I've collected a fair number of tools over the years. I've not caught up with my Dad, but I'm in the neighborhood.
I've done the same thing for our real estate business.
Pick up tools here and there.
Some tools are specialty, others can be used just about anywhere.
And sometimes tools need replaced. Something breaks or wears out, or sometimes a new and improved version comes out and makes it worthwhile to make the switch.
This last week has been one of tool replacement for me.
One was a planned change. Our Wordpress site has needed a refresh for quite some time. While everything worked fine, the content was attracting buyers, it could be better. I'd worked on various things to increase speed, added SSL so we were https, but sometimes you just need a new motor to drive things, especially with the increased emphasis on mobile search.
So we hired out a company to fix some initial issues, move our hosting to a faster host, and then had them do a complete face lift. New framework, new theme. Wednesday they finished the prep work and our new site is now live. We've still got a few minor tweaks to make, and as always, more content to add.
The other change wasn't planned. When it comes to my smartphone, I tend to stretch it out years beyond what Verizon would like. And it actually got to the point that some apps were no longer compatible with my phone. Nothing business related, just personal things, but I could live with that. Phones are expensive and I could do without.
But eventually some decisions get made for you. My phone was fine Saturday night. Sunday morning, not so much. I tried all the tricks I knew, and all the tricks the Internet could tell me, but that phone just wasn't going to return to normal operation. So after church, a quick run down to the local Verizon store and I'm now 6 generations newer with my phone.
For the most part, no real losses outside of a few recent text messages since my last backup. Photos were already on a memory card, and most of the apps reinstalled without any prompting. A few tweeks here and there and I was back in business.
And the fringe perk? I've got a better camera for taking flower pictures :)
Interested in having us help you sell your home or help you buy a home? Just give us a call/text at 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Bill of Bill & Liz aka BLiz