Real estate is like tap dancing.

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

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.







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Hella Rothwell at Carmel Beach during Concours WeekCarmel-by-the-Sea Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Course California

Whether buying or selling oceanfront, oceanview, commercial or any type of real estate in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, I can help you. Call me and let's meet in my Carmel-by-the-Sea office in Su Vecino Court on Dolores between 5th & 6th.

Or we can just chat on the phone to discuss your real estate needs.

Are you out of the area? No problem, I often never even meet my clients. The whole transaction is handled long distance.

As an independent real estate broker licensed in California and Hawaii, I can represent you with residential real estate, commercial properties & investment opportunities.

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Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

Tel. 831-626-4000 

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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Hella. I never viewed it as a tap dance, but what you are saying has lots of merit. Sure does sound like you have a lot on your plate.

Feb 26, 2016 05:28 PM #1
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Joe Petrowsky - If you are primarily a listing agent like I am, you need to move nimbley and fast. Just had another call on one of my dozen listings, someone who was driving by. First, I had to establish which one he was calling about. Turns out, it was one that I showed this morning and I understand an offer is coming in. Waiting for a client to discuss a couple more listings this afternoon. Yes, I would say I am tap dancing. No complaints here!

Feb 27, 2016 06:30 AM #2
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® I never thought of it in terms of a tap dance, but that definitely rings true.  Our days can certainly get harried.  You've got to keep on your toes.

Mar 14, 2016 06:52 PM #3
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I've never really thought of it that way like tap dancing but that could make sense I guess. Very good analogy!

Mar 17, 2016 04:42 PM #4
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is very funny that this is such a discovery to everybody on the comments here. We all learned something today. Hahaha! Love and light!

Mar 17, 2016 04:44 PM #5
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