Old Stuff About Living In Tooele County Utah
I came across some old stuff about living in Tooele County Utah that we wrote about 6 or 7 years ago. As I read thru what seemed to be important back then is still worth comment in today's market.
I'm going to re post the entire article and just insert my thoughts where I think they fit.
First let me mention that the title of the blog-post was off putting. In fact I don't think I titled in correctly back then.
I have re-titled the article to reflect more about what we are talking about. (the new title is not such a world beater either). But... Here goes...
It occurred to me yesterday that in Tooele we may be relying too much on technology.
As is so often the case with me, it can take a whole series of seemingly non-related events to get one blog post to formulate in my mind. This morning was one of those times.
What was true then is still true. My mind is still not very disciplined.
In this case, a combination of a weekend manning the phones while Berna deals with a sinus infection and one of the first decent snowstorms of the year combined in the weird abyss that is my mind. As an aside, there's probably a reason why Berna doesn't let me near the phones very often. Or Real Estate clients either, for that matter.
We live in a semi-rural area 30 miles away from the Wasatch Front, or as those from outside the area might know it, Salt Lake City. With nearly 7000 agents in the Salt Lake Board, nearly half of our transaction sides involve what I would call an 'out of area' agent.
So, what does this have to do with anything?
The second call was regarding feedback I had left with an agent regarding a home Berna and I had showed to a client the previous day in Grantsville. I told her it was a beautiful home that showed very well, but likely wouldn't work for our client. She was somewhat offended when I suggested that it was priced significantly higher than I felt was realistic. She told me that she had priced it accurately because she'd used the CMA program in our MLS.
In reality, this is a very cool system, and we use it ourselves. However, like many 'systems' it can only account for things like neighborhoods, high traffic streets, etc. only if we manually add them, because the machine doesn't know any better. Is it a beautiful home that's overbuilt for the area? Is the house bordered on two sides by mobile home parks? Bus stop in front of it? High truck traffic? The list could go on and on, and if you don't know the property, and the area it sits in, then you can't blame the machine!
What actually got me putting this all together in my mind was the trip I took this morning to meet with some of Berna's clients at a design center for a builder. The builder constructs new homes in Tooele, but has a showroom in Sandy, a city some 50 miles from where we live.
Out of the eight vehicles that I saw from that point in the ditch, six of them were sport utility vehicles or trucks that could be reasonably expected to have 4-wheel drive. The other two were very new vehicles that I would expect to have some sort of traction control and ABS brakes. As I passed them in my 25 year old Porsche, equipped with neither high tech system, only a set of very good snow tires, it occurred to me that those drivers, in addition to not using the sense God gave a goose, were obviously relying much too heavily on the technology that the car companies have given us, ostensibly to make us safer.Their 'skills' (if they'd ever had them!) had eroded from non-use.
So, what's the lesson here? Like in any other endeavor, our success can't be achieved solely with gadgets and technology. They are excellent tools, but they are only that. Without knowledge and good sense applied as well, they may just be expensive paperweights. I hope that we will all use a combination of 'old school' skills and tech wizardry, or we may all be in the ditch, literally and figuratively!
That's when I realized, In Tooele UT, we may be relying too much on technology.
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