This is the first time I have started a blog this year without a subject in mind. I didn't write yesterday because I went to a de-cluttering class at Onondaga Free Library in the evening. More on that another day....very interesting and helpful! But it deserves a well-thought out blog of its own.
Today was simply a good real estate day. I showed houses in the morning and did something I have negver done before. We went to the house and as I was trying to get in my buyer said "Oh look, they have a dog!" Sure enough, a dog had come to the front hall door to greet us. Hmmmm. I called the agent who called the owner who assured the agent that the dog was very friendly. I said I wasn't going in, especially with children. We compromised with me going in alone and taking the dog outside and chaining her up, while we went through the house. I only did this because I knew the owner and....that still doesn't mean I knew the dog, I realize now. But all was well - the house showed beautifully, the dog behaved herself, and a showing was saved.
The second house I had shown before and my buyers had not liked it. This time everything was in its place - their dog was even in a crate! It looked great and we all went away happy.
I had lunch at Creekside - the loaded potato soup. Excellent! I made phone calls, texted, looked up the map to get to my afternoon showing on my iPhone (so handy!) Then off into the spring-like sunshine to see two radically different houses, both of which I like very much. But not for me to decide!
I got back to the office in time to accept an offer on a house from an agent who dropped it off. Lisa had the door cracked open - it was 49 degrees out - and after a while I couldn't stay inside. I ran off home, grabbed Boo (who was thrilled) and we walked the hills and fields for about 45 minutes until the sun went down. I made tea and toast (Panera whole grain) and completed phone calls.
This is our Boo: