Delightfully bossy visitors at San Juan Capistrano open house

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Delightfully bossy visitors at San Juan Capistrano

Open House

 

I hosted open house Sunday at my nice listing at 31881 Paseo Cielo in San Juan Capistrano. This is the property affectionately known as the big, yellow house.

 

There was a steady stream of visitors including a repeat visit by a mother and daughter.  They noticed I'd left my car hazard lights on.  I'd turned the hazard lights on when I placed the open house signs and forgot to turn them off.  

 

The mother and daughter insisted I try to start my car to make sure the battery wasn't dead. I said I'd be fine and if I needed a jump I'd call my husband or Auto Club. The mother and daughter were adamant that I try to start my car with them there.  I did.  The battery was dead.

 

Mother and daughter continued to be delightfully bossy.  They said they were going to pick up my open house signs while I called to get someone to give my battery a jump.  The daughter said she's 62 and I think Mom said she's in her mid 80's and they were insisting on picking my signs up for me!

 

We negotiated and agreed that I'd remove the signs from the front yard and wait inside the locked house until help arrived.

 

The daughter is a retired lawyer and doesn't exactly come across as sunshine and butterflies. I suspect she was a bad ass in court. On this day, I saw a different side of the daughter, which was very nice!  The mom comes across as super smart with a side of goofy silliness.

 

Mom and daughter insisted on keeping me safe and that was really nice.

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Comments (18)

Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a very nice story and it is always nice to know that people care about others, even if they don't know them well.

May 05, 2015 01:05 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Where the swallows live? It is nice to sell homes in a hisotrical town.

I think the two were overhelpful ladies. At open house the realtor asked me to take down signs for 1/2 mile on the way out. I had no issues to help her.

 

May 05, 2015 01:06 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Brian England - It was surprising and super nice.

Sam Shueh - Yes!  San Juan Capistrano is home to the Swallows, the Mission San Juan Capistrano and The Swallows Inn, a local bar and fan favorite.

May 05, 2015 01:41 AM
Marie Story
Coldwell Banker - Pinecrest (Miami) - Pinecrest, FL
Broker Associate, Pinecrest (Miami) Specialist

I truly believe there are a lot of wonderful people out there - I would even say the majority of people are wonderful!  If you are one, they will be attracted to you like a magnate. 

May 05, 2015 05:38 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I like to think that most people have a very sweet side to them if given the opportunity to show it. If I had been there, I would have insisted you check the battery as well. And I'm older than the daughter / lawyer.

May 05, 2015 05:46 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have a battery boost start I keep in my trunk.  My husband takes it inside and charges it about every 4 weeks in winter and about every 6 weeks the rest of the year for cases like that.  I've left an interior light on several times.

May 05, 2015 11:52 AM
Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

It is nice to know that there are still good people in the world that look out for one another.  Thank you for sharing your story.

May 05, 2015 12:52 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It is so refreshing to meet people that go out of their way to help someone. I really loved your story. 

May 05, 2015 03:41 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

"Sunshine and butterflies"...long may they reign. As to your adventure? Tally ho!

May 05, 2015 11:55 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA ....It's amazing what you find at open houses ....Glad you survived!

Have a great night!

May 06, 2015 08:26 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Marie Story -  I agree there are wonderful people out there.  I'm glad a couple of them visited my open house!

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - The Mom showed her sweet side immediately.  There was nothing that would have made me think the daughter had a sweet side until I saw it.  What a delight!

Nice to know you have that same instinct to help people.  

May 06, 2015 08:51 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Tammy Lankford -  Smart to have a back up and a husband who keeps it working.  Good planning all around.

Karen Feltman -  It was kind of uplifting that Mom and daughter were so protective.  It was like my own Mom would have been.

Debbie Laity -  It was so unexpected and really touching.  I'm glad I shared my story if only for the fact that you loved it.

May 06, 2015 08:58 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL.com Books on -  "Sunshine and butterflies" is a phrase I've shamelessly stolen from my Mother.  She always had a smile on her face and in her voice.

If she didn't like you, you'd never know.  I could tell and my Dad could tell, but hardly anyone else could.  Easy to tell with me.  I have no filter and if I don't say it, you see it in my face.

Rob Thomas -  It's totally amazing what you see and who you meet at open house.  It's always a mixed bag!

May 06, 2015 09:07 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Thank you for sharing intimately...It is appreciated Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA 

May 06, 2015 09:20 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Thank you Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL.com Books on.

May 06, 2015 09:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience. These are the kind of people you like to have around.

May 07, 2015 12:51 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

One point to humanity. We still need many more.

May 07, 2015 01:44 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Roy Kelley - It was a nice experience.

Jim Paulson - We need more, indeed!

May 07, 2015 01:56 AM

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