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Finding a Bit of Balance in Even the Whackiest Real Estate Week

I confess I worked right through last weekend.  It was not the plan, but it is what happened.  One thing I've learned about the day to day life as a real estate agent is balance is important, but so is flexibility.  Last minute cancellations and short notice calls to show property are part of the game when working with buyers.  Urgent calls to sellers to report a canceled showing appointment are disappointing (especially to the seller) but life is not written in stone--more like a magic erasable slate.  A wise broker once told me to set my appointments in pencil, and keep an eraser in hand.

 

Monday I managed to fit in my five mile morning hike at Trump National Golf Course and a practice real estate video.  I enjoy combining work related tasks with personal endeavors.  I must say the morning spent walking the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean felt nothing like work.  It was easy to sit at my desk the rest of the afternoon and catch up on my real estate seat-work of blogging, lead follow up from Sunday's open house at Trump National (anyone want to buy a $4.4M house?) and a host of other real estates duties I needed to complete to keep my business humming along.

 

Tuesday there was a webinar, new listings to preview and a niche mailer to be designed and printed.  Once again, no sunglasses were needed for the drive home, I did need headlights to maneuver my way along the dark streets of Rancho Palos Verdes.

 

Today I will play a bit more.  My business partner (and son) is off to Big Bear to visit his college roommate.  This is birthday week for both of them.  His former roommate is interested in buying a foreclosure so his trip to the mountains is both business and pleasure. 

 

That's one of my favorite things about real estate:  The boundaries are hard to define.  The lines of work often cross over into the space of our personal life and weave a day of work and play.  As long as the weave keeps a balanced pattern it can be a wonderful life to lead.

 

I'm off to walk, buy some fresh flowers for the office and have a beautiful Wednesday.  My calender tells me I'll be working all weekend, so a little mid-week play is in order!

Norma Toering - REMAX Palos VerdesNorma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
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Comments

Enjoy your time off. Without fresh batteries we all wind down.

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 8 years ago

Doug - I will--I work hard but I also know how to play hard!

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

There is nothing wrong with playing hard. I try to do as much myself.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) over 8 years ago

Robert - When my son was a teenager he kept the following taped to his bathroom mirror: 

 Work hard.  Play hard.  Sleep fast.  When he left for college I carefully peeling them off and still live by them today.  Great life lesson from a smart kid.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

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