Bus Drivers, Man (& New Listing!)

Bus Drivers, Man (& New Listing!)

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/16/21

Are you tired? I’m tired. Why you may ask? I had my max deadlift at CrossFit! I went from 200 lbs. to 205! Thank you very much. But straight after that admirable feat, I had to run home to get the kids ready for and off to school. They take the bus, which is helpful, but the other day Sterling got off the bus crying because the kids, and the bus driver, were calling him Scooter.
I guess they call him that because he’s not sitting in his seat, he kind of scoots around. I mean, if the kid is crying and you’re a grown person, do you think you should be allowing it to continue? I also found out that the bus driver was telling the kids to steal their mom’s credit cards and bring them to him. I mean, What?
Obviously, I confronted the driver and asked about the name-calling, and he got super defensive and said that Sterling needed to sit in his seat. It was a strange encounter, and I did tell the driver not to resort to name-calling. I need to learn more about the credit card thing.

I have heard there’s a shortage of bus drivers around here, but, I mean, there’s gotta be someone better. No?
On a much better note, I’m going to a polo club tomorrow with a client (who has become a friend). I’ve never been, and I’m really looking forward to checking it out. Also, I’ve met some of her friends at a birthday party, and they were all cool, so it should be a fun time.

Colorado Realtor® Stuff

I had a closing yesterday morning with clients who I have come to love. They are so happy, and they were such a pleasure to work with; I’m sad the experience is over. Their house was listed at $1.15 million and went under contract in one day at $1.2. Heaven. They’re headed east now, and I will genuinely miss them. 
After that closing, I raced to my new listing. It’s in the Pleasant Park corridor. It’s a very peaceful and lovely 1446 square foot 1/1 technically, but it has a loft that would be a great bedroom. Lots of new stuff. I staged it (which I love to do), and it looks pretty darn good. 
Incidentally, the company whose furniture I use to stage does all the hard work, dropping it off, moving it around, setting it up it’s excellent.
I’m also getting professional pictures done by this new photography company that lets me do this commercial-type thing to introduce the house. It’s awesome. I haven’t done it yet, so I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m also creating some short ads for Hulu. So, yeah, lots of good stuff. 
Okay, I got a new buyer client, and we looked all around Denver a couple of nights ago. It’s so congested there! I always seem to forget about that. Anyway, nice guy, the client. I’m staying vigilant and will hopefully find him a great urban space that he feels comfortable in. 
One more fun fact: I’ve been inducted into the luxury division of Keller Williams! It’s a cool step in my career, and I’m feeling pretty snazzy about it.
So, buyers, your time is coming. Between Halloween and New Year’s, it’s a great opportunity for you to hit the market hard. Many people stop the search during the cold weather and the holidays, meaning competition drops. If you’re in the market, stay there! Let’s get you in a house. Call me.
That’s it for now. Stay safe and be kind and do some research on your kids’ bus drivers!

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