"The boys and I are having a great time in Patagonia," Cliff's text message said. "Everything we've seen has been incredible."
I wish I could say the same.
Closer to home, our kitchen "tweak" has mushroomed into a much larger project than I originally anticipated . . . .
"We're relocating from New York," the gentleman said. "Our friend suggested we look in Piedmont. Can you tell us anything about it?"
Uhhhh, yeah I can . . .
At which point I proceeded to recite a fair number of facts and figures about Piedmont: the number of residences in town, how many properties are typically for sale at any given time, and the current market activity. We spoke about the public schools and the excellent after-school programs, about the social services here in town, about Piedmont's police and fire departments, about the new aquatic center currently under construction, about movie nights in the park; about the Harvest Festival, and about Camp Augusta (just to name a few . . . ).
"I'm sorry," I said in my nicest Realtor voice, "but would you mind tying your dog up outside?"
At which point, the offended gentleman picked up his wet dog, ignored my request, stepped inside, and proceeded to march through the house holding his animal like a newborn baby. (Really?)
I don't often plagiarize other people's points of view, but this week we received such positive news from our COMPASS founder (and Berkeley native) Robert Refkin, that I thought it worth passing along . . . .
Take it away Robert:
"Last week I was on CNBC’s "Closing Bell" to share my outlook on the real estate market and the initial positive signs we are seeing in 2023 (click here to watch the full segment). For the first time in 10 months, all of the statistics I looked at are trending positively and I wanted to share them with you here . . .
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 18 years and has published more than 725 humorous but always informative, essays on life and real estate.