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SoCS & JusJoJan – My Realtor

Linda Hill loves to provide us with a challenge. This is the last combination prompt for SoCS and JusJoJan, so you know she wanted it to be challenging.

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “last call.” Talk about the enterprise (sales or service) conducted by the last phone call you received from a business you’re not associated with (i.e. your workplace), or talk about that phone conversation itself. Have fun!


Making big life decisions is not my strong suit. It is so easy to just stay in comfortable depths where you can tread water for a long long time. Making that decision to wade in a little deeper takes a lot of courage for me.

I have been working with our realtor evaluating a house we might be interested in purchasing. I never imagined when we bought our current home that we would ever think about moving again. We were retiring after all and that means putting down your final roots – or does it?

Our realtor is a very nice lady in her early 80s. She helped us buy this house after a really bad interaction with a rather unpleasant young realtor. The story about closing on this house is the subject for a full blog post of its own. Suffice it to say, due to some unfortunate circumstances she must continue to work. Retirement may never come for her.

She called to inquire if we found the property survey she slipped into our door. I was home when she came by, but unfortunately, we discovered our doorbell has a short in it, so I never heard her at the door.

”I think this is a great house for you. It has everything you are looking for.”

“Yes, but we need to discuss the finances a little more. It’s a big decision.”

”Just make a crazy offer. You have 30 days to change your mind without losing your earnest money”.

”We need to have our current house appraised to determine how much it is worth now.”

”There are only two local appraisers. Here are there numbers.”

”Ok. Thank you. We are also talking to an architect to see if we should just make changes here.”

”It might be hard to recoup the money you put into a remodel. I would not wait too long to make a decision.”

”Yes, I know.”

Man, oh, man, big decisions make my heart beat fast.


Visit Linda’s blog to see how everyone handled the last shared SoCS andJusJoJan prompt of the year.