Today's "Daily Drop" has a blog I wrote about a trip I'm taking to Italy with my mom, daughter and daughter-in-law...and how I'm preparing for it.
I guess I'm surprised by so many comments, very well-meaning, suggesting ways to continue working on my trip. I DON'T WANT TO....IT'S A VACATION. Properly planned, there is no reason why my business cannot go on without me. I'm not indispensable....neither are you! :)
My Arrangements While I'm Gone:
New Client Inquiries:
I have an experienced agent monitoring my email and phone. She knows what she's doing. I also cover for her when she's gone.
I have a licensed, experienced Transaction Coordinator. She develops a relationship quickly with all my clients once we open escrow and can answer questions and run the cycle for me. Between the Realtor® covering for me, my TC and escrow....existing clients should proceed smoothly. All parties know I'm out of town.
Sure...escrows have issues....we all know that. But I have my managing broker up-to-speed on all my accounts and if necessary, he can step in and help. Since some of my escrows are short sales....it helps that the majority of his personal business now is short sales and is well aware how to negotiate and handled the problems which come up.
As my previous post mentioned, I'm creating "Drafts" which can be posted in my absence. I also am working with an SEO company on a new website...and perhaps I'll discuss having them post some as well.
I am not trying to imply that I have it perfectly planned, or that something will not go awry, but I have very good people here handling it, and I'm sure they will find solutions just as well as I could. Sooooo.....I'm heading to Italy without my laptop and going to enjoy the time! I'm not indispensable...and neither are you :)!!