Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-My Oddest Inquiry Ever

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Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-My Oddest Inquiry Ever

I just got off the phone after a young lady called me to see about buying a cemetery plot for her dad at Fishhawk Cemetery

Fishhawk Cemetery-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2015

I was a bit stumped and told her I do the real estate here at Fishhawk Lake, but in 9 years of doing it this was the first time I'd ever gotten that inquiry! She said her dad died last night, and her brother wants to bury him in Fishhawk Cemetery,

Fishhawk Cemetery-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2015


which is a really beautiful little piece of heaven. She told me that her sister had googled Fishhawk Cemetery and my number came up, so she called ME!

Well, well, well...I have done blogposts about Fishhawk Cemetery as I've taken some lovely Memorial Day photos there and obviously I must be on page ONE of that search, so...

I took her number down, put her on hold and went and asked my volunteer paramedic husband, because I figured he'd know where I could direct her. He did and we had a phone number quickly to give her. (The Mist-Birkenfeld Fire Department would be a good place to start).  She seemed genuinely surprised and pleased that I could guide her in the right direction in less than five minutes. 

I ended by telling her that I thought her dad would love that cemetery and she said that her aunt is buried there, already. I wished her well and sent her onto her next phone call. 

Fishhawk Cemetery-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted 2015

Entrance to Fishhawk Cemetery

I can help you find a cemetery plot, but would rather help you with real estate at Fishhawk Lake!

Call me:

 Gayle C. Rich-Boxman

 REALTOR® Vernonia Realty Direct: (503)755-2905
Specializing in Fishhawk Lake Reserve and Community
"Your Gateway to the Lake!"


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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Thank you all for your sweet comments...I've been up since about tired and need to hit the sack--more tomorrow!

Feb 21, 2015 12:21 PM #13
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have never received a call like that one. That is a new one. I'm glad you were able to help this person, though. When dealing with the death of a loved one, times are very stressful and it sounds like you helped her. 

Feb 21, 2015 12:31 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

After having to deal with my mother's  burial I think all plot sellers should go to ethics training 

Feb 21, 2015 02:07 PM #15
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 ,  Here's another example, that blogging works.  Sometimes is takes a while.

Feb 21, 2015 02:41 PM #16
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Gayle, this one made me smile.  I'm glad you were able to help.

Feb 21, 2015 03:49 PM #17
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

You were so kind to help her. Afterall that is real estate of sorts. I had a buyer years ago that wanted to barter with the seller by using cemetary plots for his downpayment. That never worked.

Feb 21, 2015 10:37 PM #18
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Gayle, Some of the best advertising is just being helpful. Let alone it is just right to help if you can. Well done.

Feb 21, 2015 11:37 PM #19
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Haha, I too love your closing line. ;)  Isn't it amazing how our blogging makes us the "go to" person in our community?  I too get some odd calls, but so far, no requests for a cemetery plot. 

Feb 22, 2015 01:10 AM #20
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Gayle --- when it comes to finding forever homes in Fishhawk Lake, it seems you are the obvious choice.

Feb 22, 2015 05:25 AM #21
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is great and I really like how you handled that.  If I ever have a need in Fishhawk Lake, I am going to call you, so you can direct me to the right place!!!

Feb 22, 2015 05:49 AM #22
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Glad you were able to help her.

I just a search for fishhawk cemetary and you did not come up.  HOWEVER, for Fishhawk Lake Cemetary, you come up first.  It's actually your pinterest page.

Areas surrounding Fishhawk Lake

Feb 22, 2015 06:28 AM #23
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

You have some pictures of the cemetary and you used those key words.  It has rich text (that came from AR since you did a post on there and properly titled) and description...not sure if you wrote the description or if it just pulled in your alt tags.

Feb 22, 2015 06:30 AM #24
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

That is so sad, but at least your blog is reaching the right audience.  Thanks for helping her.  YOu are a good soul!

Feb 22, 2015 09:41 AM #25
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 - that surely is an odd inquiry - and proves that fact that blogging on ActiveRain works!

Feb 22, 2015 12:57 PM #27
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It's such a great feeling connecting with people like this and being able to help them, just because they found our blog.

I got a call this weekend from a girl who read a blog I wrote 6 years ago.

Feb 23, 2015 02:15 AM #28
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Nice to read your comments...I'll see you on your blog!

Feb 23, 2015 03:40 AM #29
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

You were very helpful there Gayle, and it shows you have lots of connections and resources to direct people to.

Feb 23, 2015 05:19 AM #30
Kristin Walter
Mountain Dream Real Estate, LLC - Frisco, CO

That's pretty cool! I once knew a Realtor that advertised they would serve their clients from the cradle to the grave.

Feb 23, 2015 09:20 AM #31
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

And I guess the moral of the story is to expect the unexpected! You have a wise husband. My spouse was also a volunteer Paramedic. They are so smart. You are too!

Feb 23, 2015 10:10 AM #32
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Having the number to call for information on a burial in a local cemetery is service beyond normal expectations.  Networking with the person who handles those arrangements is probably a good idea. 

Feb 24, 2015 12:09 AM #33
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