Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th.....does that conjure up scary thoughts to you?

Bad luck, perhaps?


Yesterday was Friday the 13th, and here's a synopsis how it played out for me:

  • Up at 5:30 as usual; responded to emails; did a blog post about using social media
  • Composed and send out my monthly email blast about life in San Francisco
  • Breakfasted, showered, dressed and out the door by 8:30
  • Met 2 agents to receive offers on my Foster City condo listing (both great; one superb)
  • Met with the sellers to discuss; wrote counter (instead of a 10-day close, my clients needed more time since they are doing a 1031-exchange)
  • Showed the sellers a property they wanted to see as a possible up-leg to their exchange (it will sell for much more than their target price)
  • Checked and responded to new emails; wrote another buyer about the property I had just visited
  • Met a second set of sellers to begin the disclosure paperwork Their house is expected to hit the market in September.
  • Dashed to the office to pick up my commission check from a listing that sold on Thursday; picked up the lockbox from that one
  • Met a third set of sellers to sign listing documents. A new listing for our inventory-starved area-on the market early July.
  • Went back to the first sellers to sign a counter-to-the-counter. We're in contract.
  • Made the necessary phone calls to agents; disappointing news for one, happy for the other
  • Headed home to scan and email the contract to appropriate parties
  • 15 minutes to grab a bite of dinner, then walk to the symphony -- where I promptly fell asleep (well, I closed my eyes but my ears were still working)

I think I like Friday the 13th!

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547






Comment balloon 18 commentsLottie Kendall • June 14 2014 07:31AM


I can understand why Friday the 13th could become a favorite day.

Have a very special weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 6 years ago

Well, sounds like a pretty successful day.  Congratulations on such great activity.  PS   They symphony would have put me to sleep, too!  LOL! 

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 6 years ago

Doesn't sound like a bad day to me!

Posted by Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist (Keller Williams Capital City) over 6 years ago

Lottie, I want any of may days to start,end and middle like yours! I actually forgot yesterday was Friday the 13th! Congrats on your action packed fun filled real estate day!

Posted by Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent over 6 years ago

Lottie - It appear that your Friday the 13th was a busy day. Good luck!

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 6 years ago

I'll take it, Roy! Enjoy your weekend.

Don, it was nonstop action, all day -- and all good!

Catherine - no complaints here!

Stacey - the action doesn't stop because of an old superstition. Very nice day for me.

John, thanks; busy in the best of ways.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Good evening Lottie. There are those who get all wigged out on Friday the 13th. To me, it is just another day of the week.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Good morning Lottie. Sounds like a pretty full and successful day. All of our closing went off without a hitch. So much for all that can possibly go wrong.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 6 years ago

I'm with you, Michael. Luckily, so are my various clients--no one decided it was a bad idea to hear offers that day, or to sign a listing agreement. (That's not always the case, though.)

Joe, I'm glad your closings went off smoothly. Just another day, right?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Lottie, combined with the full moon aspect, it could have been different....sounds like your Friday the 13th worked out very well.  Congrats!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 6 years ago

That's right, Joan, I guess the full moon is another superstitious event to some.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Good Morning Lottie: Friday the 13th, contrary to the superstition or whatever notion, is a very lucky day for you. You defied it ;)

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 6 years ago

It was a great day here, Maria. Now, to follow up with all the paperwork and details it generated!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Unique reminder, Lottie Kendall. I think I saw on facebook that this was going to be the last Friday the 13th for a while.

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) over 6 years ago

I don't mind Friday the 13th at all -- bring 'em on!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

I had a great Friday the 13th as well. Even had a successful closing. Ha.  Glad you had such a wonderful day, Lottie. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 6 years ago


A week ago, it was a great day, and glad you had one too..Wishing you a great Friday, today, and a wonderful weekend. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 6 years ago

Hi Debb -- congrats to you on your wonderful Friday the 13th. I hope this week has proved just as successful.

Alexandra -- thanks. This week has been another highly productive whirlwind of a week. Best wishes to you.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago