Thursday, July 13, 2006
Making the Sale
Hi, all, it's Carla Radling, coming to you for the first time. I'm a realtor here with Kanner Lake Realty. Have been for the past six years. Thinking of buying a vacation spot in our beautiful area? I'm your gal.
I'm in my early thirties and single. Looking for the right man, but that is another story.
Let me tell you about the last sale I made. Definitely not the usual kind.
It all started with a call from a prospective client wanting to see a house over on Lakeside Drive that had just listed. Okay, easy enough. We set a time for Saturday afternoon. Let me tell you, it was hot that day. I got to the house a little early, just to make sure the owners hadn't turned the central air off before they closed up the house (they were out for the day). I walked in and sure enough, it was a little stuffy. You'd be surprised how climate and ambience can affect the showing of a home. It's a lovely house with twelve-foot ceilings and ceiling fans in almost every room. I turned up the air a little, then proceeded to flip on the ceiling fans.
Everything went fine until I got to the den. I turned the fan on in there, then headed back to the hall.
Whoa. What was that loud humming noise?
Envisioning a wire shortage and burning down the house, I ran over to flip the fan off. I turned from the wall--and got hit. Hard. I went down like a rock.
Stalker, murderer, thief? No. As I picked myself up from the floor, I saw the culprit. One white blade from the ceiling fan lay near me. Hm. It had a few red stripes on it. Hadn't seen that when the blade was on the ceiling.
Okay, I'm a little slow. Give me a break. I'd just been hit in the face with a hefty ceiling fan blade. I looked down and saw some red smears on the hardwood floor.
The doorbell rang.
Well, this obviously wasn't going to be a typical showing. Funny the reaction you get when you open a door with blood smeared on your face. The couple, bless 'em, came to my rescue. They helped me clean up and even took me to the emergency room.
Two hours and six stitches in the forehead later, we returned to finish our tour. Yup, that's me--always eager to serve my clients. The couple had been waiting for this house to go on the market, and even a vicious human-striking ceiling fan wouldn't keep them from their dream home.
Now folks, isn't that just the kind of realtor you want, whether you're buying or selling? Six stitches, plenty of bruises, and rather dazed in the noggin--and I still made the sale.
Honey, you augha' done heard the rumors goin' round...well, I'd better not go into them here.
You know and I know...a lot of the people we know could screw up a one car funeral..let alone a rumor.
I'm glad your all right.
If we like what we see on our visit, maybe you can fix us up with a nice little summer-cabin on the water? Nothing fancy, but it has to have indoor plumbing.
HeHeh--I especially liked the one about Wilbur being mad at you.
Great story! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Beware of Guard Ceiling Fan
Cause' I know I'd think at least three times about entering a house with a blade throwing fan in it...
Congratulations on making that sale!
I remember when Carla showed my hubby and me around a property a few miles from Kanner Lake, the day after the Big Storm. We toured the house, no problems. Then she escorted us to the out building I eventually turned into my fiber shop, The Silk Road.
Suddenly the wind gusted. Crack! A branch broken the night before crashed to the ground and splintered all over the place not two feet in front of us. It scared the wits out of me, I tell you, but Carla didn't even bat an eye. She just laughed, stepped around it and kept going. To this day I keep a sign warning of falling branches.
Someone who knows how to handle an beast of a fan. :D
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Hank Detcher ~ pastor and friend
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Jared Moore ~ Kanner Lake Times
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