you had a crazy year for sure...nothing like that with me! Happy new year

Dec 30, 2013 09:23 PM #6
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Cal, Happy New Year to you folks. I hope 2014 does not look like a police file. You are an excellent Realtor. Watch out for dogs as you never know. 

Jan 02, 2014 03:33 AM #7
Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Medfield, MA
Sells Real Estate!

Hi, Carol Ann! Happy New Year! Glad to hear that in retrospect you would call it an "interesting year". Positive outlook makes for the best lenses ever! Hope the coming year is one of good health, happy occasions and successful (if less interesting) transactions! :)

Jan 03, 2014 12:32 AM #8
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