I'm At An Open House Without My Blackberry (a.k.a. Crackberry)!

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346

I wrote this off and on during an Open earlier today!  I sort of got interrupted before I could post it!

If I thought I was addicted to Active Rain, that's nothing compared to my bond with my Blackberry!

I arrived at my Open House about 10 minutes early, went through the place turning on lights, and noticed that in the back sunroom, there were a bunch of spider webs and leaves in the small sunroom at the back of the house.  No problem, I thought, I'll just phone favorite colleague and blog buddy, Cati Bannier.  She lives a few blocks from here and can drop by with a broom and dustpan.

But Wait!  I'd forgotten my second-best friend and constant companion, that little navy blue and black miraculous piece of technology!  (Just for the record, Willie the hyperactive Labradoodle puppy comes in first)

Holy yikes!  Three hours of being unhooked and out of touch, at least by phone.  And I didn't have time to run home to get it.

I am into hour two of my Open and am noticing physical symptoms.

  • A rapid heart beat
  • An uneasiness in my stomach
  • Excessive perspiration, although the central air conditioning is performing beautifully

I do have my little laptop, so at least I can check email and blog between buyers and agents coming through. 

OK, Pat!  Take a deep breath!  A car just pulled up and people are getting out.

It's Showtime!

Get over it!

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Deb "Alayne" Brooks
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Pat, you are precious. You have just somehow written how I feel about it too...way to go!

Later in the rain~Deb

August 25, 2008 10:27 PM
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Johnathan Smith
Coldwell Banker DiTommaso Realty

your crazy! open house without a blackberry is like jumping off a roof

August 26, 2008 12:31 AM
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Todd Clark
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Keller Williams Realty

I can't count the times I have forgotten my phone or my power cord to my computer and made my wife bring them over to an open house so as I don't go crazy.

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

August 26, 2008 11:59 AM
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Carol Culkin
Overland Park
Reece & Nichols

Pat - I'm getting use to my new gadget but can only take the learning curve in small doses. It did come in handy on vacation - sure beats lugging a laptop and walking a mile through a resort to use a business center, when all I really ever needed was to check voice mails and email once a day. I left most new developments and small details to my broker to handle but needed to be available when clarification was needed.  

August 27, 2008 04:06 PM
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Barbara S. Duncan
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How could you go without your phone!  I don't have a laptop but we went on vacation last year and the hotel didn't have internet connection at all!!  Talk about addiction!!  I was frantic.  I needed to check my email!!  Guess I need to start doing email on my Treo but so far didn't feel the need.

 

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Pat Kennedy -- author of The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate -- gives you a look at life on the streets as a real estate broker in our nation's capital. And her blog is peppered with great advice combined with humor!