An Awkward Moment in Real Estate … This Stuff Really Happens
I was a sales agent for a new construction community in Auburn, Georgia. The subdivision was located in a picturesque area in Barrow County known for rolling hills and large lots. The smallest lot was approximately a half acre. As an onsite agent, one of the tasks I would perform before I Ieft for the day was walking each standing inventory home. I would drive to each house go inside make notes of things the superintendent may need to address and secure the doors.
On this fine evening, I drove to the last house and parked on the street. We were prohibited from driving into the driveways to avoid making tire marks on the fresh concrete. This house was on a huge corner lot and sat down a hill from the street. As usual, I went inside walked the house, turned off any lights and locked the doors. As I turned around from the front door to head up the hill to my car I noticed one of the neighborhood dogs was a loose. When I saw him he saw me.
Now anyone who knows me knows I don’t play with dogs. My philosophy is if it has teeth it bites INCLUDING me! So now, I had a choice to make. I could try to calmly walk back to the car and hope the dog would ignore me OR I could try to run up this hill in my business attire including three inch heals beating the dog. WELL, I took off up the hill. The dog took off too! I made it back to my car and got inside just as the dog reached my car door.
It was at that time that I noticed two things. One, the dog was not chasing me to attack me he was simply running because I was running which probably the only reason I beat it to the car. And two, the neighbor across the street was outside in his driveway washing his car and saw the whole thing. He was standing there in amazement just letting the water run from the hose onto the ground. AWKWARD!
This made me feel ridiculous and I started laughing at myself. I wrote this post as an entry to a contest and it made me laugh as if this just happened. Thanks for reading one of my awkward moments in real estate.
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