Updated: Oct 2
If you think working for free 80% of the time and wondering how you'll make it to the next deal is stressful....meh.
A day in the life of a Realtor®
7am - bolt out of bed as you awaken and remember you forgot to send a key peice of info to your client at midnight when the Buyer's agent texted you.
7:15am - realize that your client isn't even awake yet - hunt for coffee!
7:30-noon - research all of your buyer clients requests. Check the hot sheets, commercial listings, expired listings, new sales near your seller's, new listings, your colleagues listings.
Field calls from agents who haven't read the Realtor comments in your listing and ask "is this still available?" like it's an item on Marketplace.
Noon - 3pm - appointments. Get in front of people. Answer questions. Help as many people as you can know what's happening in the market. That means answering the constant "how's the market?" querie with "what market do you mean?"
3pm - 6pm - try to make sure you don't forget to pick up the kids from school and get them to their activities because your partner, you know the one with a "real job" is chained to their desk and can't help with this.
Empty lunch boxes.
Help with homework.
6pm - 8pm - talk to your clients. Do endless research for new clients who haven't yet signed a Exclusive Buyer's representation form which means you're doing it all on spec.
8pm - midnight - Do all the other things you have to do to stay on top of things.
- podcast recording
- instagram reels
- instagram posts
- facebook marketing
- lead generation content on your website (like this!)
- make a video
- arrange photos, signage, floorplan measuring, marketing, open houses and tours for your listings
- learn how to be a drone pilot
- learn how to be a professional videographer/hire a videographer
It's not all crazy! We Realtors® sometimes find time to do things like found and run a fantastic non profit in North Vancouver called North Van Cares or contribute to our community in other ways.
When it's good, it's VERY good. When it's bad, it's HORRIBLY BAD!
Real estate sales are fickle. They move with the economy and there are definitely some agents that are more recession proof than others.
When things are sticky it's best to find someone you know, like and trust to work with. They're going to walk you through everything you need to know (and even some stuff you didn't know you didn't know and didn't even know you wanted to know...until you knew)
I work with my clients for as long as it takes for them to be comfortable with whatever decision they make. No high pressure tactics. I'm always the one you talk to since I, truly, enjoy working with my clients.
Let's get together for a stress free chat (I'm the only one who's supposed to be stressed by the work!)