I hope this is not offensive to anyone. But, is anyone feeling fat? I started this business about 6 years ago, and I noticed that a lot of the more mature male Realtors were kind of chunky? I thought to myself, why is this? You work for yourself, you create your own hours, no one is the boss of you, (except maybe your wife), so why do you not have time to work out and keep in shape? Well, I have been in the business for a few years, and now I know the answer. I have gained almost 30 lbs. WHAT!!. How can this be?
It's our lifestyle. We have no set schedule. We work at the whim of our clients and jump when they call. We eat when we can, and not very healthy most of the time. We work late into the night, snacking on things and eating dinner at 9:00 pm. You try to go to the gym, but when you are done you have missed 13 calls and have buyers leaving messages saying that they will go to the next Realtor to help them buy that million dollar home. Or you get up at 5:00 am to go work out, and it turns out that you missed your asset manager's call who works out of New York and it's 8:00 am for them, and you just missed that listing that you have been trying to get.
This is why we get fat. We are at the mercy of the buyer, seller and other agents. Or at least this is how I feel. Maybe next week I will get back into the gym, maybe.