If you are wondering why there are a distinct lack of posts over the past few months, it is because I have been so busy working with clients.
Have they driven me to Prosecco, (or Camel Valley) or were we celebrating? Â A good question which I will attempt to answer as honestly as I can without causing offence. Â Firstly, I am always very grateful when a fresh potential client contacts me and we both nervously have (usually) an email chat and a few phone calls before we can decide if we can work together. Â Of course an initial enquiry is always worthy of celebration so out comes the Prosecco (always a bottle chilling in the fridge for such occasions – although I would recommend an hour or two in the freezer first along with frosted glasses from said freezer).
Hey presto – we bond and a contract is signed …….. thank God another reason to have a glass of Prosecco (or on these occasions I often push the boat out and treat myself to a bottle of chilled Â Cornish Camel Valley Champagne). Â Here the hard work begins. Â Unfortunately the property portals only allow for location, number of bedrooms and price so the initial trawl is overwhelming and emotionally exhausting. Â The nitty gritty can only be found out from the agent and from viewings, so after a long day on my laptop and waiting for the listing negotiator to call me back, I am desperate for a Prosecco or two (glasses that is – not bottles).
Next, I am spending days driving round the county often having to stop for refreshments – you guessed it, obviously only one as driving and I can often be found in some fabulous seafront watering hole with said glass writing up my viewing reports.
I’ve missed the bit about meeting clients ….. I usually arrange to meet for lunch so I can really get to know my clients and I am so relieved when I find out that they enjoy a glass of wine with luncheon. Â I did have delightful clients from America who flew over for a 3 day viewing trip who didn’t drink at all ….. I stayed at the hotel with them as they had travelled so far ….. had a bottle of ice cold Camel Valley waiting for them in the sunshine outside the hotel …… they were horrified!
Then there are the days when I come back having driven all over Cornwall and need to write up 4 viewing reports ….. God invented Prosecco for this very reason.
The perfect property is found, negotiating begins …. nerves are frazzled …. you guest it ….. then a sale is agreed (need I say more) and then completion which definitely involves Camel Valley for me and my clients along with a picnic hamper (for them not me).
Trouble is, I have had said Prosecco and instead of relaxing and re-charging batteries for tomorrows onslaught I feel the urge to do a blog! Â Hoorah!