Will closing the eyes limit hindsight?

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Will closing the eyes limit hindsight?

 

Real estate sales in 2019 were steady. Business for me in 2020 also started out extremely strong with 6 ready, willing and able buyers, who were excited to make the southern Utah area their final destination. 

 

When the national shutdown was announced, it felt like being punished for someone else's transgressions. Most of my clients are from out-of-area and one by one they all canceled their appointments.

 

Instead of becoming paralyzed or denying reality, which benefits no one in business or personal circles, I settled in for several months, forgoing the norm to figure out a more productive way to fill time.

 

New routines meant:

  • Realizing that I had no deadlines while staying home and could take a more casual approach to meeting the day.

 

  • The freedom to spend more time in the garden, weeding, pulling produce or just sitting and relaxing, surrounded by nature.

 

  • Playing horseshoes again after a hiatus of several years. I practiced many times, thinking I'd beat my husband. Not even!

 

Set routines remained: 

  • Calling to catch up with past clients to have an enjoyable conversation about their needs or events happening in their lives.

 

  • Sending out a personally designed quarterly greeting card with a sealed mask to show that I do indeed care about clients.

 

  • Maintaining a positive online presence, especially blogging, following up on leads and inquiries about the southern Utah area.

  

One thing that became immediately obvious was the necessity to avoid the evil, social media/media giant emotional roller-coaster, designed to incite fear and hate by attacking an audience's vulnerable state.

 

That suits no one well!

 

The U.S. didn't know what was coming until its arrival, then Wuhan flu had to be understood first, then dealt with. Am thankful to be healthy, to have the love of family and friends and career success.

 

Though I had thought 2020 would be another banner year, am viewing it in hindsight while intently looking ahead to 2021. A much smarter business strategy in my opinion. Don't you agree?

 

This is an entry to: October Challenge - To Think is To Create 

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! we totally understand the position you were in and what it took to decide a direction, move forward and do all you could do.  All You Could Do....$ itty bitty words with huge power.  You've come out smiling and all along continued giving to your community and AR as well. Thanks for your great entry!

Oct 14, 2020 01:36 PM #1
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If we could only see through a crystal ball and know what is coming, life would be so much easier. But we all seem to be very adaptable and able to make changes.

Oct 14, 2020 02:23 PM #2
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Wanda- having read your posts, if anyone could navigate through this pandemic with a smile on her face it would be you. I love that you send out with a sealed mask in them. You've already got 2021 covered!

Oct 14, 2020 04:38 PM #3
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Protecting my husband from the virus was of utmost importance and staying home was the right thing to do Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Instructor. I'd do it again!

Oct 14, 2020 06:50 PM #4
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No predictions here just hoping for the best as we navigate forward Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543. No time left to be still!

Oct 14, 2020 06:51 PM #5
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Clients called and thanked me Kathy Streib. Am glad they found them to be useful! Will be sending out another mailer as a follow up to add something of value.

Oct 14, 2020 06:52 PM #6
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Wanda I remember March 13th our Governor shut the state down, First quarter I was in the top 100 in CA ..... now I have 20 listings but no bragging Rights where I stand in CA...Endre

Oct 14, 2020 10:58 PM #7
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Congrats on your success through the Wuhan flu crisis Endre Barath, Jr.. I'm still standing and moving ahead - though some days it feels like trudging through mud!

Oct 15, 2020 05:37 AM #8
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Wanda,

We had a similar experience, and we remodeled our whole deck garden, and we have two additional projects we are working on.  So yes, we were busy, but at the same time enjoyed our life that much more..A

Oct 15, 2020 06:15 AM #9
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Adapting comes to mind when things happen outside the scope of control Ron and Alexandra Seigel. We did quite a bit in the back yard as well. We finished the silo outdoor entertainment center and now working on a deck platform for future needs. It has been a lot of fun to have people over for fantastic food, games and music!

 

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Hi Wanda,
I am sure you welcome the opportunity to spend more time in the garden and just relaxing, while still being able to maintain a productive routine.  You're a sunflower on AR.

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