Work's a Beach!

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

A colleague of mine just posted a picture of his "office" today... showing his laptop, with his barefeet showing beneath, immersed in the sand at the beach. That was his view, today.

Now, of course, my OCD got the better of me, and I started worrying over random bits of sand mucking up the works of my costly laptop.  But as I thought about it... (no, no... I did not throw on a pair of waders, and head to the beach), I thought about just how lucky we are, that much of our work can be handled from just about anywhere.

As we speak, I am on my laptop in my mother's hospital room, (not nearly as fun as the beach) conducting business (maybe not quite as 'usual'), and getting things done.  With my laptop and my cell phone, I am also able to be here, for my mother, holding her hand and helping her through a recent illness.

Ain't that grand?

Now, about that beach? 

Posted by

 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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


Contrary to your colleague, when we are on the beach, we hang out on the beach, and on with our devices.  

I hope your mother gets better.  A

Jun 06, 2018 11:07 AM #1
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Alan May  we have come a long way baby to the old days of Real Estate .  Where people do actually get pool side listings and clients . It is great that you can conduct business and still be by your Mothers side when she needs you . God Bless - Hope all goes well Alan

Jun 06, 2018 11:17 AM #2
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Technology does make it a little easier to balance life and work, even if we have to take care of moms rather than hang out at the beach. Hope your mom feels better.

Jun 06, 2018 02:12 PM #3
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Alan I often have conducted business while out hiking the hills behind our home. Clients can hear the crunch of my boots in the trails and always ask - you out hiking? You lucky duck!


Hope that your Mom recovers well and it's great she's got you by her side.

Jun 06, 2018 03:35 PM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You are definitely blessed Alan. I actually wish my mother was still around and I could work by her side. I hope your mother recovers soon.

Jun 06, 2018 10:29 PM #5
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Prayers for your mom and kudos to you for making use of technology to take care of her and do business. 

Jun 06, 2018 10:42 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Alan.

First, I hope and pray for your mother's speedy recovery.  Now, as far as getting work done wherever you are sometimes is a blessing, other times it is a downright hindrance

Jun 07, 2018 02:01 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Alan. I hope your Mom is healing and will soon be home.

Jun 07, 2018 08:10 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

First, I hjope your mother is OK. Second, we are getting licensed in Floirida since we have a second home by the ocean. My wife will shaqre your concern aboyut sand in the laptop.

Jun 09, 2018 09:52 AM #9
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