Things Get Crazy from Time to Time

Education & Training with TEAM Hughes Real Estate School REI#ZH1003093

As a real estate career is busy, so is the life of a real estate instructor, especially one who owns a real estate school.  Things get crazy from time to time because we just cannot keep up with all the people involved in our business.  For you, it’s buyers and sellers.  For us, it’s prospective students.  Our prospects are those who want a license, those who have a new license, and those who want a broker’s license.


Things get crazy from time to time, and one of the times is at the end of the month.  We run our classes the third week, the fourth week, the first three weeks, and the first two weeks.  By the time the end of the month arrives, paperwork better be done and bills better be paid.  Invariably, books change each year so between January and March, we are feeling our way through new curriculums, hoping we made all the noted changes from the old books to the new books.


As a real estate agent, your end-of-month may be crazy as well.  If you are a planner, you hopefully have had your closings scheduled throughout the month, but for many of you, the end of the month seems to be the time most people want to close.  Juggling more than one closing at a time can be hectic without an assistant, and sometimes the Smiths get mixed up with the Browns, and Joneses get confused with the Johnsons.  Things get crazy from time to time, and the secret to keeping our sanity is simple.  We write things down!


TEAM Hughes has two administrative assistants, one who lives in New Hampshire and one who is local to the school.  Judy, our northerner, keeps track of our database.  Because things get crazy from time to time, Judy either has just a few names to worry about or a slew of them.  As in the practice of real estate, things around the school seem to run the same course of “feast or famine.”  Nancy, our local assistant, is the one charged with doing a bit of this and a bit of that.  She does tons of typing, she makes phone calls, and little by little Nancy is getting more and more responsibilities dumped on her. 


Just like your house, things get crazy from time to time, and stuff doesn’t seem to flow together quite well.  Thankfully, it passes and sooner or later, the flow smooths itself out.  We write down everything.  We have a calendar on the wall, a calendar in a Daytimer, a calendar on the office PC, and a calendar on my Mac.  Without writing things down (or typing them), we’d be lost!  We preach to our students the value of planning and time management.  If you need help in either area, you may want to consider one of our classes.  We have a broker class starting up in the spring, and we’d love to have you join us.  For all our classes, just check out the TEAM Hughes website.

Comments (3)

Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Organization is definitely the key to staying on top of things in this business.  This was a great read and I would love to take one of your classes if you were in our area.  We use to have a REI here locally but now it is in San Antonio.  I loved the classes they offered and the wealth of knowledge.  It sounds like you also offer the same.  I loved your tips here about writing it down everywhere-I do that too!

Feb 03, 2017 04:24 AM
Carrie Hughes

Thank you so much for your comments, Brenda!  We lived in Brownsville for a while and I wanted to teach badly, but no one was hiring!  LOL  I guess sometimes the best thing to do is to create your own settings to satisfy your passion, which is what we've done with TEAM Hughes!  By the way, I do miss TX every so often! 

Feb 03, 2017 04:36 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

That sounds like my schedule: feast or famine! Thanks for sharing!

Feb 03, 2017 05:41 AM
Carrie Hughes

Hey Nathan, thanks so much for sharing!  Try to stay warm out there - you are in God's country, but it gets pretty cold I'll bet!

Feb 03, 2017 11:50 AM
Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

Carrie hello.

Thank you for the post.

Good week.

Feb 05, 2017 05:09 PM
Carrie Hughes

You too, Shahar.  Thanks for reading my blogs!

Feb 05, 2017 05:38 PM