The Catchword of the Week is BALANCE!

Real Estate Agent with Diversified RCS Inc;

As we head into the summer market, the Catchword of the week is BALANCE.

We are familiar with how difficult it can be to maintain balance as a real estate agent.

To help us all with maintaining BALANCE in the upcoming months, here are some thoughts to consider:

  • Have you hugged your spouse or significant other today?
  • If you have kids, have you told them you love them today?
  • When is the last date night you've had with your spouse or a special friend?
  • When did you read your last non-work-related book, and what was its title?
  • Is your summer vacation scheduled, and where have you travelled recently for vacation?
  • What is the last movie you've seen?
  • What hobby do you have that is not related to real estate?
  • Have you learned any languages lately?

Use the above questions to trigger your thoughts for similar questions that are specifically applicable to your lifestyle, and then use those thoughts to prompt you to remember to maintain some BALANCE in your life!

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That's all for now.


Stay passionate,



Kevin Sembrat

Real Estate Agent


Diversified Residential and Commercial Services Inc.

Licensed Real Estate Broker and Mortgage Broker

Located adjacent New York's Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. – Manhattan’s Home for Manhattan’s Homes™
“Specializing in the rental, sale and financing of luxury residential and commercial
properties located in Manhattan, New York.”


Comments (10)

Victor Zuniga
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties - San Diego, CA

Hi Kevin,

I agree that we all need balance in our life. I love all the ideas on you list. :)

May 09, 2012 03:01 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Oh, such an important post...essential to remain with our other "selves"'s what makes us interesting people, and that's good for biz, too.

May 09, 2012 03:02 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have to agree that it is time to strike a balance but one must make time for the family. Go see new Avengers movie today

May 09, 2012 03:31 AM
Kevin Sembrat
Diversified RCS Inc; - Manhattan, NY

Re: Harry's Comment: Oops, I haven't seen the new Avengers movie yet -- I guess I need more BALANCE ;-) !

Thanks for all of your Comments...



May 09, 2012 04:07 AM
Broker Patty Da Silva Da Silva
Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Cooper City, FL
Top Listing Broker


I am still undecided if balance cant truly be achieved in a Realtors life. You are so right that you must take a break and spend time with our loved ones. :)

May 09, 2012 04:27 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Kevin - great advice!

Well, my hubby's been deceased for more than 24 years, but if I had one, you betcha I'd be hugging him!

Kids are grown but I tell them I love them with every phone call or email.

No dates for this old lady, ~ six months ago with friends. 

I'm currently reading, Fifty Shades of Gray

D.C. next week, Chicago in June and August, San Antonio, September, and one unknown destination

I saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel today, directed by John Madden, starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith

Gardening is my hobby.

I started taking Italian Lessons a few weeks ago





May 10, 2012 01:05 PM
Kevin Sembrat
Diversified RCS Inc; - Manhattan, NY

Hi Patricia,

Thanks for your thorough reply -- you seem to have mastered BALANCE!

In fact, you've touched so many "bases" in your reply that it reminded me of my son's in-the-park home run last night -- without this week's catchword of BALANCE on my part, I almost missed it -- and I would not have been there to witness it and then celebrate with an ice cream cone after the game! 

I think my son and I -- and you -- are all thankful for BALANCE!



May 10, 2012 10:31 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Kevin --- a great post and reminder -- balance is so important in real estate and in life.   I'm quite impressed with Patricia Feager's comment --- WOW!

May 10, 2012 11:36 PM
Kevin Sembrat
Diversified RCS Inc; - Manhattan, NY

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your Comment -- I agree with you about Patricia -- an impressive lady indeed!

By the way, Patricia (and to all Moms out there) -- Happy Mother's Day! :-)


May 11, 2012 12:44 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Kevin, that is so true.  We all need balance in our lives and especially when it gets busy and hectic.  Thanks for reminder...there are a lot of things that I need to improve on in this list.

May 15, 2012 04:32 AM