What do you do all day?

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

I wonder sometimes if our clients see Real Estate professionals as people who get up around 10am. Go meet friends for coffee. Have a long lunch. call a few people in the afternoon. And then call it a day. They might if you don't help explain the process as you go about helping them.

There is definitely value added to our clients every minute of the day as a true professional goes about their work. It might not be obvious at first, but the value is there.

For instance, a typical day for me consists of getting to work around 7:30 in the morning. This is my quiet time when I work on writing blogs, captions for photos, listing narratives, and other word intensive projects. All of this hones my written communication skills that use to my clients advantage.

I also do research on the areas I work in so that when I speak to buyers and sellers I have the knowledge they are seeking about what is for sale and for how much. There are also days when I am out in these neighborhoods previewing these homes as well so that I can speak from experience to buyers and sellers about the market. 

During the day I also work on video projects that not only help keep my clients informed, but also help hone my skills with verbal communication. There are also times when I work on software projects to learn how to better show off my listings in social media and make my videos and pictures the best they can be, all for the benefit of my clients.

Then there is the normal stuff of the day. Writing and receiving contracts. Negotiating for my  clients. Working with contractors and talking to agents. Oh, and the occasional class time to keep up with everything else.

While these are only the normal things during the day that come to mind, there is also the unexpected and crisis type issues that flare up and have to be contended with. A pretty full day.

So I guess the 10am wake up call and morning coffees will have to wait for retirement.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545



I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have given clients a rundown of what I do and they are surprised

Mar 01, 2019 05:50 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

good morning peter. this is a good view into your process and your daily activities.

Mar 01, 2019 06:06 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Peter den Boer well, I'm semi retired and I still don't get up at 10 and have coffee.... I'm up at 4:00am and at the gym at 5:00am... then my day begins online preparing posts and postcards for marketing.... and there are a variety of other tasks that always unexpectedly surface...

Mar 01, 2019 06:38 AM #3
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Before I became a home stager, I had no idea how busy real estate agents actually were. People really do not have a clue!

Mar 01, 2019 01:00 PM #4
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