So why am I in my jammies on Saturday at 3 PM?

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

Here it is 3 PM on a Saturday and I am still in my jammies. No, that is definitely not typical.

This past week was so hectic, my days started early and ended late. There is a full court press to get some listings ready to sell and others moved forward in escrow.

Yesterday, Friday, was actually the day that most of my last minute running around happened, and today, I'm cleaning up some of the work. Such as:

Listing #1: We had the caravan on Thursday that I wrote about before, and yesterday I went back there to see if the seller had left it in show worthy condition to the public starting today. We have a major print ad running in the local paper starting today, Saturday. Well, when I got over there to put the lockbox on, I could not open the front door with the key that was left for me, so I called my associate to come over and put a whole new lock on it. Also, the padlock for the workshop was missing so we put ours on.

At the same time that I was over there, I took a whole new set of photos, inside and out. These, of course, needed to go on the MLS and also on a special website we are dedicating to this listing. It was important to get it done last night, because this morning's newspaper is running the ad with this domain name. We went kind of fast, so this morning, I went over them plus copy that I had. Sure enough, this morning I received calls on them. One of them asked, "how old are the photos?" and I was able to say "from yesterday."

Listing #2: This is is in escrow - a very short escrow - and there are some things about it that need to be "cleaned up" (that I can't go into for client privilege purposes). Anyway, the gals at escrow had told me that they were serving lunch and I was invited. Definitely had to bring something to contribute, so went to the bakery and bought some yummy cupcakes.

Listing #3: Luckily, I bought a bunch of them because they had quite a group there. That was definitely an hour worth my time, got to ask some questions about another listing which needs some title questions cleaned up. Can't say any more about that one either.

Listing #4: In the meantime, I am finding out that a "coming soon" listing will stay off the market for a bit longer even though I have a very firm contract on it. Spent time contacting some potential buyers who had their eyes on it to give them an update.

Listing #5: Had a contractor call me to ask when he can get in and paint the living room. We had put it off because we wanted to wait to find just the right color. The seller wanted it a different color than I had suggested, and I dragged my feet until I could persuade him on a lighter tone.

Listing #6: The seller is putting someone in there to stay for a short period of time. That does not sit well with me because anytime you have to get 24 hour notice to show, you lose a certain percentage of agents coming around with their buyers.


1. I have been fielding phone calls and setting up showings starting tomorrow.

2. I have been playing around with those new photos and copy changes of Listing #1.

3. I have been watching Djokovic and Nadal playing tennis at Indian Wells. What a match!

4. It's raining outside, the fireplace is on, and the endless cups of tea delicious.

5. I've been blogging and commenting on questions here on Activerain.


What are you doing today?

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That makes two of us.  I wrote a contract this morning, I called 3 past clients, I am watching basketball and still in P J's like you.  We are two of a kind!



Mar 19, 2016 09:10 AM #1
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Some days are just like that Hella, once you sit down at the computer, you are hooked. Yesterday was my day like that, but since my assistant works from my home I had to get dressed.

Mar 19, 2016 09:30 AM #2
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I showed 10 houses today - since I rarely show houses any more - I thought 10 houses was exhausting!  it was fun to be out with buyers though! 

Mar 19, 2016 11:20 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Hella. Some days are just this way. Don't worry and be happy.

Mar 19, 2016 11:48 AM #4
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I'm often still in my nightgown and robe by the middle of the afternoon. Just the way things go. People deliver stuff to my porch and I answer the door and I'm sure they're thinking to themselves, she sells real estate? Yes, millions.

Mar 19, 2016 12:07 PM #5
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

You gotta do what you gotta do Hella. Sometimes we are on our own schedule.

Mar 19, 2016 01:08 PM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hella you and I are similar in this respect I agree and approve #1,2,& 4 but #3 & #5 is no excuse:)), Endre

p.s.: we have to talk about your middle name "m" are you related to the family that lived here in Beverly Hills years ago??

Mar 19, 2016 02:23 PM #7
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® . I am in my jammies and it is 2:39 AM CST.

Mar 19, 2016 05:39 PM #8
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You put in a full days work in your jammies and then some.....busy gal!

Mar 19, 2016 08:27 PM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I stayed in mine all morning working on taxes. Then afternoon came and it was time to kick into gear. What a busy week you had!

Mar 19, 2016 11:05 PM #10
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

These are the types of problems we like to have...those that come with a lot of business.  

Mar 20, 2016 03:31 AM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Wow! After  my two surgeries I am amazed at how people like you make everything look so seamless and professional, let a lone in two states.  Congratulations energizer bunny !!!!

Mar 26, 2016 08:40 AM #12
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Good thing you have dogs to walk or you might never get out of your jammies!

Mar 26, 2016 09:17 AM #13
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hella,  whatever would we do without our dogs to force us to get dressed and presentable?

Mar 29, 2016 05:10 AM #14
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