Sometimes, we all need a bit of a break. For me, a break takes many forms, and usually a short one is enough. On days when I know I’m going to be especially busy, I usually have a hard time sleeping the night before, so I get up early and go for a quick run to clear my head. Or, after an especially tough day a couple of fingers of higher-than-average-priced bourbon and a movie after everyone else goes to bed helps me to unwind.
But sometimes there is no better way to take a break than getting on an airplane and flying somewhere. Especially if the destination is to see my brother, and his family in San Francisco.
This last weekend I did just that. I hopped on a plane and went to the city by the bay. I took my little guy (his first flight) and my Dad even flew in for the weekend from Tucson. I love my job. Selling luxury properties, and modern homes is a ton of fun (and work), and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m always talking to people about their dream lifestyle, and for 4 days I got to spend some quality time with my original immediate family.
I don’t talk much about my family on this blog – I like to keep my private live just that. Locked up. Mine. I try to not bring work home (as much as that is possible), and the reciprocal count’s too. So enough of the personal stuff, and back on to the original topic:
The best way to sell a house is to go on vacation
I’ve heard it dozens of times before – When you are trying to take a break in real estate, the second you try to take some time for yourself, your phone is going to ring. This time was no different. As soon as I was packed, I got the call that every agent wants to hear – “check your email, I’m sending over an offer.”
Over the next few days we did the usual negotiations – buyers come in low, we counter, and eventually a compromise is reached. It’s a very exciting process, and a high that you want to feel over and over. When I returned to Austin, we were just finalizing the contract, and the deal was done.
Plus, And the best part? Because of technology, the seller’s agent never knew I wasn’t even in the state.
I know I was technically working while on vacay, but this is the fun kind – the part of the job we all love.