A Day in my Business Life is Like a Roller Coaster Ride

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA BRE#01366594

Donna Foerster is hosting a contest - A Day/Week in Your Business Life. We are asked to to write a post describing your average day or week.


For me, it does not matter if I choose a day, week, month, or year. One day rolls into the next and 365 days later, it can feel like a year-long roller coaster ride! 




Business life as an Independent San Jose Real Estate Broker is a lot like being on a roller coaster ride. For the most part, it is fun and exhilarating.

The business similarities are:

  • Waiting - for calls, emails, text messages, etc. - like waiting in line to get on the ride! 
  • Sometimes things move slow - much slower than I would like. 
  • Sometimes things move fast - really fast and furious and it seems there is no way to catch a break or my breath.
  • It's exciting - I meet new people and make new friends.
  • It's disppointing when the ride stops or breaks down (like when a seller changes their mind about selling or a buyer changes their mind about buying). 

Overall my business life as an independent broker is fun, exhilarating and rewarding.  


If you want a wild ride ... ride a roller coaster.

When you hire me, you are assured a smooth ride and happy experience when listing a San Jose home for sale or buying a home in San Jose or Silicon Valley.  

Buying and selling a home is supposed to be fun. Call 408-972-1822 for a home consultation.  


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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I can easily identify with this post Kathleen Daniels. Thanks for speaking for many of us. 

Nov 30, 2016 06:03 PM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathleen

This is a terrific analogy, unles you really hate roller coasters. But there is certainly a whirlwind of activity that goes into our daily and weekly lives in this business, with plenty of surprises and hurdles to overcome.


Nov 30, 2016 06:06 PM #2
Lauren Williams, CPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

I describe my calendar as a jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces. I'm never quite sure how it's all going to fit together until I find all the pieces for any given day.

Nov 30, 2016 06:39 PM #3
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Kathleen Daniels - Your in-motion roller coaster photo says it all - up, down, round and round we go!  Great post!

Nov 30, 2016 06:40 PM #4
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen a roller coaster is a great way to describe this business and the ups and downs we go through regularly.

Nov 30, 2016 07:20 PM #5
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

What a great analogy Kathleen Daniels, our business is exactly like a roller coaster ride, no motion sickness is allowed though!

Nov 30, 2016 07:22 PM #6
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Great comparison. I hate it when you've waited in line for a long time, only to find out it's broken down as you approach the front of the line!

Nov 30, 2016 08:40 PM #7
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Many days in real estate is like a roller coaster . . . . Some ups . . . . and  some downs . . . . But it 's always moving.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 01, 2016 04:40 PM #8
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

What an excellent motion photo you have included. It certaily proves it all!

Dec 02, 2016 10:36 AM #9
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gee! Kathleen Daniels - you just wrote my autobiography! What an emotional roller coaster ride but life goes on and we have that to be thankful for that! The only one who can stop the ride is us. 

I just love your post today!

Dec 07, 2016 08:27 AM #10
The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Hi Kathleen, just passing through and enjoying some of your past posts.

Feb 19, 2017 09:05 AM #11
Eagle Ridge Realty
Eagle Ridge Realty - Gilroy, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Hi Kathleen, thanks for writing such informative posts!  Keep up the good work.

Feb 21, 2017 07:21 AM #12
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