So How Do You Incorporate Your Children Into Your Work?

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Real Estate Agent with Meritus Group Real Estate SD 14808

It seems I never have enough time with my girls. So I have tried to incorporate them into my business in a effort to spend more time with them and save money (yes the little bums should earn their keep!). With summer coming up this is even more important. With two girls ages 9 and 15 they can both help me with a little something.

My oldest girl, Dana, helps with my website. She is a Word Press master! She doesn't have time to do it completely but she can tweak it here and there. She also is old enough to have her drivers license and can help me put out signage for open houses. I also meet plenty of people through her at sporting events as well. 

My youngest girl, Anna, is my official envelope sealer and paper folder. Yes this is why when you get my mailings they may be folded a little funny. She is also my sign washer. Isn't it amazing how dirty those signs get when out and exposed to the elements!? She also tells everyone who will stand still that her mommy sells houses. This is because she practically never has her mouth shut unless she is asleep....oh wait she talks in her sleep too! I can't complain  though because she has gotten me a client just by being cute and talking to much. 

So is there anything else that your kids help you with concerning real estate? 

 

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Rosalie A. Evans                                                                      

HJN Team Real Estate

101 W. 69th St.

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Cell 605-366-7242

rosaliesellssiouxfalls@gmail.com

 

                                       

 

   

 

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Comments (10)

Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

Mine are a little too young to help with the way I do things, but I do bring them to the office and work from home a lot in the summer.

May 17, 2011 05:15 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

I work from home alot as well. That way I know they won't kill each other! And I won't get the tattletale phone calls every hour. 

May 17, 2011 05:19 PM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

My 'children' are older, but I can't think of any better marketable skills for a 15-year old to have than to be a word press master.

May 17, 2011 05:19 PM
Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

My grandchildren help out! One of my grandsons clean my offices once per week -I own a branch of a mortgage company and many times he also helps out with answering the phone. Granddaughters have helped to put marketing baskets together - and copy, copy, copy! Great blog!

 

May 17, 2011 05:21 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I used to restore Victorian homes.  I have five girls and the older four would help. But every time the oldest, who is severely allergic to horses, would come into one of our old houses, she would get sick as a dog . . . coughing, sneezing, watering eyes, bronchial passages that closed up.  It made perfect sense when we found out that the lath and plaster was packed with horse hair as a reinforcement.

May 17, 2011 05:28 PM
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

My kids help me on my bank drivebys.... listening to books on tape... singing songs... telling stories. They also pose for pictures for my blogs. My kids are considerably younger than yours, but they always want to help. I work on mailings and they work on their own mailings. I work on flyers and they draw Gramma and Grandpa pictures. When they help me with my car stuff I trade for a park stop.

Fun stuff working with the kiddos!

May 17, 2011 05:28 PM
Trang Beuschlein
Homes for Sale in Campbell CA- Broker-BKR Realty - Campbell, CA
Campbell CA Real Estate - Campbell CA Homes for Sa

Rosalie, my kids help me with the mailings.  For example, they put my business cards on the magnetic calendars and they put the stamps on the envelopes.

May 17, 2011 05:34 PM
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Sacramento, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

Having these valuable work skills at an early age will benefit them for their entire lives.  Good for you and good luck to them.

May 17, 2011 05:39 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Vickie- My Dana is such a smart girl and she just loves computers. I would not be surprised at all if someday soon she doesn't create her own blog!

Fairway- O good idea there is no reason that my daughter couldn't go into my CMA software and print off saved flyers for open houses either. Genius!

Mimi- I was remodeling a house and tore out a north wall and it was all stuffed with horse hair and newspaper. Crazy what they used for insulation back in the day!

May 17, 2011 05:47 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Lindsey- I never though of pictures for my blog!

Trang- I never thought about having her put on stapms as well. 

Doug- Yes maybe with some training they can become part of my group after college. That way I can keep an eye on them!

May 17, 2011 06:22 PM