I cruised out on tour today with Bill Bigelow and Brian Normoyle this morning. We had a little bit of a late start, and had to end at 12:30 to accommodate appointments, so we didn't get to see much. We also chose to skip several listings that we've already seen, or that were too far out from our offices.
Our first stop was Skyview Terrace in Camillus. Cute. The wall between the kitchen and dining room has been opened up, which really helps add to the openness of the floor plan. Our second stop was into the city to Strathmore Drive. If you're a buyer looking in Strathmore, this is a home you appreciate more once you're inside it. It has a nice charm to it. Had a nice lunch there, courtesy of Debb Parker of Commonfund (thanks Debb!).
Next we headed back out to Camillus to see Brice's Warners Road listing. It's right across from Reed Webster Park - a real bonus if you like to play tennis because you can easily walk to the courts. (As a side note, be nice to Brice today because I totally rounded on him as soon as we walked in the door, looking to find out if he heard anything new about a deal of ours that should've closed a month ago). Our last stop was Stonehedge, right off West Genesee near the high school. Always a popular neighborhood, with it's slightly wider streets and typically well kept houses.
That's it for what we saw this morning. I wish we had time to go see Depa and Mallard. Depa we just ran out of time, and Mallard's time frame was set to end a little early. I know it doesn't sound like much, but we were out for two hours. I think the most houses I've ever seen in a single tour was a year or two ago. Somehow, I don't know how, Kate Gow and I saw 22 houses in two and half hours. I'd like to head out to tour the east side tomorrow if I can manage the time.
The big appeals of tour today were touching base with other agents and the great conversations the three of us had in the car. From kids to cars, gas prices, the housing market, websites, billboards, and just plain old gossip. And lunch - Debb always provides us with great lunches :-)