I had the good fortune of closing a short sale (after 4 months) in El Dorado Hills. My clients had big plans to update the home and do some minor renovations. In the discussion process I overheard them point to the pellet stove insert and say, “That thing has got to go!” Little did they know I had been shopping for one on and off for the last few years. I guess I was not very motivated to drop the $2000+ on one of these bad boys.
The clients and I did our final walk through before the close of the sale and I said, “Hey, what are you going to do with that old pellet stove?” Like how I “beat it up”a bit? “Oh, we are getting rid of it and putting a gas insert in its place.” I said, “Hmmm… I’ve actually been looking for one and that would fit perfectly in my 1930’s home – my wife would love it. I’d be willing to take it off your hands and haul it off.” He said, “Make me an offer.”
Long story short, I picked it up last weekend and installed it last night. A shout out to Robin McDonell (and Bruce), “The Pellet Stove Guys!” Robin seriously saved me about $700+ in parts and labor and gave me the tutorial on everything I wanted to know about pellet stoves. This guy kicks some serious ass when it comes to pellet stoves. Check out his blog/website here. Not flashy, but they take care of business. Put it this way, I was not paying for his fancy showroom. Thanks Robin for the hook up!
Also, my neighbors came through – Thanks Pete for the bag of pellets and Jay for the use of the truck to make it all happen – true neighbors.
I am currently sitting in my chair enjoying the blaze of the Whitfield Advantage (which I got for a ‘song’). It’s a cool 53 degrees outside, I’m sipping my coffee, blogging, and watching my kids play Legos in front of the fire. It’s like Christmas come early.
Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker