Listing and selling real estate in California and Hawaii keeps this real estate broker on her toes.
Every morning I get up and look on my to-do list which I have prepared the night before.
Sounds simple, doesn't it?
Then phone calls, emails and text messages come in which usually change my priorities for the entire day or even my week. Here are some examples:
1. At least one of my listings will need to be shown. Often they are my direct clients; other times by other agents. If tenants are involved, that isn't always easy.
2. Someone who has seen one of my listings has questions. Sounds simple? Often I need to verify the answers I get from the seller.
3. Something has changed at one of my listings, warranting another photo or two with changes on the MLS and websites.
4. Advertising needs to be developed, approved, etc.
5. Calls and emails are coming in from potential NEW buyers that need to be answered NOW. There is usually a string of them during the week.
6. Follow-up calls made to potential buyers--all phone calls after initial information has been sent.
7. Offers that come in need to be addressed IMMEDIATELY; then the follow-through to closing. This is a whole list of items that is very time consuming.
8. New listings are a possibility!! Meeting with clients-to-be or current clients.
9. Once a new listing has been signed, follow through on the marketing strategy that was agreed to with the seller. After that, see #1 through #7, above.
Buyers not calling about my listings:
Buyers are mostly referred to me by others or call me because they have read my blogs or seen my websites. These buyers can be all over the lot with their needs in either California or Hawaii.
By that, I mean, they might be looking for a cute little million dollar+ Carmel-by-the-Sea cottage with a dynamite ocean view to a luxury condominium or townhouse in Hawaii. Or anything on the Monterey Peninsula in California to anywhere on the Hawaiian islands. Call me, I'm there for you!
See how my day can change quickly?
Much of what I do can be done from anywhere with the help of the Internet and phones. So when the need arises, I jump in my car, on a plane or hike down to the beach to meet my clients.
Call it my real estate broker tap dance.