Sunday, July 12, 2009

A DAY AT WORK

Nothing much new to report here in coastal Delaware. I was on the Sunday schedule to work today from 10 to 4. (I am a Realtor.) Since this is a beach town there are lots and lots of vacationers here now and a lot of them stop in for information about properties for sale. Many people are here for only a day or two or a week and think, "Wouldn't it be fun to own a quaint cottage by the ocean?". The problem is that those quaint cottages run about a million dollars or more. I had a customer in today who swore that there were houses for sale for $400,000 just a few blocks to the beach. I pulled up our search screen on my computer and showed her that MAYBE she could get a small condo for that price, but not a house. She had her husband waiting outside the office with their bicycles and only had a few minutes to get information (that certainly takes more than a few minutes to get together and discuss) or he would get mad. I suggested that I get a package of listings together for her and that she stop back in a little while for it. So I prepared a very nice package, pertinent things highlighted, a highlighted map, etc. She never returned. Sometimes that is the world of real estate sales.


I must admit, however, that when I vacation in a charming location, I often think, "Wouldn't it be fun to live here?"

Always,

7 comments:

Willow said...

I do that, too! I've wanted to live in 1)London 2)Long Beach, CA 3)El Segundo, CA 4) Malibu 5) Morro Bay, CA 5)San Clemente 6) San Diego/Coronado. You get the idea. All I have to do is DRIVE through the town.

Lynne said...

Yep, that's me.

Now if you can find me a nice little house in your neighborhood - in my price range - I'm ready to pack up and move.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, I've done that as well. But I love living here in the woods, with nothing but nature surrounding me.

Have a great week!

Renie

daffodilly said...

I'll take the one with the porch and picket fence, thank you.

Chatelaine said...

First visit to your blog. I am in the lending business and we send out a lot of loan information and then when we follow up our calls are not returned.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Where does your daughter live in Massachusetts? I live just north of Boston. Yes, that photo was of Rockport and I did a post about it in June with lots of photos if you care to check it out.

Mountain Mama said...

You have a new violet! Pretty.

How frustrating to get all that info for her and she didn't return. I'd be tempted to charge for it.

Linda said...

Hi Tina, I'd love either one of those pretty home. Too bad she never came back, but you just never know.
Love your header picture, the new look of your blog very pretty....hugs, Linda