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This Is Not A Baby Gate. It Is A Realtor Gate!

It was obvious that little children lived in the house.  While it was well staged and showed well, there was a sippy cup in the kitchen sink, a back yard swing set, and a baby gate at the top of the stairs to the second floor. 

Um, baby gate?

My client and I went up to check out the upstairs bedrooms and bath, and the gate swung shut behind us.  I didn't think about it again until we had finished and were headed down. 

It wouldn't open.

I couldn't get it unhooked.  My client couldn't figure the stupid thing out.  We were trapped!

The gate was too high for me to gracefully step over.  It was too high for me to ungracefully step over!  And the seller did what a good seller is supposed to do during a showing - she took the young one and went to the grocery store!

Luckily, I had the seller's number on my I-Phone's call list from when I called ahead to arrange the showing, and I punched "Call" I was hoping that it would be her cell phone and not a home number.  And it was her cell.  I got her in the produce aisle - phew!

It was one of those things that was easy to get open if you knew what you were doing.  She talked me through it.  We got it open and went downstairs.

Free at last!

Comment balloon 87 commentsPatricia Kennedy • August 26 2010 11:49PM

Comments

Hi there,

Oh my, how funny (well sort of). I had to navigate through two of those at a birthday party over the week-end. One at the bottom of the stairs and one at the top of the landing.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) about 10 years ago

Baby gates are tricky to open--have to keep those Baby Einsteins out of harm's way.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 10 years ago

Oh Man! I have been tripped by those things too!  HILARIOUS....This is important for sellers to know - hey your baby gate may keep may be a REALTOR gate...

Posted by Ruthmarie Hicks (Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605) about 10 years ago

Hi Pat ~ "Realtor gate" - that's a good one.  Baby gates and cabinet latches drive me nuts - I can never figure them out.

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) about 10 years ago

Pat, now that was funny.  Lucky you were able to get the seller on the phone, and move on :)

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate about 10 years ago

too funny

Posted by Margaret Kapranos, San Francisco Bay Area REALTOR. 415-608-5070 (Century 21 Real Estate Alliance) about 10 years ago

Learn how to pole vault, Patricia ;)

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) about 10 years ago

Pat..I almost fell off my chair laughing..I am sorry but this has happened to me too !!! It is like a Chinese puzzle ..Funny post thanks for the midnight chuckle !

HelpfulHannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 10 years ago

Oh no... that's funny.  I bet the kids can figure out how to open those gates faster than me, lol.

Posted by BROKER: Sheryl Lynn Webster, (407) 293-0238 (Venture Home Realty) about 10 years ago

Pat - yep, been there, done that. Totally felt stupid. They need to post direction for us idiots.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 10 years ago

This made me laugh out loud! Trapped! With a client! Lucky the seller was somewhere she could answer the phone!

Posted by Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408 (Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. ) about 10 years ago

I hate those things never can open them and Lord knows my home has been "toddler free" for many years now---I am handicapped when it comes to even a doggie gate LOL

Funny post Pat!

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty) about 10 years ago

And I thought I was the only person who didn't know how to open those because I don't have children!!

Posted by Dana Voelzke, Loan Officer/ First time home buyer specialist (loanDepot (203) 733-9408) about 10 years ago

Baby could have figured it out much sooner than REALTORs. Funny but NOT! Glad you had her cell phone.

Margaret

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 10 years ago

Baby could have figured it out much sooner than REALTORs. Funny but NOT! Glad you had her cell phone.

Margaret

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 10 years ago

Pat, my, what a story.  I never saw a gate like that before, this will give me a heads up in case I will ever run into one.

Posted by Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale (RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 ) about 10 years ago

Baby gates, strollers, and car seat latches always get me.  Even if I mastered it, they'd be sure to come out with a newer model, toted to be safer and more kid resistant.  Problem is, the kids figure it out faster than we do.  Glad your home owner was reachable and thanks for the laugh.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) about 10 years ago

Oh my -- the things one encounters for sure -- glad you got out!

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) about 10 years ago

That really is hilarious!  I think that it is also funny when there are those funky things on the door knobs too!  Glad you were able to get it figured out and that you were able to reach the seller!

Posted by Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) about 10 years ago

Hi Pat--I started laughing when I saw the picture!! I knew exactly where you were going with this!  I have been telling my sellers that these have to come down when their home is on the market---unless they want to come home to find unexpected dinner guest who got trapped in their home!

