Spring Into A New Attitude!

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

I love spring. ABSOLUTELY love spring.

Here in Jacksonville Beach, FL, we get spring a little bit differently than others: some years we have a great long spring, other years we have  a very short spring, and go right into Simmer Season. No, that is not a typo: our summers are simmer time to me. It's hot, humid, and if there is no sea breeze, you feel tres warm.

I see spring as most others do: a time for renewal, re-engagement, re-energize. It's almost impossible not to with the birds chirping, the trees & plants showing their green sprigs of new life.

Here is my list of ideas for Springing Into A New Attitude:

  • Read more books. I used to read a lot more than I do now, and I miss it. It's healthy for the mind, and it is a great conversation starter.
  • Workout more consistently. A few years ago, I competed in a sprint trialthlon, and I worked out 6-7 days per week. My intensity has fallen off since then, but some friends & I recently agreed to do a sprint tri relay, so I'll have to get back to swimming, which I love to do. This will put me in a different circle yet again, which is always good for us, both personally & professionally. 
  • Take Sundays off. I've had this as a standard for most of my career, but sometimes will make exceptions for out of town buyers.  I've partnered up with agents for various properties over the past year, and will look for someone specific or a pair of agents to cover my business on Sundays. We need to take days off to recharge ourselves, and be able to give 100% the other days of the week. 


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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via www.carolzingone.com  for Jacksonville and area listings!


Comments (10)

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good evening, Carol, I used to call Jax my second home. I really liked the area. I know how easy it is to fall back on the exercise. Don't!

Mar 16, 2014 10:06 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Carol, who can argue with that list? Read, workout and recharge the batteries! Enjoy your day!

Mar 16, 2014 08:54 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of us need to improve our habits this spring. I am sticking with my goal to read at least one book each week for pleasure. On the other hand, I need to get my exercise program back on course.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Mar 16, 2014 09:13 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am not sure what this thing you call 'spring" is. it seems to have skipped us in New England this year. Winter is stayed behind an extra month and i really think i should be at JAX Beach and ditch this artic weather.

Mar 17, 2014 10:55 PM
Kathy Smiley
Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village - Westlake Village, CA
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"

Here in southern Cal, we've skipped to summer! It was over 90 yesterday! The thing I love about spring around here are the birds. They are so busy and I love their songs!

Mar 17, 2014 11:11 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Carol, Your Sundays off is a good thing. We do need time to ourselves and if we leave it to buyers they will have us on call all the time. It is not good for us physically or mentally.

Mar 18, 2014 01:19 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Carol~ Three great suggestions. I like to read too and generally have at least one book for fun or business that I'm reading.

Mar 18, 2014 01:31 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Spring will mean business expansion and lots of work. Great that I love what I do!

Mar 18, 2014 05:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Good for you..spring is an ispiring time of the year and I live your suggestions...always have to make time for some"me" time!

Mar 20, 2014 10:23 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Sounds like a great plan, Carol. Spring is always earlier here and I love it. Have fun on your run.

Mar 22, 2014 06:17 AM