I'm taking my best client EVER out today!

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) DRE# 00809499

Today I have a client I LOVE.  I've been working on them for over 10 years, trying to get them to move to my area.  GRINDING on them that they should. Whining, pleading, arguing.... nearly bribing.... all to no avail.  But now it's happening.  Who is this all important super client?  My Mom and Dad.

If you read my post on how I learned to really like my Mom, you know that we are close.  But only emotionally.  They live out in the ginkly weeds, on a planet far, far away.  OK, sorry, Vegas Bob, but Las Vegas is another world away from Fair Oaks. They have a great view home, and a ton of friends and card groups that my Mom skins plays with regularly. My Dad has slowed down, and doesn't leave the house much.

My conniving, cajoling and whining finally hit home, however.  Their neighbor bought their home (in Las Vegas' tough market, that's a  huge win), and Mom is arriving here today to go search for a new home in Sun City Roseville.  

Those of you with aging parents know what a win this is.  Mine are both over 85, and I'm their closest support.  It doesn't work long distance.  What convinced them, is the realization that my Mom, who must have her network of card playing friends, is still peppy enough to get reestablished.  In a few years, she may have ground down enough that she wouldn't be able to.  Then what? That finally hooked her.

And this is cool.... my 86 year old Mom has tricked ME. Her crowning comment was "OK.  We'll move. But only if you go on another trip with me.... what do you think about Australia?"  Sheesh, I should be so inspired at 80 frikken six.

So how have you dealt with the aging parent thing?  Any advise?

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Sally Dunbar, 30 year Broker Associate, Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks, CA (916) 524-1548, SDunbar@GoLyon.com "Your Fair Oaks Realtor"

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Carol Culkin
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I wish I were so lucky. My parents are in their 80's and having serious health issues but have decided to age in place. Myself and siblings all live out of town with me being the closest in proximity - 3 1/2 hours away. They always had a fear that if they moved closer we might have to relocate. Count yourself lucky that your parents will be nearby as they age, I can't begin to tell you how racked with guilt it can make you feel as a child knowing your parents are left alone frail and on their own.

June 02, 2009 12:52 PM
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Sally Dunbar
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Colleen and Carol - thanks to both of you.  I know I am lucky, in both WANTING and HAVING them near.

June 02, 2009 02:34 PM
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Valerie Spaulding
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Good for you Sally! ~sigh~ my parents are STILL in Las Vegas in their eighties. We tried and tried and they come up with an excuse everytime.... we even had plane tickets and movers lined up and were there to fly with them the day before they were to leave....and they are still there.... It is extremely frustrating when one of them comes down sick or a unexpected trip to the hospital.... I hate the fact that I actually KNOW where all the hospitals are in Vegas and know my way around there.....some day maybe they will do it...

June 02, 2009 11:44 PM
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Sally Dunbar
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Valerie - Las Vegas must have some kind of draw, huh.  How frustrating for you.  I hope my parents don't do the same!

June 03, 2009 09:24 AM
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Olga Diaz
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Sally!  That is awesome for both of you.  I only wish my parents would move nearby....they're in another country!  Making me think of them and wanting to go visit.  Have a great day!

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