Posted by Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE) about 10 years ago

Pat...that's a funny story but not really.....imaging if you could not have reached the seller....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) about 10 years ago

We've had people trip when showing on the baby gates within second of saying "Watch your step!".

Here, we don't have access to the sellers phone numbers, so we might have been up the baby gate creek!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) about 10 years ago

Pat, until I had grandchildren I was in the same boat. I recognize that gate, LOL. It is my nemesis at Cailan's daycare. I can open it, just can't close it, LOL.

Glad you escaped. They should post directions... or maybe we need a babygate CE class?

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 10 years ago

Pat -

We call this "child proof" I think. Consider youself proofed.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) about 10 years ago

LOL though I admit before grandchildren I might have been stuck as well. 

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

I think they purposly make those things hard to figure out. Glad you escaped.

Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) about 10 years ago

You are giving me good ideas for some of my listings. . 

Stage it?

 

Nope!, too expensive. . lets put a Realtor gate and set it and forget it

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) about 10 years ago

LOL - my oldest son was an escape artist (he ran THROUGH a screen door to escape one day). Thank God we weren't selling our house at that time.  The entire place was on lockdown!  I like Fernando's idea.  "Don't like the place?  Hmmm.  Why don't you spend a little time here and reconsider."  click!

Posted by Heather Oberhau, Bucks County Real Estate, e-PRO (Prudential Fox & Roach) about 10 years ago

I would have enjoyed seeing you and your client helping one another over that thing.  Too funny.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) about 10 years ago

That is so funny, Pat. It sounds like you handled it gracefully!

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) about 10 years ago

HAHAHAHAHA!  I HATE BABY GATES!!!!!  BIG TIME!!!!!  There have been MANY occassions where my buyers and I have missed other parts of a home because of a damn gate.  Sorry - but they really are a sore spot with me!  Whew - got that off my chest.

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 10 years ago

Ah yes, and that is our baby gate :) Unfortunately, what is safe for baby is harder for adults too. These new swing close gates are much safer--but knowing how to slide, pull back and up...well...it takes a time or two to get it down. I feel bad, but these things are necessary, and though the suggestion is good, they are hard to prop open and in many cases are securely fastened to the wall, so temporarily removing them on our way out is out of the question :)

I think if I were to put my home on the market today, I would make a pretty little sign card to hang on the gate that gives the basic instructions and maybe even a picture with arrows (and my cell phone number ;-) )...what do you think?

I'm a little corny and in marketing, so I'd probably have the sign say,

"Seeing this part of the house, is definintely worth the effort--but, having trouble with our baby gate? Here's how to operate it:"

Posted by Chrissy Doremus ~ US Inspect ~, Residential Property Inspections (US Inspect) about 10 years ago

Pat - I encountered the famous Realtor gate a few weeks ago, it took us forever to figure it out.  I've had several baby gates over the years and they seem to get more and more complicated.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 10 years ago

I have a dog gate...babies were easy to keep out of certain rooms. LOL

They are all so different and yes I have encountered it too. Especially one going down to the basement on the steps, can't crawl over, can't get it to open.

Next...

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago

Hey Pat,

This is so funny.... a multi purpose tool... the famous gate. I always wonder if I should be crossing them during showings. It makes me feel like I'm trespassing.. LOL.

Nice happy post.

Posted by Sergio DePinto (Royal LePage Maximum Realty.,Brokerage - Greater Toronto Area) about 10 years ago

Quite the survival story ;)  Perhaps someone will write up a CEU course in proper gate operations! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) about 10 years ago

The funny thing is that I bet many kids could have gotten it open in a heartbeat :-)

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) about 10 years ago

Hi Pat!
Judging by the number of responses, you aren't the only one that has experienced this.  Just knowing you, you both had to be giggling just a little bit at your predicament!

Posted by Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga (Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715) about 10 years ago

No chance of doing the limbo underneath it then?

I have a 4 year old and I still can't figure those things out.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) about 10 years ago

One thing about it - you know the baby was safe!

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) about 10 years ago

That is very funny. I had the best mental images!

Posted by Donna Galinsky, Make Lake Norman Your Home! (Allen Tate Company) about 10 years ago

I can imagine you climbing ungracefully over it.  Maybe with a long run your could have jumped it, high heels and all?

