This is a year that I am driving less, what about you?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

With the Covid-19, it seems I am putting less miles on my Lincoln this year and let I am doing more in sales this year with even being shut down part of Mar and April till May 9.

Makes me thinking about keeping my car a extra year compare to other years.  Some clients are driving by homes first, which I encourage them to do.  With a shortage of homes on the market buyers need to move faster to buy a home. 

I also notice that I am saving money on gas this year.  I guess my budget is changing lots this year.

How about yours.

Comments (16)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

In this pandemic, it's easier to not travel and it's totally expected that many tasks are done virtually.... it's important to stay healthy and safe.

Jul 28, 2020 11:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am with you on this Barbara.

 

Jul 28, 2020 12:06 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Will Hamm As a NYC kid, I learned to drive when I was 18, but for a whole bunch of reasons I never actually set foot in a car again to drive it until I was 35 or so. Faithfully renewed my license because, hey, ID. Took baby lessons all over again when I planned a move to CA, swore for the first three months of CA life that I'd rather drive a horse. Still only grudgingly admit that driving is OK sometimes. And I HATE cars - never wash mine, always drive them until the engine might fall out. But here's the irony - I'm still going on-site to clients ALOT. My mileage has barely shifted. Phooo. Lauren

Jul 28, 2020 12:10 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will,

And gas prices have come down for a while and then back up since most are driving for vacations.  We are driving less.  A

Jul 28, 2020 12:43 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I've been driving less for a couple of years now Will Hamm BUT this COVID-19 year my vehicle is now getting about 2 months to tank of gas.

Jul 28, 2020 12:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Will - lots of changes in life create opportunities for thought and action. 

Jul 28, 2020 01:16 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Will Hamm,

I'm definitely driving less! Most buyers are looking at the virtual tours online to see if they even want to see the homes!. Sellers are signing listing agreements, offers etc. through DocuSign which is a huge time saver and no driving activity!

Jul 28, 2020 04:14 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Will.

I am driving a little less this year, but not much.  I still average about 2,000 miles per month

Jul 29, 2020 01:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not driven my car since March.

Take care and have a great day.

Jul 29, 2020 06:47 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I am too, except work has been super busy the last couple months...slowing down a bit now

Jul 29, 2020 08:01 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am likely driving a lot less as well even though I love driving My Boy Blue these days!

Jul 29, 2020 09:49 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Will Hamm - I am driving less and my expenses are down but income is holding.

Jul 29, 2020 12:22 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Haven't noticed the difference Will. We're probably driving about the same as we are going further away from our usual neighborhoods and buyers are looking at more because homes are selling quickly!

Jul 29, 2020 03:57 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I fueled up once between mid-March and Mid April. But, then we got the essential ranking and the flood gates opened. Now, I think I've driven more April to July than I did in 2019 total.

Jul 29, 2020 11:07 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Will

I now know what driving like a little old lady means, cheers cvc

Jul 30, 2020 09:51 AM
Carol Culkin
Diamond Partners Inc - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Residential Real Estate

My car sits in the garage a lot. My husband's too. I'm starting to wonder if we even need to be a two car couple! 

Aug 01, 2020 07:03 PM