I just had a closing today for a wonderful home that sold after one showing and 0 days on market for full list price. This will not be a typical Realtor post where I brag about what a great job I did, but instead, I am sad. For this house was owned by some dear friends of mine who are moving to San Diego.
Sure, we will keep in touch and it's great to have an excuse to visit San Diego, but it's harder when friends leave at this stage in life. I guess it's always hard but it is something you expect more in your 20s, even early 30s. These were friends I met through my youngest son. This group of boys all plays soccer together and the parents all get along really well. One happy hour after a soccer game together and the rest was history. Years of parties, playdates and friendship has enriched my life, and my family's, in so many ways: laughing to tears, dancing to 90s rap songs and hours of pure fun just being silly adults while the kids play until they collapse from exhaustion. And sure we will all still get together, but it won't be the same...no more pool parties at "Club Pfau." My son asked how long they were moving for. It was hard to get him to understand that it was a permanent situation. Not just going away for a little while.
When my friend called me to tell me she was moving, I cried. I asked if she would make me feel better by hiring me to sell her house and she did. So yeah, it was a nice house to sell and market and a great commission, and I am SO grateful and humbled they chose me to do this for them, but if I had to choose, I'd keep my friends here in Arlington.
Have a great time in Sunny San Diego my Pfaus! We will miss you dearly!