Years ago, when I first started my career in real estate, I was so excited to get a call from a homeowner who wanted to sell their home. The market sales were robust and I was itching to do get out there and learn the business.
One day, I got a call from a gentleman in Falls Church. He was definitely selling a home and he wanted to speak to me about listing his property. Yes! I thought, this is what I have been waiting for.
I arrived to the appointment on time and proceeded to tour the home with the seller. When we got to the basement I could see it was unfinished. I asked the seller point blank if the basement ever leaked. He told me that as a general rule no. On occasion, however, it has leaked yet "no more 'n a sock full" at one time. Seeing my bewildered look, he further explained that when he has come down to the basement and seen water during a storm, he bunches up a sock and throws it in the corner and the water has never been more than a sock could handle.
Oh, ok, I thought. Now how do I explain that to prospective buyers as a listing agent?
I'm wishing all of you safety during Hurricane Sandy and I hope none of you have any water issues and if you do I hope its "no more 'n a sock full" !. God bless!
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