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Philadelphia Steals and Deals Mattress of my Dreams Part 3

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Did you ever have one of those days when nothing ever went right? I bumped into a table, and my plant fell I spilled dirt over the floor. I hurried to get the vacuum but forgot to empty the cup. The same thing missed the trash and then tripped over the cord. What was going on? I was just so tense and irritable. I had a Real Estate transaction and was waiting for a response from the other agent, who said he had two different offers. I was on the edge. I decided to go and look for the mattress I had been putting off. It was time to make the decision. I called, and the salesman I was working with was there. 

The salesman showed me the one I wanted, and I decided against it. He showed me another mattress on sale, and I liked it much better. Then he showed me another similar one and said now, relax. Suddenly, the bed started to vibrate. It felt like the chairs when you get a manicure. Then he said now relax, and it went to another speed. I was so tense when I walked into the store, and suddenly, I was relaxed. The bed was too comfortable. I said to him you planned this. I felt so good I was hooked. I am an insomniac, and I could not imagine not being able to fall asleep in this bed. 

This was the bed of my dreams. I told him to work up the numbers. The mattress was a Tempur-Pedic medium firm queen-size. The base was separate and would cost more. While I was waiting, the other agent called. The real estate offer that I submitted was accepted. It was a sign.  I had a sale, and the bed was mine.

Thank you for reading this series on mattress shopping 

Philadelphia Steals and Deals shopping for a mattress part one

Philadelphia Steals and Deals Bed in a Box part 2 



 The bed was delivered last week. I am thrilled right now, and it was money well spent.  Life is a dream, and my insomnia is enjoying a good night's sleep.

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Hannah has been helping people buy and sell homes all over Philadelphia since 1984. Many of her clients purchased their first, second and even third homes with her expert help, and Hannah wouldn’t have it any other way.


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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - I can see from this series, that your mattress shopping experience has been a bit more chore-like than you first imagined.  It's good to hear that your restful dreams have been answered.    Nighty-night.  🌜🛌💤

Mar 29, 2024 10:22 AM
Hannah Williams

Michael Jacobs, As always, you are so right. I expected it to be so easy. It did turn out to be much more costly than expected, but it was worth every penny. Sweet Dreams

Mar 29, 2024 11:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Hannah, I just got a new mattress last year, and they are expensive but well worth it for me.  Make it a great Easter.


Mar 29, 2024 11:16 AM
Hannah Williams

Will Hamm, being an insomniac, I push a button, and it relaxes me, and I quickly fall asleep. It is lovely -Good Friday and Have a Happy Easter 

Mar 29, 2024 11:24 AM
Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

Hi, Hannah. Thank you for sharing. I like your writing style it is very relatable and approachable. The right bed will change your life. Have a great weekend.

Mar 29, 2024 11:28 AM
Hannah Williams

Dennis Neal, it's so sweet of you to say that! In the middle of the night, when I woke, I sometimes stayed up for hours. Now, I hit a button and fell right back to sleep. It is a miracle I get a good night's sleep. Happy Friday, and have a great weekend!

Mar 29, 2024 11:39 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah now that is what I call a BAD start to the day, BUT with an excellent ending.  ☺️

Mar 29, 2024 01:12 PM
Hannah Williams

George Souto, It is a gift to myself that keeps on giving. It was much more than I had planned to spend, but a good night's  sleep is priceless

Mar 30, 2024 10:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hannah- yes, I've had moments or days like that when I'm spilling or knocking things over. It was a sign that there were better things to come when the salesman showed you the mattress you ended up with. 

Buying a mattress isn't easy. When you think about how much time you'll spend on it and how you often have no idea if it's a "good fit" or not...buying a mattress is tough!!!

Mar 29, 2024 08:09 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib,  I did my homework. My decision was the best for me, and there is not a moment I have regretted it. Well, for a second when I got the bill, but a good night's sleep, especially for an insomniac, is precious 

Mar 30, 2024 10:34 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hannah Williams  I must laugh, Diane has been hounding me about a new mattrass... keep in mind we paid top dollar for it about 10 years ago... not ready to make the switch... so we flipped it that she gets where I slept and now I get where she sleeps... now with that said I need to work out another switch:)Endre

Mar 29, 2024 10:07 PM
Hannah Williams

Endre Barath, Jr. It also has temperature control. It is always cool, and there are no more night sweats. Cleo is so funny to watch when the bed moves. The first few days, she was running around and talking. Now she loves it! Occasionally, when it moves, she is alerted if she is at the foot of the bed. 

