Ticking Clocks and Cold Sweats

As an undergrad and Law School student, I would occasionally dream that I was hopelessly behind on an exam, with time running out (once, the exam was literally in an unrecognizable foreign language).

As a lawyer, that was replaced by a new, albeit infrequent nightmare: that I was months behind turning in my timesheets — used to bill clients — and that my records were nowhere to be found (imagine trying to account for every 10 minute increment of your 12 hour day, for weeks on end, months after the fact!).

So, now that I’ve been a Realtor for closing in on a decade, what gives me a night-time cold sweat?
Try, lapsed Inspection Contingencies.

The other night, I dreamt that my wife bought a new house without me, and neglected to do the Inspection in time (you waive the inspection if you don’t perform it within the prescribed time period).
And no, that’s never happened in real life, either to me personally or a client.

P.S.: For the life of me, I can’t recall any CPA dreams — my other vocation — either good or bad.
About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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