Lottie Kendall and I have been following each other but have never spoken on the phone. We have had a few challenges now in Active Rain. I had sent an email though Active Rain to Lottie. Unfortunately, it was never received through the system, but she did catch my voice message and called me back. We spent close to an hour catching up on things.
Lottie has been in Real Estate for 24 years. Prior to that she worked at a medical center, raised her children, and ran her own bookkeeping service. I enjoy reading Lottie’s blogs about her lifestyle living in the bay area and San Francisco in particular. Lottie loves nature. She enjoys walking the city and hiking in the beautiful northern California countryside. I have been to San Francisco 3 or 4 times and love all the natural and man-made wonders she has at her doorstep.
Lottie and I were talking about the similarities in both of our areas. Both are high price areas although I don’t think anyone can top San Francisco or the Silicon Valley. Here is something we discussed. Do people want to live in the big city with what they have seen with Covid? And why can’t someone now work for the Silicon Valley or for a company in Manhattan by telecommuting. They have been doing it for the last several months. Housing is very expensive in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. This is true also in the New York Metro area. You can go much farther from the metro center and see savings in housing. It seems people might be doing that.
We also talked about the generations in the workplace. Lottie has her 27 year old granddaughter working for her and it seems to be working out well. Right now, millennials are the largest generation in the workplace. This should really work out well for Lottie and her granddaughter because she is able to understand and anticipate the needs of the next big generation of home buyers. Here is Lottie with her granddaughter Rachael.
A wonderful time talking to Lottie. I hope we get to meet in person soon.
Hannah Williams and Kathy Streib , I will be back with two more before August 31, 2020.