Mar 30, 2024 10:38 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s.: not ready to pay another arm and leg for a new one:))Endre

Mar 29, 2024 10:07 PM
Hannah Williams

Endre Barath, Jr., I understand entirely, but I had no other choice. Mine was shot. It was time 

Mar 30, 2024 10:40 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Hannah, Buying a mattress can be quite the task. We went through a lengthy decision-making process last year before finally settling on one, but now I'm intrigued by yours!

Mar 30, 2024 05:03 AM
Hannah Williams

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400. I would wake up in the middle of the night and stay up for hours. Finally, falling back to sleep. I am not suffering so far from this problem. For me, this is a dream come true. 

Mar 30, 2024 10:44 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful that you found the perfect mattress (and that your client's offer was accepted). Enjoy your newfound sleep!

Mar 30, 2024 05:49 AM
Hannah Williams

Kat Palmiotti, I never knew anything like this existed.  Funny when I told my sister in Florida she also had just purchased a similar bed without the cooling mattress

Mar 30, 2024 10:47 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like you made the right choice and getting the call that your offer was accepted was definitely a good sign!

Mar 30, 2024 05:57 AM
Hannah Williams

Brian England  The bed has Bluetooth capabilities. I still do not know how to use all the functions. I have to stop at the store as the salesman has the instruction manual for me.

Mar 30, 2024 10:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Enjoy your new mattress.

Have an outstanding Easter weekend.

Mar 30, 2024 08:21 AM
Hannah Williams

Roy Kelley  I will enjoy this bed for many years to come. 

Have a Happy Easter!

Mar 30, 2024 10:51 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Hannah,
There's nothing better than starting a day after a good night's sleep!

Mar 30, 2024 09:16 AM
Hannah Williams

Carol Williams: Even as a child, I was given medication to sleep. Doctors would say everyone is different regarding the amount of sleep needed; Others would say, I would be afraid I would miss something, which is why I didn't sleep. Regardless, I never was a good sleeper. So far, this is just what the doctor ordered.

Mar 30, 2024 10:56 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

What a clever title and good to know info. Ha, testing mattresses in a store, not something I can do. :)) Like how the bed folds up in the video to look neat in a hurry.

Mar 30, 2024 08:39 PM
Hannah Williams

Kris Collis, Associate Broker Kris, Yes it has different positions for watching TV ,Reading , and sleeping. The best is how it relaxes you in the middle of the night when I awake. Who would ever think they could make a smart bed  

Apr 01, 2024 12:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, so glad you found the bed you can get a good night's sleep on!   I have issues some nights too.  Last night was terrible.

Mar 31, 2024 11:01 AM
Hannah Williams

Joan Cox: This bed is sincerely a dream come true for me. In the morning, when I awake, I can not believe it when I look at the time. 

Apr 01, 2024 12:59 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Can "sleep easier" now that you have the mattress you need and no longer have to couch surf Hannah Williams !

Apr 03, 2024 11:20 AM
Hannah Williams

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 Who could imagine that technology would make a smart bed for insomniacs? Perhaps someday, there will be a prescription for it. 

Apr 03, 2024 11:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Hannah... I bought a new mattress last year... except my choice was as firm a mattress as I could find. Congratulations on the contract.

Apr 05, 2024 07:19 AM
Hannah Williams

Nina Hollander, Broker Mine is a medium firm much firmer than I have ever had, and I love it. The added features are super fantastic. I highly recommend this bed, especially for people with sleep issues. 

Apr 05, 2024 09:02 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

What a fun story! I'm trying to get one pulled together, and my favorite shoe salesman at Nordstrom's is going to have a lucky day!

Apr 05, 2024 07:21 PM
Hannah Williams

Patricia Kennedy  Oh shoes ! I love stories about shoes and a good shoe salesman is worth is weight in gold! 

Apr 09, 2024 01:24 PM