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What would you do if trying to submit an offer and your laptop crashes

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

Trying to submit an offer and my laptop crashes…..

Today was a stressful afternoon, my Windows was running slow, so I tried to reboot a few times finally I got annoyed and figured I shut it off…keep in mind I am about to submit an offer on a $5.3million dollar listing.  As I am about to shut down, Windows tells me that there are”… 14 updates…”  generally that is a 15 minute maximum event…Not today it took two hours to finally update the 14 updates.

When the computer shut off, I immediately turned it on and that is when trouble started. Numerous attempts later it was clear that the Windows update killed the laptop. Now it has been 2.5 hrs and I am overdue to submit the offer.

The good news was Diane left her laptop at home so I called to see if I could use hers…. 45 minutes later offer is submitted.

Three hours and going strong my Laptop is still down, various attempts later and letting it sit for about 30 minutes I am back on my laptop. So no thanks to Windows updates…

With that said how would you have handled this drama? Offer is to be submitted ASAP. One buyer is in Texas on business the other buyer is local. DocuSign,  Zipforms, The MLS, and  someone else’s Laptop. Technology is Great when it works and frustrating when it does not!

If you were in my shoes what would you have done, inquiring minds want to know? On a side note I texted and emailed the agent asking to confirm receipt…still waiting…


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