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When the stuff hits the fan!Ever have one of “those” days when everything hits all at once?

Yesterday was one of those days. Everything that I have been working on for the last few weeks seemed to foment into a caldron of crisis.

After performing emergency triage, I began to treat each pending issue with all of my skill and aplomb. And I would have been fine:

But the phone didn’t stop ringing!

Then I started getting the second round of assaults. The ones that said that I was going to call them back as soon as I finished up. Yes, indeed I did make that promise, but I had not finished and there was still no end in sight.

Somehow I got it all done, and returned all of the calls,

But today is already shaping up to be one of “those” days!

It seems that there have been a lot of them lately.

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Rainmaker
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com
Fontaine Property Group - Melbourne, FL
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You know Richard...those days only happen when you are busy. If you had no business you would have plenty of time to sit back and watch Jerry Springer...so good for you.

Jul 20, 2012 04:57 AM #3
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Peter den Boer
Keller Williams Realty Partners - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI,ABR,SRES, Associate Broker, Realtor

Richard, it's good to be busy! It certainly beats the heck out of not busy!

Jul 20, 2012 04:58 AM #4
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Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
CRS- Your Friend/Helper for Lifetime! 808.9551577

Aloha Richard, my friend once told me "put it off until tomorrow, you've made enough mistakes today!".  Only joking.  In the end, you've made progress and the day of reward approaches!

Jul 20, 2012 04:59 AM #5
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Richard Weisser
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers - Newnan, GA
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Barbara...

One day, and one task at a time. Thanks my friend.

Brenda...

If only that phone would have stopped ringing!!! Thanks so much.

Jeffrey...

I don't know why that is true, but it is! Thanks for jumping in!

Peter...

"Not busy" is looking pretty good right now. Lol and thanks!

Bruce...

Actually, I like that a lot. When we push ourselves we are very prone to making errors. Thanks for adding to the conversation.

 

Jul 20, 2012 05:08 AM #6
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Bobbie Smith
RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS - Stroudsburg, PA
Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,

It is great to be busy however I understand how too many busy days in a row can become overwhelming.  Hopefully it will not be as bad foryou today as it was yesterday. Good Luck!

Jul 20, 2012 05:15 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
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It's very good to be busy!  We speak from the experience of being very UNbusy for several straight months.  Now, this week has been pretty busy.  BUSY FAR BETTER!!

Jul 20, 2012 05:20 AM #8
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Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
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I have had about three weeks of total work chaos. I was moving so fast yesterday that what seems like hours were really ten! Yes it was a whirl wind of activity not all productive but I got a lot of stuff done.

Jul 20, 2012 06:04 AM #9
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John McCormack
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It must be in the air... Not complaining bring on real estate!

Jul 20, 2012 06:27 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Melbourne, FL
Personal Service, always.

Busy is good even if it gets hectic at times. Besides, you are a pro who can handle it - and more!

Jul 20, 2012 06:32 AM #11
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Pamela Smith
Long Realty West Valley - Sun City West, AZ
Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand

Richard,

Take a deep breath and think possitive thoughts, it helps me.

Jul 20, 2012 06:38 AM #12
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

I hear you Richard and these things do happen. I hope today goes better than yesterday. Be well.

Cal

Jul 20, 2012 06:47 AM #13
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David Grbich
Ventana Coastal Properties - www.FindCARealEstate.com - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Richard - sounds like a perfect day with your phone ringing! Regards Dave

Jul 20, 2012 06:52 AM #14
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

I completely relate.  Seems the incoming crises never end and forever are bumping less pressing tasks into the next day and the next...and the next.

Jul 20, 2012 07:28 AM #15
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Kathryn Maguire
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

Just the sprint to the end of the summer selling season.  Enjoy it!

Jul 20, 2012 07:46 AM #16
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Brad Rachielles
CENTURY 21 Prestige Properties, Ca BRE# 01489453 - Upland, CA
REALTOR, CDPE, Upland, CA

Richard,

This confirms that you can take lemons and turn them into lemonaide. Every day occurances CAN become a blog topic... good lesson for me Mr. Ambassador. We might also say that you are truly fortunate for the activity.

Jul 20, 2012 08:48 AM #17
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There seams to be a lot of "Those" days as of late.  A boring day would be welcome.

Jul 20, 2012 09:48 AM #18
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Anna Banana Kruchten
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Richard you are a true professional that can handle more than the most.  Good luck on your day. 

Jul 20, 2012 09:58 AM #19
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Paula McDonald
Chevaux Group, PLLC - The Woodlands, TX
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279

Richard,

It sounds like you were able to handle it all and come out on the other side to ride into battle again today.  In this business you never know what's gonna get thrown at you so just have to keep your eye on the ball(s) and hope you catch them all.

Jul 20, 2012 03:48 PM #20
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Sandy Shores Broker, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County FL Real Estate

Richard, Sometimes it's just like that.  Thank goodness those days are not the norm - they are few and far between.  They certainly keep you on your toes.  Hang in there.  And, duck for cover if the need arises.

Jul 21, 2012 05:38 AM #21
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Larry O'Sullivan
Rocky Mountain Realty, Sandy, UT - Sandy, UT
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Richard - love your "cauldron of crisis". Could lead to "pressure cooker of performance" Here's to a few days in your kitchen.

Jul 21, 2012 07:08 AM #22
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