As I always tell my boys, “Worry about what you can control.” Now, I’m a planner through and through, but no matter how meticulously you plan, there are some curveballs that a real estate transaction can throw your way. Take, for instance, the escapade I encountered last summer during a walk-through after my seller had gracefully vacated the premises.
With my key in hand, I approached the front door, fully expecting a smooth entrance. But oh no, the universe had other plans. Just as the key met the lock, the security alarm unleashed a screech that could have woken the neighborhood. It was as if the house itself was shocked to see me. Frantically, I dialed the seller’s number, hoping for a quick solution. However, there was a catch – the alarm had decided to pledge its loyalty to the new homeowners. How lovely.
Five minutes of ear-piercing chaos ensued, with me battling buttons and codes like a warrior against a relentless opponent. But alas, the alarm had adopted its new family’s identity, and none of my secret codes held any power. In a surreal twist, the buyers took over, engaging in a verbal tug-of-war with the alarm company over the phone lines. Thankfully, no squad cars or fire trucks crashed the party due to the blaring commotion in the background.
Amidst the cacophony, we finally managed to tame the unruly alarm beast. It was an unconventional bonding experience, to say the least. The awkwardness of the situation certainly wasn’t the grand “Welcome Home” I had envisioned for the new buyers. In the end, the ordeal was over, the closing took place, and a new family was officially welcomed into the neighborhood. Would you like to star in our next Funny Stories