Juggling your real estate career and your family time can be tricky but definitely worth it. There are many ways to accomplish this.
Make family time an appointment. When you have an important family event simply treat it as an appointment and tell clients you are booked at that time. Give them another time to meet. Most will understand.
At the beginning of the year, plan your vacation and pre- book family time and stay committed to it.
Have a friend in the office that can help you out when you have conflicts in your schedule. This can be reciprocal, when he is in need of help also. There are times when time is of the essence. If you are unavailable, have someone at the office who can cover for you and you can do the same for him or her when they need a hand.
Set aside one day per week to get away from work and spend quality family time. We all need some downtime. With the craziness of the business, you always find yourself on the phone at all hours of the day. Stay committed to spending one day a week without the phone and enjoy uninterrupted family time.
Share your work with your family. Talk about your highs and lows.
Put aside time for family dinner. Real estate agents aren’t doctors. Phone calls can wait an hour while you have dinner with your family.
Sometimes it may cost you a client or two, but in the course of your career, if you take the time to keep your family foremost in your life, it will make you a better realtor and clients will respect you for that.
Please visit us at www.agentrising.com for more ideas on how to make your real estate career shine. We are committed to helping all agents R.I.S.E. in their real estate career. Call 508-728-3648 and talk to Kate.