My 10th Anniversary as an independent real estate broker.

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

  First of all, let me say that 2019, my 10th as an independent real estate broker,  has been an excellent year and it's not even over. In fact, I should probably just book a flight to Hawaii and stick my toes into some warm sand, drink in the flower-scented air, and just kick back.

Oh wait. I am also a real estate broker in Hawaii since 2013, so is that really getting away from it all?

No, because I have an escrow happening in Hawaii right now!

Do I want to change anything in my life, like maybe "retire"?

"Don't you want to travel?" Nope, been there done that, except for back and forth to Hawaii.

"Don't you want to sleep in, have no responsibilities?" Nope, I get up early to take a swim whether in Carmel or Hawaii.

"Gardening, hiking, biking, tennis, skiing, diving, etc.?" I do that now, but don't need to make it a full time experience.

"Volunteer?" Actually, I do that now by organizing the annual Carmel Art Festival .

"Go to breakfast, lunches, dinners, cultural events, etc. etc." I do that now.

"Meet interesting people?" Hey, I do that now, every day, and many become my clients and/or friends.

"Take time off whenever I want?" Real estate transactions all have a beginning, a middle, and an end (unlike being employed) so I can schedule time off. It hasn't stopped me from doing what I really want to do.

Final thoughts:

I met a very interesting person/client this summer and she has two passions: painting and horses.

Know what my passion is?

Being an independent real estate broker and aim to celebrate my 20th Anniversary,

in both California and Hawaii.



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Hella Rothwell at Carmel Beach during Concours WeekCarmel-by-the-Sea Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Course California

Whether buying or selling oceanfront, oceanview, commercial or any type of real estate in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, I can help you. Call me and let's meet in my Carmel-by-the-Sea office in Su Vecino Court on Dolores between 5th & 6th.

Or we can just chat on the phone to discuss your real estate needs.

Are you out of the area? No problem, I often never even meet my clients. The whole transaction is handled long distance.

As an independent real estate broker licensed in California and Hawaii, I can represent you with residential real estate, commercial properties & investment opportunities.

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Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

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Comments (8)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hella- and congratulations to you on your Tenth Anniversary as an Independent Real Estate Broker.  You've created a life that lets you work hard but also enjoy what you're doing. 

Sep 11, 2019 02:49 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Hi Kathy: Thank you. Enjoying what you do is so important.

Sep 11, 2019 08:34 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® ,

How cool is this! Congratulations on your Tenth Anniversary. Being an Independent Real Estate Broker looks good on you and you are happy and fulfilled. What could be a better combination!!

Sep 11, 2019 03:43 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Hi Dorie: Thank you so much. I look at real estate as a lifestyle, not just work and that makes all the difference.

Sep 11, 2019 08:35 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hella, congratulations on this ten year anniversary.   We are similar, I am at ten for my own company too, 23 years in real estate.   We can make the most of this career choice for sure.

Sep 12, 2019 03:45 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Hi Joan: It's the first few years that are the toughest because we are pretty much still learning the business. At this stage it becomes interesting in that we pretty much roll with the punches and enjoy the ride. At least that's the way I feel. 

Sep 12, 2019 12:05 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hello Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® well look at you go - 10 years already. Seems like the time flew by, didn't it.  What I appreciate about where you are in your life is you're doing exactly what makes you happy. I can so relate! Here's to your next 10 years in the biz and enjoying all that you enjoy!

Sep 12, 2019 11:15 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Anna: And it keeps getting better, or should I say, interesting challenges that makes life interesting. 

Sep 12, 2019 12:02 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

How nice that you can do everything you want to do. Congratulations on your 10 years of doing it right...

Sep 13, 2019 04:13 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

There's no reason NOT to, right? There just aren't enough hours in the day.

Sep 13, 2019 09:11 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Congratulations on 10 years Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® and here's hoping that you have many more years! 

Sep 13, 2019 02:08 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Jim Patton - Thank you. Yes, I plan on it,

Sep 22, 2019 09:47 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® -  I totally relate and my story is similar working between New York and Florida.  Follow your passion!

Sep 19, 2019 09:45 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Grant Schneider - If you enjoy what you do, and I do, it is a real pleasure. No two days are alike, and we learn something new every day.

Sep 22, 2019 09:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hella, it is nice to have so many years under our belt, and you are right, we can roll with it now.

Oct 14, 2020 06:57 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

And then 2020 happened and it's a whole new ballgame out there, isn't it?  Couldn't even go to Hawaii UNTIL TODAY, October 15, without going into 14 quarantine.  But here I am studying 20 hours of continuing education for the renewal of my Hawaii Real Estate license which expires the end of this year for ALL agents and brokers.  So let's see what 2021 brings.

Oct 15, 2020 08:56 AM