In my quest to be smart and technological and real estate-like, I sometimes learn things the hard way. The teacher (and mother) in me cries out to share my experiences with others, so that they can learn from my accomplishments AND my mistakes. So, here I write this post.
Funny though, how many of my “experiences” are in the form of mistakes… Let me share some with you.
Here are the Top 5 Ways NOT to Use Technology in Real Estate:
5. Do not put your cell phone in your back pocket right before using the restroom (girls) – especially if your pants are some type of silk and/or acrylic blend. There is not enough texture to make sure that the cell phone STAYS in your pocket. Trying to figure out how you are going to fish out your communication device is only ONE of the downfalls of this predicament. (and since we are on the subject of cell phones…)
4. If you do not use a blue tooth (I cannot use one because of the odd-shaped-back-of-my-ear-that-doen’t-fit-any-Dr.Spock-Apparatus.) make sure you take great caution when switching the phone from your right ear to your left ear while driving down the highway with you window open. Cell phones are hard to find in 1 mile by 100 feet stretches of highway median and even harder to get a hold of while dodging 75mph traffic on foot.
3. Never, and I mean NEVER try to fax a piece of cloth. Especially if it is your own fax machine and even if the said cloth “seems so much like paper, I bet it will work” …Don’t do it. Fax machines are a pain the butt to fix and you may be better off just replacing it. Either way, it makes for one EXPENSIVE fax transmittal.
2. (Although I believe I covered this before…) Do not drive over your digital camera with your SUV. This makes the camera, well, unusable at best. And even though you may get a way cool brand new camera out of the whole deal …
1. When visiting Austin, always remember to re-pack your brand new camera’s battery charger when you check out of your hotel. Having a cool new camera and no way to recharge the battery for an entire week is entirely too frustrating.
If you can, it is ALWAYS better to learn from others’ experiences. I hope this helped you, even if in just one small way.