I have nothing to report this week. My roommate generously shared a cold, so I wasn’t out doing showings with clients, I’ve been sitting on my couch, clutching a box of tissues, and consuming an endless supply of hot tea (with honey!). I thought really hard about wandering out to tour property yesterday. Then I took a nap instead.
Fingers crossed for a more productive week next week!
Location: My couch
Transit modes: Tissues
Cats petted: 1
Tea consumed: An endless supply
Properties Viewed: 0
It is a fact that has been consistent for every single one of the 5+ years I’ve been doing this: business picks up right before I go out of town. In this case, I’m taking a long weekend in Virginia to visit my grandmother for her 95th birthday. I’ve told her she should have scheduled turning 95 for a more convenient time of the year, like November, but she just pointed out that she’s been getting older in March several decades longer than I’ve been alive, let alone selling houses. Fair point, Granny. Fair point.
That does mean, though, that this week has been the sort of busy where I’m not going to get in a proper property tour trip. I did drop into a couple opens in Laurelhurst and Windermere between clients, but I don’t think any of the data from this week will be useful for tracking carless property tour convenience.
Location: Laurelhurst / Windermere
Transit modes: Car
Cats petted: 0
Tea consumed: ALL THE TEA, THIS WEEK, THE TEA
Properties Viewed: 4
This week I combined touring Mercer Island with doing leg work on a vacant lot for a client. It was pouring rain, and daylight was precious, so I opted to drive this time. Alas. And I ran into my first real crisis of carlessness when the car I’d reserved wasn’t there at the start of my window. Ack!
A quick phone call to Zip Car got me a reservation, slightly bumped back, for a car that was available, and I did my rounds in a BMW for the price of a Honda. And, despite the delays getting started, I parked the car right at the close of my original reservation window. I call that a success.
Stats for this week are a little wonky, though, since they include client time. Without the client work, I’d have probably done a bus/foot tour north of the canal.
Location: Mercer Island, Bellevue
Transit modes: Zip Car
Cats petted: 2
Tea consumed: 1 thermos
Properties Viewed: 6
Total cost: $24.56