Why is it that because the media says it's a slow real estate market that other family members and friends think that us Realtors have nothing to do so they dump their responsibility on us? Just because they have jobs in factories, or offices and I tend to work from home a lot doesn't mean that I don't work. Yes, I like the flexibility of being a Realtor. I now get to spend more time with my son and get to watch him participate in activites I didn't get to when I worked shift work at the local steel mill. But that doesn't mean that I don't get work at all. I pride myself on giving personal service to my clients. I don't have an assistant. I show my clients homes when they are available. I have a listing, a buyer in contract due to close the end of the month or early next month, two clients getting ready to list their homes and start looking for other homes. I have a client looking for 3 homes as rentals and another client looking for a home. I just finished a closing last week with a client also.
I am excited all of this is going on in my career. I also became the managing broker of my office. I was really excited about that.
I finally had to tell those family members and friends that I do have clients that I'm working with and I can't do all of this and take care of my responsibility and my clients needs. The media may say it's a slow market but this is the busiest I have been since I started in real estate back in 2006. After explaining that to some of the family and friends they now are starting to take care of some of the responsibilities that they tried to dump on me.