Then I ask that you call your agent right now and that’s a sales tip (see below).
We have all seen the airport and health personnel wearing masks or scanning people for fevers, all looking for swine flu suspects who are traveling home from a trip abroad. Yes, I said HOME the place we all want to go when we feel ill.
A couple of years ago I was showing homes in Loudoun County to a client who was moving in from Texas. We had seen about a dozen homes and came to a nice one that had been on the market a week. It was well painted, gleaming hardwoods, gorgeous kitchen flowing out on to a huge deck. Everything seemed to fit.
So we walked up to the bedrooms to discover the seller, in bed, and so sick that he could barely speak. “I have the flu, please go away” he said in a meek tone.
Needless to say, I was glad that I had my annual flu shot but really wanted to find a decontamination tent, stat!
Or there was the time that my brother and sister-in-law (Pete and Kathy) wanted to buy their first home in Vienna. We looked at a number of Vienna Woods split levels and ramblers, but then decided to see a cozy little cape on Courthouse Road SW. The family left as we arrived telling us to take our time on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
14 days later, Kathy had a pock on her shoulder blade. Yes, the tell-tale sign of a case of Chickenpox. I found out that the child in that little cape had the Chickenpox, and that Kathy had never had the Chickenpox. Oy veh!
So, I will ask the question again, are you a sick and tired home seller? If so, call your doctor and then your agent because anyone who gets sick seeing your house will never, ever buy it.