How I learned to work from home – 5 tips that saved my sanity

May 20, 2020

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Posted by in News, Staff

I never considered myself to be a “work at home” type, probably because the opportunity never really presented itself. Every work day I had my routine; get up, make my bed, chat with my hubby, shower, get dressed, get my daughter up and ready for school, pack my bag and off to work and school we would go.  That all changed with the arrival of COVID-19.  With new social distancing requirements in place and stay at home orders a new norm, life as we know it changed – and dramatically.  Now with a son suddenly home from college and a daughter in high school both in virtual learning mode and two parents juggling working between home and offices it was only a matter of time before chaos began.  Even the walls of our home are longing for the days of peace & quiet again.  It is not used to having us all home at once and for so long.    First and foremost I am thankful for my health, my family’s health and that I still have job in which I can work from home.  That being said it took a bit to adjust and I will admit I had some struggles along the way but I think I have found my groove.   After a bit of trial and error here are five tips that worked for me.

 

 

Tip #1: Have a routine and stick to it. 

I needed a new routine.  My first day home I was out of rhythm and all over the place and so was my family.  We slept in a little later than normal, did not rush to even shower or get dressed – I mean why not?  It’s not like our commute was very far and nobody was coming to visit.  It felt different and exciting to work from my pajamas.  But as the day progressed I felt behind for some reason, disorganized, and scattered.  Aside from a mid-morning break to put in a load of laundry and my lunch time shower as that was when I decided to get dressed I was glued to my computer the rest of the day re-acting to things instead of being pro-active with a specific agenda.  So day two I decided to establish a new routine starting in the morning that would set the tone for my day.  I created a list of goals I needed to accomplish that day. It included both work and family tasks so I was not aimless. The structure created some semblance of order and prevented me from losing focus.

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Davidson Realty helps support Volunteer Life Saving Corps at Deck the Chairs

November 26, 2019

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For the second year, Davidson Realty is proud to participate as a sponsor of Deck the Chairs at Jacksonville Beach!

 

The Deck the Chairs light display is a tradition that benefits Volunteer Life Saving Corps. Sponsorship proceeds helps the Corps to continue providing lifeguard services to our beaches.

 

 

Our display, titled “Santa’s Surf Shack,” was a true labor of love by the agents and staff at Davidson Realty. A team headed up by Sales & Training Manager Andrea Gallagher sketched and planned the design and Realtor Matt Roberts managed the construction. The team used Santa’s beach house from last year’s display and added standing surfboards, a new sign and a halfpipe “wave” that is perfect for photo ops!

 

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Davidson Realty offers brand new Buffini real estate course for agents

March 18, 2019

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Davidson Realty invites all local real estate agents to attend Pathway to Mastery, a newly launched training course from Buffini & Company. The firm will host the eight-week course at two locations:

  • World Golf Village office, every Monday from March 25 to May 13 (9 to 11 a.m.)
  • Jacksonville Beach office, every Wednesday from March 27 to May 15 (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.)

Buffini describes the Pathway to Mastery course as “a deep dive into lead generation, negotiation strategies, buyer and seller tactics, and more.” The production-focused course was developed for new and experienced Realtors. Buffini reported more than 6,000 enrollments since its launch in January.

 

In addition to instruction, students will have access to Buffini’s Online Resource Center and contact management tool, Referral Maker® CRM.

 

The course will be led by Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and Sales and Training Manager Andrea Gallagher. Both are Buffini & Company Certified Mentors.

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Davidson Realty agent Erin Mount steers donation effort for returning sailors

October 3, 2018

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Amid her busy schedule as a Davidson Realtor, Erin Mount recently organized a donation drive for single sailors of Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45) returning from deployment. It all started when a friend asked Erin for a donation to help returning sailors. She jumped at the opportunity to help—even seeking donations from others to maximize the effort.

 

 

Friends, local businesses and attendees of the monthly World Golf Village Networking Group all contributed to the drive. Agents and staff at Davidson also stepped in to help, including Gail George, Terri Apodaca, Liz Pappaceno, Ron Savarese, Mirtha Barzaga, Steve Rodriguez, Ethel Henry, Rebecca Schaffer, Kim Keith, Andrea Gallagher, Mattie Zebendon, Jim Davidson, Rochelle Richardson and Troy Silhan.

 

 

“Everybody was more than willing to participate,” said Erin. “I purchased the baskets and local businesses and individuals volunteered to fill them.”

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Team Davidson Dazzled in Black & White While Celebrating 2014 Success!

January 21, 2015

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Team Davidson recently celebrated our 14th Annual Awards Banquet in “black and white” style at Blackstone Grille in Julington Creek. Over 90 agents and staff came out to celebrate a tremendous year in sales and closings and enjoy delectable food by our friends at Blackstone Grille. Our Jacksonville Realtors, along with our Davidson Development team, had $126 million in sales and $134 million in closings for the year! Read more

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