This week, Jill and I, along with approximately 50 of our COMPASS colleagues took the opportunity to tour the Bristol condominiums on Yerba Buena Island, followed by a light lunch on the 5th floor terrace. (What a view.) Given that COMPASS has secured the listing for the ENTIRE development (congratulations), it only makes sense that as COMPASS Agents, we should know what's going on . . . .
Full disclosure, I haven't exactly been a fan of these multi-story buildings that seem wedged against the Bay Bridge in an uninspiring fashion. In truth, I've been known to comment (more than once) "WHO would ever live there?!?"
This week, Sarah and I had the opportunity to join several high-performing colleagues and private bankers at a JP Morgan luncheon in Lafayette. The topic: the softening marketplace, of course. With news that the FEDs are likely to raise interest rates again this calendar year, many of us in the room wanted to know if the "sky is falling" . . . ?
Zdravo (hello in Croatian), I'm back. Having now checked off the beautiful countries of Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia, Cliff and I also squeezed in a short visit to historic Venice for a few days with his brother and wife, and then met up with my lovely niece and her fiance in London before I caught a United jet home. (Cliff continued on to Africa to meet a friend from high school. Rough life.)
While Cliff's on safari, I'm dealing with jet lag, catching up on work, putting the house back together, and meeting with clients.
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 18 years and has published more than 750 humorous but always informative, essays on life and real estate.