Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 05JAN18

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Real Estate Agent with www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 05JAN18

 

2018This is the first diary entry of 2018 - 2017 was a heck of a year! It's now time to begin anew, with positive visions and goals for business and love, light & laughter in our personal lives. We've had one heck of a week with the holiday on Monday and a full week of work packed into 3 days this week.

 

PERSONAL 

Ready for Valentine's Day
Personally, we enjoyed Monday and our traditional Southern New Year's dinner - cooking all day while watching some great football games and taking down all of our Christmas decorations, packing them away and putting up the Valentine's Day decor! (Yes, I love holidays and fairy lights! LOL)

 

Tuesday morning, we got a call that my father-in-law had been taken to the hospital. Mr. Maxwell had Alzheimer's and had contracted the flu. By the time he arrived at the hospital, his fever was very high and the doctors could only make him comfortable and the family was called to be at his bedside as he probably wouldn't live for another day.

 

He died with all of his children at his side, knowing he was loved and that they were all together. He was crazy about having us altogether - he loved family dinners and gatherings and before dementialtook over his mind, he orchestrated many of these gatherings and dinners. Regardless of the amount of 'preparation' you have when you have a family member with Alzheimer's, you really can't 'prepare' for the loss of your loved one. We are blessed to have had him with us for as long as we did but, we know in our hearts of hearts that he truly is in a better place.

 

 

Oddly enough, when Ray & I got the call early Tuesday morning, we BOTH left home without our cell phones - that just NEVER happens! On our way home from the hospital, we realized that we were meant to leave our phones at home - and were thankful that we had. 

 


 

 

BUSINESS

Friday diary of a Charlotte real estate agentSo, as I mentioned, my work this week was jam-packed into 3 days - and thankfully, with a lot of help, all had great outcomes! 3 Closings this month were all re-scheduled for one reason or another - to SOONER than originally scheduled, not delayed!  1 late Closing from last week was finally scheduled for early next week and documents are on their way back to Charlotte from California tonight.  2 'perfect' appraisals and two Due Diligence Periods came to an end yesterday and today - both without incidence and both working with wonderful listing agents on the other side of the deal (making everyone's lives so much more pleasant)!

 

One home went active today and it has been a crazy day of showings with a flurry of activity - we will likely be under Contract on this one by the end of the weekend!

 


 THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 

May you all have a wonderful week ahead and whatever you do, never miss an opportunity to tell those you love just that - that you LOVE THEM. 

Never miss an opportunity...

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Friday Diary of a Charlotte Realtor® | 05JAN18

Comments (12)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe, again I am so sorry to hear this News about Ray's Dad, no matter when it happens it is never easy.... Now about another subject, I am always amazed how little you sleep and how hard you work...Endre

Jan 05, 2018 11:50 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Debe.

I'm sure he was pleased to have all the people he loved by his side.  

Jan 06, 2018 02:56 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We can never really be prepared...cherish the memories he has left you that will last a lifetime.

Jan 06, 2018 04:11 AM
Betsy N. Robinson - Serving the Sandhills, NC
Everything Pines Partners, LLC. - Whispering Pines, NC
CNS

Debe - so sorry to hear of your loss.  Yes,  "whatever you do, never miss an opportunity to tell those you love just that - that you LOVE THEM." 

Jan 06, 2018 06:10 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you so much, Endre Barath, Jr.! I think we're on equal planes where the sleep is concerned! I'm working on adding an hour this year as I know I need to but, gosh, I don't like missing anything! LOL

Enjoy your weekend! 

Jan 06, 2018 06:19 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi James Dray! We're all just as thankful he gave us time to get there to be with him and let his children say their good-byes. 

Jan 06, 2018 06:20 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you, Sally K. & David L. Hanson! You're so right - it's all we have and we are also thankful that he is dancing with the other angels right now.  

Jan 06, 2018 06:22 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Betsy N. Robinson - Serving the Sandhills, NC! Thank you. Losing a loved one always reminds us of what we should be doing each and every day of our lives, doesn't it?

Jan 06, 2018 06:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Debe,  I am still sorry about your dad and wow what a start for the new year you had.  I hope it warms up down there also.

 

Jan 06, 2018 09:16 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Good morning, Debe, well it is morning here in Hawaii. Guess not in Charlotte. So good afternoon. You sort of shocked me there with the news of your father-in-law dying. Was not expecting that. And how strange that you both took off without your cellphones to miss that call.

I'm so sorry for your loss. It broke my heart when I lost my father-in-law. We were all gathered by his bedside when they pulled out the breathing apparatus. You are very resilent, though. Back at work regardless. I admire that about you. 

Jan 06, 2018 11:02 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you, Will Hamm! I really appreciate it and you know, we're hoping it warms up as expected next week too - spring can't get here soon enough!

Jan 06, 2018 08:12 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

HI Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents! Well, it really took us by surprise as well. We actually had our cell phones when we got the call but, when we rushed out of the house, we both left our phones as we headed to the hospital. I'm glad we forgot them though - it was really no time to think about work or anything but, Mr. Maxwell. 

Thankfully, my assistants stepped in on Tuesday for me and the really, the rest of the week as well. However, when I'm blue or upset, my coping mechanism is to dive into work - it works for me. Probably not the best way to get through sadness in life but, it's truly the best way for me to get back to smiling and to lighten my heart...

Hope you're having a great weekend, Elizabeth!

Jan 06, 2018 08:20 PM