Posted by: abbiewatters | October 16, 2011


Well, I may have completely jinxed any possibility of selling the house, but I turned down somebody who wanted to show it today. The thing is, we have had three last-minute requests to show the house in the past week – one Monday morning at 8:30 to show it at 11:00, one Tuesday morning at 9:00 to show it at 11:30, and one Friday afternoon at 5:30 to show it at 8:30 on Saturday morning. The call on Monday morning came after we had already sorted the wash, and had piles of clothes waiting their turn in the washing machine. The one Tuesday morning came when we had planned to go grocery shopping and then run errands. The one Friday evening came after Big Al had already decided to skip his men’s group at the church on Saturday morning because he was tired and wanted to sleep in. In all three cases we changed our plans in order to clean up, and vacate the house so it could be shown. In all three cases, we got notified DURING the agreed time of the showing, that “Oh, sorry, we’re not going to be able to make it! We’ll reschedule.”

None of these were the same realtor or even the same agency, but it still was really irritating.

Then, today, at 2:00 p.m., somebody asked if they could show it at 4:00 p.m. – right in the middle of the Cowboys game. Now I don’t have many things that I watch on TV religiously – Oregon football, and the Cowboys are the only sporting events that I make an effort to see. My only other show is Parenthood on Tuesday nights. Also, Big Al had set out to download and install the new iOS for his iPad, and it had run into trouble, so when the request came, he was at the Apple Store, and I didn’t have any idea when he would get home.

Anyway, I told the booking agency “No, the request came with too little lead time.”

In a way, it’s too bad we didn’t get to show it. I went to Calloway’s yesterday and got two of these beautiful Croton bushes for the side yard. They are really nice, and look like Fall is here.

Oh, well, if those people really wanted to see the house, I guess they’ll reschedule, next time with more lead time, I hope.



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