I thought this would be the month we launched GetMaggie.com..

January 2014 

It’s a new year, and a new website. Real estate websites, to me, feel very standardized.  I’d like to use this blog to add a personal touch. Something that will allow people who visit to know, there’s a real person here, not just a website that someone else put together and posted.  I hope you enjoy it.

In 2013 I met someone, a client, but now a friend, who said I should write down all the interesting cases I’ve had through the years in real estate. I’ll relate my most interesting of 2013 here:

A client flew in to see property over a spring weekend.  She was relocating from Florida for business and we needed to solve two pressing questions: what side of the Bay Bridge she would live on and how much land/listings we could cover in two days. 

Day 1, hour 1, and the very first property we walked into…we discovered 2 hungry kittens, several tanks of hungry fish, 2 parched mice, a missing dog, and a dead cat in the upstairs hallway. After a few phone calls I had the owner on the phone.  He and his family were on vacation.  They had asked a neighbor to watch and feed the animals. They wanted to know if the dog was okay. (That’s how we discovered there should have been a dog in a cage in the kitchen. I had pondered the dog biscuits but I hadn’t found the cat yet.)  The next thing I knew, the owner was asking me to pick the dead cat up and put it in the freezer.  I refused. He asked again, they wanted to take the cat to the vet and have cause of death determined. I refused. My client said she would pick it up. Really, could this get any worse? 

As I wrestled the child safety locks off the freezer and lifted the lid, I was struck by the image of the Breyers, Reeses Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, right on top, as the cat in the bag was lowered on top of it. I’m ruined forever. Needless to say, that client and I are friends for life. You know what they say: Friends help you move. Real friends help you move a body. 

If I can help a client buy a house after that much damage control…2014 should be a piece of cake (knock on wood). Give me a call. I’m looking forward to joining you on your next home buying/selling adventure! 

On to 2014!