Or for a REALTOR does this appear I N S A N E ?
My tool caddy is filled with useful goodies. Of course I have all the standard stuff every agent needs, Pens, Pencils ( 2H, HB & RED ), Highlighter and Scissors. I also have a few of my own must haves, an X-Acto knife with plenty of blades and my old trusty Calipers.
The X-Acto knife comes in handy when I need a few post cards for special occasions. I can whip up a quick design, print four to a page and trim them with precision. No scissors or paper cutter can match the surgical slice of my knife along a steel straight edge.
Gotta use those calipers when the paper thickness just doesn't feel right. How many times have you printed a CMA on a 75 lb. card stock when you really wanted a 67 pound bond? You need those calipers to measure down to a thousandth of an inch!
They also satisfy my curiosity when a business card feels a little loose or snug. Had to search through several cards to find one that was just right. Technically your business card should be 3.500 x 2.000 and my printer did a decent job. My cards are within +/-0.005 which is acceptable.
My X-Acto and Calipers are remnants of my days on the Board. Today they serve as a daily reminder that details matter. Precision has always been part of my career and real estate is no different, I expect and demand accuracy.
After several years in the Real Estate business I am learning to lighten up. Initially the transition was difficult for me, seemed everywhere I looked there were errors. Now I'm more of a Reformed Perfectionist and try to go easy on the overly sensitive bunch that fills this field.
Opps.. I have been reading as I write. In the last line Chris say "It doesn't have to be technical!". Well.. I still see things from a technical angle.