Times Have Changed

Real Estate Agent with Hampton One Real Estate Group
I walked into my house tonight after an extremely long week. Hubby's on a business trip. Kids needed to be shuffled from here to there while I work. Pick up parents from the airport which is an hour away. Feed the kids. Feed the cat. Feed the dog. Feed the hamster. Finally, I can sit down and relax. So what do I do when I finally hit the couch. I grab my ipad. I didn't turn on the t.v. or reach for a book or a newspaper. I grabbed my ipad. I looked at my e-mails. I checked my Facebook. I looked at my real estate related sites, etc. Years ago, when I walked into my house, the first thing that I would do is turn on the t.v or the radio. How times have changed. Those things are now an after thought. We as real estate professionals have to change with the times. The web is the place to be and social media is the key. Don't become an after thought.

Comments (9)

Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

I would have grabbed a glass of wine THEN grab my ipad...

Jul 29, 2011 02:14 PM
Ben Benita
Ben Benita - Gainesville, VA
Speaker, Author, Game Changer, Coach

I am with Hella....drink first, Ipad second....actually here I am on Friday night, I REMEMBER when Friday nights meant we actually got to GO OUT and have fun!!!!



Jul 29, 2011 02:19 PM
Teri Harling
Hampton One Real Estate Group - Center Moriches, NY
Touche'...but unfortunately the kids are still awake :)
Jul 29, 2011 02:19 PM
Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Good evening Teri. I feel your pain. Seems in our wired world there just isn't enough time for tv anymore. Wait until you get up in the night to answer that email you had thought about once you hit the hay. lol.

Jul 29, 2011 02:23 PM
Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Hamster?  People still have those little fellas?  I used to see the furry friends everywhere- but haven't seen one gettin' a good wheel workout in a while.  Times have changed...

Jul 29, 2011 02:28 PM
Teri Harling
Hampton One Real Estate Group - Center Moriches, NY
I think I vaguely recall going out and having fun on Friday night...back before the kids...10:00 rolled around and I was ready to hit the town...now I'm ready to hit the bed, lol.
Jul 29, 2011 02:28 PM
Teri Harling
Hampton One Real Estate Group - Center Moriches, NY
That's funny Randy...that's exactly why I got out of bed so early this morning. I was waiting for an e-mail and my ipad made that lovely little sound it makes when a new e-mil pops up. Dennis...it's like our own little version of the food chain here...dog, cat, hamster. First came hamster because the kids wanted a pet but we lived in an apartment. Then we bought the house and our animal collection began, lol.
Jul 29, 2011 02:37 PM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

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Jul 30, 2011 03:47 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Happy Sunday!

Aug 13, 2011 11:06 PM