JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: Buyers and Tornados

Buyers and Tornados

 Saturday evening here in the Columbia area was quite an experience. We had tornatic activity and had one touch down in Lugoff just on the other side of Northeast Columbia. We also had a great deal of high winds and hail. Irmo is a community in Lexington County, right next door to Columbia.

 I had a buyer who wanted to look at several houses in that area Saturday afternoon. Of course, I said that I would be more than happy to show him around. Earlier that day, the news was calling for rain and possible thunderstorms that night. I attended the Home and Garden Show where I manned the booth for my office for a few hours that morning and thought nothing more about the weather.

 When I met the buyer at our Irmo office, it was cloudy, but nothing major. We looked at the first few properties with no problem what so ever. Well, as we were headed for the last property on the list, suddenly it began to hail so bad that we could not even see the cars in front of us and the wind picked up so severely that we were both sure that it was going to flip my car over. Several trees were uprooted in the area and a few houses were damaged, but thankfully my buyer and I escaped without a scratch. Just some shaken nerves and an agreement to call it a day.

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Comment balloon 11 commentsJL Boney, III • March 19 2008 09:18PM

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JL:  Just another day in the life of a dedicated Realtor as yourself. I am sure your buyer witnessed your professionalism while in the car and both of you thought the car was going to flip over, but you stayed calm and professional, assuring your buyer that it was not as volatile as the real estate market nowadays...lol*

You are a trip my friend, Great post. And I am glad you both are safe and sound.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) about 10 years ago

JL...

Hope that your client didn't take it as a "sign!" We had a rough weekend with the weather here in the Atlanta area, a lot of damage downtown and it nearly ruined the SEC Championships.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 10 years ago
Nicholas-I wish that I could say that he witnessed my professionalism during that whole ordeal my friend. But what he actually witnessed was he and his Realtor screaming like a couple of three year old girls. Thanks for stopping by Nich.
Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago
JL: Thats what I thought you would say. Great job, brother...you made my day!
Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) about 10 years ago

JL,

Here in Oklahoma we are in the middle of "Tornado Alley."  Last year we were driving in our car when high winds and heavy rains came up and the tornado warnings sounded.  We turned on the car radio and heard that a tornado had just touched down at an intersection about one-half mile or less from an acreage property we had just listed.  The house was vacant and the sellers had moved out of town. 

We immediately drove to the home and found everything there fine.  However, less than one-half mile from the home, two houses had been destroyed, roofs had been blown off several out-buildings, and several huge electrical towers had been blown down and twisted like pretzels!  We called the sellers to let them know that there home had narrowly escaped any damage.  Too close for comfort, however!

Never a boring day in real estate!  Glad you and your client came through safely. 

 

 

Posted by Ruth Ann Mertens-Oklahoma City Real Estate (Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty) about 10 years ago

Richard- Thankfully the only sign he took it as, was that it was time to go. He is willing to try again provided that I take him out during sunny weather.

Nicholas- Glad I could be of service. Let's face it, there's no reason to lie. When you're trapped in that situation, any thought of bravery goes out the window.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago
Ruth and Henry- I'm glad we made it back safe also. I'm also glad that your listing avoided any damage.
Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago
JL- Glad the you made it home safely, the Lord was watching over you
Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) about 10 years ago
Hugh- Thankfully something had an eye on me. Thanks for the comment my friend.
Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago
JL: Don't you mean "Someone"...lol We will make a believer out of you some how or some way.
Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) about 10 years ago
Nicholas-Sorry about that Nich, someone it is.
Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago

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