Vacation is Over!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with 12 Stones NWA Brokered by eXp Realty NWA Branch EB00074452

Driving back from Panama City Beach after my first vacation in years. I’m not driving, I’m sitting in the passenger seat googling how to start a blog. Have you ever felt that after a vacation you need a vacation from your vacation? This trip was probably the best trip I’ve ever had and very blessed to have gone and I got to take a few friends with me. The weather in Panama City Beach was darn near perfect the entire week and we probably experienced almost everything that city has to offer. Very busy, very blessed. But, I’m so ready to get back! I’m ready to get back to work. I love my business and business is good. Am I the only one who’s felt this way?
When you love what you do for a living you’ll never have to work a day in your life. These are some words I’ve heard before but never thought I’d experience it until I’d been in Real Estate a while. It’s funny saying that now, because in my first year I didn’t realize the business involved so much work and hustle to get started. In fact, I would NOT have pursued a Real Estate career if I had known how much work it took. Eating Raman Noodles for the first 6 months, living on my own with little support, and many sleepless nights. I’m so glad I stuck to it, it’s worth it.
In Real Estate or not, you have to have a passion for what you do if you want to get here. Never having to dread another Monday morning ever! I didn’t just “have” the passion, I just had the desire. I worked for the passion. I strive to be a life long learner and I’m working to be the most knowledgeable Realtor I can be to provide the best possible service for my clients.
I wake (most mornings) amped and ready to take on the challenges of the day and to learn something new or meet someone new. It’s exciting! And I say most mornings because right now I’m having allergy issues and that just sucks, haha.
How to start a blog: Just start typing.
Until the next time.
Semper, Jeremy.
P.S. If you read this let me know, lunch on me.

Comments (33)

Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Hi Jeremy Cupp, Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on  your first blog post here. Best wishes with your business. After our last vacation, my new husband and I definitely needed a vacation from our vacation.

Jun 19, 2016 07:28 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good evening Jeremy Cupp , Welcome to Active Rain and congratulations on your first Blog! You did just fine. You will be cranking them out before you know it, without blinking an eye.

Jun 19, 2016 12:07 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Jeremy

Congrats on your first post, great job and welcome to the ActiveRain network!

Jun 19, 2016 01:13 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Congrats. We hope you will become a member of this friendly family.

We try to write one a day and we have a FT schedule.

Sam Shueh

Jun 19, 2016 02:52 PM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Jeremy Cupp - You're in a great state of mind (amazing vacation) to start your real estate blog and it shows!  Congrats!

Jun 19, 2016 04:06 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


Welcome to Active Rain.

Unbelievable. Several times a week I pinch myself to make sure that living on Coastal Florida is real.

And like you, deep within, in that place of knowing, exits a profound gratitude for the unmerited favor that has been received. From this source of enduring happiness, the rest of life looks remarkably different.

Not so long ago, your fellow sojourners here on Active Rain looked at a screen full of letters and sighed, "Here goes nothing" and clicked that PUBLISH button. As each member clicked, Active Rain become a more dynamic, diverse energized, innovative and exciting place.

Those whose courage allowed them to share their genuine self. not their smiley face real estate side, found a very receptive audience, an audience willing  to travel alongside with them on their vessel of real estate to make their world a better place, to ease the burden under which others may labor, to be the outstretched hand to the one in need. But to do this we all know we must take good care of ourselves, to keep our reservoirs filled and when available bask in the restorative influences of tides and/or mountaintops, vistas and forests and in communion with others.

Welcome to the rain.

Purpose to have some fun.

Playing in the rain can prove magical.

Umbrella optional

Best of success,

Jun 19, 2016 11:12 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Jeremy,
Sounds like you had a great vacation.  And, yes, needing a vacation from the vacation is common.  LOL

You're in the right place to start a blog!  Yep... just start typing about whatever is on your mind and sharing your knowledge.  

Blogging is a great way to let people know who you are, what you do, and how great you are at doing it.  It is the least expensive, most cost effective, way to let prospects know you are the local resource in your market area.  


Welcome to the world of Active Rain blogging.  It is an extremely valuable platform to connect with other agents and potential clients.  If you haven't already done so, may I recommend you check out the "Resources" section and click on "Getting Started"?  

Jun 20, 2016 07:02 AM
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Welcome to Active Rain and congratulations on your first post! Great job!

Jun 20, 2016 01:05 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Welcome to ActiveRain Jeremy Cupp .

This is The Best place to learn, share and build relationships with like-minded professionals.

Jun 20, 2016 03:44 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Very well said - in Real Estate or not - -

"When you love what you do for a living you’ll never have to work a day in your life."

Jun 20, 2016 03:45 PM
Mery Fernandez Empire Network Realty Luxury Brokerage
Empire Network Realty INC. - Orlando, FL
The Rise of An Empire, Let's Build Yours!

Hi Jeremy! Welcome to the world of Activerain, may your blogging  create a whole new chapter in your Real Estate Career.

Jun 21, 2016 12:00 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  I can see why Patricia chose to highlight it this week!

Jun 26, 2016 12:51 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Jeremy.  I included this post in today's Last Week's Favorites!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

Jun 26, 2016 01:10 AM
Jeremy Cupp MRP, SRS, ePRO
Thank you, Patricia. I'm just glad people liked it.
It's not easy putting it out there.
Jun 26, 2016 03:20 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Jeremy, welcome! Pat Kennedy sent me here and I am glad she did. If you don't like what you do, life is painful! But I love what I do, I am blessed. 

Jun 26, 2016 02:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes for great success with your blogs and your networking.

Have a most productive summer.

Jun 26, 2016 10:47 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Welcome to blogging and to the ActiveRain platform.  It can be a great ride if you approach it properly and post good content

Jun 26, 2016 11:35 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Enjoyed your first and your second post and look forward to your addiction in the Rain.

Jun 26, 2016 01:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Jeremy Cupp ,

I'm so glad Patricia Kennedy featured your post in her high lights of the week post on Sunday! Welcome to Active Rain and look forward to reading more of your posts! I just subscribed to your blog.

Jun 26, 2016 09:20 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Good morning Jeremy and welcome to ActiveRain and what a great start you have had in this blog! Looking forward to hearing more about your building success in real estate!

Jun 26, 2016 09:43 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

You'll be buying a lot of lunches it appears! I took a "mini-vacation" this weekend and it was much needed. A change of scenery will do the body (and mind) good, and nothing compares to the beach! So, welcome to AR. I'll keep my eyes on you to see what other tidbits you have to share with us!

Jun 27, 2016 01:29 AM
Jeremy Cupp MRP, SRS, ePRO

Thank you Pat. I would buy every one of y'alls lunches if you were here in Northwest Arkansas. :)

I think I'll change that statement to "we'll go have lunch here on me". haha

Thanks again! 

Jun 27, 2016 01:34 AM