An Excess of Listings but Not of Sleep

An Excess of Listings but Not of Sleep

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/17/21

I don’t know about you all, but I’m feeling a bit worn out lately. I’m actually skipping my CrossFit today, which as you know, I hate to do, but there’s a lot going on these days and squats aren’t gonna fix it. 

First off, there’s the water heater issue. (If you haven’t heard about it, our hot water heater exploded.) That’s been really fun. We just got a quote of $3200 to get a new one because we can’t fix it. However, the warranty company is trying to work with the water heater company to see if they can do anything because of course, they don’t want to spend that money. So, long story short, we’re still taking sponge baths.

We did get out of the house last weekend to look at some houses near Buena Vista with a client. While there, we stayed the night at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and got to take an actual hot shower. It was so nice. Showers are the bomb. I don’t mind saying it. I like good water pressure and some good heat. 

We also got to see my friend Casey that I sold the house in Buena Vista to in January. He’s done some stellar improvements to it. It looks so good, I was very impressed. 

I’m happy to say that I spoke to my dad for the first time without the kids around in such a long time and it was so nice to catch up with him. That said, it really made me miss him. I haven’t seen him in over a year and it’s been pretty difficult for us. I guess, like everyone else, we’re just waiting till things cool down. It’s just a weird space to be in though because I mean, how long do we do it? It’s hard to see him aging and know he won’t be around forever. I just want to see him and I want the kids to see him. 

I’m wishing for some time off of all this soon. The whole family is doing great so I hate to complain, but I need a break. what would I do? I know. First, I’d take a hot shower...

Realtor® Stuff

I’m happy to report that I have a lot going on!

I thought I was going to be terminating a listing yesterday because the house is in a slightly less undesirable neighborhood, even though the house itself is great. I was really bummed about it because we were getting so close with a bunch of buyers. The owners have been really great and understanding though, they’ve been complimenting me along the way, which is so nice to hear. And then the stars aligned and we got a full-price offer and put her under contract late last night. I think my early morning email to all the agents that showed the property may have helped.

I have my out-of-state clients, too. They’re super friendly and appreciative of the work I’ve been doing for them. I do go above and beyond for my clients and I love when it pays off and people feel good and comfortable with me and the work I do on their behalf. Anyway, their house is looking good for a smooth move-in. Fingers crossed. 

We have almost closed on the Fort Lupton house, the seller did his paperwork yesterday remotely. This is a great, convenient, safe option for people who don’t want to go to the office to do it. The bummer of it is that the seller is sick with some lung issues. I’m wishing him a speedy recovery so he can enjoy some of the money he’s making off his house!

I went on a listing interview the other day and it went well, but they ended up hiring another agent. I did ask them why and was told that the other agent has been friends with them for 10 years! I guess I’ll let this one slide. 

And, I just had another listing appointment in Littleton. They’re planning to sell in April and it’s an awesome house. I really love it. It’s off 470 and in development but still has privacy. The kitchen is amazing and the layout is open with huge windows. I’m excited about it and you should be too! The clients are buying a property in Mexico and looking for a smaller property here. #goals. Anyway, I’ll let you know when you can see it!

Remember my friend that’s looking for the perfect house? I found her an off-market, expired listing that she loves so I’m working on getting her in it. It backs up to a wooded area and, I mean, who doesn’t adore that? I’m sure every agent and their mother is trying to reach this guy for his house. Keep you posted!

And, last but not least, I got a new client, a mom from Bridger and Sterling’s school actually, but that was a coincidence. She needs a horse property with an indoor arena and she has a healthy budget, so I’m thinking this will be fun. Let me know if you know of anything!

Okay, well, that’s all I have for now. I’m gonna keep on keepin’ on and you guys do the same and we’ll see each other here next week!

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