Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Crazy Hour and the hubby is 'unavailable'

Mike has been pretty 'unavailable' this fall because of being a teacher and being so bogged down with grades and lesson plans. Also because the school he is in is now failing or a 'D' school they have many layers of administration, school, district, state and federal...all seeming to have their own agendas and their own game plans for getting the school back on track.

All of which depend on the teacher to do all the work of couse. So...he spends most evenings down in the den working. Good thing right now I am not working with buyers who want to see anything at night right now.

Come to think of it I am not really 'working' actively with any buyers right now, they have all either actually bought something or changed their mind. I have one nurse who works nights who I have shown houses to but she is waiting for the deal of a lifetime so who knows if that will ever come to pass.

What is 'a deal of a lifetime' here in Northeast Florida right now in 2012? A red brick house that has at least four bedrooms and at least 2 bathrooms and at least 2400 sf with a garage and a large backyard for under $200,000.

I have another buyer I have been working with since June and they put an offer on a house on Friday. The seller countered only changing a couple minor things. They didnt respond to my calls today so they are making me nervous.

And I have a couple of deals on short sales which may not close until 2013. Short sales are when the seller owes more than the house is worth...so the negotiating process can take months. So you have a buyer in limbo not knowing if the bank will accept their offer.

Oh the joys of this career...I know it sounds like I am not enjoying it but I am...

To spend each day differently...To have to go outside and take photos or go see several houses...to do an Comparative Market analysis using my brain and my tech skills.To use my selling knowledge to talk with people and help them to the right decision. To make people happy both by selling their existing house or finding a new house or hopefully someday both sides of the transaction.

It's all very rewarding. I love what I do.

So I can't complain too much about Mike not being 'available'. At least I have a flexible career where I can be here with Jamie during the 'crazy hour'....You know the hours between getting dinner on the table and the kids in bed.

Off to read the bedtime story.

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