Al and Cal Homes and Community: You know you are getting old.. When your Buyer asks.. "What's That?"

You know you are getting old.. When your Buyer asks.. "What's That?"

You know you are getting old.. when your Buyer asks.. "What's That?"

I love working with Buyers.    There is something of a personal thrill when I know that we have found just the right home, the perfect fit for them.    I know they will be creating memories in their home and I feel lucky to be a part of finding that for them.

Just recently, I had a client out looking at homes.   She had her mother with her and her young daughter.     I think my Buyer was probably 30ish.......    She's a little nervous and we've looked at some "special" homes.    This one however, I think might be the "right" fit.    We are out in the driveway, when she looks up at the roof.   "Oh my gosh!    What's that?", she says.....  tv antenna

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Out again with yet another young Buyer and her daughter... a trend, right!    We are out in an area of newer homes and She asks me if there are any restrictions.     Yes, I replied, but nothing to really be concerned about.    No tractor trailers, No boats in the yard, No clotheslines, that sort of thing.     

"No Clotheslines?" her daughter says.   The Mom looks at me and shrugs.     That's when I realize Mom doesn't know what a clothesline is either.    So,  I don't know about you, but I remember not just knowing the clothesline intimately, but having to hang clothes in a specific sequence on the line....  clothesline

and, my all time favorite....

When your Buyers sees wallpaper or paneling in a home and asks..."Why would someone do that?" 

Now here's where I could get into the history of wallpaper or something like that, but I've grown to love these questions as it puts perspective into my half a century plus. 

It makes me smile to think that not only the tv antenna or the clothesline, wallpaper or paneling is passe.... but the old garbage pail (not really missed)... the bells on the side of the house used for calling the kids home for dinner. (who needs that, we all have cell phones)... the rope pulleys used to pull the garage door up and what about those summer kitchens??    

   

So, just for the record, I don't think I'm old...  

Heck, I'm blogging aren't I?   Yep, everything is relative....

Looking to Buy or Sell a home?  

Put these "old" years to work for you.     I've been helping folks in and out of their homes locally for the past 24 years and can help you too!

Carol Ann Palmieri     508.494.9061    Cal @ alandcal.com    Al and Cal.com

                Hey, at least I'm not telling kids that I walked a mile to and from school.... and uphill both ways!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty

www.AlandCal.com

 

Cal@AlandCal.com

 

508-494-9061

 

Comment balloon 19 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • May 15 2011 09:02AM

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GOOD MORNING!  Uh oh - I just felt more gray hair coming in - I have a clothesline in my backyard! Ha ha!  I tell people - at least here in AZ - it's 45 mins in the dryer and 10 outside on the line!  In the summertime - 5 minutes!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Hi Gabrielle!    What's better than fresh air for clothes?    I wonder if the clothesline will make a comeback here with all that is  "Green".     Have a great AZ day! 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Ok, thanks for bringing me back to reality - I am officially "OLD" - we had a clothesline and yes the clothes had to go on in a sequence, we also had a tv antenna, how about the half moon door on the outhouse (we had one until I was 7) and the pumphouse and I could go on.  I guess I am "OLD", some of my client's call me "Ma" and I always thought it was an endearment.... Have a great Sunday.

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Remax New Beginnings ) about 7 years ago

I have fond memories of my mother hanging the clothes on the clothes line outside. They smelled great! Think of the reduced carbon footprint if we all went back to the line!

Posted by Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor (Atlanta Communities) about 7 years ago

Hi June!     There would be no hanging of the clothes today here in Franklin MA... It's raining.  I think any client calling you "MA" would be an endearment!   Thanks for the smiles!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Hi Peter!   You may be on to something!!!    Have a great one.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Carol-Ann....what a great post....I detest clotheslines, but I always had a bell to call the kids....three children and each had a certain number of rings.....poor Michael had three rings and that bell was always ringing for him!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 7 years ago

Hi Barbars.    Thanks.    Of course, poor Michael had the most rings, and didn't hear them!!     P.S.   Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Yea....I didn't think I was old until you brought up clotheslines :)!  When I was an instructor for young Army Medics I would just love the deer in the headlights look when I brought up The Love Boat or some such thing.  It can be a little disconcerting sometimes :)!  Great post and great run down some memory lane!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) about 7 years ago

Good Morning Brenda.    Instructor for Army Medics.. Do you miss those days?     Love Boat....   I so wanted to be cruising on that!    

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Love this post - probably because I can relate to that (since I work with 10 year olds on a daily basis who are always asking "What's That?".

I know clotheslines are a thing of the past but drive by my house and I have mickey-moused one to the fence because I love the smell of clean, freshly air-dried sheets and clothes!  Of course when I was a kid, I did nothing but moan about having to put the clothes on the line or take them off and fold them!

Great job - & thanks for sharing!

Posted by Nancy Carroll about 7 years ago

Hi Nancy!   ..and I thought my job was interesting!    10 year olds, I can only imagine what they have to say!  I do love the smell of freshly air dried sheets too.    Something the dryer sheet can't really duplicate.   Thanks for reading.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Carol Ann, I love this post & love clotheslines unlike Barbara...my next door NH neighbor who has a vacation home next to me asked if she could put up a clothesline where it wouldn't bother me...go for it..these items are true classics that shaped our country...it is too funny...so glad you are blogging here...

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 7 years ago

I love that, "true classics that shaped our country"...  You are so right!  Remember all those old westerns, clothes blowing in the breeze!    I am loving AR!   So much to learn from so many!    Thank you for reading!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

I was listing a home this week and in the back yard was one of those enormous old satellite dishes... you know the huge metal thing!! wow, it was hideous!

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) about 7 years ago

Wow Sheila!  Haha..   I've forgotten about those.  Thankfully!     Hope you got the listing and lost the dish!    Have a great day.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Ginny...buy your neighbor a clothes dryer!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 7 years ago

Soon awnings and large water heaters will be added to the 'Home Smithsonian' as well.

Posted by Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent (Realtor) almost 7 years ago

Hi Terri!    I love that, "Home Smithsonian".   I think you are on to something!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

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