As long as my batteries remain charged I’m in business.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

As long as my batteries remain charged I’m in business by Richard WeisserI know that I am overstating the obvious but contemporary norm is business on a batter.

Smartphone, tablets, notebooks, Bluetooth devices and a plethora of fully charged gizmos keep us going without regard to proximity. As a matter of fact I am writing this post sitting at the dealership waiting for my car to be serviced.

I have also sent several documents back and forth and done some research in what a mere ten years ago would have been “down” time.

If the truth be told, I am actually more productive in this courtesy cubicle as there is nothing to distract me other than the air moving in the air conditioner register!

Of course, at some point in the NEAR future, everything I have at my disposal will be obsolete.

All of the cool stuff I have at my disposal will go the way or the keypunch and the card reader, and be reduced to the value of the raw materials used in their construction.

But as for today, as long as my batteries remain charged I’m in business. And I’ll look forward to the future with both eager anticipation and a little dread too.


Because sometimes just keeping up can leave you breathless!


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Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

You have to keep those batteries charged.  Keep up the good work.

Aug 26, 2014 12:31 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Richard. Simple and usually easy. Have charger will be good. Enjoy the day.

Aug 26, 2014 12:53 AM #2
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hey Richard,

I too keep my batteries charged.  Car dealerships are smart to offer the use of a cubicle to those of us getting repairs.  BTW did you get the email about our listing in Newnan?  Best of GREAT success to you sir always!

Aug 26, 2014 12:54 AM #3
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

RIchard, what in the world would we do in this technological era without the good old battery chargers?

Aug 26, 2014 01:40 AM #4
Dale Bledsoe
Crown Key Realty - Tracy, CA
Realtor in Tracy, California

Amen. Sometimes I wish the battery would die for a little while, but you are right. If the battery is charged I am in business.

Aug 26, 2014 01:59 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Richard I had to laugh when I read your post.  I do my best to remember ever little gizmo I need when I'm out and about, especially when teaching.  It's so easy to forget something that often I have doubles that stay put in a bag so as never to be forgotten - charged yes - but not forgotten.

Aug 26, 2014 02:24 AM #6
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have a portable gizmo charger too these days.  Came in hand when my daughter's phone battery got low recently at a braves game.

Aug 26, 2014 09:50 AM #7
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

My mobile phone protector contains a batteery source. If my phone runs dry, the  battery in my phone case gives me more life. I believe that the future gives us more life via the Cloud.

Aug 26, 2014 11:16 AM #8
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

As long as my pencil is sharp and the ink flows in my pen...I will be ready for anyone

Aug 26, 2014 01:14 PM #9
Shelly Hendry
Keller Williams Realty Cityside - Powder Springs, GA

I start to panic when my battery drops below 30%! Always have a charger on hand. 

Aug 26, 2014 11:51 PM #10
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

I did a transaction with a lady who did not have a cell phone nor a computer 4 years ago - and couldn't believe she was in business!  Now she must be out of business - what will we be expected to know and understand just 5 years from now?

Aug 27, 2014 01:02 PM #11
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Richard, I  think the biggest difference is our ability to tunr our devices OFF at somt point :- 

Aug 27, 2014 09:38 PM #12
Mary Stewart
Keller Williams Atlantic Partners/Southside - Jacksonville, FL

Great comment, I use to let my batteries get low, but not any longer. Time is of the essence for us.

Aug 29, 2014 09:12 AM #13
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