Edwardsville IL Homes for Sale and Real Estate : Want business? Just go out of town.

Want business? Just go out of town.

Hey, can someone tell me if it's a hard and fast rule in real estate that all heck breaks out when you go out of town?

My family and I have been on a much-needed and long-awaited vacation. (My vacation condo's desk pictured to the right.) But since I've been gone, we've had two listings go under contract and a buyer who has found the house of his dreams.

I suspect my partner would like to see me get the heck out of Madison County more often. Or not, depending on how you look at it. It's great to have the business, but I feel badly that she's there dealing with it on her own. (However, I would agree to just sitting here on the beach and working my magic if she insisted.)

If I had known that I was powerful enough to cause this type of positive market movement, I would have left home a long time ago. Maybe NAR should hire me to cause an uptick in the existing home sales figures. When I'm done with that I'll wrestle those pesky new construction homes.

So, how do you agents who work alone handle this type of situation? Do you never leave? Do your brokers fill in? Do you split commission with agents who help you out while you're away?  How do you have a truly bon voyage while the work keeps coming?

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Comment balloon 3 commentsNancy Milton Holtzscher • August 07 2008 03:49PM


It happens all the time to me....I think it's one of Murhpy's rules.....


when the going gets slow, get out of town. I had 15 business messages afte 3 hours last friday, came back to put two properties under contract and I have not had a closing sind 4/5 prior to that weekend out of town!


Thanks Murphy!

Posted by Karl Nettgen (Century 21 Agate Realty) over 12 years ago

Wow, Karl! You're even more powerful than I am!  Congratulations. --Nancy

Posted by Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR (RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs) over 12 years ago

Fabulous view!  I'm so jealous.  Maybe I'll take a vacation to the same spot when you get back.  :)

Posted by Kristina Pratt, REALTOR - SFR - GoshenRealtyGroup.com (St. Louis' Illinois Suburbs - RE/MAX Preferred Partners) over 12 years ago

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