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Real Estate Broker/Owner with E-Rae Realty 651873

It seems that without fail, whenever I am about to leave for a trip, business picks up.  I don't go on vacation that often; probably a few times a year.  However, it seems the phone always start ringing right before I am about to leave.


I am headed out of town on Wednesday in order to fufill my maid-of-honor duties for a close friend in Houston, TX.  As luck would have it, this weekend my phone has been ringing off the hook.  I received an offer on a lot listing, had numerous phone calls on another single-family home listing, and an agent just called to inform me she would be putting an offer in on another one of listings.


A buyer client of mine came in from out of town today, another buyer decided she's ready to start looking at homes, and wants to purchase in the next month.  A lead contacted me inquiring about his home's value today.  This particular buyer wants to sell his current house and buy another home in Austin.  


It looks like I will have a lot to accomplish in the next two days, but I'm excited to conquer it all.   If you're feeling like business is a little slow for you right now, maybe you should book a trip.  

Posted by
Erika Rae Albert 
Broker, Realtor®, GRI
108 Wild Basin Road South Suite 250
Austin, TX 78746
t: 512-779-7597
e: erika@shesellsaustin.com
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Erika, how exciting, and so nice to see new business.  Have fun at your friend's wedding.

Feb 18, 2018 06:48 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I hope that is a picture of your vacation destination.

You really hit the nail on the head with this topic. It seems like every time you head to the airport your phone rings.

I once had the challenge of trying to coordinate a sale from Bejing, China. Fortunately, I had another agent covering for me. It's Murphy's Law.

Feb 18, 2018 06:58 PM
Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 I wish I was going there this week!  That's a photo from a past trip to Mexico.  

Feb 18, 2018 07:24 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I agree that business comes from everywhere and it is crazy. I work long hours the couple of days before and leave on my trip exhausted. There is no way around it.

Feb 18, 2018 08:21 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Counterintuative but IT DOES REALLY WORK! Love and light! I really recommend it myself1 Go for gold!

Feb 18, 2018 11:10 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert that's a universal law for all real estate agents across the country.... need business? book a trip...

Feb 19, 2018 03:10 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I have to laugh because this has happened to me many times in the past. Enjoy your vacation, it's obviously well deserved!

Feb 22, 2018 02:36 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have had the same experience. Not possible to “wrap things up” and get away. But isn’t being busy a good thing? Can we schedule vacations for when we will not be busy? I hope that time never comes. Going on vacation anyway.

Feb 25, 2018 06:25 PM