A.M or P.M

A.M or P.M-1One of the homes I spoke about last Sunday along with mentioning it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if it gets sold before the week is out, just received an accepted offer on it.  No, I’m not a clairvoyant, but there comes a time when I feel there’s been enough activity on a particular property to generate an offer and subsequent sale.  The sellers are happy, the buyer is happy, so therefore I’m happy.  Now it’s time for the other one to get sold.  I’ll have to work a little harder on it the rest of the week.

My listing bank is starting to run low since a number of my existing ones have accepted offers on them.  I noticed several days ago a home being listed that I was called to give a “quote” of estimated sale price.  It’s not surprising another agent got the listing when seeing how much more it was listed for.  I hope that agent hurries up and gets it sold before a competing listing arrives on the market very soon.  I told the sellers today about the newly listed over-priced one, and now they’re even more on a burn to get theirs listed.  It’s way nicer and much bigger and will offer more bedrooms and a bigger yard.

Hopefully next week I’ll be getting another listing on the market that’s going to be priced to sell quickly.  What I found to be the most interesting about the home is that it was moved onto its site many years ago.  When I inspected it more closely, I found it to be built out of square nails and of the “balloon” construction style which was popular back in the 1870’s and 1880’s.  It’s much larger on the inside than it appears and offers the most charming open staircase.  It wouldn’t surprise me if one of the historic purist who’s renting right now would happen to purchase it.  It’s had modifications done to it, but the floor plan is pretty much still intact.  It has a circular front porch which could be a real head-turner if someone would spend a little money and time by installing round pillars on it instead of the 4″ x 4”s a previous owner installed.  It’s going to be priced in the lower 40K range and certainly worth it since it has three bedrooms along with a family room.

Someone mentioned today how she just couldn’t understand why nearly every family has a black sheep or two in it.  I couldn’t help but bring up the subject of morphic resonance and how oft times we may not take on the personality traits of our parents or grandparents, but could possibly have triped back to blood related aunts, uncles, great grandparents and great aunts and uncles.  If you were in the know with all of your old ones, you’ll be surprised to find striking similarities with the younger ones.  I’m not convinced it’s environmentally driven, but rather more genetically.  I’m not so sure she agreed with me, but at least she listened.

How many of you know what a.m. and p.m. stand for?  I would say over 90% of our population hasn’t a clue.  It is Latin for ante meridiem which means before noon, and post meridiem which means after noon.  So the next time you confirm an appointment or dinner date for say 6:00 p.m., why don’t you say, “I’ll see you at 6:00 post meridiem., and then you’ll possibly get a real conversation started over a.m. and p.m.

Joe Chodur

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