31 Days of December Challenge - Days 4, 5, 6 and 7!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE RB14023803

Like some of the other participants of the December Challenge, I am finding that business is getting in the way!  Just kidding  (sort of), but it does make for an interesting day if out showing  14-15 houses!  Which is exactly what happened on my


Day 4   Spent the entire day out in the snow showing homes to Jeff, one of the nicest guys I have ever met.  More fun than work.  He called last week and said he was coming to town this weekend to buy a home. He has a great sense of humor and knows what he wants.  No time wasted. We will be making an offer on one of the homes in the next few days.  His lender says she could do his loan with her eyes shut.  Don’tcha just love those?  This will close yet this year as my last sale, but money will be my starting point for 2011!Clock with Lady

Day 5  Learned a lesson in time management---one of my weakest skills.  I did not blog or respond to leads until evening.  Once I sat down to do that, I discovered that my internet was down!  Part of the Comcast fiasco and completely unexpected.  Had I not waited until last minute, this would not have caught me. (Part of the reason I am posting for four days here)  So this tough lesson has convinced me that once and for all, my main goal in 2011 will be improving time management skills.

Day 6  Like so many others, I am working on my desk and work area.  I want to start the year out clean and orgzanized.  Clearing old files, filing those in limbo, and arranging the actives where I can easily get to them.  Today was a very good start on that.  This will be ongoing.

Day 7  Wrote that offer with Jeff and the sellers accepted!  No countering.  Jeff made them an offer they could not refuse.  Wish it could always happen this way.  Closing in three weeks.  Amazing.  Even though this closes at the end of 2010, as I said above, this will be a great start to my New Year!!

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Peggy Harmeyer & Associates
RE/MAX Real EstateGroup.com - Altoona, IA
Licensed in the State of Iowa

Congrats on the offer written!  Time management seems to be one of the hardest lessons I haven't completely accomplished yet.  Yes, an organized desk and area around the desk is a great way to start the new year fresh!  Time to get focused.  Thanks for the motivation.


Dec 07, 2010 03:18 PM #1
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening to you Pat

Congrats to you and your buyer on having the offer accepted. Will done! I sure do think a lot of folks sometimes has time management get away from them, sometimes it just can't be helped. This here 31 Days of December Challenge blog post of yours, sure is a might fine one.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Dec 07, 2010 04:04 PM #2
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Pat,

It's been fun reading the posts of everyone in the challenge, I can't imagine how everyone can fit in.

Dec 07, 2010 04:38 PM #3
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Pat, I like challenges and would have loved to join this one - I didn't, knowing that I am taking a little break in December and I will not be honest if I said I worked on my business during December.

As far as your Dec 7 is concerned, I liked it - and I'd like that to happen with me, too.

Good Luck for one more closing in 2010.


Dec 07, 2010 05:01 PM #4
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Great reminder about getting organized and clearing out STUFF!   I started soing this a month or so ago.  Your post is a good reminder to get it finished before the end of the year!   and congrats on the sale!

Dec 07, 2010 05:19 PM #5
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

What a productive month you're having.  I would certainly wish a Jeff on every one of us at least once a year.  A three week closing sounds incredible to me.  Here it's often closer to three months.

Dec 07, 2010 09:06 PM #6
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, Congraulations on getting Jeff U/C!   Time management IS very important in our business, as it is pretty easy to get distracted.      I work from home so the distractions of others in the office do not get in the way!    Good luck to you!

Dec 08, 2010 01:22 AM #7
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Go Pat Go! Nice job on getting that offer accepted. Don't slow down now. You're on a roll.

Dec 08, 2010 04:51 AM #8
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Peggy--You are quite welcome!  I am hoping reading it it writing will help keep me motivated!

Dale--As always, you are way too kind!  I love the months with 31 days---always makes me feel as if I have an extra day to get caught up!

Lynda--It is motivational to see that 'I' am not the only one with not enough hours in the day!

Praful--Even REALTORS need time off and I would think December might be a good choice!

Alexsandra--I will have to go read your post to help motivate me to finish MY organizing. :O)

Joan--I work from home for the same reason.

Craig--Would love a few more under my belt in December.  Only time will tell!!





Dec 08, 2010 03:13 PM #9
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Geri--Three months????  That is horrible.  Short sales are taking that long and longer, but most 'normal' sales are taking between 30-45 days.  This one in three weeks is simply amazing to me!  I feel very blessed that Jeff called me.  He really is nice, funny and does not waste time!

Dec 08, 2010 03:39 PM #10
Mona Stanfield
Dallas, TX - Dallas, TX
Elle Realty

Pat~  I am wondering where you found Jeff and if I can get one of them?  It is a nice way to end the year with a perfect client!!

Dec 08, 2010 04:15 PM #11
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

I hadn't thought of it that way Mona!  It truly is ending the year with a perfect client.  Hopefully just a sample of more good things to come!!

Dec 08, 2010 04:23 PM #12
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