Can You Wear Out a Blackberry by Talking Too Much?

Can you wear out a Blackberry by talking too much? That's what I wondered this morning as I forced myself out of bed after a l-o-o-n-g 2 weeks.

BlackBerryMy Blackberry was fine when I plugged it in to recharge last night. I was too--running on adrenaline.

This morning, I was slow to start, didn't even consider going to my 5:40 AM exercise class, coffee took a long time to kick in. And my Blackberry? It wouldn't wake up at all! It reminded me of a teenager on a Monday morning after a weekend of partying!

After 3 days of almost continual use, it was just tired. Removing the battery, re-inserting it, re-booting worked, and it's peppy once again--just needed a bit more R&R.

Tuesday afternoon is when my poor little Blackberry really started working overtime. That morning I had a listing in the White Oaks area of San Carlos, CA on brokers' tour, with over 100 agents coming through. The phone calls started coming and didn't stop until after 10:00 last night.

1925 Belmont Avenue San Carlos CA 94070I knew the property was great. I knew the sellers had done everything right. I knew it would be well received. I knew it was priced well. I knew it showed beautifully. I knew the marketing was up and running. I knew our market was heating up.

What I didn't know, but soon discovered, was how many people would contact me for information about the house. Nor did I suspect that we would have 6 great offers for the seller to review after being on the market for only 4 days! All the offers were beautifully and carefully prepared, all from well-qualified buyers, all over the asking price, with 4 of the 6 being "as-is" offers with no requests for the seller to cover any closing costs. Fortunately, one clearly stood out above the rest, and made it obvious to the sellers which they wanted to accept, with no counters being necessary, and without prolonging the anxiety for all concerned.

It was a long week for my Blackberry and me, but we've both recovered and are happy to announce we're up and running again, looking forward to a weekend of showing property, meeting a home inspector, preparing a couple of CMAs, planning tours, etc. 

Edgewood County Park, San Mateo County, CAOne more thing--we're both going to step away a few hours on Sunday--the phone can sleep while I go for a relaxed, rejuvenating run at Edgewood County Park in San Mateo County, and be ready for the week to come.

Our market is hot here on the mid-Peninsula!

 

 

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Compass

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com

www.LottieKendall.com

Peninsula Living Business Page

www.SFCondosForMe.com

 

 

Comment balloon 17 commentsLottie Kendall • February 11 2011 09:39PM

Comments

Lottie, What a funny post about the Blackberry, FYI now if you get too many e-mails be prepared that the little ball in the middle which makes the e-mails move up and down could get worn out or pop out. Then a quick trip to your Verizon Store and you will be back in business.(voice of experience)

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 8 years ago

Lottie,

Taking the battery out will usually resolve the problem.  When that doesn't work, it's time for a visit to the new phone store.

Posted by Don Hintz (2D-enterprises / HAUS Design, LLC) about 8 years ago

LOL  I think both of you needed a break!   I know my poor phone has about had it!  WIth a long distance hubby and business as this is my home phone only ...no land line....and my hubby and I talk at least 5000 minutes a month...some months 10k!    It has had a very long and useful life!   LOL

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) about 8 years ago

I've heard about that problem, Endre, but haven't experienced it --- yet. Do you still have a BlackBerry, or have to graduated to another phone?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Hi Don -- yep, that's what fixed mine. I, however, need lots and lots of coffee!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Deborah, 5,000 minutes a month is a lot of talking! Hope your husband gets to come back home soon, or that you get to visit him.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Actually, they told me that you should always turn off your Blackberry and take out the battery for at least 3 hours.

Have a great weekend.

Posted by Indera Coggins (Re/Max 100) about 8 years ago

I guess Blackberry's need a break too!

Sigh. Low battery life is the biggest pain in the back side. Too bad smartphones can power up on coffee.

Posted by Jason Channell, The House Sleuth (Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan) about 8 years ago

Lottie ~  What a wonderful post full of awe and hope for the rest of our AR community!  Congratulations and continued success!

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) about 8 years ago

I didn't know that, Indera. I wonder how often one is supposed to do that?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Hi Jason -- yeah, what would I do without coffee?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Hello Tish - it was stunning how catatonic I was this morning, once all the urgencies had been met. I have a pile of work to do, but couldn't do most of it--ready for a few hour break.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Lottie, there are times when I have to take the battery out too. Just overworked I guess. But more to the point... woooo hoooo on all the activity!

I loved this post... just thought you wanted to know that. :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 8 years ago

Hi Andrea -- so glad you enjoyed the post. When my sellers and I were talking yesterday morning, after our long, successful Thursday, I mentioned that my BlackBerry wouldn't wake up -- we had a good laugh about it. Glad you enjoyed it, too.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Hi Lottie ~ My Droid died last week - I guess better now than in the middle of spring. I got a new Droid and I;m pretty psyched - the screen is enormous! Great to hear that it's busy - and that you take some time off - even if it's just a few hours.

Liz

 

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) about 8 years ago

Liz, I need to learn more about your new Droid. The big screen would be nice; is it easier to download attachments than on my Blackberry Curve? Maybe you'll write a post and share with us.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Lottie, I still have my BB world addition, I was considering switching upgrading, than I went to Europe this December and Lost the BB....long story short the insurance gave me a new identical one so now I am holding off a bit longer.... BTW I never shut mine off and we are going on years on the previous one...

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 8 years ago

Participate