Dog Bombs, Landmines, and Front Yard Warfare
Showing homes is always an adventure, but there are days when just getting to the front door takes some serious ninja skills. Take for example, the homeowner who gives the dog free run of the front yard. The dog is put away for showing, but his dog bombs are cleverly camouflaged in the grass and waiting to ambush the unwary. This form of front yard warfare is taken to a whole new level after a couple of days of rain.
Speaking of camouflage, lets not forget the mile high grass. It's great for concealing snipers, lizards, and snakes. It's not so great for real estate agents. It's especially not good for the poor agent who gets a lizard up her pant leg. That's all I'm going to say about that.
Some sneaky builders have gotten in on the act of front yard warfare. Taking a cue from Captain Jack Sparrow, they have agents and buyers "walking the plank" to reach the front porch if construction isn't quite complete. It's funny in the movies. Not so much for buyers and agents on a rainy day.
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Oh, and arctic adventure is my favorite. Getting to the front door in the winter can be a team sport if the homeowner hasn't cleared the walkway. Bring out the climbing ropes, carabiners, and ice picks. If one man goes, we all go!
These are just a few of my favorite Front Yard Warfare Tactics. Go team seller!
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Virginia Kail- real estate agent, Cookeville TN