This is dedicated to all of the newbie Realtors out there who are trying to figure out what they'll be doing once they graduate from real estate school and get a license to sell! Donna Foerster has come up with a wonderful challenge that will, when you read all of the entries, get some idea (maybe) of what making a living in real estate looks like.
This morning, I woke up early - around 5:30 - reached for my laptop and started to blog. Since I was still a little groggy, I didn't try to write any posts, but I did check out some posts and left comments, selecting a couple for my Last Week's Favorites post for next Sunday morning. Then I fell back asleep until my alarm went off at 8:00 A.M.
I got up, let out Willie the Labradoodle, made fresh coffee, and went back to the computer. At about 8:30, I started my work day by zapping my spam, being careful not to delete anything that was actually important. Then I looked at my "to do" list, and at 9:00 took my first call. It was from a colleague - we're helping each other with our 2017 business plans and putting together an accountability agreement.
Then I looked at my "to do" list, and at 9:00 took my first call. It was from a colleague - we're helping each other with our 2017 business plans and putting together an accountability agreement. We set an appointment for tomorrow early afternoon.
Then it was time to make myself presentable and put curls in my hair before heading to the office. First, I had to let Willie the Labradoodle back inside - he was barking at something and I have a next door neighbor who is uber noise sensitive - good luck with that living in a DC row house!
I drove to work through a beautiful national park, Rock Creek Park and arrived ready to take the day.
First, I finished a CMA (competitive market analysis) and emailed it, along with a cover letter to a favorite client. Then I started with my daily calls. Some were "Schmooze Calls" to past clients and friends. One was to a friend of another favorite client who needs a favor. One was to my favorite tax lawyer to send him an interesting referral.
I took a break and gossiped (festive gossip is the only kind allowed at Evers & Company) with a colleague, and I grabbed some lunch.
Then came the "Hot Calls". These were people I;d met doing some sort of marketing, and my call was to follow up some reason I had to get in touch, and I set up appointments for later in the week.
Then it was time to call a colleague who is working on a listing that is perfect for a couple I'm working with, and we're getting in the door first! I'll have the purchase agreement all filled out - you have be a good Girl Scout and "Be Prepared".
Then I did a little shopping - had to do my patriotic duty with Black Monday or whatever this goofiness is. Found a great deal on Global Knives!
So now I'm home, doing a little blogging and getting ready to go to bed early.
And yikes! On looking at my "to do" list, there is one thing I missed - "BUY CAT FOOD!" Better move that one to the top of tomorrow's list!
So just remember, when you are using your hi-tech tools, it's all about reaching the goal of getting face time with your prospects.
And if you are in real estate school, your assignment is to read every one of the posts in Donna's challenge:
There will be a quiz!
Now to important stuff. It's time to get in some quality time with Willie the Labradoodle