Just Another Vacation Day

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

Leavin' on a jet plane....well not today!When you live the dual career engineer/real estate life that I do, the meaning of "vacation day" might be a bit different than it means for most people.

You think beaches, mountains, plane flights, and cruise ships.  I think "good, I only have ONE job to do today!".  And even that isn't always totally true since I'm one of those habitual email checkers even when I'm "off" work.

The good news is after almost 27 years of engineering work, I'm at 28 paid days off a year, plus another 11-12 holidays. 

So today was one of those 28 days of "vacation"!  Not really a sleep in leisurely kind of morning, but more of the typical weekday morning.  Yes, I was off my engineering job, but there were still some reports to finalize that were due for release today.  All done by 8:00.

Then off to list a home, so met the seller at 9, gone by 10 with the paperwork filled out and arrangements made for the photographer for Saturday.  Go live in MLS on Monday.

Take a call from a buyer that the deal they planned to cancel last night is back on!  Second day in a row I've had a deal that was dead in the morning come back to life before the end of day!  Roller coaster!!

Stop at the post office and mail a gift for another agent that I know from the Rain.

Coordinate preapproval and meeting plans with a builder for one of my buyers.  Move meeting from Saturday to Monday.

Renew my Kentucky MLS membership for another year.  Well worth that 2nd state license, so far this year one new construction closed and another new construction to close in about 5 weeks.  Spend $800, make $16,000.  I'll take a 20x return on investment any day.

FINALLY order those new signs as part of the RE/MAX branding refresh.  Nice promo discount!

Write and sign and forward a closing extension for some buyer (me) that is buying an acre from his neighbor.  Who'd have expected just splitting off an acre of land could get so complicated between the surveyor and the county?

Discuss a possible change of approach between a builder/buyer and the sellers of two parcels of land. 

Preps for a prelist appointment tomorrow. 

Check the traffic stats on our Wordpress site.

Get showing feedback and provide to a seller.

Get showing instructions changed now that the tenant has moved out. Woooohooooo!!!  It was NOT ideal before, so now buyers will actually see the HOME and not the STUFF.

And of course a blog post (almost done!!).  And cats and dogs to feed and litter boxes to scoop.  All that's just a mandatory part of any day that I'm not out of town  :)

But I did manage to fit in a DVD late afternoon.  After all, I do need some "vacation" in a vacation day!  I'm not Batman or Superman, but I can watch 'em!

Okay, time for the evening feeding of our "zoo"!  And tomorrow, back to the usual blogging stuff, a subdivision or new construction or something else likely to make the phone ring sometime between tomorrow and when I retire :)


Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz


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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Sounds like a busy day Liz and Bill Spear .

Mar 30, 2018 07:07 PM #1
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Bill, That is what you call a "working vacation".!

Happy Easter!


Mar 30, 2018 09:38 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do some carpenter ork in the side but I let people know ahead of time in case I et busy

Mar 30, 2018 10:29 PM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sounds like a busy day with no vacation time. Well managed except for downtime!

Mar 31, 2018 03:53 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Bill. I'm glad your so called vacation day was productive and enjoyable. One day take a trip......

Mar 31, 2018 04:59 AM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Bill - Your life as engineer and real estate professional reminds me of my own life between the years 1997 and 2005.  During that time, I worked at a software development company, and also as an agent.  Toss in that I also volunteered approximately 2 hours a day as an advocate.  By the end of it, when I was finally given an opportunity to take time off, I had to relearn how to do that!

Mar 31, 2018 07:45 AM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Man, you exhaust me. Hahaha. Just kidding. However, your vacation day is pretty impressive in terms of productivity. I'm sure, while busy, it's very satisfying. D 

Mar 31, 2018 08:02 AM #7
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 Bill,
You sound like "Superman" to me! 

Mar 31, 2018 08:19 AM #8
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Well I'm glad you got to relax on your "vacation" day. Have a great weekend.

Mar 31, 2018 09:31 AM #9
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If you love what you do, you are having a great day.  I have a feeling that is the case. 

Mar 31, 2018 12:39 PM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bill nice to see you goofing off, many are jealous of your easy vacation day... Did you color Easter Eggs in your spare time? Oh that's right you chose to watch a DVD instead....Endre

Mar 31, 2018 08:20 PM #11
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