Here are some stress points of the weekend:
*The realtor does not speak English but her colleague did...a little. Thank goodness.
*After seeing the first unit, I was able to convey that clean and modern bathrooms are a priority.
*Driving around only resulted in one minor fender bender. Although angry words were exchanged and my realtor was most probably at fault, no cops were called and we just continued on our merry way.
* If you can't show the actual apartment it's ok for female realtors to knock on strangers' doors and ask to look around a similar unit.
*The realtors collect their fee the day the contract is written, not the day it is signed. I spent a lot of money today with not a lot to show for it.
Here are some reasons to be excited:
*The apartment is located close to the Aegean Sea, the metro, biking, ferries, cinemas, malls, restaurants, tennis, swimming...
*Guests will want to visit me because they will have their own private bedroom and bathroom, and super awesome, friendly, cool tour guide to show them around.
So, the reservation line is open. I hope you'll come see me in Izmir (Ancient Smyrna, Ephesus, St. Mary's House, Cesme and more) all about an hour away.