Winding down the first half of 2017 in my real estate brokerage.

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

Carmel Beach

The first half of 2017 just roared by, and here I am on June 29, 2017 thinking about what could I have done better, differently or not at all.

And the answer is:

I don't think there is anything more I could have done unless other opportunities had come my way. I did all that I could that I had control over.  My marketing strategies are paying off, and there is no area that faltered because I didn't give it my full attention.

Clients were more than happy with me, in fact, I've had more repeat clients than in any previous years.

And, since no one else is there to grade me, I need to be honest with myself and look dispassionately at the work I've done.

So I give myself a 10.

Or an A+

When you watch shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and 4 judges rate you. Every now and again, the stars align and they all vote "10". What was that extra magic? Did I really have it these past 6 months?

And the answer is still: Yes.

I've never been busier, gotten more listings, made more contacts and gotten referrals. With this extra business comes being better organized, following up, and yet work with the next 6 months in mind.


So here I sit, not resting on my laurels, but making plans on what I want to accomplish the next 6 months. Do I need to tweak my marketing? Absolutely, that's on ongoing project to make sure that the "vision board" of my brokerage is going in the right direction. That's just good business strategy.

Will I be making major changes? No, I will continue in the direction I'm going, just do more of it. And if I can't handle it all myself, get some associates or outside contractors to help me--something I've done during the first half of 2017 and it's been working out well.






Posted by

Hella Rothwell at Carmel Beach during Concours WeekCarmel-by-the-Sea Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Course California

Whether buying or selling oceanfront, oceanview, commercial or any type of real estate in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, I can help you. Call me and let's meet in my Carmel-by-the-Sea office in Su Vecino Court on Dolores between 5th & 6th.

Or we can just chat on the phone to discuss your real estate needs.

Are you out of the area? No problem, I often never even meet my clients. The whole transaction is handled long distance.

As an independent real estate broker licensed in California and Hawaii, I can represent you with residential real estate, commercial properties & investment opportunities.

For more information &


Member: National Association of REALTORS, California Association of REALTORS, Hawaii Association of REALTORS, Del Norte Association of REALTORS, Honolulu Board of REALTORS. Also MLS Listings in California.


Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

Tel. 831-626-4000 

Fax 1-877-822-9332

ROTHWELL REALTY INC.: Su Vecino Court, Lincoln & Dolores between 5th & 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921


MAILING: P.O. Box 4554, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921


Hella Rothwell's Facebook Page       Hella Rothwell's YouTube videos      REALTOR LOGO      Equal Housing Logo


Disclaimer: Hella Rothwell does not guarantee nor is in any way responsible for the accuracy of the information provided herein, and provides said information without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied.


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Real Estate General Information
The Lounge at Active Rain
ActiveRain Contests

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Congratulations on a successful first half of 2017 Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - Here's to your continued succsess and happiness! 

Jun 29, 2017 12:46 PM #1
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, if you give yourself a 10, you deserve a lot more and we tend to be hard on ourselves. Wishing you an even better next six months!

Jun 29, 2017 01:57 PM #2
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Way to go Hella!  Here's to an awesome next 6 months!!

Jun 29, 2017 04:22 PM #3
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

You made me laugh out loud, Hella. Since there is nobody around to grade you, you give yourself a 10. Well, I give myself a 10, too. We both deserve it.

Hey, aren't you asking for reviews from your clients? I have reviews going on all over the place. You need reviews, you need your clients giving you those 5 star reviews.

Jul 06, 2017 03:14 PM #4
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
How can I help you with Carmel, California real estate?
Spam prevention