Change is a Good Thing....Mind Open...Experience Rewarded

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

Our changes have been many in the past year and serve as building blocks for this year and years to come.  

   On a personal level, we were going to make some changes to our lower walk out level...which is where Magic, our soon to be 21 year old cat, resides. The age difference with Dini didn't make them friends so they each have their own floor. We decided that the disruption caused by remodeling would be too much disruption for him and moved on to updating the master bedroom with plans made last year and multiple contractors scheduled to minimize our own disruption from ceiling lights to refacing the fireplace, flooring, painting, window treatments ...furnishings, artwork etc. It is  now the sanctuary we as time permits.

    Our major business change was to join EXP Realty LLC, our only regret is not having done it sooner.  In addition to opening up multiple streams of income, it has also increased our discipline in education...both in getting and giving. The very pervasive "coming from contribution" and mega technology has us doing more time blocking than ever before to both get and give in classes and individual sessions which has been rewarding both personally and professionally. Education not only with agents but also with segments of our sphere in the kinds of services we offer to them and in some cases to their clients. The small group and one on one sessions are more time intensive both in preparation and execution however the rewards outweigh the additional time and effort.  There are so many different ways an agent can choose to experience this brokerage, having what feels like freedom as well as prosperity has had an energizing effect on many parts of our lives.  Some people may have had "less than sterling" introductions to this cloud based brokerage....happy to have you visit a class...with no obligation. may well surprise yourself ! You don't have to dislike where you are to find you like something else better...Open minds are a wonderful thing.

   Another huge thing we would encourage everyone to do on a personal level is to make sure you have the kind of medical care you deserve. Our annual physical appointment ...or attempt at making be told it would be in 6 months...caused us to seek out another physician.  That too could be its own post ! After considerable research we now have the family doctor who is not from the "health I don't care" school and makes time for personal phone calls and appointments as needed. We feel so lucky to have found a physician not caught up in the "business" of  health care and makes the real care and practice a priority. IF you have not had a not have a doctor you can depend on ...make that a priority...make YOU a priority. If one person who reads this makes an appointment ...uncovers a condition...treats something before it becomes a problem...this change suggestion will more than have served its purpose. The cough, the assumed heartburn, the tingle or numbness you choose to ignore can be symptoms of much bigger problems...go to the highest and best source...not the "clinic of the internet" ...find a good physician.

    Back to class and meetings....and wishing you all the positive changes that bring you the lives you so richly deserve.  Sally & David Hanson - Broker Associates, EXP Realty LLC.

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Kathy and David... big changes, but all good changes that will have big payoffs for you both in the years to come.

Jan 29, 2020 05:14 AM #1
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Wow I can't believe that your cat is 21 and I could see the construction might stress him out.  As far as the move sound like it was very beneficial and then it is ALWAYS important to stay on top of your health.  Sounds like great things, I hope 2020 goes just as well.

Jan 29, 2020 05:16 AM #2
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Well, obviously you have a mind open enough to allow a cat to help you click the mouse.

And a good doctor is gold...

Jan 29, 2020 05:16 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Good Health is a GOOD reward and having a GREAT Doctor a Terrific Place to work...AND a sanctuary to doesn't get better !

Jan 29, 2020 05:22 AM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson always wishing you well with all of the changes you have in place for 2020 and beyond....

Jan 29, 2020 05:37 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sally and David - an open mind either for an improved living situation, better health care or new opportunities of many kinds comes with being able to change.  It seems you are on the right path.  And I imagine the rest of your furry family agrees.  

Jan 29, 2020 05:45 AM #6
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Changes aren't always comfortable, but when they lead to the results we want it is a wonderful thing.  I am glad all is well in your lives!

Jan 29, 2020 05:46 AM #7
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Sally/David, That's a lot of successful changes for the two of you. Lucky to have found the doctor who makes you the priority...Enjoye reading all the good stuff going on!

Jan 29, 2020 05:47 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sally. I particularly like the physician thing. Putting yourself first is really important.

Jan 29, 2020 05:55 AM #9
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am not one who usually loves change. I change in business as needed as it is a must.  Lessons learned over the years i guess. 

Jan 29, 2020 07:44 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Happy and delighted for you in making changes...Wishing you continued success in everything you do.  A

Jan 29, 2020 08:14 AM #11
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sally, I did not remember you had a 21 year old kitty, and that they did not get along.   Fun to have two floors to keep them separate.

Jan 29, 2020 09:22 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sally and David- as they say, you don't let any grow under your feet!!! I can't wait for the "after" photos of your house. 

Jan 29, 2020 06:51 PM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sally glad your changes are for the good, all the best, thank you for contributing to the Active Rain Challenge I sponsored,  points coming your way....Endre

Jan 29, 2020 09:55 PM #14
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sally.

I agree, at my age a good/great general practitioner is golden.  Looks like Magic likes to play with the mouse.  

Jan 30, 2020 12:46 AM #15
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David looks like we both have made a major career change that have had positive results.

Jan 30, 2020 11:50 AM #16
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sally and David:

Wow some big changes, but important ones. Having a great primary doctor that you like and trust is essential!


Jan 30, 2020 05:35 PM #17
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thanks for your entry, Sally!

I totally agree with the doctor segment - I text with Ray's main doctor, night and day if I need him. He's wonderful and I cannot imagine not having him in our corner.

Like you, time-blocking allows me to accomplish 3 times as much as I used to get done. And, teaching is in my blood - love training newbies and sharing tricks of the trade as well as educational necessities that brokerages often forget to teach their young. Of course, I love your virtual classroom - there really aren't many hours in the day you can't be learning something there!

Feb 06, 2020 02:31 PM #18
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