I got an email a couple of weeks ago from somebody. He was asking about places to live here in Davao. He really wants to live near the water. He already had an idea about living in Samal Island. His drawback was that he really needed good high speed internet access. He was worried that Samal is not equipped yet for that. Maybe the SmartBro will work, but its not for sure. I really helped do some research for him. He told me that he would compensate me for my time. So, he hired me to get things going for him.
I started by searching for a place for him to live here. He already gave me some details of what kind of place he wants. I also checked the internet access in the placse that I was looking at. I already had an idea where to look for a place for him. He told me how many rooms he wanted.
I was really eying for Samal because the whole Island is surrounded by water, and that is one of the things that he wanted. A few months ago a fellow from Samal contacted me asking if I could help him find people to rent his apartments, and I said sure. He knows that I know a lot of people in the internet. When he informed me of his apartment I didn’t check out the place right away because most of the people that made an inquiries are all wanting to live here in Davao City. Well, since this inquiry wanted to be near the water so I emailed the owner of the said apartment if I could see it as soon as possible. Well, as I keep on bugging the owner for them to show me the apartment it turn out that the apartment is not yet constructed. The owner told me that the construction will start next year. Wow, all along I really thought the apartment was waiting to be rented out. Oh well, I decided to search somewhere else then.
I already had some other places in mind too that are just here in the city. So off we went, me and my nephew to see if there were any available houses for rent there. I immediately told my nephew to drive down near the water like somewhere in Matina, Toril and Dumoy since that was this fellow wanted. As we drove near there I saw few houses that were for rent I called up the owner and asked them how much it will be rented for? I saw one house its just one street down the water and just looking outside its really nice. I called up the owner and she sent somebody to show me the house I was impressed. So I had my eye on that house to show the person that was inquiring. The owner just told me that they had that house vacated just few days before I saw it. So I told her that I was interested to show it to somebody who is arriving in Davao in a few days, she said no problem.
When I called back the owner the day the person inquiring arrived in Davao the owner informed me that it was already rented out just the day before I called her. I was really disappointed. Well, lucky for me there’s one house that’s just a few meters away from the beach that I found for rent. When my niece called them first they said its not for rent at the moment because they are thinking of renovating and doing some work outside and inside. I wanted it so bad I called them up I told them I want to rent their house that was near the water. They said that its okay and if its okay if while I am renting they can have their people work in the house? I said sure no problem. I told them I want to see the house first though, can I see it today? They showed me and its really nice and perfect for the guy that making the inquiry. All the stuff he mentioned to me he wanted for a house was there. I don’t even have to mention the internet if they have because I saw a bill on top of the kitchen counter while there. I was happy and pretty confident that the guy that inquiring would like the house I was hunting for him.
Really there were lots of houses that I looked at here in the city. I am just not sure if he likes living in the city. I am excited to show him all the houses I found for him. I am intending to show him first the house that I found near the water since that was his first preference. Not sure if he likes traveling a bit further in the city. Oh well, we will see what happens then. Watch out for my next entry to see if the guy was happy with the house hunting that I did and the orientation that I did for him since this is his first time in Mindanao.