Cruising in Alaska and Still Taking Care of My Real Estate Business..
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Frankly, I had not been on a vacation in years as I always felt I was too busy to get away. My spouse wanted to go to Alaska and booked a trip in January. So all I could do was prepare to be away for 11 days.
· My assistant could take care of most emergencies.
· A back-up Realtor was there for negotiations, contract issues or listings.
· My BPO assistant could handle any new or re-do BPO’s.
· My Contractor could handle any repairs, emergencies or trash-outs.
· I had my Smart Phone to text, email or telephone if necessary.
So off we go on our cruise to Alaska. We had a great time and cruised for 5 days and then took a land package that took us to Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Mt. Denali.
We had Sprint as our phone carrier and they said we could get service in Alaska. Wrong! I should have known when I asked one of the employees at the Sprint store and he said “Where is Alaska?” My friend had Verizon and said “Oh you will have service so don’t worry.” My husband’s carrier was Verizon so I had service.
Luckily the ship had internet and the Princess hotels had internet computers so I was able to conduct business daily.
Here are some pictures of us on our cruise.
I had one funny thing happen while up at Mt. Denali. I emailed my BPO assistant as there was an email saying they needed a correction but she didn’t understand what they wanted. OK, I can do this since our tour bus doesn’t arrive for 30 minutes. Of course no calculator but had a pen. Logged onto the BPO site, grabbed a flyer laying there and did the calculations in long hand. Good thing I knew how to do math without a calculator. Plugged in the numbers and sent it in. Got back to the front of the hotel just as the bus was pulling up to pick us up. That was a close call!
We had a great time and were gone 11 days and my business ran smoothly. I had great support sites like my MLS, Google, Relay (all documents stored here), Zip Forms and others. I keep my passwords with me so I can always log on from anywhere to conduct my business. When I got home, everything was taken care of and my clients were still happy and most people didn’t even know I had been gone.
Everyone needs a vacation whether it is a long cruise or just a few days away. With modern technology, most of us can go anywhere and not have any problems. My new Smart Phone gets service in Alaska so I won’t have to borrow one the next time.
Everyone should try to get away for a vacation once in a while. We stayed so busy so we didn’t get much rest but it was relaxing. ©
These photographs taken in Alaska by Kristin Hamilton.
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