Last Minute Window Repair

Up until yesterday, everything was on schedule for the property that we had been working on for the last couple of weeks.  We picked up this small, three bedroom bungalow a couple of weeks ago with the intention of quickly fixing it up and flipping it for a profit.  Like all properties that you are going to flip, speed was of the essence and the longer that we held onto it, the less money we were going to make.

In a nutshell, we were in a rush.

But we had not accounted for something to happen at  the last minute.  It was an accident, but the cost of once choice was going to make the difference of us being able to sell the home right away or wait until we were able to get it fixed up.

Let me tell you the story of how a broken window just about cost us a house sale.

It was the last day of the renos, and we were just doing the finishing touches and staging the home.  The lawn had grown a little longer than I had liked, so I decided to take the lawn mower out and give it a once-over before being done for the day.

It really only should have taken twenty minutes, but I never made it to those last five minutes.

Disaster struck when I caught a rock in the lawnmower and it flung the rock through the window in the house.

It broke instantly.  All of a sudden, the home was not in saleable condition.

It wasn’t exactly how I envisioned how the day was going to go.

But I had an ace up my sleeve.  I had a buddy that worked installing windows in Glendale, and I called him to see if he could help me out.  I explained the situation, and he hopped in his car and was replacing the window just a half-hour after we hung up.

It was exactly what I needed.

Thanks to the last minute window repair we will still be able to put the house on the market on Monday, and I am hoping that it sells right away.  Fingers crossed that there are no other problems in the next few days.