When Realtors take a 2nd job....

Real Estate Agent with Homestar Real Estate

Well in reading the current thing about what happens when a realtor takes a 2nd job...What does happen? I mean as of today, i'm getting up at 4:00am to work on files but shortly i will dress and don my 2nd hat for the day, a barista/Gelato bar owner. Yeah that's right, I went out and created my own 2ND JOB! My husband and I went out and bought a Gelateria (Italian Ice Cream- for those of you who don't know) So now on top of working my way thru short sale listing's, mortgage defunks and buyer's wanting to see every REO on the market. Did I mention doing BPO's, i too have to get up and make coffee for paying clients and people I don't know. My husband makes the Gelato, that would have been just the straw that broke this camel,LOL. I also created Panini receipes and found a great Italian bakery in the area. I never knew she existed before this. I've hired 8 employees with my husband and myself being at the shop whenever we can get there. I have been blessed in that my oldest daughter manages the shop for me. I've had to teach her systems.  You remember I'm a realtor 1st, so being the system mongul's we are, I've just transfered over those train of thoughts. I do get clients who look at me strange and sometimes I look at myself strange, but with the economy being the way it is, I would appauld anyone that goes out and does that extra something to put food on the table. We still have to eat and make those bill payments. I can't tell you how excited I was to find out about the new changes 10/1/08 made to mortgages maybe a realtor could get a break here, oh wait, this program needs me to fully document my income.......guess I'll have to sweet (Gelato) talk my CPA.. Well talk to you soon again. If you want to add another job GO FOR IT!

Posted by

Anna Marie Dalbey, CRS, SFR, CHS

Certified Residential Specialist

Homestar Real Estate

601 E. Florida Ave.,Hemet, CA 92543

951-712-6074   EMail- Loannna@aol.com


Comments (2)

Cristal Drake
Prudential California Realty - Fullerton, CA
Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate

Wow, not only is that surviving; I call that thriving!  Owning a business like that is a great way to keep your flexible schedule and be visible in the community in a positive way.  Thanks for subscribing to my blog! 

Oct 04, 2008 03:42 AM
Sabrina Kelley
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Woodland Park, CO
Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land

Make hay while the sun shines. Opportunity is everywhere. Congrats.

Oct 05, 2008 11:01 AM