SUMMER FUN CONTEST FUN IN THE SUN FOR HARRY AND COMPANY
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We have entered the summer season with school ending and the kids being off from school. What are we going to do for the summer to have fun? Personally, I believe one must have fun at work. So, we do plan family getaways to recharge the batteries. Otherwise, Harry becomes a boring person. I very much look forward to my family vacations in order to create memories for the entire family. Yes, it seems to be tough to take vacations as a real estate agent. However, real estate is a team sport. Plus, today's technology makes it easier for me to be on vacation without my clients knowing I am on vacation for a week or two. As they say on Broadway, "THE SHOW MUST GO ON!"
I know many real estate agents that never take time off and just work every day of the week. Sorry! I am not programmed that way. Now, I could do that lifestyle if I was single. However, that is not fair to the entire family. Yes, there is an entire plan in place while I take time off. My business continues while I am traveling on a daily basis. Offers are still being made on homes, still collecting rent monies and blogging is done with a cup of coffee near the water early AM before the rest of the family gets up.
REAL ESTATE IS A TEAM SPORT! I stand behind this statement and continue to practice it on a daily basis. All great real estate agents have processed and procedures in place. Furthermore, I have cross trained my assistant to handle many functions in place of my temporary physical address. So, THE SHOW CONTINUES TO GO ON for my business.
This year we have decided to visit Colorado for ten days. We want to explore the Durango and Pagosa Springs section of Colorado. We have everything planned out for ten days. We got the entire family in on the planning process. This makes the kids excited as the parents for the vacation. I am so looking forward in getting away with my family to make some great memories.
GREAT TOOLS AND PEOPLE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN WHEN ON VACATION
- Toshiba Satellite laptop computer full multimedia capabilities
- Sony digital camera
- Sony digital video recorder with 80 gigs of memory
- HTC EVO 3D smart phone with text, email and Internet access unlimited data plan
- Full 8 functional web sites 24/7 for the public to view
- Leasing agents to handle my tenant leads
- Docusign to obtain signatures while on the road and submit offers
- ActiveRain on the road cup of coffee by the pool and blog
- Buyer agents on the team to continue to show properties
- Personal assistant to act on my behalf
THE PLAN IS IN PLACE FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS TO TAKE A VACATION. Other real estate agents ask me the following question "HOW CAN YOU AFFORD TO TAKE A VACATION?" I come back with my question "HOW CAN YOU NOT TAKE A VACATION AND MAKE GREAT FAMILY MEMORIES?" Then, I get deer in the headlights. I will pick family over work any day of the week. That is how precious my family is to me.
Here is a great picture of brother and sister together in the woods. We spent the entire day in the woods that day. Our family loves to camp and be with nature. The kids love it. We cook over an open fire pit and make some great dishes such as
- Hot dogs and beans
- Eggs and bacon with hot coffee
- Burnt marshmallows
I personally believe that vacations must be put into the annual real estate game plan so we are rewarded for hitting our goals throughout the year. Also, I believe real estate agents need to recharge batteries with the entire family. The real estate business is very competitive and can get to one over a period of time. Overall, I wish everyone the best summer of 2012. Be safe and have a great time on vacation this year. Take plenty of photos and share them on ActiveRain.
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