Here is a cruise through Del Cerro, which is across the freeway from SDSU. The video didn’t pick up my intro that described what realtors can do in a low-inventory environment – expand the target zone, just like buyers should. After a short stint in P.B., I spent my early years in a Mission Valley office (Century 21 Campbell and Associates/Merrill Lynch Realty) and cut my teeth in central San Diego, so areas like Del Cerro are like going home for me:
JtR’s Real Estate History
by Jim the Realtor | May 1, 2017 | About the author, Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market | 3 comments
Ya know Jim… I’ve watched you since 2005. I think we’re a lot alike (I’m older than you and in a completely different business). I tried to keep up with technology in the last 20 years but now I feel like I totally missed the boat. It’s not the technology… it’s the people skills. People skills don’t change.
Some people say I’m living in the past. Maybe so, but I really liked the past. The money is much better today but there’s something about the past that just feels better.
Feel free to edit or completely delete my post if it’s not appropriate.
Yeah Game, I’m with you. People skills don’t change, but what is different now is whether people have any or not. Most don’t.
You might agree that today our primary relationship is with our smartphone – even married people!
The sales business is a lost art, and it’s turned into high-tech order-taking instead. Society has become numb to lousy service, and we expect it everywhere we go because the extra effort required to be in relationship with people is now a painful burden.
> You might agree that today our primary relationship is with our smartphone – even married people! <
So true. At CVS, when I pickup a prescription they want to scan my iphone. I thought it was cool at first. Very efficient. But nobody wants to talk any more. I guess talking is a lost art.
Remember when people really watched a sunset on the beach in PB? I don't think I ever saw a green flash. Now the kids are looking at their iphones and nobody is talking.
My wife and I were married 41 years ago this week. Maybe it was that '76 Vega I saw last month at a car show. I didn't really see the Vega… I saw our wedding!