Quitting a Second Job Should Not Be So Hard

Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

Quitting a second job should not be so hard. But it's old habits. Hard to let go of. Not to mention, there is a certain amount of enjoyment and reward from my second job. Oh, you didn't know I had a second job? Well, not everybody realizes a top producer in Sacramento real estate is also driven enough to manage a second job, much less a second job for 12 long years.

Although, when I started my second job, which was writing for About.com as its homebuying expert (although we were called "guides" in the old days), I was selling one or two homes a month, not a couple of homes a week like today. I kept writing for About.com through the days of short sales . . . when I managed 75 listings on average.

This year, I looked hard at my career with that company and how it has changed. How much freedom had vanished. Choices and decisions pretty much gone. I had become a hamster on a wheel. Not even a spoke in the wheel. It's the nature of the internet.

Yet, my content still ranks supreme. Hard to put a real estate term or phrase into Google and not find one of my articles. It's a mark. A speck.

Now that I've handed in my resignation, which I agonized over, now that the decision has been made, I feel a great sense of relief.

I leave you with the photo my husband shot of me in New York, when we went to our first About.com conference. It's time for me to focus solely on my Sacramento real estate career and let go. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Quitting a Job is Bittersweet Yet it is Time for a Change.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Congratulations on making this decision.   Wishing you all the best!  Happy Thursday.  A

May 17, 2018 08:06 AM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Elizabeth- did not know that about you!  I think I can understand your mixed feelings.  So, good for you!!!  Enjoy your getting your life back!!!

May 18, 2018 09:07 AM #2
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, I remember you talking about writing for them, and glad now you only write here and on your web site.

May 22, 2018 06:43 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I had no idea, Elizabeth. In life, it's always important to know when to give something up. But I also understand that this was a bittersweet decision for you amd why.

May 23, 2018 06:18 AM #4
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