Working on a Blustery Sunday: Thankful for my Career

Real Estate Agent with The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)

Working on a Blustery Sunday: Thankful for my Career


SO YOU WANT TO BE A REALTOR.  Guess what--it's great--you can set your own hours as a independent contractor.  However, sometimes you can be surprised by the large volume of work and the INCREDIBLE amount of responsibility it takes to be self-employed.


Let's face it--everyone needs a day off, and I didn't get one this week.  I wanted to sleep in today, go to church, read a book, watch some football. However, I am showing waterfront properties today from 10-3 p.m.  And that is SO UNUSUAL in this seasonal area of real estate (and I'm booked for next weekend, also)-but I will take Thanksgiving Day off to be with my family, of course (ironically, my husband will work his police shift 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. that day, but we still get to spend time making a late dinner together).


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2017 was a very special year for me and I am SO thankful for my career, and for my wonderful customers and clients and co-workers and co-brokerages (every day).  I give prayerful thanks that I can continue to work as hard as I have this year (no complaints).  I give thanks for being able to help provide for my family:  no work = no food (remember that grasshopper and ant story?).


Working on a Blustery Sunday: Thankful for my Career


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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

MaryKay Shumway has a consistent multi-million dollar producer for over thirteen years.  Representing both listing clients and buyer clients full time, MaryKay is also a mother of two and active in the Door County community in the local school district, nonprofit groups and governmental affairs.  A member of the Door County Board of Realtors Honors Society from 2005-2016, the Door County Realtor of the Year 2008, a member of The Real Estate Group's Chairman's Circle in 2010-2015, and an member of the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society for 2014 & 15.  She has served as President and Vice President of the Door County Board of Realtors  and as a member of its Advocacy Committee.  MaryKay is a top MLS producer and has held the position of top producer at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since 2016.


Contact MaryKay.  "As a multi-million dollar producer and senior associate at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency selling Door County real estate, I focus my balance on both  featured listings and representing Buyer Clients looking for the perfect Door County Property.  I turn Door County vacations into Door County traditions by helping you own your own Door County real estate, and I represent exceptional properties in all price points on the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and all inland lakes and properties in between. Call, text or e-mail me today."


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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning MaryKay Shumway ,

A wonderful positive energy post! Positive energy does equate to happiness and you have found the secret to a happy life. Enjoyed your grateful post! Have a great week-end.

Nov 19, 2016 10:57 PM #1
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I hope you continue to have many good things come your way!

Nov 19, 2016 11:23 PM #2
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

MaryKay - to have work and work we enjoy ... is truly a blessing. I'm not working with clients today yet I am working on files at my home office. And I am doing so while I am not feeling well. In many "jobs" that is called a sick day. We don't get those in real estate either. 

May your day produce a bounty from your labor today and next weekend!

Nov 19, 2016 11:35 PM #3
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Good morning MaryKay Shumway .  if you have to do showings today... I'd say waterfront is a great place to be.  Enjoy!

Nov 19, 2016 11:44 PM #4
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Hope your showings went well.  This is a fun time of year to show property.  Something very special about working with buyers during the holidays.

Nov 20, 2016 03:56 AM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

There are so many good things about having a career in real estate. You named many of them. I am glad you will get to have a good Thanksgiving Dinner with your husband.

Nov 20, 2016 10:21 AM #6
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