I’ve been househunting recently, looking for a bigger place to rent. It’s all very frustrating, and the agents around here don’t seem all that eager to do anything, even when they tell me they’ve got five listings that match my needs, they fail to call back when they say they will, or sound completely disinterested in even trying to show me a place.
But, through one of the sites I registered at, I was notified of a brand new listing for a house that matched my criteria. I looked at the listing which sounded excellent, and asked them to send me photos - which were stunning. I was so impressed, I immediately made an appointment to go see the place last night. When I got there, she mentioned that I had been the first call she’d gotten that day. Knowing that I couldn’t have been the only person to have jumped at it, I asked her how many other people were interested… 10. 10 other people want this property.
And who can blame them? It has a 2 car garage, 2 carports, a gorgeous koi pond, a pool, a pool house, a patio with built in barbecue pit, a side yard (complete with “servant’s quarters”), a gigantic kitchen, a beautiful built in bar… All for less than I was paying my own mother in rent when I lived with her. It is absolutely perfect, and pretty close to my dream house.
So I asked her what would happen if a lot of people made serious offers, how would she choose? She said she’d figure that out when it came to it… So I checked the place out carefully (at the same time as a family of four who were giving me rather unhappy looks) and told her I am definitely interested in taking it.
She’s leasing out on behalf of her son, so she said she’d tell him about me and let me know what he says.
Gah. Family-of-four were also rather interested, so I am pretty sure I’ve got some competition going. So how do I win her favor?
(Please do not suggest a basket of mini muffins!)
Funny, “not-in-a-million-years” suggestions are also welcome