Do you think "Whatcha' doing?" is a rhetorical question? It's not. I really wanna know... I missed you guys the last couple of days. I have been in training and also have an upstate buyer who periodically takes me out of range for my cell phone (oh horror!!!). Mad cool buyer but sometimes traveling all over disrupts my routine by not being able to check in, blog or gab. :-)
I'm thinking I need to stay close to home today and am about to hit one of my outside offices to do some overdue blogging. Been working very hard lately and can't make up my mind if that is a good or bad thing. Buyers using multiple Realtors always tick me off. I hate wasting time. If you have an agent, stick with that person and don't use the rest of us as a casual stop gap if your agent is otherwise occupied. Wait your turn and don't waste other professionals time pretending to not have representation when you do. Very bad way to do business and we will find out. It's a small world when you are dealing in our industry.
People have lost their purchasing minds about the expiring first time buyer's credit and they need to know up front that we Realtors are not a taxi service for lookie-lous... If you, as a buyer, are in a panic don't go crazy thinking you need to see two hundred homes. You don't. Seems I barely have time to do laundry, enjoy Hagen Daz or watch Internet TV these days because I am too busy trying to sort out the serious buyers from the pretenders from the I-need-a-ride but don't really need you might be a buyer. I will try not to whine too long about being in social media withdrawal because these unscrupulous consumers think we have nothing better to do than entertain their every whim while wasting our time but I have to say the panic of not closing escrow in time for the credit appears to have set in and encouraged all sorts of strange behavior from people.
Am I the only one seeing this? What are you guys seeing? Let 'er rip in the comments sections. Might make for a very interesting conversation. :-)
For someone who is supposed to be in control of her schedule I have lost my ever loving mind responding to text requests for appointments. These things are starting to come in 24/7. Think I am kidding? I was answering text messages 5:42 AM this morning and fielding e-mail outside the laundry room for crying out loud. A couple of my NYC buyers were also a wee bit peeved about me being with the upstate buyers because they are soooooo used to instant gratification from me using the tech toys.
Sometimes I wonder about that. Realtors do pause to recharge their batteries and sometimes we actually stop working for the evening (LOL). We have to go home sometime. I know I like running the streets but I have a family at home that likes to see me during prime time once in a while. You know you've been working long hours when your sons start calling Daddy "Mommy" (LOL). Don't get bent out of shape if we actually turn the phone off so we can sleep, cuddle with the kids or remind them they do have a Mom. I know it's a rare thing for me to go to bed at 9 PM but I was tired so I went to sleep with the wee people. This explanation is specifically for the people I stood up last night at Open Mic (LOL). Yeah, it's true, I can sing. I can actually carry a tune (LOL). I sing, paint, make music, sometimes sell a house... don't be so surprised (LMAO). We all have stuff we like to do. Realtors are people with lots of personal quirks and talents so when you waste our time we don't get to do the stuff we like to do with the people we enjoy because we gave that slot time to you. I like helping people but I do not like being used. No one does. Remember that the next time you call ten firms to show you ten houses.
Lately it also appears that some people always want to know where I am and what I am doing, even when I am not doing it with them. A few even want to know why I am doing stuff with others that I am not doing with them (LMAO). Is it just me or is this a social media side effect? I don't know how to answer that because I am a pretty spontaneous person and some buyers are more fun than others. Some like to have my kids along while others don't. Some want to pause and get something to eat while others don't. Some actually invite me over for dinner while others don't. Some are fascinated by meeting me at the beach, the park, the gym while others wont touch an outside office with a ten foot pole. Oh well... I tend to do what we both are comfy with. Wanna hang and house hunt, I'm game. We can do suits or we can do sneakers. Up to the buyer. ;-)
Hmm... That may prove to be very interesting to find out down the road (LOL). No one got me yesterday save the three people I checked in with and I may be limiting access today as well so I can prepare for my international buyers. Wonder what's going to happen when I don't answer my phone today. Freaked them all out yesterday. Kinda freaked me out a little bit as well. I live on my cell phone and it is a bit strange not to have coverage in every crevice of the state. I may need some therapy to ween me from that particular issue (LOL). BTW, I almost wrote a spoof toilet texting post but decided that was way too much information (LMAO). That naughty seed planting is for the people who think I don't respond fast enough. Poo to you. Oh puh-leeze. Normal people don't always call back the same day so give me a freaking break. Besides, I am not normal. Take note of that fact and stop tripping when I decide not to jump through a hoop, social media multitask or entertain my ADD. Sometimes I have to slow down. I can do slow. Seriously... Just remember slow is relative (ROTFL).
Slow is starting to become an attractive word because I need a vacation... Seriously... I want to see my Mommy and Daddy. I want to watch a movie in a theater. I have a brother and sister I haven't laid eyes on in a year. I may want to adopt a girl... buy a dog... build a house... tweak my friggin' life (LMAO).
The wee people are on vacation but I am not. Bummer... I'm constantly thinking about taking one because I promised the SC crew I would take my bloggers butt down there while visiting with family and other pals going down and coming back up. A tiny four day event would be mad cool because I can do a loopy-loop and make everybody happy. Think it will happen? I don't know. My phone is always ringing off the hook but we shall see what we cook up in the next couple of days. Gotta call my Mama and see what she's doing next weekend... Figured I give everyone a heads up I am taking off a few days for some fun.
Yes, I will be bloggging about it... I talk about everything else (LOL). Time to meet the clients. Gotta hit the outside office in Forest Hills today. Going out with my fun clients. We're having lunch. ;-)
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