Thursday July 16, 2015
Well, our theme park days were done. We slept in on Thursday since we were going pretty strong for the previous two days. And funny, the 16 hours in Magic Kingdom never caught up to me, I cannot say the same for my friend. He zonked out as soon as we got back to the room from Epcot, and didn’t wait up until after 9:00 AM Thursday morning. But still had time to make our 10:00 AM ADR for Kona Cafe. Can we say TONGA TOAST??????
Since we had no real plans for the last two days, I went ahead and booked a tour at Golden Oak. For those unfamiliar, Golden Oak is a private residential development, where Four Season is located, by Disney right on Walt Disney World property. But before we took the tour at Golden Oak, we drove around for a bit checking out all the new developments in the area. We even stopped at a new development to look around. The agent was nice enough to take us into a model apartment. I forget the name of the development, but I can tell you the apartments were really nice. Luxury apartments are renting for $1350 a month. In my area, luxury apartments rent for $2600 and up, depending on how many bedrooms.
We then drove over to Golden Oak. I booked the tour not as a buyer but as another real estate agent interested in the development and setting my sites on making business contacts in Florida. Now, as per our regulations, I cannot claim Golden Oak as my own listing. But I sure can find buyers and refer them to the agent I met. Now, if I only knew millionaires!!!!
The agent came out to meet us in the waiting area. She showed up the model of the land, and explained where the new homes were about to be built. We watched a video they send out to potential buyers before we left to view the homes in person.
She took us in her vehicle and drove over to the first model home. We walked in and my jaw dropped to the floor. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I was lost for words. Huge living room. Huge master bedroom. Heck, the bathroom was the size of many bedrooms I see when showing homes or apartments in my town. And I’m only talking the toilet bowl area, not including the shower. Each home had an elevator to take you to the second floor. And the contractors would theme your bedroom to anything you want. The rooms we saw had a Frozen theme, a pirates theme, and a Cinderella theme. I was told they would even do a Star Wars theme for you. If I only had millions of dollars to spend, I’d have my very own Star Wars themed bedroom in my mansion at Golden Oak.
We met some upper managers in charge of running Golden Oak. Each was extremely nice. They seemed to appreciate the interest I was showing in Golden Oak. We explained how I was an agent hoping to drum up some business and refer potential buyers.
Before we left, the agent and her broker gave me marketing materials to bring back to my broker, and of course, for myself. I’m back three weeks now and still trying to find out how to market these homes without sounding as if they are my listings. I’ll figure it out though. I’m that determined. I’ve just been very busy since I been back.
After Golden Oak, we went back to Walmart. My friend and I picked up some snacks for the room, and something to drink. We also bought more bottles of water for our journey home on Saturday.
Earl of Sandwich was dinner again on Thursday night. We hopped on the bus at BoardWalk to Downtown Disney. My friend wanted to walk through World of Disney. Who was I to object? I like how they redid the cash registers. The store feels a little more roomy now. The expansion of the store should help even more with the overcrowding.
We grabbed our sandwiches from Earl and went back to the room. This time we sat on the balcony eating dinner. The room over looked the pool with the clown face slide. We had a view of Tower of Terror, and were able to hear Fantasmic as we dined. Then we saw the Frozen fireworks as we continued to sit outside.
The night was growing old, and time was getting late, so we went back inside. We picked on some of the chips we bought while watching Disney’s Must Do’s again. I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore, so I called it a night.
We were heading into our last full day, and we had something planned, which I set up on Wednesday, and finalized on Thursday.
Next up: Friday July 17, 2015