I don't want to work... I want to bang on the drum all day.

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

It's Saturday.

I had a ten o'clock appointment with a new client this morning.  It was a nice meeting, and went well.  Now I'm going to go meet my mother, and my sister for lunch at our usual hangout... and take the rest of the day off.

I have no showings, no listings to check on, no brochures to create.  No offers to negotiate (that's a damn shame), no fires to put out, no lockboxes to put on/take off, no faxes to send, no emails to answer, no jammed lockboxes to unjam...

That's right, folks... I ain't got nothin' to do for the rest of the day.  How many times a year does THAT come around?

Woo hoo!  See ya 'round the office!

- 12

I feel so frustrated, the boss is a Jerk
(hey, wait a minute... I'M the boss!)

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 1710 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Hey Alan~ I can hear the drums and the music is beautiful.  Enjoy the rest of the day!  Go play with that cute baby!

May 12, 2012 06:02 AM #12
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Alan:  Had to stop by ... I'm a HUGE Todd Rundgren fan!  I'm hoping you enjoy your day.  But I'm thinking, should that ever happen to me, I'd be a little nervous.  Guess that tells you a little about the life of a current-day mortgage lender ...


May 12, 2012 06:25 AM #13
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Alan, enjoy it. I had a light load, but I still had an appointment, took a couple of calls, put out a new sign, took green photos of my listings that went on the market in the winter, working on a CMA to send in with an offer on a short sale and working on counbters for 2 contracts. A somewhat light day

May 12, 2012 06:46 AM #14
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Hi Alan....I'm sorry you have nothing to do for the rest of the day..... make that phone ring..... why are people happy for you, Alan????  they're happy because you have no business today???   I feel badly for you....make calls today and tomorrow you'll have business....

May 12, 2012 06:50 AM #15
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Sharon - I hope your client is timely... nothing worse than waiting around twiddling your thumbs, when you could be banging on the drum all day.

Jennifer - Manhattan has it's own pulse.

Betty - if I were a "little behind", I wouldn't have to diet as much.  (rimshot)

Kathy - I fully did... and thanx.

Brian - believe it or not, he did come up oncet or twicet.

Kathy - we do, don't we?

Jim - ahh... disclosures... I remember those.

Chris Ann - ow!

Tammy - duty time (or floor time as we call it here) is a great time to get paperwork done.

Jan - I shoulda gone and seen the Hunger Games.

Carolyn - I know... I love that song.

Donna - ain't it beyooteful?

Gene - who isn't?  A slow day always makes those in the real-estate-industries a bit nervous... but one I can handle... put a few of them in a row, and I start to get nervous.

Ed - it's not like I had nothing... I did have a client meeting at 10:00... but the rest of the day off... woo hoo!

Barbara - don't feel badly for me... one day I can deal with.

May 12, 2012 07:13 AM #16
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

And it's everything you hoped it could be! Good for you.. I am taking the day off too!! This is as much work as I am exuding today!~

May 12, 2012 08:02 AM #17
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker ABR, GRI

Hate to bust your bubble, with NO appointments you are unemployed for the day.

May 12, 2012 09:38 AM #18
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Tammy - you're exuding??   stand back.

Rob - ahh, but I did have an appointment today.

May 12, 2012 12:12 PM #19
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

Enjoy your down time, going to be a busy summer!

May 12, 2012 12:14 PM #20
Rose King
UTR, Texas Realtors - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Hi Alan, Those days feel great once in a while. I hope you made the most of it!

May 12, 2012 01:36 PM #21
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Holy Cow Alan, nothing to do. Is it Christmas Day?

Hope the day went well.

May 12, 2012 05:12 PM #22
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Alan, That's a rare occurence isn't it?  I'm finding my To Do list is never completely done. 


May 12, 2012 06:39 PM #23
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

The only way I ever get completely away from work is to leave town.   Friday I took the day off and went to the beach and lo, it was good.

May 12, 2012 09:37 PM #24
Kathryn Maguire
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

Hope you had fun!  And now I will not be able to get that song out of my head!

May 12, 2012 09:55 PM #25
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hey Alan, a different day and sounds very nice. He can't hit it out of the park every day and sometimes it is just nice to be in the park. Enjoy.

May 12, 2012 11:25 PM #26
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Doug - I think it is, too.

Rose - I sure did.

Tom - I didn't see no Santa Claus.

Liz & Bill - it's very rare, and most welcome.

Dianne - I find myself working even from out of town... I'm on the phone all the time.

Kathryn - there are worse songs to get stuck in your head.

Sheila - sometimes it's nice to just sit in the bleachers and enjoy a hot dog.

May 13, 2012 06:07 AM #27
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
Alan....one of my favorite songs to sing! I hope you enjoyed your day off. I played hooky today with my mother.
May 13, 2012 10:18 AM #28
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Christine - I played hookey today, too...

May 13, 2012 12:47 PM #29
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Alan -- so did you get to spend time with your mother both Saturday and Sunday this weekend?  She must have really appreciated that attention.

May 14, 2012 06:15 AM #30
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Steven - actually, yes.

May 14, 2012 07:24 AM #31
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