My property has been on the market for almost a year now. We have been holding out for the best buyer we could find but we now that in this market, you have to take what you can get. Our house is pretty nice, a good neighborhood, only about a 30 minute drive from the city. We have had a lot of great memories in this house. Our first son was born here and this is the first place I ever completed a Rubik cube, was right in this living room. It is a great place but we are doing a little better than we use to and we want o be in a slightly more upper und part of the city. This is what I thought until last Tuesday a person came to see our home and made me completely second guess my decision.
We are acting as the realtors on out sale so we had a meeting with a couple last Tuesday afternoon and my wife and I were both waiting to show these potential buyers our home. When they showed up, they seemed normal enough. We took them around the property, they asked us a few questions about the area and the school that were part of our zone and they said that they wanted to make us an offer. The offer they made us was good, very good. Everything seemed to be inline but as we were making small chat I asked the woman what she did for a living and when she responded that she was a neurosurgeon, I almost fell over.
All of a sudden I start to see this old house in a whole new light. I mean, if a person who does brain surgery wants to live here, maybe this is lot better piece of property than I had originally thought. These people who work on the brain, they are some of the most brilliant minds we have in society today. To become a doctor you have to study for like 10 years and then you still have to do your internship and there are constant license renewals and the whole nine yards. I asked myself if I was willing to give up a property that attracted such an elite crowd. I started to imagine what might happen if all of a sudden the whole block fills up with doctors and before you know it, this will have become the most expensive property in the city. The whole block will be filled with neurosurgeons and back pain experts and the guys that work with lungs and hearts and everything.
I told the couple that we appreciated their handsome offer but that we were going to have to give it some thought. As for me, I have already decided that we are not going to move. If this place is about to become so elegant, we are going to burrow in and let the elegance come to us, instead of chasing it all the way across town.