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) about 10 years ago

Pat, Now that you're safe - we can all do a little LOLing.  It does make me wonder about you & child-safety caps too!

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) about 10 years ago

It's not just a job.....

 

We have a connecting gate that cuts off a big part of our living. Every time I step back and forth over it, my wife looks at me like I'm crazy

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) about 10 years ago

I didn't laugh until you said it was too high for you to "ungracefully" step over.  And today was filled with my ear to the phone with tech support from India, so I really needed that laugh.  Glad you got out.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 10 years ago

I always find it funny when you run into something that is child proof that turns out to be adult proof too.

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Pat,

Actually, it keeps the showing agent in the property longer. Strategy.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 10 years ago

Pat, say it ain't so!!!

RealtorGate

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) about 10 years ago
wow - that is something I never thought about - I will be careful after reading this!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Pat...That's a great testimonial for the manufacturer.  Why not see if you can star in an ad for them.

We have a gate to our sun room (corralling the pups) and climb over it multiple times a day.  At our ages, it will probably be the thing that does us in.  If it does, I hope someone comes to rescue the pups!

Kate

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) about 10 years ago

Too funny.

MB

Posted by Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES ) about 10 years ago

That's right up there with trying to open a jar of pickles without that awesome rubber thing that allows you to open jars. Kinda embarrassing, kinda funny.

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) about 10 years ago

too funny.  Reminds me of the time we had a cat that wouldn't let the prospective buyers upstairs.  She was clawless and toothless couldn't hurt a flea, but she put on a good show.  Love it.

Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) about 10 years ago

What a great story.  I loved Kate's comment, too.   My cat cornered a policeman who responded to an alarm at our house.  The cat wouldn't let him past the entrance.  I forgot to close the door properly and it blew open and sounded the alarm.  My husband came home from 2 blocks away and found the poor policeman fending off our clawless cat.

Posted by Carol Pease, CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320 (JP & Associates Realtors) about 10 years ago

HI Pat,

Pfanntastic Story, but here is my question "Did You Sell the House......?" Seeing that you had lots of time to convince the buyer of all its features (including the gate) your buyers must have jump all over it right? ;0)

 

Happy Selling

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 10 years ago

Oh, my, you did have to laugh at that one, Pat! Trying to keep us in a house, that's a new one!

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) about 10 years ago

Pat...

That is one of those moments we often encounter while showing property, it's embarrassing at the funny but males a great "war" story down the road.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 10 years ago

Patricia, they are easy for the kids but difficult for the adults.

Posted by Ted Tyndall, I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy (Davidson Realty Inc.) about 10 years ago

Pat -- Whew!  That was a close call.  Good you had that number....I'd have no idea how to open it either.

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) about 10 years ago

I love Kate's idea (50). This would make a terrific ad! Seriously, maybe everybody with a "little" in the house needs to know the brand name of this gate! (And, yes, I also admit to having been temporarily entrapped by those new-fangled gates.)

Posted by Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate (Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO) about 10 years ago

You're a hoot. Stay off the trampoline.

Posted by Andrew J. Lenza (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 10 years ago

Ha!  Good story, I enjoyed the read.  True what one of the comments says about "kids being able to open the gate in a heart beat!"  Ha....

Patricia/Seacoast NH

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) about 10 years ago

Pat, that was very funny :)

Baby equipment gets more and more elaborate each year (as well as expensive). Imagine you are taking out house shopping your buyers, who have a baby and a stroller. Would you be able to help them fold the stroller, if need be? Some of them are as complicated as a space ship... I can handle about 90% of strollers and baby gates, but there's always that pesky 10%...

Posted by Anna Tolstoy (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 10 years ago

lol.....I guess they should post directions on the wall for the childless such as myself!

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) about 10 years ago

Oh Pat, the baby gates and those darn annoying door knob thingies. Seriously, who are they really trying to keep out, or in?! LOL

Posted by Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources. (Top Agent Plus) about 10 years ago

I haven't found one yet that I couldn't open...  But, I did get locked out on a very high deck until I could figure out how to break into the house... 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) about 10 years ago

I'm glad this got featured.  I suggested it because I thought it was really hilarious and so true.  If you aren't familiar with them, they can be a challenge.  I had a similar problem with a client once. I was on one side and they were on the other and it snapped shut somehow. It took all three of us about 5 minutes to figure it out. Five minutes is a long time when you feel unbeliveably stupid.

