Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 531132

This morning I woke up to about 6 inches of snow...along with millions of my warm, close, personal Snow Shovelfriends here on the East Coast. Since it was too early to wake my neighbors scraping the snow off the driveway, I decided to shovel something else in my home office...paperwork.

In Maryland, the amount of paperwork for a single transaction never seems to stop. As I was processing documents, mostly for other people to sign, initial, etc. I couldn't help to think that I was just shoveling from one pile to another.

When 9  AM came, I did go out and shovel the driveway...and you know was satisfying. Much more satisfying than shoveling paperwork, because I could actually see something that was accomplished, and it was a great feeling.

No endless paperwork, and when it was done I realized two things. First, I have a really big ass driveway, and second...It's nice to tackle a task and see an actual accomplishment so soon.

I'm thinking about shoveling some condo paperwork pretty soon...for me, and my new drivewayless house.

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 Richard Iarossi is a full time licensed REALTOR®, working in Crofton, MD. My coverage areas are: Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Howard, Calvert, Queen Anne, and Baltimore City and County. I specialize in residential real estate, working with both buyers and sellers. Use the registration free search on my website at If you’re not already working with a REALTOR®...I can help. Call me at 443-995-9595 (Cell) or 410-451-6255 (Office).

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Comments (15)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello Richard. Funny but true. It is satidying being able to see a difference.

Feb 17, 2015 04:47 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I wa doing the same today also.  It has gotten a bit out of hand.

Feb 17, 2015 06:36 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Richard, we've had snow like this, but it's the frigid air that is getting to me!  And an anonymous neighbor shoveled my walk before I was out of bed!  I have a Secret Shoveler!

Feb 17, 2015 06:51 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good evening Richard. Bless your heart! I know that you are tired of shoveling the white stuff and where can you put it? Hopefully, it will all melt off soon and this will all be a distant memory.

Feb 17, 2015 08:02 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My desk is currently a mountain of paperwork.  And that's not going to change in the next 10 days which I've given myself to get my tax crap to my CPA.

Feb 17, 2015 10:43 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Richard,

I am trying to clear a path across my desk too - thank goodness I don't also have to deal with a snow covered driveway!

Feb 17, 2015 11:13 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

We live at the end of a very long private road so no shovels for takes a tractor!  Still extremely satisfying. 

Feb 17, 2015 11:50 AM
Ted Glover
Alderman Classic Realty, LLC - Moultrie, GA
ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422

Hi Richard Iarossi progress was made in two different areas and some accomplishments achieved all before 9 am getting the morning started off right.

Feb 17, 2015 12:13 PM
Alan Gross
PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company, Equal Housing Lender - Bethesda, MD
Loan Consultant

Rich - Maryland contracts are no fun. In my opinion they are one of the worst in the country, Who's going to read and understand 50-60-70 pages of contract all in small print? Since I've done loans all around the country I've seen other contracts. Glad you got some satisfaction from shoveling snow. As for me since I live alone I'll just wait for it to melt.

Feb 17, 2015 10:29 PM
Sharon Paxson
Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

HI Richard - great post and glad you accomplished shoveling your driveway, and I know how you feel. I get the same satisfaction when I powerspray my back deck . . . I like it and like how it looks when I am done! And if I lived in the snow, I would have a snow blower.

Sounds like great accomplishments today!

Feb 25, 2015 12:34 AM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

richard - now I understan why we have so little activity now. All my buyers got stuck in the snow somewhere up north... Oh well...

Richard - was it you, who secretly shoveled Patricia's driveway?  :)

Mar 01, 2015 09:40 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Richard Iarossi ,  Spring is 4 days old and we just got 4 inches of snow today.  When will it end?

Mar 23, 2015 02:03 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

''Drivewayless'' house! I think it is a very good idea in your climate. I'm so glad I don't need to deal with snowfalls anymore.

Apr 16, 2015 04:19 PM
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Great metaphor, Richard.  Hopefully, the sun is out and shining now with no shoveling necessary.

May 21, 2015 04:45 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hello Richard Iarossi 

Funny how paperwork is so despised. It's one of those necessary

Jan 16, 2017 11:57 AM