Random Thoughts on a Spring Saturday

The “experts” tell me this is exactly the kind of post that shouldn’t be written on a real estate blog – not SEO-friendly and all – but you know what? We’ll all live.

  • Not sure if I’ve written it here so directly but, for those who don’t know, before I was a real estate agent I was a sportswriter. In fact, I continue to work to this day as a free-lance writer for the Associated Press. March is like Christmas for local sportswriters thanks to spring training and I’m no different. My real estate days usually are split in two – mornings and evenings – while the afternoon is spent either at the Surprise Recreation Campus or the Maryvale Baseball Complex where I’m reporting for the AP bureaus in Dallas and Milwaukee, respectively.
  • Logical question – how does this impact my clients? Not at all, actually. I simply “x” out the middle appointment on my calendar and, if I’m absolutely not available, I’ve got buyers’ agents who are. And for sellers? Well, since I’m not one of those agents who claim open houses are anything more than vehicles for attaining buyers for homes other than yours, I don’t do open houses anyway. And I still have my cell phone, still have my laptop, still have MLS access … not sure the press box is much different than my couch, in that respect.
  • If you’re the type who prefers the appearance of activity versus actual work, you may want to skip the above paragraph. But we’re probably not meant to work together anyway.
  • My wife suggested I merge spring training with real estate by talking about what’s available for sale around the various ballparks. So, let’s plan on doing this starting on Monday with Surprise Stadium. Deal?
  • Last and certainly not least, today marks my parents’ 44th wedding anniversary. And so to them, a very, very happy anniversary.

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at allphoenixrealestate.com.