Where's my coffee? I was thinking of getting up hours ago but then the thought just drifted away and I was back asleep. Chanel my puppy is making that impatient sound like a pig huffing to irritate me into getting out of bed. Well...it's working. Who needs an alarm clock??
Now I'm up to open the drapes and I can see that it has been snowing. O great! My mind starts clicking ahead to what I need to do today. Would snow be a problem?
When you work in real estate, the weather plays a major factor in how we plan tours for our clients. For one thing you have to find where you stored those long johns you used last year for skiing!
I finally find them and realize that I must have gained about 20 pounds during the holidays when I was submersed in all that chocolate!
Man...these things are tight and now I have to squeeze into the jeans too. Whew! Now I know what Ralphie's little brother felt like in that snow suit!
As I glance over at the computer in my home office, I see that the temperature outside is a balmy 7 degrees!
I'm not really a cold weather lover and the agenda for the day is new construction. There won't be any heat circulating anywhere unless I am in my car.
Mentally, I walk through where we will go and the line up of listings. The clients will follow behind in their own car. I plan it just right so I will end up near to where I live. Am I smart or what?!!!
Within a few frigid hours we are done and the client needs to narrow down the favorite houses. It was a good time in spite of the cold. It's always nice to work with clients that are serious about finding something quick. When you only have 30 days to move...you really do get focused on a plan.
Even though I'm finished for the day, it doesn't end once I get back to the home office. I did promise more information like a seller's disclosure and utility report so the client can compare listings. The listing agents need to be called.
Also, comps of the area need to be researched. The day doesn't end right at 5 PM like it does for regular jobs. Even with the listings that didn't work out... it's nice to call those listing agents if I get time.
Whew! It's already 10PM and I'm emailing other clients that need pictures, phone numbers, directions, etc.
Where does time go?? It's all in a day's work in real estate. So I fall asleep and do it all over tomorrow...maybe.
There is no path...you make the path as you walk...
Lizette Fitzpatrick- Principal Broker at Lizette Realty.
Publisher/Author for the only Central Kentucky email newsletter on local real estate listings and sold properties, Kentucky relocation, local events, homeowner information and fun!