Did anyone notice? Have you looked up lately? There's actually a picture on my blog's banner! The talent that's floating around my network amazes me. A new client mentioned he'd been cruising my web sites. As we chatted, my blog banner (really my lack of banner) came into the conversation. The mental image floating in my head was hard to put to words, but I shared a bit. We talked about a flash application and its disadvantages for the dial-up consumer. Never did it occur to me that we were doing anything more than just casually chatting. At our next house tour, I was handed three paper illustrations of what I had quickly described in our conversation. For the computer savvy, the techy, the banner may not be as great a feat as it is to me. It was exactly what I was looking for but had neither the time nor talent to create. There was my "vision" made tangible in green and black. Just like I imagined it, but better! My talented client not only had the ability to create what I was imagining, but listened to my mental description! What would have taken me days to do a tiny bit as well, he created in part of a lunch hour! Thank you, Brian!
In case you hadn't figured it out yet from the banner, my blog is about real estate and St. Paul and a bit of life. Real estate is such a vast subject with so many variables at play that it's like cutting a paper snowflake. One keeps snipping away until the snowflake appears or the transaction is complete. Each sale is as different and unpredictable as the final snowflake was in kindergarten. What will be the final outcome of a negotiation? It depends on what and who is snipping away. What will be the final choice in financing? It depends on what and who is snipping away. What will be the result of an inspection or an appraisal or a contingency or . . . It depends on what and who is snipping away!