In the Trenches – A Snow Day in Scottsdale!

Days like this past Saturday remind me how much I love my career!

Saturday however, did not start out to be very promising. Due to the amount of snow in North Scottsdale’s premier Desert Mountain golf community, one of the key homes I was going to show my client couldn’t be viewed due to a leaking roof. My client flew in on Thursday from the SF Bay Area and had a grueling all day Friday interview with his possible new employer in Scottsdale. He could only view houses on Saturday and was heading back to the Bay on Sunday. Though we stressed to the seller’s agent that we can see past the issue, the seller still refused us access to see this near million-dollar home. Get this – the property has been on the market for 678 days

Now we’re down to three homes to view and because of the snow (unbelievable, right?) we were warned at the guard gate that some of the higher up neighborhoods were having issues with cars getting stuck.  “Be prepared to call a tow truck,” they said!

Well, being a former snow country resident of Lake Tahoe and Truckee for almost 20 years, I thought, not a problem, right? Wrong. I had long abandoned 4-Wheel and All wheel driving. So, following our second showing, we got slightly stuck in the driveway. My rear wheel Genesis came with a lot of accolades, but snow/ice conditions weren’t apparently not one of them. Fifteen mins of tracking back and forth, and help from the melt off, we got out.

The good news is that my client loved two of the three homes we saw that day. I have to say it sort of tugged on the old heart strings to see all the white stuff up there on Sonoran Desert foliage.

– Mike Bodeen