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Bussing Broker: Week 27

This week was a car week in Queen Anne.  I made it to five places before I had to dash off to meet a client.  I went for houses in the less transit-accessible portions of the neighborhood.  There was a fun range available, with some in need of a lot of TLC and others that have had a full overhaul.  It was also practically a textbook example of what different price points will get you in terms of finish quality and views.

Of course, the low end of that text book example was still listed for over $500,000, and I wouldn’t consider it over priced.  Oh, Queen Anne.  So charming, so expensive.

It has been a long time since I found a kitty to pet on tour.  I’m tempted to call the local staging companies and put in a request for decorating houses with flesh and blood felines.  With the trend toward listing vacated properties, that’s probably the only way I’m going to keep getting my cat-fix at work.

Location: Queen Anne
Time: 2 hours
Transit modes: Car
Cost: $0.00
Cats petted: 0
Tea consumed: None 🙁
Properties Viewed: 5

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Bussing Broker:Week 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
Time: 3hr
Transit modes: Zip Car
Cats petted: 2
Tea consumed: 1 thermos
Properties Viewed: 6
Total cost: $24.56