SWDesertHomes in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Vail & More!: Breaking Away from Technology

Breaking Away from Technology

I'm taking a vacation.

I'm taking a real vacation.

I mean, NO phone, NO ipad, No laptop, NO computer.

I'm not using WI-FI.

It's a big step.  I keep giving myself affirmations.  It's amazing how addictive we become as realtors to being ON ALL THE TIME.

I can't help it, from about 7-7 every day, sometimes later, I'm available for my clients.  I know I like MY questions answered so I like to provide the same service in return.  I grab my hours off where I can.

But, this is different.  A REAL VACATION.

I've never done it, and my husband and I haven't spent private time together, uninterrupted, for over 5 years.  So, it's necessary for balance and happiness as well.

So, to keep business up and running, I have a business partner covering my live transactions, and another agent covering incoming leads and questions.  I trust them implicitly and it's all good.  But...I also needed to give a heads up to my clients, prospects and leads I've been in touch with, so I sent out some emails last night.

Here's a response I wanted to share with all of you.  

"Don't let anyone disturb your trek back in time to a world where one could actually contemplate and meditate to their heart's content without any expectation of being zapped out of their tranquility by the buzzing and beeping of man made beasts. "

Man made beasts!  I love it!

Now if I could just get rid of this rash on my arms, my neck and my hands before I go....

Deep breaths...vacation in sight!!!!

On the computer

Have a great week everyone.  See you on the other side.  ;)

If I can assist you in your home buying or selling in Marana, Tucson, Oro Valley, or Vail, please don't hesitate to call me!  Email at swdeserthomes@aol.com

Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,


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Comment balloon 11 commentsCara Marcelle Mancuso • February 03 2018 03:26PM


Congrats Cara Marcelle Mancuso sounds like you deserve a vacation and have taken all the necessary steps to ensure your business is being watched over while you are away.  

Posted by Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction (E*Rae Real Estate Group- Powered by eXp Realty LLC) about 1 year ago

Cara, enjoy your vacation without the "buzzing and beeping of man-made beasts". Let us know for how long you were Ok without them ... :) 

Posted by Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work! (HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353) about 1 year ago

Hello Cara Marcelle Mancuso we all need a break from time to time to relax and unwind.  I do this a couple of time a year and always come back refreshed and energetic.

Posted by Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results! (BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE) about 1 year ago

Sounds like you are over-do and over-due for a vacation. I hope you enjoy every tranquil moment of being unplugged. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 1 year ago

WOw good for you!  I really need to do that too.....love the ending comment!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 1 year ago

Way past due Cara!  You will quickly disconnect and wonder why you don't do it more often. I do this every couple of months and focus ONLY on what is right around me. Glorious! 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 year ago

Cara- I'd say you are well overdue for some I love me and I love us time.  Enjoy, refresh and we hope to hear all about it when you return. And, I love what that one person wrote. How sweet!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 1 year ago

Being a small Brokerage it is hard to toatlly step away, but i do try to

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 1 year ago

Good for you, Cara!  I think it is important that we periodically prove to ourselves that we can unplug from the matrix, and still survive.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 year ago

I have done close to that but Charlene and I are considering a meditation retreat to do a tech free time.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 1 year ago

Good morning Cara Marcelle Mancuso, well-deserved vacation, sounds like you planned everything right. Enjoy your time away from all the tech stuff.  

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 1 year ago