was not sure I want to be handed a bill every month. So I told City Different I was giving myself one year to work for someone else. I talked toDavid Barker and I went to work for Barker Realty.
The second thing I did was to enroll myself in a Spanish class at Santa Fe Community College so I could pronounce the names of the streets here. Because I’d call Dana at Sotheby’s or Vicki at Santa Fe Properties to make an appointment and I’d stumble through the name and they’d always say, “Susan, do you mean...?” They were taking great care ofme, but it was time to take a course, and our community college is so great.
And meanwhile you figured out that these houses are not all adobes, and there’s a great variety.
You drive down a street and you have to tell people, Yes, there’s a $3 million house on a dirt road. And you drive down another street and you see a wall and you have no idea what’s behind it until you show it or get in to see it. It’s just amazing. But the people I meet, the diversity here is wonderful, and it’s the same with the homes.
And it’s changing. The people at Las Campanas Realty just told me that 70 percent of the new homes out there are contemporary design now.