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Bussing Broker: Week 9

Granny successfully turned 95 and I got back late Tuesday night.  Despite starting the week behind, I made property tour happen.  I’m feeling extremely virtuous about this.  Also, I saw the sun!  It was out several times.  Also, it rained several times.  Many of these times overlapped.  I genuinely adore Seattle springs.

Tour today was a lunch time walk around Capitol hill.  Listings have been thin here so far this year, but it looks like they’re picking up a bit.  One of the units on tour today I’d seen last summer when I had clients looking at another in the building; it was impressive how much better it looks now.

Location: Capitol Hill
Time: 1.5 hr
Transit modes: Feet
Cost: 0
Cats petted: 0
Tea consumed: Tea Republik Peachy Litchee, Iced
Properties Viewed: 5

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Bussing Broker: Week 5 Part 1

Today was a trip to the U District-Wallingford-Green Lake corridor, with a showing in each.  It rained.  I got very damp.  Also got off to an inauspicious start when I missed not one, or two, but three buses I wanted to take to the first open in the U District.  That meant I didn’t leave my office in Capitol Hill until eleven when I’d meant to be at the first property by then.

Things recovered nicely from there, though, and the rain let up halfway through.  I was very pleased to have brought a thermos with tea in it.  English tea with bergamot and a bit of honey cures rain.

I had to transfer buses to get to the first open, but the transfer went smoothly! Bus from first to second, and foot to the third, then bus back to the office with another transfer en route.  But, I made the final transfer less than two hours after getting onto the first bus.  I call that success.

Location: University District, Wallingford, Green Lake
Time: 2.25hr
Transit modes: Buses / Feet
Cats petted: 1
Tea consumed: 1 Thermos
Properties Viewed: 3

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Bussing Broker: Week 2 Part 1

Lots of paperwork at the desk planned for today, so I ducked out around lunch time to take a look at two condos downtown and I only got a little wet.  One of the condos was in the Escala which usually leaves me snickering over certain literary associations.  The unit had some different finishes from most in the building, so that was a worthwhile trip on its own.  The other had a great view but suffered some noise from the viaduct, which means I’m really glad I visited – some clients will take the noise to get the view, others won’t, and now I know who to steer away.

It made a nice break for the day and I can honestly say I’d have skipped both rather than deal with parking downtown, so this is a clear win for the non-car column.

Location: Downtown
Time: 1 hr
Transit modes: Feet
Cats petted: 2
Tea consumed: One mug
Cost: $0
Properties Viewed: 2