Next Job...Apple Genius Bar Associate

Real Estate Broker/Owner with The Buyer Brokerage

I upgraded my Mac to Monterey last week and all hell broke loose


First, my space bar wouldn't work. My sentences all ran together like a crazy woman's rant! At about the same time my space bar failed, a blue box appeared on the screen. It was square in shape and wrapped around whatever I was typing.  

I went to Google to search for answers and found lots of people with similar problems. One answer was to open my computer in safe mode and follow a few simple steps. That didn't work. Another suggested turning the computer off and on. That didn't work.

I went down the list trying every suggestion and still my letters ran together and my spacebar wasn't working. Desperate to get my computer working again, I made an appointment at a nearby Apple store. When I showed up at the Genius Bar, I was told I'd made an appointment to shop at the store, not get help at the store. Embarrassed by my faux pas in front of all the geniuses, I sheepishly made my exit but not before scheduling a phone call to address the problem. AlbertEinsteinplastic

Back at home, I plugged in my computer and talked with a friendly Apple Genius. She suggested we reset the SMC, which simply means unplug the computer from the outlet. Since I'd already done that to take the computer to the store, I shared my screen and tested the space bar. 

Problem solved! The Genius told me the SMC reset did the trick. She also told me it wasn't a Mac problem, it was caused by something else. 

Since I technically fixed my computer problem, am I qualified to work at the Apple Genius bar? 

I don't mean to brag but I am really good at yanking the computer plug from the outlet. If this real estate broker thing doesn't work out, I'll see you at the Genius bar!


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Victoria Ray Henderson

Broker in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia with The Buyer Brokerage in McLean Virginia. 


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Comments (4)

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 Victoria,
Those tech issues can be hair-pulling experiences and the older I get the less hair I have to work with. Glad you got the issue fixed.

Dec 02, 2021 02:37 PM
Victoria Ray Henderson

Thank you Carol! You are so right, annoying and time consuming but I usually learn a few things along the way. 

Dec 06, 2021 05:43 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Good for you for figuring out the mess.  I don't have the patience for it and call in my tech guy (my husband) right away.  He can fix just about any issue.

Dec 02, 2021 03:25 PM
Victoria Ray Henderson

Yes, it does take patience and I often don't have the time but it all worked out. Thank you for stopping by Anna!

Dec 06, 2021 05:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Apple has great support via the phone.  They all are well trained, and specialize in different aspects.  A

Dec 03, 2021 06:36 AM
Victoria Ray Henderson

Yes, they are really good and I appreciated them walking me through the issue. Thanks for stopping by!

Dec 06, 2021 05:45 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Glad you were able to get your problem solved, and hey you never know...the Genius Bar may work as a side job for you!

Dec 06, 2021 10:07 AM