Delayed News of Tornado in Raleigh Disrupts the Lives of Many
Today was to be a day filled with anticipation, wonder, suspense and the unknown. After corresponding with a client for over a year, arrangements were made to meet at 9:00 am for the first time. Appointments were made on Saturday for showings scheduled for today at eleven different condos and homes. Many were occupied and needed notice due to the showings scheduled through out the day.
Listing agents were notified as well as sellers of the condos and homes we were scheduled to show. Some of the listings agents called to say, "Bring Me An Offer" or "Please don't let the cat out". Some agents sent an email thanking us for scheduling a showing and wished us luck.
We called our client to say good morning but she didn't answer her cell phone. Hmm?? We called the condo where she was staying with her sister and no one answered. Hmm?? We called her home phone number because by this point we felt concerned. Messages were left on her cell and at her home numbers. We drove to where our client was staying and knocked on the door of the condo. Hmm?? No answer. We went to the registration desk and found out she had checked out early this morning. Hmm??
Concerned, we called her cell phone and home number again, leaving messages. A few minutes later Frank's cell phone rang. It was our client calling. She was on the road headed to her sister's house in Raleigh. Apparently her sister's son stopped by her house and found the roof had been destroyed during the tornado on Saturday.
Many lives were disrupted due to the devastating news our client's sister found out early this morning. Many people had lived through the devastation and were picking up the pieces on Sunday. Our client was driving back this morning to help her sister pick up her pieces, never expecting something like this to happen. Our last email correspondence was, "I can hardly wait, see you Monday Morning at 9am"
Phone calls were made to cancel appointments with explanations. Listing agents expressed their disappointment and mentioned the inconvenience that had occurred to some of the sellers who left their homes for the scheduled showings.
No one can plan for a natural disaster ~ but many lives become disrupted from them without ever expecting it.
We won't deny the fact that we were disappointed that we didn't get to meet our client ~ but we were deeply saddened to hear our client's news of her sister's damage to her home.
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FRANK AND KAREN BAKER
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SUNSET BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA