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Becky and I recently stayed at a resort that I've since described as "one of the best experiences ever."


The food was fantastic. The staff was polite and helpful. Every time you turned around, someone was washing something down. The place was sparkling clean.


There was only one problem.


Most of the guests complained about the elevator service.


They took too long to arrive.


While you were traveling up and down over as many as 22 floors, the car would often stop and open to nobody. From our 15th floor room, the phantom stops would occur four to five times on most trips.


Our wing of the hotel had two elevators. They were six or seven meters apart as if one was an afterthought. Each elevator had a dispatch button.


Guests, eager to get where they were going, would press both buttons. They'd hop in the first one that arrived. The problem was, of course, that the second elevator would also later arrive. Another phantom stop.


The very people who complained about the elevators were the cause of the problem. Had everyone been willing to push only one of the two buttons, the system would have operated much faster. Most guests seemed completely oblivious. They'd roll their eyes each time the elevator stopped for nobody.


"Stupid elevator."


How often do we get in our own way? How often do we lock onto an idea to our own peril? How often do we rush into sabotaging our own objectives?


In my business, it's common to see people try to take shortcuts. Even clients.


We often see home sellers who want to rush their home to the market. There is no shortage of agents who will accommodate an overnight listing, lest the listing gets away on them.


Listing a home before it's ready is moving fast to slow yourself down.


Start by slowing down.


Plan.


Prepare.


Then list and promote.


You'll get where you want to go faster and with fewer hassles.


The agent you select should have a thoughtful process. That ensures the right things get down, at the right time, for the right result.



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I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  Reach out by voice or text at 306-241-6676 or email me at norm at teamfisher.com


Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra

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Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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