REALTORS sure have it made don't they?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Consultants RB140270

Today was a typical day in my life as a REALTOR.  I started out at the office and made a few trips away from the office on Real Estate business.  But during the course of my business I had the opportunity to speak with two of my three grown children about what we all had planned for the day.  I even made arrangements to house sit for my daughter tomorrow morning for an hour while she takes her dog to be groomed.  She has a delivery of something coming and needs someone to be there during a certain time frame.  I even took one of my grandsons to baseball practice and got to sit an watch. 

I did these things all the while working my business.  I had my phone and some phone it is too.  It has everything I need to run my business right there on it.  I can even send email from it.

My daughter has a little more freedom tomorrow because I can help out.  My son and sick daughter-in-law had some freedom tonight because I could help out.  My son couldn't leave his job tonight.  I just took my job with me.

As a REALTOR I sure have a lot of freedom.  My son tells me all the time that I don't really work.  I just play.  He says that because I truly love what I do for a living and I'm sure it looks like play to him. 

I don't think any of us REALTORS have a J O B.  We are really lucky that way.

And we have the ability to give our freedom to others from time to time.

We are really lucky or maybe I should say blessed aren't we?

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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
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I wish it was always that easy.  I came in at 9:30 tonight and last night not much me time right now.

Aug 20, 2009 02:58 PM #1
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Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

I wanted to free flexible schedule and instead building my business requires 24 / 7 of me

Aug 20, 2009 03:07 PM #2
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Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
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Bob, you have the right attitude about it.  Being in real estate requires us to be available at odd hours of the day sometimes.  If you look at it as being fun, then it's not work. 

I believe a lot of us (okay most of us) have trouble saying no to business, even when it interrupts our personal time.  Getting our clients to work with us 9-5 M-F takes a lot of persuading.  When a client says, "I'm not available during those times," we have to decide whether we will take their business or not.  Myself, I am not that strong to say no to evenings and weekends yet, but someday I will.  I keep telling myself it's a conscious decision so it feels less like work!

Keep the positive energy coming, Bob.

 

Aug 21, 2009 12:44 AM #3
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Bob Murphy
Keller Williams Realty Consultants - New Albany, IN

Hey Guys,

Make no mistake I work evenings and weekends.  But I am able to squeeze in free time a lot.  That is one of the things that makes people in our business so lucky.  I have found that most of my clients respect the fact that I need a little time off and apologize when they call me at times they think should be my own.

Aug 21, 2009 07:57 AM #4
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Our office hours are 7am-3pm Monday through Friday, closed on weekends and holidays. We have a Buyer Agent Network Division available for working with buyers on their schedule.  Works like a charm!

Jun 26, 2010 12:13 PM #5
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