Thankful for Mistakes! Day 3

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Thankful for Mistakes! Day 3


Yesterday was one of those whirl wind days with lots of balls bouncing and not enough time.  Jan Green and I had planned to meetup at 5:00 to discuss an upcoming CRS event I'm putting together for 2018 of which I'd love to have her do her  Eco Green Class for the agents.


I happened to jump on FB while I was waiting in a line and saw a sweet picture of Jan and her grandson. I left a comment and added - See you at 4:30! I went on my way and about a half hour later I saw she left me a comment - I thought we were meeting at 5:00?  Well that was even better for me so I responded quickly and said - that's great see you at 5:00! Whew that gave an extra half hour to finish a project!


On the way to where we had planned to meet, BJ's Restaurant, Jan called me and said are you here yet?  No but I'll be there in 5 minutes, stuck on the 101. She says, I'm going to go home and back and it will only take me 10 minutes. Well I thought that made no  zero sense as it would take her at least 30 minutes. I said - WHERE ARE YOU?   She was at Picasso's (where we've met many times before).  I said - STAY THERE!  I'll just go south on Tatum instead of north and be there in 10+ minutes - then you can rush home and back and all is good!! Nothing like heading back to basically where I'd come from!


As I'm heading south Jan calls me again and says, you ok with meeting someplace else? Sure why not, where?  Salty Sow which is basically across the street from Picasso's.  Ok see you there! A few minutes later we finally meetup!


WOW what a great mistake that was!  The Salty Sow is a fabulous place, in fact we'll be hosting the next AR meetup there and a few other events too!  And ..... as it turns out Monday was our LUCKY NIGHT! The friendly waiter announced it was half price night on all wines. ( Can you see us both smiling at that point:):) So we both decided to Start the Holidays a bit early and enjoy champagne! So you see mistakes sometimes turn out really great but only IF we let them and go with the flow! Both Jan and I are good about not going nuts  when things get  crazy. And we're both real good at staying calm and enjoying the moment and turning things around to a postive.


PS The picture of Jan was taken at the SandBar where we've also hosted many AR meetups. Jan met the perfect guy there that night!!


Thankful for Mistakes! Day 3



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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Those are my favorite kinds of mistakes, love that the wines were half price.  What a great way to end your hectic days.  That half price of wine happened to us in Connecticut. We were very thankful!  A

Nov 14, 2017 01:08 PM #1
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI .  I love that you are grateful for mistakes.  Sometimes they lead to the best results.  

Nov 14, 2017 01:20 PM #2
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Anna-What a fun and hectic post that had a bubbly ending. Perfect.

Nov 14, 2017 01:36 PM #3
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI 

It's funny how things work out sometimes. Much like being outbid on properties then you find the one that works and the buyer says they are glad the others fell through.  

Nov 14, 2017 01:39 PM #4
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Anna that was some route to finally meet up.  I was expecting for you to run into yourself on one of those change of directions ....... LOL

Nov 14, 2017 02:18 PM #5
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Anna, what a great way to end a hectic day. Wine, great place and an awesome friend!

Nov 14, 2017 02:31 PM #6
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

That is a totally funny story, and score on finding a new hot spot!

Nov 14, 2017 02:32 PM #7
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Oh my gosh Anna, you are a nut!  I cracked up first seeing that photo that I had completely forgotten about, and then reliving our happy hour/CRS meetup last night. How funny.   So glad you enjoyed the switch up!  I'm going to post my after the meeting happenings - just for an extra grin!  Love ya girl!

Nov 14, 2017 02:33 PM #8
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 I love it! You cannot beat wines at half price now we're talking my language. Glad you went with the flow!

Nov 14, 2017 03:12 PM #9
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI  You guys are just so cool it

Nov 14, 2017 04:08 PM #10
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Anna

Sounds like a crazy day but one which ended well, meeting up with Jan, and enjoying some champagne!! Not bad for a few mistakes!


Nov 14, 2017 04:57 PM #11
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI - LOL!  Love this post.  It sounds like a wonderful time and a champagne of a mistake.  I got to attend one of Jan's classes she held in Sedona and she is the best. 

Nov 14, 2017 05:31 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Anna- No one worried or got upset...two professionals doing what they do! LOVE IT!!!  And somehow fate drove you to The Salty Sow. 

Nov 14, 2017 06:19 PM #13
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm a huge fan of fortunate fate as I like to call it.  I don't believe in coincidence or mistakes. 

Nov 14, 2017 07:07 PM #14
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Anna, that was a whirlwind :)  Sounds you both really enjoyed the evening.

Nov 14, 2017 07:30 PM #15
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Although the destination kept changing it sounds like the eventual location turned out to be a great "choice"!

Nov 15, 2017 03:29 AM #16
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Comedy of errors with a very happy ending! I just love this story. It sounds like you and Jan are great friends and very understanding too. I'm glad you two made it work, but then again, I had no doubt. You're both terrific!

Nov 22, 2017 03:35 PM #17
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