Raisin a Question

Real Estate Agent with RE/Max Associates DE#RA-0003085 PA#RS347136

With an addendum to be signed, I called a client of mine. She told me she has developed arthritis in her knee. I suggested she soak some raisins in gin.

She started laughing. "What???"

So I elaborated. My Aunt used to swear by it. So much so that she convinced my Mom, who then had her own vessels of golden raisins soaking in gin on the kitchen counter. Mom said she wasn't sure if it actually worked, and that while eating just nine of them a day wouldn't hurt, if you ate a few more you might not care if it worked or not. Of course, that's saying something for my mother who probably could have gotten a wee bit tipsy on just those first nine. 

I could picture my client just shaking her head at this whole conversation. 

"Now about that addendum," I continued. "Can I stop by this evening to get a signature?"

"That works," she said. (I know... e-signature would be easier but it's not an option for my client. Plus, I have to stop by to change a lockbox anyway.)

"Want me to bring some raisins with me?" I joked before I ended the call.


I don't know if her knee feels any better but at least I left her chuckling.

Here's an article about it, just in case you think I made this up!



Comments (5)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sounds like some home remedy from the ancient ages brought back to life.

Apr 12, 2018 05:32 PM
Monica Hill


Apr 12, 2018 05:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Monica- I may have heard of this remedy and it certainly is worth a try!!

Apr 12, 2018 05:49 PM
Monica Hill

It wouldn't hurt, right? :-)

Apr 12, 2018 06:45 PM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I have heard of this before. I don't have arthritis yet, so I can't try it and see if it works. It may work for other things. Of course, the easier way is to just drink the gin! 

Apr 12, 2018 06:35 PM
Monica Hill

I agree, Libby!

Apr 12, 2018 06:45 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Monica. I'm sure you both laughed about this as I did reading it.

Apr 13, 2018 08:07 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Monica-I just came across your article and it looks like if you believe it works, IT DOES!

Jun 09, 2018 01:41 PM
Monica Hill

Thanks, Carolyn! That seems to be a great percentage of success... belief!

Jul 02, 2018 03:39 PM