Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My first

Well that was anticlimactic. I had my first showing tonight. It was a little bank owned property that was listed for $139,000, but was worth about $39,000. I got to the property about 15 minutes prior to my appointment with the customers with the lock box code in hand. And promptly couldn't figure out the lock box. Nice. There were two boxes for the house, one that had numbers and one that had letters. The number one had four digits. The alpha one had three. The code I had was four letters. So I tried several different methods such as converting the letters to their number format or leaving out one of the letters. Yeah, not so much. I had to call Scott and tell him I was an idiot. He told me to try several different codes on the alpha box and eventually got the right one.

The house itself was actually a little better than I expected it to be. The only vandalism that I saw was the missing water heater. Other than that, it seemed to have pretty good bones and basically needed a bucket of bleach, a lot of paint and some flooring. My customers showed up on time and we spent about 30 minutes going through the house and property. They're looking for investment potential and seemed to be fairly clear on what they wanted. Which is to say, to not pay above the teens. We wrapped up as it was getting dark with them going on their way saying they needed to talk it over.

So anyway, a whole lot of stress and an end result of "nada". I should probably get used to it.


Burgh Baby said...

It's still a good start. Congrats!