Cold Feet Or Hot Flashes?
I've been working with a lovely woman for the past couple of months. She was pretty hard to get a feel for in the beginning. There were a few types of homes that would make her happy. The key was unusual....and it didn't matter if it were a Mid-Century Modern or Anaheim Historic District Tudor.
I have to say that I love looking at this kinds of homes. LOVE!
I also became very fond of my client quickly. She has a spark and a sense of humor that made house hunting fun. I couldn't wait to show her new listings and was even more interested to know what she would choose.
We finally found the "perfect home" for her.
The home is a Craftsman Bungalow in the heart of the Anaheim Historic District. It also is already a Mills Act Home, which is great. The Mills Act of California provides for a 85% discount (that's right, discount) on property taxes for homes which maintain the look of their original time period. From the street, it could have been built in the 1930s.
We were cruising to the close and then I lost touch with her. Just for a few days. We had done everything we needed to do, but the non-response to my similes were making me nervous. Because she had fallen for several styles of homes during our search, I wasn't sure if the Craftsman home was her favorite.
Finally, a few days later, she called me. She apologized right up front and said:
"I'm so sorry...I'm fine. I guess it was just.....(pause)"
"Cold feet?" I offered.
"No..more like hot flashes!!!" And then she giggled.
Ok, that's a first! Not sure what to do about that! LOL