Yesterday we wished our dear friend and pup Rosie the Real Estate Pooch goodbye. She came into our household after being bounced around several other homes. Sassy from the beginning she picked fights with our other pooch Lucy, barked at every pal that came into our house and was generally, a fiesty little beast. Later in life she mellowed, enjoyed cuddles on the couch and loved a good meal. Lucy and Rosie use to conspire together to steal cheese, cookies, steaks, hamburgers, brownies, and pretty much anything you left abandoned on the counter. Later in life she became known as Rosie the Real Estate Pooch with good reason.
Rosie was key in the Divas overcome a career altering moment that made the Divas the gals they are today. Ok – in every real estate pros career in real estate has a moment that makes or breaks you. During the December of 2011 the Divas had just that career altering moment. It had been a rough and not all together abundant Fall. It was the week before Christmas. First, we had an approved short sale Â deal die when the owner decided to back out of the deal. Next,we had a buyer walk last minute from a transaction because he felt the house was “tainted.” We had a $16K roof project turn into a $24K bill. And then one night we came home late from an event and our long time friend and pooch, Lucy, decided her time had come. She laid down her head and passed away. At that moment Rosie had never been alone. Lucy and Rosie had been fast friends, thick as thieves, and each others besties for over 13 years. To put it in mildly – it was the worst week ever at the DivaHQ.
We woke up the next morning and there was Rosie. And there was a client who wanted to see a condo. We decided in that moment to put Rosie in the hatchback of the Prius and took off to show the condo. The look in her eyes was of complete trust, love, and patience. At that moment she was everything we needed to overcome a terrible week. From that moment on Rosie was a constant companion, the DivaHQ mascot, and our Chris Clem’s loyal, loving and, on occasion stinky, foot warmer.
In retrospect our short sale clients found a way better house in West Seattle. We helped the seller from the house our buyer walked from find a better agent to represent her needs. She sold the house for $50K more than she would have sold it to our client. It was a terrible week but our little friend Rosie was there to get us through. And from that week on it has only been up hill for the Divas. Unfortunately, with every day of joy she brought us – she got one day older.
Rosie was with us this last week as we finally saw one of our dreams come true – our own office on Capitol Hill. It was as if she was there to guide us from a rough time to where we wanted to go in our lives by being fierce, loving, and forever patient. Rosie will be missed but she will be forever in our hearts!