Was That You? A Vacation Encounter With a Real Estate Twist

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Have you ever seen someone in a totally different place then you expect to see them?  When we were on vacation last week we went to Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC for a day at the beach.  I promise vacation photos are on the way but I had to share this strange story with you today because of a phone call I received yesterday.

While we were eating lunch at the picnic tables behind the dunes my son's girlfriend looked at the family gathered at the next table and said "I think that girl went to school with us."  I thought- well you know a lot of people look like other people and said as much but she kept saying that she was almost sure.  Then I saw one of the men at the table had a Pine Bush T-shirt on. OMG- it was a family from our home area!  I told the kids to go say hi but they said they really did not remember the girl's name and would have been embarrassed to say something without knowing that much (this will seem strange to you who don't know that the class they graduated with was almost 600 kids large).  Anyway later we were getting ready to take a tour of the Spanish-style castle Atalaya, former winter home and studio of noted American sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington (AWESOME) and the family passed by us to hear we were from Pine Bush and gave a shout out.  After that the kids finally remembered the girl's name but the family was gone by the time we were done with the tour.

Fast forward to yesterday when I got a call to set up an appraisal appointment for a property I am acting as buyer's agent for in a sale.  The appraiser said his name and you guessed it - the same last name as the girl on the beach.  I said "Were you in  South Carolina last week?"  He said "Was that you?" and we were both stunned.  Not only did we see another family from our home in a different and distant location, eat lunch right next to them, and tour the same house but we now will be working on the same deal.  

It is truly a small world and you never know who you will meet.  I am just glad I wasn't being wild and crazy when I saw him down there.  It could have been embarrassing!  

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Susan Mangigian
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I'm thinking it means a good appraisal Paddy.  Meet him and bring coffee.  It can't hurt!

July 26, 2008 08:43 AM
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Paddy, it is a small world, I had it last weekend that I seen a car in our town with an agents name on it, of course I jotted it down to check if she was on Active Rain, sure enough. Come to find out we were having breakfast at the same restaurant, I e-mailed her and now wish I would have introduced myself to an extended AR Family member. She was from Minnesota.

July 26, 2008 09:02 AM
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Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
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Susan, great idea.  the house does not have me worried at all though for once it is priced right and we got in the first offer on the first day!

That is really neat Duane.  I have to start looking for local rainers more.  I want to meet so many of the nice people I met who live nearby.  I wish I didn't have to work so I could have more time to socialize.  

July 26, 2008 03:39 PM
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Paddy, LOL, I know what you mean, works always seems to get in the way, dang.

July 26, 2008 03:42 PM
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Someone has to come up with a better way Duane but until they do  we just gotta do what we gotta do.

July 27, 2008 06:21 AM
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