I have had a great day today! So, I took advantage of Black Friday and went and bought some roller blades. As soon as I got home, I decided I had to try them out. Yes, I'm crazy, as the last time I had roller bladed was about 17 years ago and that was only for about 5 minutes! I got all strapped in, 10 minutes, and rolled out the door. Boy, are my streets hilly!! (yes, this is a real estate story so keep reading)
I'm going the last stretch to head home, and I'm trying to figure out the brakes, since it's a heal brake and not a toe brake like the good ol' roller skates! I'm swinging my arms every which way trying to keep my balance as I passed a house on the market with 3 of the workers standing there looking at me (new home). I joked from the street that I was their entertainment for the day. All of a sudden, one guy starts giving me pointers on what to do and this and that. He was very nice.
He turns out to be the builder of the house!! He's building three houses in the neighborhood on the final three lots. He tells me that it's his sister-in-law who asked him to build the houses and it's a friend of the sister who has them listed, though he doesn't really work this area. I told him I would "skate" home and get him my cards in case they wanted to make a change to someone who does work the area.
When I get back, he asks if I work in Rowlett, which is a suburb near the lake and about 10-15 minutes from me. I told him yes since we keep our boat at that lake. He tells me he's building 16 homes in a small community starting at $139k and that we need to go out next week to look at it and see how I can help him!!!
Did I just, potentially, get new business because I finally decided to go buy some roller blades??!! That's amazing. Plus, I brought him home to my husband so he could look at our plans for a covered patio. I emailed him the architech plans and he's going to send me a quote by Monday!!
The day has been long thus far, but well worth it!!