It Should Not Be Shocking to Learn a New Trick

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The escrow officer who handles most of my sellers' real estate transactions often goes to exotic places to SCUBA, and I have always been in awe of her ability to do that. It's not quite the same thing when you're watching fish on television, even if the cats seem to enjoy the action, as when you're under the sea and witnessing colors of tropical beauties in person. Which I can't do.

I also have never learned how to snorkel. Wasn't in the lineup of things that I can do well, sorta like water skiing, so I avoided it like no tomorrow. You can read more about my adventures and see photos of Vanuatu in You're Never Too Old to Learn to Snorkel in Vanuatu.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Always make it a point for myself to learn a new trick, got to spice things up.

Dec 25, 2014 04:35 AM #1
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

I am adventurous and enjoy learning new things.  Have a very Merry Christmas.

Dec 25, 2014 04:57 AM #2
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Elizabeth.   Congratulations to you on your Snorkeling in Vanuatu!

     I got my Scuba certification when I was in my 40's.  My only regret was that I had waited way too long.  There is another world of life underwater - whether in the Florida springs or in the Florida Keys - or in Vanuatu!

Dec 25, 2014 08:42 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I can snorkle pretty well, but have always envied those who could scuba. Perhaps one day!

Dec 25, 2014 11:02 AM #4
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Nothing ventured.  Now you can take that accomplishment off the bucket list.

Dec 25, 2014 07:44 PM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Now you will know what it feels like to be underwater, Elizabeth!  

Dec 25, 2014 08:32 PM #6
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Elizabeth.  Congratulations on the snorkeling accomplishment.

Dec 25, 2014 08:32 PM #7
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That is certainly something to be proud of.  Of course, anyone who knows would be familiar with your character trait that doesn't allow you to completely give up.  The timing was right and you had learned things you had done wrong in those other attempts.  If that's not the same characteristics of a successful Sacramento Short Sale Agent, I don't know what is. 

Dec 28, 2014 02:50 AM #8
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I think I just needed to do it at my own pace and in my own way and not be under pressure to immediately perform according to somebody else's standards.

Dec 28, 2014 04:36 AM #9
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