Finally, yesterday we got a first glimpse of summer in Central Maryland after a pretty wet spring thus far. It was a gorgeous day!
I had an appointment to meet with the appraiser at my listing in Dayton, MD which sits on a beautiful private lot and comes with a 20 x 40 in-ground pool. Per usual, I arrived a bit earlier to walk the property, turn on some lights, and make sure everything looked good.
At the end of my tour I paused in the sunroom, taking in the view, before stepping out onto the deck. The sun felt amazing. There was a gentle breeze and I swear I could hear the pool whisper to come for a swim.
Oh the temptation! Jumping into the water and working poolside for the rest of the day sounded just perfect to me.
But, I didn't bring a bathing suit, I had a listing appointment to go to after, and just as I was about to dip my big toe into the pool, the appraiser pulled into the driveway.
I definitely consider it one of the perks of being a REALTOR to get to admire gorgeous properties and impeccable homes, craftsmanship and architectural details, beautiful decorations and clever use of space..
And occasionally a front porch, or backyard, or pool that beckons you to stay a while.
Of course I would never give into the temptation without an invitation and definitely not while conducting business, but during those brief moments of tranquility, I enjoyed the thought and this unexpected rejuvenating pause in the midst of a busy day week Spring.
*On another note, I understand that not many agents will make the time to meet with the appraiser. I consider it part of my job description, there's always so much more info to relay that did not fit neatly into one of the MLS listing boxes. Plus, every meeting is an opportunity to learn and grow. I can count on one hand the number of times I've not been able to meet the appraiser in the last 18 years. In those cases, my partner in Real Estate Cherie will expertly cover for me.