Cough, Cough, Sneeze, and Repeat
This past week I have been battling a bad cold. I know I promised you a more exciting post this week; I honestly tried. I had a great one planned, but I could not draw the energy to put the appropriate effort into an exciting blog last week. I am still feeling lousy but have enough energy to tell you all the struggle of being a REALTOR® when you are sick.
Since I am a solo agent, I can’t rely on a team to pick up the slack when I am not feeling well. I had to struggle through it. I decided to stay away from the office: nothing worse than a bad cold sweeping its way through an office. I figured everyone else would rather I kept my misery to myself. I did manage to go to my weekly meeting Monday morning, but left soon afterwards when I started to not feel good. My colds start off differently than most, feel OK for a few days and then, BAM, feel like total crap. I tried my best to power through. I had a good day, just in time for the office Holiday Party. Luckily it was during lunch, so I was feeling better. Mornings and nights are the worst. I have never understood that, but that has always been the case with me. Of course, I had scheduled to hold an Open House on Thursday evening during this week; my body has a cruel sense of humor. It felt the need to be sick during a week when I had a lot to do.
The Open House went well, despite me not feeling well. I almost called another agent to hold it for me but decided that I needed to power through and show up. It was fairly slow, only one visitor, but the one person loved the house. Fingers crossed that it works out in the future. I would not have received this good news or met the potential buyer if I had decided to stay home and pity myself. During the down time, I utilized my time and planned out what my social media was going to be over the weekend, I searched for newly expired listings,tried to write an exciting post on the Winter, and yes, I played a few games on my phone. This time I finally learned. I brought a folding chair with me, so I could actually sit down during the Open House; I didn’t want to stand for three hours.
The biggest struggle for me during the week was not writing letters to people. I didn’t want to lick the envelopes, and yes, I know there are other ways to dampen the strip on the envelope to make it stick. I focused mainly on going above and beyond on my social media content to keep me going. I tried to have fun with it;putting a post on Facebook about chicken wings, asking the public where their favorites are. I found some that I need to try. There will definitely be a future post about chicken wings.
Now we’re to the weekend. I don’t think I made a smart decision on Sunday. I chose to go play four Kickball games. Yes, I know it was super cold outside. Yes, it was outside. Yes, I know I was fighting a cold. I don’t feel worse now, and actually might feel better. That is probably because I was dead tired and went to bed early last night. I am glad that I went out, it was a morale boost to get back to my normal routine.
Well that was my week of having a bad cold and trying to do REALTOR® things. I didn’t think I was very productive last week, until now. I actually did more than I thought. I am proud of myself for getting so much done, except writing letters, which I am working on now. Writing this blog has been a break from letter writing, so my hand can un-cramp. I hope you all stay healthy and let’s go see some houses.