by Greg Stidham, REALTOR®
Wakeup! Drive downtown. Pickup litter.
Does this sound like a fun way to spend a Sunday morning? Why yes, it does.
It seems perfectly appropriate that my first blog post as a real estate agent would be about a thankless community service event. I’ve participated in many during my years, enjoying each one, and always found it rewarding to be doing good things.
On Sunday, November 14, 2021, a baker’s half dozen of my fellow Coldwell Banker Select agents and I met in Downtown Davis, California. The weather was cool and foggy. The sound of workers with power tools renovating a nearby restaurant echoed as other shops began to wake up from a busy Saturday night.
We scurried around wearing our neon yellow safety vests and offered each other occasional commentary on items we found stuck in bushes or pressed onto a curb. Every so often, a passerby would ask me what crew I was with, perhaps hoping we were performing community service for bad decisions made.
“No crew”, I’d say with a smile. “We are volunteers trying to make the area look beautiful.” They seemed surprised and a little confused but after a pause, would reply – “that’s cool”.
Two hours passed quickly and we began to wrap up. As we completed the slow process of picking up the remaining litter along the sidewalk, I stopped to turn back and view the now tidy sidewalk.
This place cleans up good.