I bought a lottery ticket once. Thank God it was only once. Actually, I went out on a limb and bought 20 lottery tickets. One dollar each. All the same number. I was so positive that I had the winning number that I was certain I was going to hit it big time!!
I stupidly made the mistake of buying those tickets early in the morning as soon as the store opened. I thought if I bought those numbers, nobody else could. Then I proceeded to give my day away.
I could think of nothing except what I would do with the winnings. At first I thought about renovating the bathroom. Then, I realized I would win enough to do the whole kitchen so I began to fantasize about new cabinetry, new flooring and the farmhouse sink I've lusted after.
Around noon I realized that I was an idiot. With the earnings I was about to win, I could get rid of this dump and buy a brand new house on the beach with an infinity pool! Now, all I had to worry about was how to decorate it. The mansion was so huge, it took hours to figure out.
At 7 pm, I was sitting in front of the television when they announced the numbers.
Of course I was! I had been sitting in front of that damn TV since I bought the tickets this morning so I wouldn't miss anything-- just in case they announced early.
There is no sense in telling you how the next 10 minutes went. You already know. I am still sitting in the same old dump, waiting.
What the heck does this have to do with showing your home, you ask?
It has everything to do with showing your home. You do the same thing--only you keep on doing it, every single time you show your house!
You get the appointment.
You get gurgly belly.
OMG! This is the one!
These people are going to love my house.
You do everything your agent has told you to do and then you leave while its being shown.
When you come back. (Please don't tell me you hid in your car in front of your house so you could see who came!)
You wait patiently for feedback.
Ok, maybe they saw a lot of houses and they are not done yet.
You call your agent. "Have you heard anything yet?" You know the answer.....
Nothing. No feedback. No nothing.
You are actually a little excited about that. Maybe it means they are writing a contract!! That takes time, after all.
Seven o'clock. Still nothing......You call your agent again.
Long story short, you have just given your entire day away.
Just like me and my stupid lottery ticket.
There is one difference between my lottery ticket and your home showings, however.
You are going to get up tomorrow and do it all over again!