Well, I was on vacation anyway, but I’m back and I will get back to writing very soon.
In the meantime, here are some bullet points about what I’ve been up to lately including vacation, my trip today to Jubilee in Los Lunas, wood floors and appraisal issues.
- What does vacation look like for a busy Albuquerque Realtor? Well, it does not resemble a normal vacation, that’s for sure. For one thing, the idea of taking a whole week off is just out of the question, and second, the idea of not answering an email, text or phone call from a client is just not an option. But hey, when I signed up to be a Realtor, I knew I was signing up for a job that requires hard work and sacrifice. And I embrace it.
- A few interesting issues have arisen since I’ve been back, and I’m in the process of writing up a few posts for publishing over the next week. Today, I spent two hours down at Jubilee, the only real alternative to Del Webb’s Alegria for people looking for a 55 and older active adult community in the Albuquerque Metro Area. Jubilee is under new ownership and I was impressed by what I saw.
- I’ll also be publishing an article weighing the pros and cons of real wood versus engineered wood flooring. I’ve been meeting with flooring companies getting estimates on a listing I have that needs a small flooring repair at a house in high desert. I’ve also been considering replacing carpet in my personal residence with wood, so I’ve been reading online and speaking with local flooring companies trying to make an informed decision.
- Appraisals continue to present interesting challenges to say the least. I have had several issues with appraisals lately, and not with the values the appraisers are bringing in, but notes about property condition plus the declining quality of appraisal reports. I’ll have plenty to say about that soon as I have had three transactions that were greatly affected by strange appraisal issues recently.
- One last thing, on a personal note…I just had the best month of my real estate estate career, closing over one million in sales. Indeed, the real estate market has heated up nicely. Of course it’s not all about the money, it’s about the opportunity to help people make “smart decisions about the buying and selling of Albuquerque real estate.” Hey that’s part of my mission statement. Here’s my mission statement in it’s entirety: “to assist families and individuals in making wise decisions about the buying and selling of Albuquerque real estate and to operate a succesful business that exemplifies good moral judgment, christian principles, competence and character.”