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.
My 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.
I 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.
One 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!