Sometimes it’s good to pre-scout what properties you are showing buyers in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
I recently sold a Palm Court Yacht Club condo on Okaloosa Island, but I hadn’t seen it yet. The buyers, long time clients of mine, knew of the building and when a tempting listing came on the market, they made an offer based on the photos. It got accepted and is now “pending”.
Since they are coming into town, they wanted to see the unit in person, and I’d never been there. I’ve sold a lot of condos and houses on Okaloosa Island, but not in this complex. So, I decided to take a look to get the lay of the land and be prepared for my buyers when I actually showed them.
As I approached the Palm Court Yacht Club complex, I noticed was there were two ways to enter. One was up a very high ramp and the other was into a lower parking garage. Which way to go? Panic set in. I was glad I was checking this without the buyers first. I decided to park in the lower garage. All the spots appeared to be marked, so I just picked one, hoping that an ornery owner would forgive a panicked-looking real estate agent holding her MLS sheet.
Then I searched for the elevator, and pressed “2” for the second floor. It stopped and a man got in. Then I pressed “2” again. The LED flashed “3” and the doors opened. No one was there. I pressed “2” again. The doors opened again. The LED display was still “3”. I said to the man “The elevator has a mind of its own”. Then I noticed that the wall had a “2”, but the elevator LED was wrong. I checked out the unit location, going down a hall with no lights. Now I went to scout out the boat slip, map in hand, wandering all around to find it. Success.
I paused and enjoyed the warm breeze of Santa Rosa Sound and the relaxing view of the water.
It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, lists and sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Crestview, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.