I'm standing here FREEZING...

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho SP37235

LISTING AGENTS! Please help us all out and be prepared to sell your listings!

I met a very excited client at the top of a mountain to preview a great listing. (We drove seperately). After a 22 mile drive, we ventured up the winding driveway approach to a spectacular butte overlooking a gorge peppered with bull elk and their herds. You could not have had a more perfect beginning to a home preview.

After a 25 minute search for the key to the front door (it wasn't where I was told it would be) we finally made it inside. It wasn't too cold out...maybe 15 degrees F...but cold enough after 1/2 hour to look forward to a little "home warmth".

THE FURNACE WAS TURNED OFF.

The place had great potential and we were able to form a bond, of sorts, as we struggled to maintain decorum against the onslaught of the COLD. (Kind of like the bond mountaineers develop climbing Everest).

It was a cool (pardon the pun) place and we did persevere for over an hour. Finally, I pulled out the "Blue Agency Brochure" for him to sign and we briefly discussed the importance of agency, etc. With a modicum of difficulty, he was able and willing to sign. The "Buyer's Rep Form" was out of the question. I know the desire and willingness was there, but neither of us could control our trembling fingers. After the ordeal, we both just wanted to go home...which we did...seperately.

Maybe these adverse conditions were a good thing. The bond remained and several days later he not only signed the "Buyer's Rep" but also a "Purchase Agreement".

IN A PERFECT WORLD...I THINK WE BOTH WOULD HAVE DONE BETTER IN A HOME ABOVE 60 DEGREES.

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Katerina Gasset
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Kent- Congrats on getting a sale! I am sure that this is just one of many for this year:) You can always come and get warm down here where we are currently freezing at 56 degrees:) Katerina

Jan 17, 2009 02:19 PM #1
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Lane Bailey
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Here it is uncooled homes in the summer.  I have been in a house where the temperature was 125*.  people can't look around in that! 

Jan 17, 2009 02:19 PM #2
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake
Florida does have a great "ring" in the middle of an Idaho winter, but what about the elk?
Jan 17, 2009 02:23 PM #3
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Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Ditto Katerina,

I almost turned on the heat today.  It was like Katerina said, a cool 56 degrees and I was freezing.

Like Lane said, in the summer here it is like a sauna...same issue. 

We have deer, possums, squirrels, lots of fish, snakes, various lizards...etc...different environment...plenty of animals.  LOL.

Jan 17, 2009 02:36 PM #4
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Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
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Yes, That is why I hate previewing Bank-owned homes. I think a home feels so much better when it is warm and you can stay longer and linger!

Jan 17, 2009 02:43 PM #5
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Steven Wright
Home Real Estate - Aurora, CO
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Did you have an Elk tag? Sounds like a great place.

Jan 17, 2009 02:57 PM #6
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake
Steven - Nope, no tag, but it was a pretty cool sight.
Jan 17, 2009 03:11 PM #7
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That's amazing that in that weather there is no heat! Of course, those people are probably in Arizona enjoying our sun and warm 75 degrees. ;-)

Pepper

Jan 19, 2009 01:39 PM #8
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We have that problem here with foreclosures. Banks are starting to "winterize" them, which sounds funny for San Diego. What do they do? Put a large umbrella over the house to protect it from the sun? LOL -- Of course, winterize simply means that they shut off all the utilities. Makes it difficult to do a quality home inspection.

Jan 20, 2009 03:56 AM #9
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David Gass ~ Huppin's/OneCall
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Congrats on the sale Kent! You can go warm up at the new STCU branch - I heard it was opening today!

Jan 20, 2009 05:15 AM #10
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
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Kent I thought selling in weather around 20 degrees was bad. Sounds like you are a lot worse off than I am. Stay warm!

Jan 22, 2009 11:31 PM #11
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