As you may have noticed dear readers, experiences with clients usually seep their way into this blog. Some real estate agents consider this taboo; for me, if there’s something I can address in a general way that may answer a future buyer’s question, all the better.
So on Thursday I drove to a location I’m not allowed to mention for reasons soon to become obvious and pick up someone for a purpose I can’t describe. After handing me a cup of coffee, the alleged person says “today is off the record.”
Actually, this probably was just as well as the alleged person and I had a couple of things in common which made most of the conversations thoroughly enjoyable personally and utterly useless for a real estate blog.
After further discussions over a second beverage (I didn’t receive clearance, but I’m going to tell you it was the Four Peaks Hefeweizen at Oregano’s – a local microbew at a local pizza place – excellent choices, both), here’s what I am allowed to share:
- Square footage is less important than layout when the differences are a few dozen square feet. A poor layout can make the much larger property seem far smaller.
- Location matters when you’re looking for something to turn into a vacation rental.
- Being next to a golf course isn’t necessarily a critical aspect of that location. Easy access to the Valley’s freeway system is because of the draws of spring training, golf, and hockey.
- Get an orange slice if possible with the Four Peaks hefe instead of a lemon as the lemon can overwhelm the flavor.
If not for a day filled with youth soccer and the Phoenix Coyotes’ first preseason game, I might be finding one of those hefes myself.[tags]Phoenix real estate[/tags]