Friday, January 30, 2009

I Love to Show Kitchens

I get such a kick out of it when new agents say "I want to be a real estate agent because I LOVE to show kitchens" :)
I was thinking about that yesterday when I went in almost blizzard conditions (15+ inches of snow predicted) meet a buyer's agent and building inspector at one of my favorite listings (Higgin's Store in Somesville, Maine).

The first thing I had to do at my office was shovel my way to the car. (Couldn't snow shoe because the LLBean Tubbs were in the trunk of my car)...Then I had to 'de-ice' the car before I could take it down the highway. Good thing I have front wheel drive because the snow plow driver had not yet made his afternoon swipe through my door yard.

When I got to the listing, I parked out front because....again....LOTS of snow in the normal parking areas behind the building. (Probably the guy who plows my driveway also plows Julie's...He's also a I wouldn't be surprised if he was in still in Northeast Harbor, helping clean up after the most recent fire!.

Good thing the seller left a shovel, broom, and sand and salt for the ice...(Thank you , Julie).

Once the walkway was shoveled, the back steps and apartment steps shoveled and swept...and sand and salt put down over the ice,...I was ready to try to retrieve the hidden key and unlock the door.......While all of this is car is again covered with snow and ice. (Which means that ,after we finish with the inspection,....I start all over again...shoveling the door yard, 'de-icing' the car, etc...)

The other hearty souls arrived....high spirited...with chats about ice fishing, skiing, and the other fun winter sports that were on the agenda for the 'snow day'....We all decided that when the inspection was completed, we would just call it a day and either settle in by our wood stoves and/or fireplaces, or opt to don the winter gear and play in the snow.

Gotta love selling real estate in Acadia National Park in January.

I LOVE Maine Winters and buyers, sellers, agents and affiliates who embrace change and challenges!
I find myself reminiscing about why so many Realtors got into this business in the first place. "They love to show kitchens" :)
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