Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kinsey's House

Kinsey was looking through the listings of available homes when she came across a particular house that struck her fancy.
"I really want to take a look at this one," she said.
"Okay," I agreed. And off we went.
"Wow!" said Kinsey as we hopped out of the car.
"You do realize that this house needs a lot of work?" I cautioned.
"Mmm-hmm," said Kinsey, not really listening to me.
"There are no windows or doors either," I pointed out. But by the look on Kinsey's face, I could tell that everything I was saying was going in one ear and out the other.
I was beginning to feel some serious deja-vu. (Didn't the same thing happen when I showed Mr Arthur his house?)
"I appreciate that you are telling me that this house will require a lot of work, but I have already fallen in love with a few of the features," Kinsey said.
"For example, you see the tower and the upper balcony? When I was young, we had one that was very similar in style. It brings back wonderful memories."
We continued touring the inside of the house.
"What a ridiculous room!" laughed Kinsey. "Look, it is nearly as wide as my arm span. These walls will definitely have to be knocked down."
Now it is a dangerous thing when your client starts talking about knocking down walls. It means one of two things; 1) they are totally interested in the property, or 2) it is time to look for another house.
"This is perfect! I don't have to strip any wallpaper or pull up old carpeting. A fresh coat of primer and this place will be ready to decorate!"
I knew Kinsey was definite about the house when she spent about half an hour gazing out of the tower window.
"You know, this house kind of reminds me of your friend Miranda's house," Kinsey commented. "Do you think she will be upset if she sees this? Remember how her beautiful home got eaten by the termites?"
"How could I forget?" I said. "That story made me laugh and cry at the same time! Miranda will be okay as she is just about to move into a very large mansion, This house is a bit different anyway. Her house was The Seaside Villa, and this house is the Visalian. They are similar, but this one has a much smaller attic."
"Oh, that's reassuring," said Kinsey. "I am absolutely sure that I want to buy this house."
Guess it's time to get another contract drawn up. 
Wow, another satisfied customer! This Property Manager / Real Estate thing is really easy! 

Cheerio,
Isabelle

Read about Miranda's tragic termite accident here:

14 comments:

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    1. I will tell Kinsey. She is really excited about her new house.

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  2. Oh WOW!!!! I about fell over when I saw the first picture of Kinsey's house! You found a Vasilian! That is CRAZY! It is super similar to my house that ended up being termite chow, and super AWESOME!

    I can't wait to see what Kinsey does with it! How cool! WOW!

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    1. Hi Miranda! Kinsey was really worried what you would think about seeing this house, but I know you have that fabulous mansion now. (I just added a link to your blog regarding the termite incident)

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  3. Hi Isabelle and Hi to Kinsey too! I am so happy that Kinsey has found a property so quickly! It such a fine house and the two of you peering from the tower window is so cute! What a view you must have!
    I am sorry to hear that someone's home was termite infested!!! What a tragedy that must have been! Not a happy ending :[ But now Isabelle can find Miranda a new one. It appears that Isabelle has the Magic touch! :)

    elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, thanks!
      You should read Miranda's blog. I just added the link in my blog post. Miranda is a pixie who has some interesting adventures in the "Wylde Kingdom".

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  4. O wow, what a house! It's the kind of house to fall in love with at first sight! Looking forward to the makeover! !

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  5. I am glad to hear that the housing market is behaving well for Isabelle!

    Kinsey has a lot of work to do on this house and I can't wait to see it. The exterior of the house is quite delightful.

    Too bad about Miranda's termite problem--not fun for her I am sure. I hope she finds a nice, new house.

    Cheers,
    Iris

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  6. This house is gorgeous to start. I am trying to imagine how it will look when finished. Loving the bow windows and the front porch!

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  7. How exciting! Another fantastic dollhouse for your stories. You have a village of houses now. xo Jennifer

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  8. You're really good at bringing customers and houses together... ;O)

    Greetings
    Birgit

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  9. Congratulations to Kinsey with her new house! Very excited to see what she'll be doing with it to turn it into not just a house, but her home! :)

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  10. Congratulations Isabelle on finding a beautiful house for Kinsey. I'm sure it will be perfect for her to decorate and make into a lovely, comfortable home. I'm sure everyone is looking forward to seeing her make it so.
    Hugs,
    X

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  11. Oh Isabella - That is a Magnificent House! Yes indeed you are going to have so much Fun and Many Adventures in that Beautiful Abode - Happy Decorating to You and your Crew - HuGs and Love, TiGGy

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