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This is the week of the do over.  In our business, I think we all have weeks of agony and weeks of defeat. We know in working with banks, attorneys, title companies, that what can go wrong, frequently does go wrong.


But this has been the week that I would gladly replay from the first minute on Monday morning.  So many crazy, nutty things have happened that I've actually been afraid to say, "what else can go wrong?" because I was afraid I'd really find out the answer.  

There have those things beyond our control, totally within our control and everything in between.  

By the end of business on Monday we were hanging our heads in dismay.   By the end of Tuesday, some of us were crying, some somber, some had left for Happy Hour at the local Mexican restaurant.

Damage controls had been put into place, all avenues of repair explored and implemented.   In my Facebook page, I was demanding a do over of the week.  Normally I would not be up for doing a horrible week over, but in this case, I knew anything would have been better...I think?

On Wednesday, things started to look up.  Damage control was a mere "finger in the dike" but seemed to have stopped the flow of additional disasters.   Okay, so a timid and hesitant sigh of relief was felt but still waiting for the other shoe to drop.  In the afternoon, we had a closing with a long time friend and fellow Realtor who reminded us that we are great Realtors, and that things sometimes go wrong.

TODAY, a reprieve of sorts.  Damage control is holding the dike back and we even see new business looming out there for the taking.  By the end of the day, I think we all felt like we would get to the weekend with some cuts and bruises but, overall, in one piece.  


So the question looms, when you call for a do over, can you recall the call?  I'm hoping you can. Please say you can!

Comments (3)

Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

Been a rough one here as well. I took a lesson from the stock market and applied to my real estate practice. Essentially once a certain amount of "badness" occurs in the day, all real estate activity comes to an end. Cell phone is turned off, no marketing, nothing real estate related happens the rest of the day.

 Only had to do this twice, but boy it works! Just stepping back for a second helps to clear the bad mojo from the air.

Jul 27, 2012 08:26 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Patricia, it's pretty safe to say that next week will get better!  That's my mantra when it all starts to hit the fan.

Jul 27, 2012 11:24 AM
Patricia Puckridge - Asheville, NC
GRI, CRS, ABR, PHP, SRES, Keller Williams

Patricia, I think that's the only way we can look at it and keep our sanity.

Aug 03, 2012 01:18 AM