Fickle Fantasy Forever Forgotten

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC BK607690

This morning, I woke up about 7am to the smell of fresh brewed coffee and the sizzle of thick slab bacon slowly cooking as TLW prepared me a gourmet breakfast to enjoy as I recline in my Tempurpedic Craftmatic Adjustable Vibrating Bed. As usual I log on to ActiveRain while simultaneously activating my Bluetooth ear appendage and preparing to deal with today's business.

My first call came in at around 8:30, from one of my Sellers, asking me to reduce their listing price as they now felt the need to "give their house away". Obligingly, I agree.

At 9:00, I had a REALTOR® call me, who had shown one of my listings yesterday. They were just calling to let me know how beautiful the home was and that it was a real pleasure to show it. They wanted to let me know that the Buyers were still looking but would keep this property on their list. I thanked her for the unsolicited feed back and proceeded to finish my delicious breakfast that was delivered by The Lovely Wife. TLW stood close by just in case I needed something else to eat or a refill on my coffee. She had woke up several hours before me to give herself time to look her best before I woke up.

After my breakfast, and a slice of hot apple pie with ice cream on top, I sauntered down stairs to my office to check my faxes and Emails from the night before. I pulled an offer, for one of my new listings, off the fax machine, full price, cash and close in 15 days. The REALTOR® had presented a beautiful purchase offer, including a cover sheet with all the contact information readable and she had taken the time to type the offer in 14 point so it was easy to read. I called my Seller who gladly accepted and told me to increase my commission by 1% for doing such a great job.

On my Email were four new listing requests. Two from ActiveRain and two from Localism. All four knew everything about me already and just requested I send them listing agreements with the price I thought would get their homes sold in 60-90 days. One of the Emails had at the bottom: "We want you to price our house at what it will take to get it sold, not what it's worth". This made me smile very wide as they had obviously been reading my Blog.

The next couple of hours I spent preparing listing agreements and making phone calls. Around 1pm, I hear my dogs barking, so I walk out side to greet the FedEx guy. He is dropping off my commission check, for $10,000, from the closing I had late yesterday. As usual, I give TLW her $20.00 and deposit the rest into my personal savings account to be used on my Marlin Fishing Excursion in Costa Rica.

A little later, Cara, my closer at First American Title, calls to let me know she just received the mortgage package, for my closing scheduled for next Wednesday, and that she just sent over the HUD1 for my review. I quickly review the HUD1 and sit back in my burgundy leather office chair and place my hands behind my ...............BAM!!! I fall out of my chair and suddenly.......I'm back in my Tempurpedic Craftmatic Adjustable Vibrating Bed as the smell of stale coffee and burnt toast attacks my nostrils. I'm awake!!! My dream is over. TLW comes flying through the bedroom door and slings my paper plate of burnt toast at me and tells me to get off my lazy @#%*& and get to work. There's a sale at Dillards today and the debit card needs refilling. THE END

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Rainmaker
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Jeff Link
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You can get a $10,000 commission check on a $350,000 sale
Apr 13, 2007 05:15 AM #54
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Liz Landry
The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty - Jacksonville, FL
Thats the best post that i've read in days........:)
Apr 13, 2007 07:04 AM #55
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Keith Jeppson - Salt Lake City Real Estate
Everest Realty Group - Holladay, UT

Gees, you had me going the first couple of lines

I actually got into real estate expecting it to be like that! Hmm, a few years later I'm still here and I'm not there yet, but it's a heck of alot better than other options.

Apr 13, 2007 07:39 AM #56
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Stan

BB,

Do you really have one of those Tempurpedics?  I've heard a couple of opinions.....one is they are great and the other is it's weird and takes some getting used to.  What's your take?

Apr 13, 2007 08:58 AM #57
Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Hey guys glad you enjoyed this post. I was cracking up while writing it. The of course I woke up today and it was back to reality:(

Stan, highly recommend it. I don't think I could ever sleep on another bed again.

Apr 13, 2007 09:45 AM #58
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Caligal

Hey BB,

Everyone needs to have dreams...I couldn't make it through the week with out dreaming about....well you know....Mr. Caligal bringing me any meal!

Laughter is good for the soul, so thanks for the laugh!

 

Apr 13, 2007 12:07 PM #59
Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Hey CaliGal, How are you? I spoke to Mr CaliGal earlier. We have folks looking at your house tomorrow. Maybe they will make OUR dreams come true:)
Apr 13, 2007 12:17 PM #60
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Christy Powers
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Pooler, GA
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent

Man, at first I was like he's joking, then I just wanted to be you, and then I wanted to slap you. Is that how your wife feels??? LOL. Welcome back to reality

 

Apr 13, 2007 01:37 PM #61
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Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton
Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC - Hilton Head Island, SC
By the timei I got to your third paragraph I was sure you were halucinating.  Or something akin to that.  Wouldn't you just love to have 1 day out of 365 like that?
Apr 13, 2007 02:27 PM #62
Rainmaker
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Maria "Antoinette" Scognamiglio, GRI, ASP
Coldwell Banker Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ
There's no substitute for EXPERIENCE!

Ah yes, the fantasies of men.  Didn't take long to see something was VERY WRONG when I got to....

She had woke up several hours before me to give herself time to look her best before I woke up.

LMAO!

Enjoy the weekend!

 

 

Apr 13, 2007 02:36 PM #63
Rainmaker
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Maria "Antoinette" Scognamiglio, GRI, ASP
Coldwell Banker Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ
There's no substitute for EXPERIENCE!
One more thing...a TRUE HALLUCINATION would allow one to begin one's day at waking at 9 am!  Can't remember the last time that happened in my lifetime!
Apr 13, 2007 02:44 PM #64
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Oh YEAH...If anyone could do it, it would be YOU...That's why I bought it...AND I still believe that dreams come true!
Apr 14, 2007 04:34 AM #65
Rainmaker
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Hello everyone. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Hope it made you smile. 
Apr 14, 2007 05:04 AM #66
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John Alesi
Century 21 Award - Mission Viejo, CA
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BB,

I think TLW puts up with WAY too much from you!!!

 

Apr 15, 2007 10:50 AM #67
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Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
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I think that was the best laugh I've had in some time.  Not that I don't laugh often, but this was really good!  Thanks !! :o)
Apr 15, 2007 11:08 AM #68
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Brad Andersohn
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Bryant...totally cracked me up, I can still feel the hook in my mouth.  I was right there with ya, (loved the whole First American thing) then BAM,  you gave me one of those endings right out of that Bruce Willis movie....you know Sixth Sense.  Sorry you had to wake up my friend, but I'm glad you did.  :-)

Question is, whad ya really do today.....

Apr 15, 2007 05:59 PM #69
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Randy Prothero
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One more thing we have in common.  I also have the massaging adjustable bed, with the memory foam mattress.
Apr 23, 2007 08:08 PM #70
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
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Dream on...Baby...Dream on :)

TLW...ROAR!

Jan 05, 2008 09:46 AM #71
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
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Oh...

I forgot to mention that I shopped today :)

Open your wallet darlin' :)

TLW...ROAR!

Jan 05, 2008 09:47 AM #72
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Brad Andersohn
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Now that's what I call a delayed response to Randy TLW!  LOL!~ 
Jan 05, 2008 10:37 AM #73
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