Bump in the Road....What would you do?

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Edwards & Associates

I recently had a BIG bump in my real estate road.

 

I fell down a flight of stairs (about 12-13) cement stairs in an old school building.  I feel like I have been run over by a semi! Thankfully I came away without any broken bones, but I am still stuggling with pain over most of my body. Some medical teste need to be done yet to determine if I have any damiage done to my spine.

My question to all of you:

  1. How would handle working with customers during times of illness or accidents?
  2. Who do you rely on?
  3. Do you ever ask help from your good customers?
  4. Any type of advertising that you would rely more on during these times?

I would love to hear some ideas of do's and don'ts....

It would be great to hear from you.

 

Janet Walter

Minnesota

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Chuck Carstensen
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I would check around for a trustworthy agent hungry for business and put together an agreement with that person that is a fair (win-win) deal.
March 21, 2008 11:13 PM
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Stacey McCarthy
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Yes, DON'T stop prospecting. I had a fall last year that dislocated my elbow and broke my arm. I was sick all the time from pain medication and I couldn't move my arm. I was laid-up for more than 2 months. I didn't do any prospecting or make any calls because I couldn't work immediatly. My business suffered more than my arm. Over the following 6 months, I closed 0 deals. You will get better, so look for clients that are going to be doing something in the summer so you business doesn't take a hit.
March 21, 2008 11:13 PM
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Karen Monsour
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Janet,

Sound's like you got some great advice on here!  I really hope your back is OK, I had to have Pain Management for my back for 6 month's, however, I'm sure you'll be fine. I like Chuck's idea!

March 21, 2008 11:24 PM
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Christy Powers
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Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners
Wow, I am so sorry to hear that. I am glad nothing is broken and hopefully there's no damage to your spine. Stairs and I have a long history together of a love-hate relationship! I hope you get back to normal! I am sorry, I can't answer the questions though. I don't know what I would do. Knowing me, I'd try to carry on like nothing happened and make things worse!
March 21, 2008 11:41 PM
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Janet Walter
Century 21 Edwards & Associates

Thanks to all who gave me good advice on my "Bump in the Road." In my blog I asked what others would do...I had taken a fall down a flight of stairs, bumped, bruised but no broken bones.

I did ask a co-realtor to assist me in maybe doing a couple of my shoiwngs, asking a couple of my good customers to distribute property flyers on thier property, (something I had planned to do in their immediate nieghbood). I also plan on contacting my customers to let them know of my accident and ask for their patience and also letting them know they can certainly call me if they have any ideas on marketing when I am laid up. I guess I thought "ya never know they might really feel like helping or have some great ideas"

So, thank you to all of you who offered me some advice and everyday I feel just a bit better and move around just a bit more.

 Thanks Again Active Rain Friends!

 Janet

March 24, 2008 11:04 PM
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