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This is the House we are Going to Buy!

Real Estate Agent with Crown Key Realty

I showed property on Thursday to some buyers from out of state. The husband has been transferred and thus the move needs to be completed as soon as possible. With them was there 15 year old son, who seemed at best mildly interested in the process. He spent most of the day under headphones and with an I Pad mini entertaining him.

We went into one house that was very representative of the properties we had looked at all day. As we looked upstairs the son stayed downstairs. Suddenly he came bounding up the steps proclaiming loudly and excitedly "mom, this is the house we're buying".. His excitement was amazing. He turned and bounded back down the steps as we followed. He shoved the garage door open and practically yelled, "when we move in that's mine!"

As we looked into the garage there was a 1969 SS 396 Camero. It was cherry red and as far as I could see immaculate. It was beautiful. He proclaimed again, that when they move in that it would be his.

With the parents nodding approval I explained that while the house was nearly empty, anything still in the house or garage was the property of the owner and the car would likely be gone if they were to purchase the home.

Whether you are 15 or 50 sometimes reality bites.

My name is Dale E. Bledsoe with Crown Key Realty and as always I may be reached at 209-481-6031.


Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Everything is negotiable, right?    I've seen a lot of awesome cars in garages of homes.  This Camara is definitely at the top of the list!

Aug 03, 2014 09:54 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

At least he came out from under his headphones long enough to express interest in something! 

Aug 03, 2014 10:39 PM
Alexa Sanchez
Bushkill, PA
Realtor Extraordinaire
Sounds like my 16 yr old, lol
Aug 03, 2014 10:51 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Awww, well, if he didn't ask, he wouldn't know!  At least something got him excited.

Aug 03, 2014 11:20 PM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Dale - It never hurts to ask!  I have shown those homes where some Detroit or import muscle has stolen the show from the home, but it is always nice to look at.

Aug 03, 2014 11:41 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Now that kid had his priorities right!  That is a sweet little ride!

Aug 03, 2014 11:57 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Dale: Great story. While I have not had that particluar experience, I had similar ones and the disappointed party is usually the adults.

Aug 04, 2014 12:09 AM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

That is funny...usually they just want the best bedroom!! 

Aug 04, 2014 01:17 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Poor kid - just finally got something to be excited about and they're going to have to dash his hopes!

Aug 04, 2014 02:02 AM
Dawn Brenengen
Dawn Brenengen - Trailwood Realty - Raleigh, NC
Sales and Management

My parents bought their last home when I was eight years old. I begged for that house because the seller told me the little dog would come with it. I believed her, and I was so disappointed on moving day when there was no dog to be found. 

Aug 04, 2014 02:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sooo cute! Did they throw the car in when the house was purchased? (LOL!)

Aug 04, 2014 05:03 AM
Ann Zieve
Keller Williams Success Realty - Eden, UT
Unmatched Ownership Experience

The kid might've thought it was bumblebee in red. =)

Aug 04, 2014 08:42 AM
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Dale, I am sure he was rooting hard for his parents to buy the house if he thought he was going to get that classic Camero.  Was that the Indy Pace Car year?

Aug 04, 2014 09:33 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I can see why he was so excited.   At times these types of cars are worth more than a home.   (husband was an owner of this car in 1969)

He now has a 68 and a 69 to restore.  An expensive hobby.  He should have kept the one he had.

Aug 04, 2014 12:58 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Everything is negotiable, Dale!  You never know until you make the offer.  

Aug 04, 2014 08:38 PM
Barbara Altieri
Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Well at least the Camaro sighting got him away from his headphones and iPad.

Aug 05, 2014 11:59 AM
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Think I would buy the house if the car was included. I was 18 for that model year. Remember when they were in the showroom.

Aug 06, 2014 04:17 AM
Claude Labbe
RLAH / @properties - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

For the right offer, the Camaro can be part of the deal.

For some agents, the Camaro would be preferable to their commission check.

Aug 06, 2014 12:56 PM
Jill Winchel
Royal Shell Real Estate - The Koffman Group - Cape Coral, FL
We make it easy. You make it home.

Ha ha ha. Funny post. Even some older buyers might think the car came with the house. I had an agent mention something about a mustang in the garage of one of my listings---no, personal property is not included in the sale of a home.

Aug 08, 2014 12:33 AM
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

This is a cute story...hopefully you will find them a house that they like soon.

Aug 12, 2014 07:45 AM