It is very sad But it happened.... Read

Real Estate Agent with Du Rite Realty, Co.

 My Dear Active Rain freinds,

   I was following up with some clients of mine; for  one lady I found an  apartement and  she gave me a deposit on it and  for some reason both  the client and the landlord backed out on the rental, so I promised her I would find some thing for her. After  2 days, I called to let her know that I found a place after giving her the area where she said "The  place  is near the cemetery and I don't like it," So I looked  for more places, and honestly didn't find any in the area she wanted so I called her yesteday after a week to see if she found something and be in touch ,the husband who was separated from her picked up the phone, after all the greetings I asked if she was around and found an apartment. The husband paused a little and said " No she didn't and she passed away last week". Oh my  God I felt the whole office was spinning around  and couldn't control myself and started  crying and  said how sorry I was....  

Long story short..... I felt beyond terrible. I knew she was a little sick for a long time but wasn't expecting it this much.

 Well my heart really goes to the people that  have losses and  I/WE don't know them.


        Your Fellow Active Rain Friend,



Comments (10)

Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best
You never know.  It makes me pause.
Apr 26, 2008 02:44 AM
That's sad and eerie. Life is precious. Be grateful for each moment and opportunity to show appreciation and love to others.
Apr 26, 2008 02:46 AM
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
Oh! That must've been just awful.  Yes, life is precious.  We must live everyday as if it is our last.
Apr 26, 2008 02:49 AM
Joe Virnig
RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS, Ventura County, California - Ventura, CA
No Ordinary Joe
I've had more than one client pass away while we were doing business over the years.  It's always a reminder to live each day to the fullest.
Apr 26, 2008 02:58 AM
Sharon Hampton
Re/Max Around The Mountains - Blue Ridge, GA
Sharona, how awful for you. We have had clients, we were emailing and then suddenly never hear from them. I just send a little note telling them, I hope everything is okay. since I always wonder if something had happened to them.
Apr 26, 2008 03:10 AM
Sharon Harris
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Hanover, PA
I know the feeling. I had an older lady come in from out of stae. Showed her homes one day. She did not care for any of them so I set up a time to show her others. I did not hear from her and kept on trying for a few weeks. Finally called the person that sent her to me to see if I had offended her or something. No she was in the hospital dying.....
Apr 26, 2008 03:43 AM
Sharona Hannuka
Du Rite Realty, Co. - Whitestone, NY

 Thank you all for all you comments.

 Sharon Harris, I am sure it was very shocking.

Joe you are right  We should live the fullest.

Sharon Hampton,  I know, Some times I am wondering too.

Debi, That is true. We should live everyday as if it is the last day.

Thank you all so much for sharing.

Apr 26, 2008 04:57 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
OOOOHHHH!  That would be a shock, let alone the embarassment of the conversation.
Apr 26, 2008 05:11 AM
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Naoma Doriguzzi - Virginia Beach, VA
I know how sad and I hope the family is doing well.  I was getting ready to schedule a closing for a refinance several years ago and same thing... I finally got a hold of one of the family members and they let me know that she had passed away. 
Apr 26, 2008 06:37 AM
Doris Freeman
Zach Taylor Real Estate - Gallatin, TN
Broker/Agent, 615-961-7799
I did have a man pass the day after a closing and his wife called and of course she couldn't make payments whe was a housewife with no outside employment.  She wanted to know if she could undo the whole process.  It was heartbreaking to tell her no.
Apr 27, 2008 09:02 AM