Realtors - Quit Ruining My Vacation!

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Home Stager with Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon CCB #180695

Last week I took a few much needed days off -- business has been extremely busy and it felt good to vacation.  Actually read a magazine and got to thinking that it would be great to have a few days to catch up at home, go pick some strawberries and maybe make a strawberry pie.  Maybe I should take a day and go to the beach, or Silver Creek Falls -- I love those places!!

Well -- while I was vacationing my evil real estate associates (I thought  some of them were my friends) have been foiling my plans. 

First day back home - had to destage a property that sold.  Was on the market --F-O-R-E-V-E-R--, was staged and sold within a couple of months.  Hooray -- I really am happy for these great sellers and the agent too!

 

But then I got an email - the model home we prepared has sold - can we move it soon?

Then another - the house that was so difficult to sell has gotten an offer - will close in a couple of weeks.

And then today - the straw that broke my back -- two other staged homes sold this week end!

This doesn't count the redesign we worked on that now has a great offer too . . . only have to move some accessories from that sold home.

 

Go ahead - tell me it's a slow market (if you were moving this much furniture you would not think the market was slow either).  Just when I was ready to sit in the lawn chair and sip a long tall one and work on my tan, these agents go and spoil all my fun!  Don't you think they should take a break and quit working so hard too -- remember -- it's a SLOW market (somewhere). 

 

The next time I'm going on vacation I'm going to be taking my real estate agent friends with me I guess -- they make way to much work for me while I'm gone selling these properties!

Meanwhile, I guess I'll just be looking at the pictures of these falls as we pack up our furniture/decor and move it on to the next "slow" selling home!  Anyone want to pick some strawberries for me?

 

 

 

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Jim Allhiser
Salem, Oregon Home Inspector
Perfection Inspection, Inc.

Hey Margaret,

I think that special "staging furniture," is in your future.  Makes my back hurt just thinking about it.

Poor Joe......

June 28, 2009 09:48 AM
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Joetta Fort
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
The DiGiorgio Group

I just took a few days off IN OREGON!  Ate fresh strawberries, went to the beach, hung out at the gorge - what a wonder-ful place.  And yes, got a new lead and offer on a short sale the night before I left!

June 29, 2009 05:55 PM
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Lisa Roy
SPACELiFT HOME STAGING, Greater Vancouver

Hi Margaret, who says that Real Estate is not selling?????We have had similar situations here in Vancouver, Canada.  Everything we have been staging is selling, fast....it seems that we just get it up and then it is coming down.  Good for flipping the inventory arond but not making for a very relaxing summer :-)

June 30, 2009 09:47 AM
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Mark Velasco
Friendly Hills Homes for Sale - Whittier, Ca. Real Estate - Listings
Realty Source, Inc (Luxury Homes Division)

Lol Margaret. It DOES seem like things move much more quicker when you don't want them to move. I had vacation last week in Hawaii. I have never had so much NEW activity as this past week. It is a great problem to have though.

July 06, 2009 11:10 PM
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Heather Cook
Rooms in Bloom Staging & Design ~ www.homestagingdesign.ca

Hi Margaret,

I can so relate! My partner went on vacation back in January and February and for those weeks she was away, I was frenetically busy. Then she came home and .... nada. Figures. We have been really busy for months now but I have tentatively planned a vacation for the end of August. I told my partner - don't call me, I won't be home and she has threatened to plant a GPS tracker in my clothing! We both know (and its definitely not a bad thing) that she will get a dozen panicked phone calls, emails from new clients and staging and destaging things to do while I'm away. That's why I'm glad there is the two of us! At the very least she can handle most of it until I get back!

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