Thursday, May 15, 2008
The 'pies' have it....
Someone came by for a second viewing of our home yesterday. We worked really really hard to make sure the house was it's best looking. It's crucial that we sell this place. So, I was willing to pull out all the stops to get these people to buy our house.
I baked a pie.
Somewhere I heard that the smell of bread or cookies baking triggers something in the brain that reminds people of home. And what reminds people better of home than a freshly made apple pie?
Nobody makes homemade apple pie anymore, usually we leave it to Sara Lee...nobody does it like her! But I do. And I must admit,(not to toot my own horn or anything!) I make a pretty pie. Almost something like you would see in a bakery for sale the day before Thanksgiving.
So I put it in the oven to bake, and an hour later, my house smelled incredible. I left it on the counter to cool, with a note propped up "Please take home." This could have 2 meanings really...take the pie home or PLEASE TAKE OUR HOME! :)
We left the house and went out for dinner. When we returned a few hours later the pie was gone! So now I am sitting and waiting by the phone, anxious of course, for our Realtor to call to say that these people want to make an offer.
After all, who can say 'no' to pie?!?!!??