Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
3,094,950
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I got a new job!  It is one that pays me a salary and benefits, is in the real estate world and doesn't stop me from doing everything in real estate that I have been doing for the past 12 years!!!  Win, Win, Win!!!

Oct 26, 2020 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,639,593
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I have squeeky clean hands.

Oct 26, 2020 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
309,777
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I am learning more. I have had the time to read and learn new things. Surprisingly I watch less TV because IMO there is nothing worth watching.

Oct 26, 2020 07:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,227,058
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Spending less money on eating out is a plus. Not eating out has helped me to eat better. Eating better has made me more healthy. The Real Estate market here in NH is having me wrking 7 days a week. Business is thriving however, I desperately need a warm beach for a rest.

Oct 26, 2020 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
2,920,690
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I've found ways to use the lemons. Sure, there have been moments when I allowed myself to feel emotions that I'd rather not feel - the biggest thing has been to simply allow myself to feel whatever I am feeling and then move through the emotions and past to a brighter, happier place. Sometimes in order to do that I've had to eliminate the toxic people who refuse to do anything but complain and spew hate. It is my COVID cleanup! 

Oct 26, 2020 07:54 AM
Ambassador
2,399,678
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I have learned that Wanda still Can!

Oct 26, 2020 06:25 AM
Ambassador
4,908,506
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Tons of time saved now that we all use zoom.

Oct 26, 2020 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
770,916
Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

I am so over it and on to the next chapter in my life.  

Oct 26, 2020 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
6,040,008
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We have enjoyed the comfort of our home.

Oct 26, 2020 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,961,373
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I’ve been able to get some home projects done 

Oct 26, 2020 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,576,592
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

How fear not only feeds on humans but thrives on it and how we can learn discipline in countering fear with truth, common sense and positivity. 

Oct 26, 2020 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,550,753
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

This is the perfect topic for entries into the October Challenge. The entries have been very inspiring.  Hop on over and check them out... and share your story.

Oct 26, 2020 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
9,730
Diana Ludwiczak
Doctor Sniffs Bed Bug Dogs - Manhattan, NY
K9 bed bug scent detection and inspections in NYC.

I had time to train more unique scenarios with my scent detection dogs. Having time to actually read a book and finish it was nice!

When you say "2. I've perfected putting the edge on a knife and slicing tomatoes thin and straight" 

Do you mean you learned how to sharpen a serrated tomato knife ?

That takes some skill! LOL

Oct 26, 2020 06:00 AM
Ambassador
2,031,776
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No longer taking people in my car!  

Oct 26, 2020 01:46 PM
Rainmaker
3,773,748
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Your question prompts me to think of a post I read this morning by Rocky Dickerson.  Perspective and History play a role.  Time Will Tell comes to mind.  Some things are readily apparent. Others happen eventually.  

Oct 26, 2020 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
462,366
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Much better connection with my clients.  I've had many many meaningful conversations and connection on a "human" level.

Biz has been very good in our area since COVID restrictions hit the scene - if anything it has driven up prices and made a hot market hotter.

Oct 26, 2020 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
716,206
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Good morning Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041   I love that you've asked this! I am not a fan of labeling one year as entirely "good" or "bad" and 2020 is no exception to that mindset for me.  This year has had many blessings.  The biggest is that one of our daughters is back home.  We walk together and have had some great talks.  We get to see her "in action" with her studies & practicum and better understand the path she's pursuing.  Without Covid, we wouldn't have this added time with her under our roof.  This year has also allowed me a lot of reflection and heightened self awareness.   On the professional front, this year is looking to be the best one ever...    :)

Oct 27, 2020 04:39 AM
Ambassador
3,094,413
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Lots of good stuff Annette!  Check out the October Challenge. It's all about the positives that came out of C event.  Join the fun with us!

Oct 26, 2020 01:18 PM
Rainer
106,203
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

nothing

Oct 26, 2020 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,777,828
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

1.  My business is actually doing better and I'm more insulated on future downturns and problems.

2  Eating at home more/better

3.  My cats are thrilled.

Oct 26, 2020 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
814,739
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I believe that any good from Covid 19 is outweighed by the not-good. Or, as Abraham Lincoln said: “I feel like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. To the man who asked him how he liked it, he said: 'If it wasn't for the honor of the thing, I'd rather walk. '

Oct 26, 2020 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,322,268
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nada much.  Expenses are down, but so is income.  Other than that, there have been no changes, other than refreshing my earthquake kit back in January when the lockdowns looked like they would happen.

Oct 26, 2020 08:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,756,569
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Even the impolite have become more polite. 

Oct 27, 2020 04:23 AM
Rainer
2,615
Robert Massopust
PROPERTYOC.COM - Santa Ana, CA
20+ Year Experience, Problem Solver,Customer Focus

I was able to take a breather, refocus and educate and not have the stress of constantly running

Oct 26, 2020 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
2,022,320
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

New six month grandson next door on a Maine lake... Dad telecommuting to his Nike job, see daughter and little guy daily. Don't want to go back to Boston. Another granddaughter lives locally at the farm with her parents who are educators. One son home this week from Colorado wild fires. Neat to have family around you in my safe small town with zip for COVID.

 

Oct 26, 2020 07:21 PM
Rainmaker
553,714
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Holding onto friendships at a distance can be a challenge but rewarding.  Talking more on the phone rather than just sending a quick text or email.  Because there are no functions to go to, dressing casually is the norm. Except for a few items, really don't spend money on clothes.  Or anything else. Except here in Carmel-by-the-Sea we do eat out often in those "parklets" restaurants have set up in parking spaces outside of their restaurants. Not the formal dining inside that we used to do and that end up being quite a bit more expensive.  Everything is done online, it seems, and save a lot of time and gasoline.  Often, my car doesn't leave its parking spot.  I "shop local" in our village rather than go to a big chain store where I'm exposed to a lot of people.  Although more expensive, it's much more charming and the shop keepers are appreciative.   

Oct 26, 2020 02:19 PM
Ambassador
3,210,228
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I find myself doing a lot more cooking, which has left a lot more money in the checkbook.  Take out is easy, but expensive.

Oct 26, 2020 04:51 PM
Rainmaker
603,671
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Being able to slow down and smell the roses.

Oct 26, 2020 11:29 AM
Rainer
170,585
Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

Quality family time. 

 

Oct 27, 2020 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
908,745
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

New technology

Honey Dew list catch up

More time with Pam

Other than that the politicization of this virus has done severe damage to our country and others.

Saving $$ on gas and eating out.

Oct 27, 2020 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
911,114
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Life is short.

Grateful for each day.

Zoom meetings are a lifesaver.

Dogs love having me home.

Oct 27, 2020 05:01 PM
Ambassador
3,821,673
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm LOVING cooking every evening. While we so enjoyed going out quite often, we're enjoying planning and cooking wonderful meals. 

Oct 28, 2020 06:21 PM