I Forgot My Cell Phone

Real Estate Agent with Metro West Realty GA RE#258608

I had an unusual Saturday recently – I was home working around the house! (Saturday’s are usually a working day for a REALTOR.) I was working on a project and needed a quick “Home Depot run” to pick up parts and supplies. Since I only live about 5 minutes away, I jumped in the car and headed that way. About a mile from my house, I realized that I had forgotten my phone at home. A ton of questions flooded my mind….. Should I turn the car around and go get it? What will happen if my wife calls? What if my car breaks down? What if I have a flat tire? What if I need to play games while waiting in line to check out? Can I make it for 30 minutes without my cell phone?

My cell phone is a must for many reasons… in fact I made a list:
1.    I can talk from most any place – especially with Verizon !
2.    I can have a text conversation – while on the phone.
3.    I can check my email and respond quickly.
4.    I can enter an appointment on my calendar from my phone.
5.    I can use the phone’s GPS feature. (It’s better than my Garmin)
6.    I can use my Supra E-Key from my phone to open houses.
7.    I can surf the internet at a moment’s notice.
8.    I can have my own “hotspot” for my laptop internet connection.
9.     I can update Twitter and Facebook.
10.    I can check today’s weather and the week ahead
11.    I can take pictures of listings, or video something that’s funny or rare.
12.    I can record ideas and things using the voice recorder
13.    I can use my phone as a translator from English to Spanish for my son Luke.
14.    I can use my phone as a flashlight.
15.    I can use my phone to geocache.
16.    I can use my phone to play angry birds, spades, hearts…or hundreds more.

I could go on and on and on! My phone is probably more important than my computer and that is saying a lot.  I can remember a time when I didn’t have a cell phone and we did fine – it was a bit harder to on work mobility.
It seems with such a time-saving device that I should have lots of time for relaxation with my family. I think I’ve found ways to do more work. I need to take a breath and leave my phone behind a bit more often – a brief break won’t stop the wheels of real estate. By the way,  I actually made the trip to Home Depot and back just fine and I missed no calls or important emails during the trip!

Pressing On!

P.S. Can you help me add to the list of phone uses?

Posted by

Dwayne Hicks, Broker

Metro West Realty
850 Cedar StreetCarrollton, GA 30117
www.wgahome.com (custom home search)


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Jane Jensen
Century 21 New Millennium - Arlington, VA

I love that you can use your phone as a Supra Key. We can't do that here.

I have an ATT Iphone and I can surf and talk (if I need too). Cool. 

May 08, 2011 12:40 AM #1
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I have a canister with my EVO rubberized COLORFUL colors next to my keys.  It is a reminder to have my phone with me....I only use my phone for calling less than 50% of the time now.

May 08, 2011 12:40 AM #2
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

You are right. I have had a few of those moments as well. What did we do before cell phones?

May 08, 2011 12:47 AM #3
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Hi Dwayne...glad you made it through the withdrawal process.  My goodness it feels wonderful to schedule a block of time without all the activity you listed.  Please do it more often.  Afterall, you arent on call 24/7

May 08, 2011 12:58 AM #4
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

I've done the same thing and realized that the world will not come to an end if I am without my phone for an hour.  Though I admit I don't use my phone for as many things as you do!

May 08, 2011 01:10 AM #5
Dwayne Hicks
Metro West Realty - Carrollton, GA
Metro West Realty

Thanks for the feedback - I'm learning to print from my phone aa well so that I can complete contracts quicker - Ha!

I do enjoy working from my boat on the lake or from my campsite near the ocean. Real estate is a great profession to work from wherever you are. I must say that I've enjoyed hanging with the mother of my kids, my mom, my mother-in-law and lots of family with no phones ringing except for kids calling Mom - a good day!


May 08, 2011 12:15 PM #6
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Dwayne- you gotta download the foursquare app.  Sometimes with a check in you can get discounts at HomeDepot.  You can also save on gas at Walmart with this app too.  :)

Hey, thanks for the favor.... hope to return it one day.

May 17, 2011 08:27 AM #7
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