About Bike Ride Home
Years ago, on one of my first days as a Boston realtor, I drove from Fenway to South Boston, and decided to drive Commonwealth Ave through Back Bay. Yes, I know that this was a bad decision now; not to mention it was a back time of the day [4:30pm] and year [mid May] to be driving. From Back Bay West to the Public Gardens, just over a mile away, I drove for one hour. I could have crawled faster. The truth is, most times of the day, it is faster to get around the main hub via bicycle than any other method (helicopter and teleportation excluded). In such a difficult real estate market, haste is essential. Not to mention, bicycle riding is healthier for the rider and the globe. Bike Ride Home was officially conceptualized.
Let’s not worry about automobile traffic, gas expenditures and parking. Instead, let’s bike to and from the apartments that may become your home.
I do have access to a vehicle, and if need be, I can volunteer to drive. But assume for a minute that I have two customers available to view apartments in the same day; one wants to drive, the other wants to ride. The bike rider will have a more efficient and enjoyable home search, with me as their guide.
I highly recommend wearing a helmet. There are bicycle traffic rules, that I abide by most often. If you do not have a bike, there’s a hubway on nearly every corner. And, although I ride frequently, I am not very fast; so please don’t leave me in the dust. After all, I have the keys.
Thank you for your support
About Ian Phipps
As a fourth generation Realtor, Ian might argue that his career in real estate began early at his Grandmother’s Warwick, Rhode Island agency when she taught him to greet her clients, answer phones and assemble brochures. He was seven. Years later, Ian began working as a licensed real estate agent while an undergrad at Boston College.
After college, Ian left Boston to be closer to his family, the ocean and more available parking. With lived experience in Rio de Janeiro and San Salvador, Ian speaks Portuguese and Spanish, which proved useful in distinguishing him among other agents in Rhode Island’s more tumultuous market.
Recently, Ian returned to New England’s Capitol, Boston, for a change of scenery with a recovering-market work ethic.
In the field and on the job, Ian feels a strong connection to the land and the properties he visits, but his raison d’être is serving the people and families he encounters. After all, “under all is the land.”
When looking for an agency in Boston, Ian quickly recognized Charlesgate Realty as a beacon with a reputation for ethics, relationships and results. He then thought, “that’s where I want to be.” The rest is past tense.
Contact Ian by email or phone (401.640.7096) to talk about finding your next home.