Work in real estate long enough and you'll have some tales to tell. I think it's time I share some of mine. Names and addresses withheld to protect the innocent.
You've been warned, I am burning this on Sunday. This was found in the laundry room of a house I showed that was listed for sale "subject to probate approval". That is usually a fantastic indicator that the owner has died. I showed this property several times and each time the house was in a different state of clean out. Boxes would be packed and stacked, furniture would be moved or removed and there were always different piles around of "keep, sell, trash or donate". But the notes were what got me. They were all over the house and seemed to be communications between two parties who were working together to empty the place while never actually being there at the same time. Estranged siblings? Maybe they just had opposite schedules? Or agreed to split the chore evenly each in their own time? I'll never know. The note pictured above was my favorite. What was in that box? (I didn't look, none of my business). Why did the contents need to be burned instead of thrown out? And why wait until Sunday? I'll never know.