One of Our Favorites - The Santa Claus/Clause

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors
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When we first met our buyer, Nick, his eyes, so merry, first caught our attention. Oh, how they twinkled.

 

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry, and when he laughed, his round belly jiggled like a bowl full of jelly. 

 

He seemed familiar somehow, too good to be true, but assured us our personal acquaintance to him was quite new. 

 

I'm looking for "Nature As Neighbors" he said emphatically, and his needs were quite grand. A large mountain manor surrounded by land. 

 

"Private, you know, with plenty of room for animals to roam."

 

He continued, 

 

"Barns and a few pastures and large out-buildings too - for our toy-making hobby - we make quite a few."

 

"Plus, a warm bunk house with multiple short beds.  And a shop for storing and repairing large equipment, such as sleds."

 

No doubt you're thinking we're making this up.

 

We too thought he might be stringing us along, but as the weeks went by, his intent remained strong

 

After searching Clark County far and wide, with plenty of treks through the country side, we found just the place. It lit up his face! 

 

An expansive estate surrounded by pines.

 

Each building has tall ceilings with views to the sky. Vistas designed to see if reindeer really know how to fly.

He quickly exclaimed,

 

"This is perfect!" and let out a contented sigh. 

 

"I knew you could do it as I've been taking notes on your style. You're on the nice list, you two, and you have been awhile." 

 

Our company's privacy "Clause" prevents us from telling you more. Suffice to say, this is one jolly man (and transaction) we adore. 

 

 So what do you believe? Truth, fake, or a combination of both? Thank you Carol Williams and Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS for a fun December Challenge: Your Craziest Transaction

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.

 

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Richie Alan Naggar
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The was a woman named Debb

Who everyone liked what she said

She shares her gift which gives us a lift

So Debb thats using your head.....

Dec 10, 2019 11:54 AM #76
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Why Richie Alan Naggar - aren't you clever? Very gracious too. D 

Dec 10, 2019 12:08 PM #77
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John Juarez
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I have seem numerous questions in the Active Rain Question and Answer section about the meaning of "undisclosed principal". In the future, I might just reply with link to this post.

Dec 10, 2019 01:57 PM #78
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Dana Basiliere
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Deb, I believe every word of it.  What a fun post. 

Dec 10, 2019 02:09 PM #79
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Diana Dahlberg
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HO HO HO! That was the most fun post (poem) and I'm so glad you found the perfect place for this man who must be related to Santa! I believe this one to be true with just a few facts that may have been exaggerated. 

Dec 10, 2019 05:46 PM #80
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Anne Corbin
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GREAT post. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

Dec 10, 2019 08:07 PM #81
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
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Sounds like you fell asleep before a roaring fireplace and had a nice dream!

Dec 10, 2019 08:08 PM #82
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Erik Hiss
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Great story for this time of year!

Dec 11, 2019 05:33 AM #83
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Haha John Juarez - love your comment. :) 

Dec 11, 2019 07:08 AM #84
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Glad you enjoyed this Merry transaction, Dana Basiliere 

Dec 11, 2019 07:09 AM #85
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Will Hamm
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I email this to my grandkids and they believe that Santa wanted warmer weather.  They want to know where you live now.

Dec 11, 2019 08:29 AM #86
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Marte Cliff
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Well, since I do believe in Santa... Thanks.

Dec 11, 2019 08:55 AM #87
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What a great story and way to memorialize this special client.

Dec 12, 2019 05:56 PM #88
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Joan Cox
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Debb, what a great post, and he certainly would need room to roam, for reindeer and the elves! 

Dec 15, 2019 07:55 AM #89
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Diana Dahlberg I'm so happy you enjoyed our story about Nick. I can tell you for certain, he is a very well-loved client, ;) 

Dec 15, 2019 08:01 AM #90
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Anne Corbin - I'm so happy you liked the story. 

Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA It sounds as if you thing we are pulling your leg. :)  

Dec 15, 2019 08:11 AM #91
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Erik Hiss thanks, happy you enjoyed the story. 

Will Hamm isn't that cute?  I love children. 

Dec 15, 2019 08:13 AM #92
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Marte Cliff - Oh, I believe too. :) D 

Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900 so pleased to hear you enjoyed our story. 

Hi Joan Cox Elves?  What elves?  ;) 

Dec 15, 2019 08:15 AM #93
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, this December Challenge entry is great.  You asked and I answer:  the story is a combination of fact and fiction and the writing I would grade as an A+.   I wasn't through reading it when I had to stop --  there were no more words :)  Have a beautiful holiday!

Dec 19, 2019 01:07 PM #94
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Adorable!  Love your story and how you found Nick the perfect pad!

Merry Christmas!

 

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