Archive for September, 2009

A BIRD IN HAND!
September 20, 2009

No day is typical in the life of a real estate agent.  Recently, we had a home in escrow that needed to be fumigated for termites.  Normally not a problem, but in the rafters of a breezeway between the house and garage, there was a nest of turtle doves.  When the buyers first viewed the home, they spotted the mother on her nest and felt it was a sign of good fortune.  Now that two fledglings faced imminent peril, the buyers were concerned of bad karma.  Therefore in the days before the tenting, we were on the phone trying to find someone to rescue these baby birds to no avail.  So an hour before the tenting crew was to arrive, we attempted with virgin gloves to remove them ourselves.  To our wonder and jubilation, just as we reached for them, they took flight!  The house was fumigated, escrow successfully closed, and the buyers are settling into their new home.

Rich & Jan McMillen
www.TOHomes.com