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And The Heck With SEO, Enjoy The Comments..

 

It is time to write Localism posts for SEO, thanks to Bob's encouragement.  Yesterday when I left my box of keys in the other car and could not reach Lee to meet up and retrieve them, I had to change my schedule. When I did speak with him, he told me the container of keys were on the roof of my car!!!

Oh no!!!! 

                                                                   OH NO!

 

Having left home for the gym at 6:30 am, it was now 12 hours later. Driving with Lee, we traced my early morning route, very slowly.

 It was four blocks from my house, two turns later, on the busy main street in rush hour traffic, that I see the first bit of metallic shine and a colorful tag. Yep I found my keys or what remained of them. They were strewn gutter to gutter across the street and for most of the entire block.

Not one was left UNdamaged.. they were either bent or broken ...and what was a garage door opener was reduced to a couple of pieces of plastic. The blue accordion file box was mangled past recognition. 

Relief at finding them was exciting. Being in the middle of the busy road picking up the pieces was not as scary as the thought of losing them. I collected the bits and pieces and laid them all down. Most of the tags were all there but no longer attached to any of the keys.

Lee asked what happens next. My response, since I Don't Do Upset,

                                    " For sure I have tonight's blog." 

Then I started calling my sellers for replacement keys and to ask  Which Key Is Yours?   


                                 Broken Keys

                               And The heck with SEO, Enjoy The Comments. 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team
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Hey Margaret,

You only have to do some localism.  So it is okay to go outside the localism series once in a while.

As to your mess, God's speed in fixing all of it sooner than later.

June 23, 2012 06:45 PM
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Joni Staples
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Oh no! Is right! What a bummer! I'm so glad you don't do upset. It certainly wouldn't have changed anything! XO

June 23, 2012 07:49 PM
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Ed Silva
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Margaret, that is terrible, and also not what I would have expected when you first posted the photo

June 23, 2012 08:12 PM
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Juli Vosmik
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OMG, Margaret, I'm so sorry, but I'm really laughing out loud at this - sounds like something I'd do.  Well, there is a positive side to this - at least they were damaged beyond repair and no one's house is compromised.  

June 23, 2012 08:18 PM
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Laura Cerrano
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Real people and better looking than bots and spammers. :p

 

Long live real people!

Laura

June 23, 2012 08:19 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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All I can say is urgh.....we don't have that here...each key is in the lockbox at the property....

June 24, 2012 03:42 AM
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June Piper-Brandon
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Margaret, ohh my is all I can say.  All my keys are in lockboxes at the house and the spare is in a key chest in my office.  I have had nightmares about something just like this happening.

June 24, 2012 07:14 AM
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Rachel Rabinowitz
The Baltimore Realtor
Coldwell Banker Baltimore MD

Oh wow! That is so over the top you just have to laugh. I have caught myself telling clients that the hardest part of the job for me is dealing with the keys and locks. Nice blog topic.

June 24, 2012 07:50 AM
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Carie Shapiro
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How stressful!  Sorry you have to deal with this key dilemma, Margaret ... what a mess!  But, thank you for sharing the link to your blog 'I Don't Do Upset."  I just finished reading it and I've bookmarked it for future reference :)

June 24, 2012 09:07 AM
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Tim Bradley
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Who woulda thunk they would have gotten that mangled by getting run over??

June 24, 2012 09:19 AM
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Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Oh Margaret....now is the time to buy some lockboxes..... never have to worry about the keys being left on your roof top....

June 24, 2012 12:14 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Joan, It did make for a cute  blog. And I think Bob will understand.

Deborah, You do understand !

Kevin, Not much of a mess and it is already straightened out. Thanks.

Joni, Upset does not good.

Ed, What did you expect.

Juli, Glad you are also laughing. BTW, my keys have my name and number and are coded so the properties would not be compromised.

Laura, Always good to see you.

Sally, Have you ever had an agent lock that key in the house or not put it back?

June, You have it all worked out. I like to keep a copy in case a client gets locked out of their own home.

Rachel, I had a good system that has work for the past umpteen years.

Carie, Glad you read "I do not do upset"

Tim, I think over the course of 12 hours, they were run over numerous times.

Barbara, Many of my properties have lockboxes but I still keep extra keys. 

June 24, 2012 12:43 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
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Margaret OMG, what a story I am sorry how it turned out, but like you said food for a couple of blogs:)))

June 24, 2012 09:29 PM
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Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
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Oh no!  At least you got an entertaining blog out of it :-)

June 24, 2012 10:02 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Endre, We can make blogs about anything.

Dr. Stacey, Actually two. Thanks for stopping by.

June 25, 2012 03:01 AM
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Emily Medvec
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Oh my goodness! The good news is you are as great as ever. I remember leaving a cup of coffee on the roof of the car the minute it spilled down the windshield. Of course, keys are different. What is amazing is you back tracked hours to find them demonstrating once again your dedication to our profession and your clients!

June 25, 2012 08:41 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Emily, Amazing was being able to locate all of them after 12 hours. Great reason to contact all my listings. :)

June 25, 2012 08:50 PM
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Christine OShea
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Wow, that is a bad dream come true, good thing your sellers are understanding and you can replace all of those keys! (Plus you made a good post out of it)!

June 26, 2012 08:19 AM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Ghristine,

Good post, good sellers and a bit of real life in the day of a Realtor®

June 26, 2012 09:05 AM
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Margaret- just came upon your post while checkin out this group.  And, when I leave here I'm headed to your "I Don't Do Upset."  I don't normally do this but I'm leaving a link to a post I wrote about my similar experience. Clearly my loss would have been nothing compared to yours. 

September 01, 2012 06:41 AM
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