One just never knows what's going to happen every time we make a choice.
On Friday a colleague asked if I could sit his Open House the next day so that he could attend to a family commitment. Of course, I said - I could easily spare a few hours, and this was a lovely home to be showing off to prospective buyers.
I could have declined with the excuse that I had to spend time on my blog and other social media accounts - marketing my services from my keyboard. Yes, this is a viable and important aspect of our jobs, and an excellent way to keep customers apprised of the market.
But if I'd declined his request, I would have forfeited the opportunity to meet some VIP's (Very Interesting People), and that's exactly who I met. A wonderfully interesting Canadian couple living in the US, in the early planning stages of moving back and want to make Victoria their forever-home. They've made successful careers, and now want community and lifestyle to be the most important aspect of their lives. What an honour to spend time talking with them about their exciting future.
Another couple were sussing out properties while on a leisurely bike ride. They've been taking their time looking through Open Houses on weekends checking out home styles and neighbourhoods. They haven't been working with a REALTOR® and weren't familiar with Buyer's Agency, so I had an opportunity to share my knowledge with them - and how buyer's agents work specifically for them, not the Seller. They left more informed than when they arrived, and I was happy to have been able to help them out.
In the end, my choice to "Blog or Not to Blog" was a good one on Saturday. So if you're following my Blogs, Tweets and Posts, and I haven't updated for awhile - you'll know it's because I'm out spending time with people or previewing property for clients.
Happy Home Hunting!