This week I debated the wisdom of holding a Father's Day open house. Traditional wisdom in my area says Mother's Day is a good open house day, but Father's Day is dead.
After consideration, I went ahead and held open a 2-bedroom condominium at 1963 Rock Street in Mt. View, California. I'm glad I did! While the number of groups through wasn't large -- 7 groups total -- it was extremely well-received.
A brief description of those who came by today:
- a very artistic man, who currently rents and believes this is now a great time to buy -- he was looking for a place close to his employment in Palo Alto (we're less than 10 minutes away--without getting on the freeway!) that has drama, plenty of wall space for all his art, and balconies (we have 3) or patio for his specimen plants. He LOVES the unit -- spent about 45 minutes there, and left after giving me his contact information. I promised to get more information to him
- a couple whose adult daughter lives in the complex; their son has just relocated to this area. After spending about 20 minutes there, they came back a second time with the son, daughter, son-in-law.
- an agent with her client
- a family (mom, dad, baby daughter) who live a couple of miles away; his in-laws visit from another country, and come for extended periods--they are looking for a place for the in-laws, and to use as a possible rental in the future. The in-laws were there, too.
- a neighbor who has lived in the complex for 5 years -- curious, but a great contact nonetheless, and might know someone interested
- a man biking by, saw the signs and stopped in. I could give him a bottle of water and my card -- you never know!
- I can't remember! Before I could jot down my note to myself, others came, and I forget!
So--this was definitely a worthwhile way to spend 3 hours.
And now, my granddaughter and I are heading out to buy pizza (my husband's request) so we can have nice family time and let him know how much we appreciate him -- on Father's Day and every day.
I hope your day brought lots of good things you're way. And Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!