February 11 ***Rated R: Historical Violence
Hearts & Chocolates*
The home was 30 years old. So was almost everything in it. Objectively, it was in need of much repair. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, when one factors in SUBTRACTING the cost of upgrades from the selling price, often times our sellers who have hardly spent anything net the MOST, despite NOT getting top dollar.
Their property closes. Before they headed out of California I catch them one last time, thanking and wishing them the best. It’s always bittersweet to see our happy sellers leave.
A few days before Valentine’s, John & I receive a surprising note from the same clients that was the farthest thing from hearts and chocolates. We were accused of a few unmentionable & unfounded things, simply because the new buyers had the money to fix up their old house…
Happy VIOLENTine’s* Day to us!
PS: Right before the Ides of March, we were “unstabbed” by a note from them. Thankfully, they realized how hard we fought for them, getting them an extra $65,000 over an exact home in slightly better condition that closed about the same time. *** THANK YOU for hearing us out, and seeing through your emotions. John & I NEVER give up on any of our families, no matter what anyone may say or do. *For the few weeks that we lived with their misunderstanding, it still felt like Valentine’s. Not the warm & fuzzy American type. More like the Aztec variety. They were fond of drinking chocolate, but unfortunately also fond of yanking hearts out of chests. #chinohills #dingdongdiaries #doorknockingadventures
Thanks to @pasja1000 for the beautiful picture