You've probably heard of the books "If you give a Moose a muffin" or "If you give a mouse a cookie", but how about If you give a Realtor a referral? I've been away at a conference all week and with a pinch of ADD, my mind wanders and zany ideas come about. So, here goes, "If you give a Realtor a referral."
If you give a Realtor a referral, he'll want to make a call,
and if he makes a call, he'll want to drop by your house.
If he drops by your house he'll see things you need to do.
So, you'll tidy up and pack stuff away, and then he'll ask you to do just a little more.
And while you're carrying those heavy boxes to storage you'll step on that loose board in the kitchen and your foot will get stuck.
You'll pull and grunt and holler for help, and when the Realtor comes he'll tell you you've got to get that fixed or the home inspection will find it.
You'll call the handyman who'll fix the board, and while he's carrying his tools to the truck, he'll snag a lamp and knock it over.
You'll run to catch the lamp and slip on the new board and bang your head on the wall making a big hole in it.
And when the Realtor sees that, he'll tell you you've got to get that fixed so the appraisal inspection doesn't see it.
You'll call the the handyman back to fix the wall, and when the Realtor sees it, he'll say, "You've got to paint that wall so it will look good for the stager who is coming tomorrow."
When the stager comes, you'll have to move this and that and store a little more and when she's finally satisfied she'll call the photographer.
When the photographer comes, she'll ask for more light and you'll open the curtains and see the windows, and the Realtor will notice that the windows need to be washed.
You'll grab your ladder and start to wash the windows and you'll remember you left tomato sauce on the stove and just before you get there it will blow.
There will be tomato sauce on the ceiling, wall and floor and all over your face, and when the Realtor sees it he'll say, "You'll need to clean that up before we can take any more pictures."
You'll scrub the ceiling, walls and floor, and if you have time, you'll scrub yourself.
You'll go back to the windows and wish and wash, and the light will pour through showing your beautiful house.
Suddenly, you'll notice what a grand house you have, and before you know it you'll shoo the photographer, and the stager and the Realtor out the door.
You'll settle back in your favorite chair and enjoy your freshly painted and repaired house.
And a Realtor walking by, will notice what a wonderful house you have and she will . . . .