Look up... otherwise you just might miss something good!

Industry Observer

Recently I went to the movies with a friend.  He dragged me kicking and screaming ("No, I can't go to the movies tonight, I need to pull comps for tomorrow and I might miss some big cat fight on The Real Housewives of New Jeresy!") to see a really good movie titled "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel".

It was a great movie.  I realized that it had been at least 6 months since I had gone to see a movie.  I realized that I was so focused on work and business related projects that I had stopped looking up to see what was going on around me.  I could always pull the comps in the morning and the movie was so much better than The Real Housewives episode... and besides, Bravo reruns those episodes roughly 37 times each week, it's not like I couldn't watch it again and again for the rest of the week.

As we walked out of the theater, it had gotten dark outside and the neon covered theater awning and marquee was shining.  It's a historic theater, so the neon work was incredible.  I looked up and realized it was the analogy for a busy REALTOR'S® life.  If you don't step away from your business and take the time to look up periodically, you're going to miss something good!  Come to think of it, after the incredible hail storms that hit East Dallas a couple of months ago, looking up might be also a good recommendation for house hunters while on showings. 

Inwood Theater Neon

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Want to buy a home from a REALTOR® who'll remind you to look up while we're looking at houses together so that you don't miss something important like an incredible view through the skylight or water stains from a potentially hail damaged roof?  That what my team and I are here to provide! If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and would like an experienced REALTOR® to offer guidance, support, and make the home buying or selling process easier and more friendly, call me today at (469)449-9840 to schedule a consultation. Or visit my Dallas Real Estate website at EasyTexasRealEstate.com. I'd be happy to help you move forward and achieve your Real Estate objectives. Let's make your 2012 dream of home ownership (or selling your home) a reality!

Not located in the D/FW area? Contact me anyway... I'd be happy to refer you to a REALTOR® in your area who can help you with the same personal service that I provide to my clients.

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Comments (6)

Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

I definitely need to do that more often.... Otherwise my vision will start to run together. Bigger Picture.

Aug 14, 2012 07:23 PM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Great reminder, Steve. And I loved "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" too.

Aug 14, 2012 10:43 PM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Very neat picture. They seldom do things like that today. Too much of a waste of money in their eyes.

Aug 14, 2012 10:43 PM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Steve,  Great blog and good reflection.  Taking time out is so important.  Life is passing by and sometimes we are just too busy to see it. Have a great week! :)

Aug 14, 2012 11:45 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Yes it is good to get out and see the lights to escape into another world

Aug 15, 2012 01:29 AM
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

I am very big on stopping to smell the roses and looking up to catch the beauty of the world but it's easy to get caught up in work.  It's always a good reminder because life is full of good things, you just have to keep looking for them.   

Aug 15, 2012 11:00 PM