My agents got first vote and that is about the answer that I got. I just got a few more votes in and the numbers are now more like 55 / 45. So the office is even less decided. (I even sent the vote out saying that the HIGH DECK option is for "HOPE AND CHANGE", because it seems to work for the other guy)
Basically, if I go with High, you will come out onto a concrete slab or a pavers and then you have the option of going up to the high deck. If I go low, you will still come out but stay at one level. I just want to make a nice place to get away during the day and a place to entertain BVR clients as this market returns. And the shaded area under the high deck, if I go that route, will become a small garden an sitting area.
I also plan to put some music out there.
I just bought a bunch of TREX decking. So I want to do this right.
Your Friend and Fellow Realtor,
If you wanted to do a little entertaining, and opened up the french doors, which would give you a better view? It might end up being a nice place to "get away" for your agents who feel a little stressed. I say go "high".
It would be a thoughtful gesture and I think your agents would appreciate it. Invite us over when it's done!
Do Yooouuuu DOUBT...My considerable Building skills?????
Just kidding! Great point. I am having plans drawn up no matter which way I go. But when I build, I over build. The first doghouse I ever built as a kid is still standing and I think it is on it's 9th or 10th tenant. Damn, now I gotta call my mom and ask about the dogs....
Thanks guys and I promise a party when this thing is done...
Gary De Pury
Bay Vista Realty & Investments, Inc.
Chairman, Communications Committee
Director, Florida Association of REALTORSÂ®
1) I love your photo. Very sweet.
2) I love the Tampa area--especially Ybor City. Great cigar shops--and pasta at the Spaghetti Factory excellent!
3) I don't know why you mentioned the commission split, but I like it what you're doing.
4) In response to your question, I'm not a big fan of high decks. The space under decks always seem like a waste--although the shade may be welcomed in sunny Florida--and there's always that safety concern. How about a nice stone patio at ground or near-ground level, and a lovely balcony off the conference room. That would give you the best of both worlds: a beautiful view from above and a nice outdoor area below.