I did something out of the ordinary yesterday and showed my Buyers a home in another county forty miles from my home. They are a lovely couple with two darling children – the kind of Buyers who make you want to go a little extra out of your way for them.
Unlike Tulsa County, Okmulgee county does not use electronic keyboxes. So I had to go by the Listing Realtor’s office to pick up the key for the house my Buyers wanted to see. Office gals (very helpful) could not locate the key.
Evidently Roy showed the house and brought the key back to the office, but Kelly showed the property after that. So the helpful gals in the office tracked down Kelly to learn that she had run into Roy at the grocery store and returned the key to him there. Helpful gals located Roy and he would bring the key to the office as soon as possible.
Do you see that I’m already out of my comfort zone somewhat?
The Listing Realtor did not have the Seller’s disclosure uploaded on MLS, so I asked for a copy. I sat down to review the disclosure and yelled, “Holy Cow! This roof is 94 years old??!!”
The Listing Realtor explained to me that while the roof appeared to be a stylish clay tile, it was actually metal and was original to the house. He then went on to tell me more about the history of the home and the updates made through the years.
My Buyers (and I) fell in love with the house and made an offer. During my 45-minute drive back to Tulsa, I felt all snuggly and content about this lovely family living in this charming home and thought about the memories they would build there. But I still couldn’t get over the age of the roof.
Then it hit me. The home was built in 1930. How could the roof possibly be 94 years old?
Fuzzy math in Okmulgee County or more to the story? It looks like we are going to have some interesting inspections on this home.
And how many times do we wonder as Realtors, “if only this home could talk.”
Lori Cain is a residential Realtor with Chinowth & Cohen Realtors serving the greater Tulsa Oklahoma area, including midtown Tulsa, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Sand Springs and Jenks. Please visit Lori’s web site, LoriCain.com or call 918-852-5036.