I locked the door with the keys inside the house-November Activerain contest-I cannot believe I just did that.
Well this happened around maybe June 2008. This is actually my first client who so happens to be one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. That person happens to be my brother who at the time was in the Navy and was being transferred from San Diego CA to Lexington Park MD where he was stationed at the Patuxent River Navy Base for about two years. So instead of renting a house,he decided that he wanted to buy a house-SMART MOVE from a SMART MAN. So we went out and start looking at houses. We had to first something quickly since time was of the essence.
We looked at three houses. He actually really liked the second house he saw. But he wanted to see one more just in case he happens to find another house that is much better. You know the saying "Third time the charm". Well not in this case. We looked at the house. After we finished looking at the house,I locked up. And then when it was time to put the key in the lockbox,I noticed that the key wasn't in my pocket-Oh boy! I am checking all of my pockets to see if I can find the keys. I even asked my brother if he had them. Of course he didn't. Can you say panic?
So I around the back of the house to see if they are any back doors open to see if I can get in that way-NO LUCK. Well after spending like 30 mins trying to figure out how to get the keys that was locked in the house with no luck,me and my brother decided to leave. I was thinking about it that whole day. How am I going to get those keys? What if they wanted to see the house the next day? Well we came up with the solution to get a locksmith to open the door. So the next day me and my brother drove out there and we met with a Locksmith who opened the door for us. A $100 charge because it was on a Sunday and he normally doesn't work on Sundays. Plus I couldn't find anybody to open it for me.
Well he opened the door of course. I got the keys and put it in the lockbox. I was definitely relieved. That was one of the mistakes that I made in my early years as a Real Estate Agent. Oh by the way you probably want to know if my brother brought the house? NO he didn't. He actually brought the second house. The owner of that house was also in the Military. Maybe that was the reason why she took our offer. But then again we submitted an offer for full price on the house that he brought in Lexington Park MD near the Patuxent Navy Base.
Ever since that day even before I leave out the house or even close the car door(Another story for another day),I always make sure I have my keys on me first. I think I ought to tell my brother today about this. I am sure he still remembers this incident. #LOL
This blog is for the November Active Rain Contest. I can't believe that I just did that