Of course, since she was going to buy a whole farm it would be impossible for her not to go out and take a closer look. Thus, Su Tang directly told Hu Sande which farms she was interested in and asked him to arrange for her to be shown around. She told him that if she felt it was suitable, she would pay the money and buy the farm on the spot.
Understanding Su Tang’s intention to be straightforward, Hu Sande also didn’t say any more nonsense and immediately arranged, “Alright then little miss, please wait for a little while first. You can go and have a look at the first two plots that I mentioned later on this afternoon. But, as for the rest of them, I’m afraid that they are all relatively farther away, but if you use all day tomorrow we should be able to look at all of them. Is that alright with you?”
In this business, the buyers would definitely want to go take a look before buying anything, and the sellers would also want to send someone along to introduce things to the buyers properly. Brokers, as the people working in the middle, were responsible for communicating with both parties and arranging everything. This was basically the whole reason they could earn their commissions so, of course, the buyers and sellers would cooperate with them.
But, to be sure, Hu Sande still asked Su Tang to confirm. Of course, Su Tang gave the nod and said “Alright!”
She was coming out to buy land from the beginning, so she had known it would be a somewhat lengthy process and she had already told Song Yi and Su Nuo in advance that she wouldn’t be able to come back on the same day. Of course, before leaving she had also ensured that the Dessert Bar had enough raw materials to run for a few days without her. She knew she would need to stay overnight in the Qingyuan County Seat, but she hoped that two days would be enough to get everything done.
Of course, just buying the land wasn’t actually the most troublesome part. After all, land was land, so long as it was fertile and crops could grow on it, that would be enough and she could directly buy it. The more troublesome part was the tenants who lived on and worked the land. According to her requirements, they needed to be honest people who wouldn’t betray her so that the news of her new tomatoes and chili peppers could be delayed from leaking for as long as possible.
Although it was only a matter of time before the news got out since, after all, the diligence and wisdom of working people could never be underestimated, she still wanted to delay as much as she could in order to earn more profits later. Thus, she had no choice but to go out and inspect these farms personally.
After she finished setting everything up with Hu Sande and bid farewell, Su Tang sent the orange cat to tail him before leaving the Brokerage Office. Looking around, she found it was already noon.
By now, Niu’er had already finished his meal and fed the horse and was waiting outside the door. When he saw her coming out, Niu’er quickly stepped forward and called out: “Young miss, there you are!”
Su Tang nodded and directly boarded the carriage. At the same time, she ordered, “Bring me to the largest inn in the County Seat.”
Since she was going to be staying outside tonight, as a girl out on her own, she decided to just go to the largest and most reputable inn around in order to give herself a little more sense of security. Of course, she wouldn’t actually be sleeping in the inn at all, but rather inside her space.
Niu’er nodded and whipped the carriage into motion. A few moments later, he stopped in front of the door of Xingyue Inn. “Miss, this is the largest inn in the Qingyuan County Seat.”
Su Tang got out of the carriage and had a look around. The entranceway was large and bright, and as soon as she stepped inside an attendant approached and asked: “Does this young lady plan to stay in our inn? How many rooms do you need?”
“Give me one of your best rooms, somewhere quiet where I won’t be disturbed. Also, give my driver an ordinary room.” Su Tang replied.
The attendant nodded and led Su Tang upstairs while saying. “Young miss, please follow me!”
He directly led Su Tang up to a room on the third floor. The room was exquisitely decorated and had a window that didn’t face the main street, meaning it was still fairly quiet. Looking around, Su Tang nodded with satisfaction and said, “Acceptable!”
“This room costs three hundred copper coins a day, may I ask how many nights the young miss plans to stay?” Hearing her word of approval, the attendant quickly inquired how long she planned to stay.
Hearing that price, Su Tang couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow. This may be the County Seat, but that number really wasn’t small. Back then when Luo Xingchen had rented a whole courtyard in Qinghe Town, she had paid three hundred copper coins for a month, but now the same amount of money could only buy Su Tang one night of lodging here.
“We’ll stay for one night. How much will it cost altogether?” Su Tang took out her purse as she spoke.
“The young miss’ room is three hundred copper coins a night, and the little brother’s room is fifty copper coins a night, so 350 copper coins total.”
Su Tang nodded and passed over 350 copper coins.
After that, she passed over another ten copper coins and asked, “I wonder what the most famous restaurant here in the County Seat is?”
Seeing money in his hands, the smile on the attendant’s face became a few degrees more sincere. “If we’re speaking of the Qingyuan County Seat, the most famous restaurant is definitely Cuiwei House. The chef there is an expert with some rare fish dishes, and during this time of year Cuiwei House is the only restaurant that can still take out fresh fish to cook in their dishes.”
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