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  • Writer's pictureCharles Cherney

67: Chop Wood, Carry Water

"Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. . . After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water." - Zen Proverb.

I am a Realtor.

Last night a purchase and sale agreement was finalized and sent to me for my buyer clients to sign.

This morning, I sent the agreement to my clients to sign. They did so. Electronically.

I dropped off their deposit check at the listing agent's office.

Chop wood, carry water.

I needed a copy of the deposit check I dropped off, and I could not locate it on my computer, as I am between an old computer and a new computer right now. So I reached out to the listing agent (who is out of town) and he reached out to his office (where I dropped off the check) and a secure copy of the check was made and emailed through to me.

Chop wood, carry water.

I then got an email that the seller requested a change in the agreement and that I would need to send out the revised agreement with this change for buyers to sign again. When I went to do so, I realized I had not been sent a complete version of the revised agreement. Timeout. Get complete revised version. Revised version received. Send out for buyers to sign. They did so. Forward for seller signature. Seller signs. I get it back. Forward to my buyers. Circle complete.

Chop wood, carry water.

You do what you have to do. I also had a listing presentation today; and a substantive conversation with a seller client; and worked on a new listing coming on the market next week; and hosted a real estate showing; and set up a listing appointment for next week; and checked in with each member of my team; and got my car cleaned.

Chop wood, carry water.


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