Posted by Ruthmarie Hicks (Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605) about 10 years ago

I've had a few issues with baby gates so I can relate! They are so unsightly as well when you are showing a house but I do understand why they are necessary. It's just not good when they are adult proof, too :)

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) about 10 years ago

Patricia - they keep on making things to be mor child proof forgetting that we are often at a loss with out a manual to tell us how it works 

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) about 10 years ago

Good thing the seller was nearby and you had the number. Would have been funny (or maybe not) if they returned home to find you trapped!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 10 years ago

Hi Pat -- Wow, lady luck was on your side that day.  What would you have done had that phone call gone to voice mail? Had this vision of getting a running start or the old putting your hands together and putting the other person's foot in it and give it the old heave ho.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) about 10 years ago

Ease of Showing 101

Glad it worked out for you!

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Kind of like a childproof bottle, huh Pat? You could have called me in a pinch. We had 3 in diapers at one point and I have those things down cold. 

Posted by J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner (J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY) about 10 years ago

LOL!  I have 5 kids.  I can tell you from past experiences... I have even locked myself in rooms of my own house. 

Posted by Julie Ferenzi, Julie Ferenzi (john greene Realtor) about 10 years ago

LOL!  I have 5 kids.  I can tell you from past experiences... I have even locked myself in rooms of my own house. 

Posted by Julie Ferenzi, Julie Ferenzi (john greene Realtor) about 10 years ago

How many realtors does it take to open a baby gate??? Sorry, couldn't resist. 

I found myself in an even more precarious situation than you Pat.  I went into a vacant house by myself to preview.  Stepped in the back yard and the back door closed by it self and was locked. Cell phone was in the car.  Feeling a little freaked and foolish.  Started to hear my heart beat.  Told myself to get a grip. There was a picket fence with a gate between the back yard and the driveway.  The gate was locked of course.  Thinking quickly I looked around and found a chair.  Pulled it to the gate, got on the chair and jumped over the fence.  I felt pretty proud of myself until I saw the driveway gate that was much taller than me.  That was locked too.  I very carefully and slowly climbed over that iron gate with bars with sharp tips. I'm sure the neighbors were watching with amuzement.  Did I mention that I was wearing a skirt, high heel sandals, and it was about 100 degrees that afternoon?

Posted by Leanna Scott about 10 years ago

Pat,

I knew where you were going with this when I read the title. My grand daughter has a gate too.  I can't open the damn thing either!

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) about 10 years ago

That's hysterical!  Stories like that make me grin from ear to ear.

Posted by Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you! (Janisch & Co.) about 10 years ago

Pat,

That is totally funny!  Sounds like it is Realtor proof!  It has happened to me too... :)

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) about 10 years ago

I can be child proofed out of anything. I get so frustrated when it happens.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) about 10 years ago

HA!  I run into those things all the time that I cannot figure out!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 10 years ago

These things are, indeed, REALTOR gates.  It's understandable that folks need them for living in the house, but wouldn't it be nice if they could live without them when the home is on the market.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) about 10 years ago

It's even funnier when the child it was intended for can do it better that the adult.

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) about 10 years ago

I have two year old twin granddaughters and my kids recently replaced the gate at the top of the stairs.  Nothing like standing on a narrow step holding one 30 pound kid while the other one has a grip on your leg, and trying to open the gate!  You need a degree from MIT just to push the buttons in (simultaneously, of course) and then you have to push down on the handle and lift up on the gate.  Seriously?  I'm sure the twins will have it figured out by the end of next week.

Posted by Jeanne Gregory, RE/MAX Southwest, Sugar Land, TX about 10 years ago

Patricia, this was way too funny. Good thing you were able to get hold of the owner.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA about 10 years ago

I've been there recently myself!  Then after 'freeing myself' I stubbed my toe not lifting my foot over the bottom portion of the stupid gate.  It's too much already - get me the he!! out of there! If the seller wouldn't have answered, then what?  911?

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 10 years ago

Pat  I am surprised - with your years of experience you don't carrry a small hatchet - a very important tool when showing homes

Posted by Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices (Administrative Manager) about 10 years ago

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