It’s Friday, let’s sweep! | our “surge capacity”


Good morning. Although I adore writing, I’m going to step aside today (kind of) and share someone else’s writing. Why? Because Tara Haelle penned just about everything that has summed up my observations and conversations this week – both in my head and with others.

How do you adjust to an ever-changing situation where the ‘new normal’ is indefinite uncertainty?

Our new normal is always feeling a little off balance, like trying to stand in a dinghy on rough seas, and not knowing when the storm will pass. But humans can get better at anything with practice, so at least I now have some ideas for working on my sea legs.

Full article here. It took me 13 minutes to read.


Tara Haelle

Tara Haelle is a science journalist, public speaker, and author of Vaccination Investigation and The Informed Parent. Follow her at @tarahaelle.



…and what about real estate Laura? Great question. I’m focused on stories of people being remarkable. How about this one!

This story reigns from the Windermere Wedgwood office; and yes I share names.

Broker wins in multiple offers (20) on a house on a lake. Pending Inspection. Client lives in California and flies up for the inspection. It was a hot day. Broker wakes up early that day and asked himself, “what would David Prater do” in this situation. This though pattern led broker to pack a cooler with drinks & snacks so “I could be the full service broker that I am.” But wait, it gets better…

…he packs two towels and two pairs of swim trunks thinking maybe his client would like to jump in the lake before he hops back on a plane to CA to go back home.

Post inspection, with 30 minutes left on their ShowingTime slot, he then tells his client he packed said towels & trunks and sure enough they jumped off the dock into the lake, took a quick swim over to a community beach and back to the dock. A quick change of clothes, inspection complete and they went on their separate ways.

I put this story in the “being remarkable” category! Certainly a full neighborhood review was done by water too! Well done Bill Reilly, well done! And oh, why the “what would David Prater do” internal dialog that sunny morning for Bill Reilly? Oh, just another example of a 30 year Windermere vet who has rubbed off on another broker within an office. This stuff happens all the time in our offices; it makes us, US.

And to take this FWL blog post full circle – Tara Haelle’s article above speaks to a focus on maintaining and strengthening important relationships and being creative a this time to do so. She writes, “The biggest protective factors for facing adversity and building resilience are social support and remaining connected to people, Masten says. That includes helping others, even when we’re feeling depleted ourselves.

Let’s continue to help each other build our reserves & create resilience so that we may each find our resurgence along the way in 2020.

All in, for remarkable. All in, for you. All in, for us.


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