When somebody needs me that early, it’s usually an overseas client in a remote time zone but this was a local number…my Pest Control guy. I pick up immediately as I realize he is at one of my listings prepping the home for fumigation necessary before closing. I am not worried because we have closely coordinated everything to be ready…three days of vacancy…..bushes all trimmed away from the house and confirmed the water supply was not turned off by the sellers. The weather could have been the only thing to derail the job and as I look outside it’s a picture perfect Hawaiian day so…whats up?
Roberta, John here…my guys are at the house getting ready to cover the house and guess what…no water, we will hae to reschedule! OMG! If the tenting does not happen the bank won’t fund the loan and this whole thing could unravel pretty quickly if this does not happen today. Think fast….then the lights went on (or the coffee kicked in!). On such a small island after living here for over 40 years, I know that Kauai folks are always willing to lend a hand if they can. I realize my answer could be just a phone call away. I quickly dial my friend and fellow REALTOR , Herb who happens to own the property right next door. Luckily he picks up on the first ring and before I can even finish my story, he interrupts by telling me to go tell the pest control guys to just use his water from his place. The hose bib at the side of his house would be the closest and I should just tell the guys to help themselves. Disaster averted….lucky we live Kauai where everyone jumps at the chance to be neighborly…”no ka oi!”….there really is not place on earth quite like it!