Im new to this website but not new to real estate. Hope everyone is having a good day so far. Keep a positive attitude hydrate your body and lets do some real estate discussions! Im a RE agent/Investor getting my feet wet in network marketing. How long does is a typical day for RE agents? Any sort of order
In the spring time I work 15 hours a day 7 days a week. In the winter, I work 3 to 4 days, 4 to 6 hours a day.
Like @Russell Brazil said, you can work long days certain times of the year. It's a business and you have to treat it that way.
You start early in the day and potentially have appointments at night when people come home from work, either to meet with sellers or to take buyer's out.
You can set your own hours, but ultimately, you have to work around everyone's schedule.
@Charlie L. If you are hungry and want to grab every deal you can you'll be working a lot - or at least a lot of times each day. You won't be burdened with punching a clock but your schedule will now revolve around all of your clients' schedules. Want to have a relaxing dinner? Watch a movie? Get away undisturbed for a weekend? You can, but you'll be sacrificing possible sales every time you opt not to answer that phone call or show that house.
I'm a realtor in Utah. Typically I work a lot in the morning following up on different contract deadlines and then whatever appointments i have in the afternoon evening. The middle of the day is a bit slower. It is perfect to cold call!!!
15 Hours? Ok. Early in the morning works for me. Good positive points everyone. I will treat it like a business . A good brand and name goes a long way, I'm starting to figure that out myself.
Welcome @Charlie L.
I will echo @Russell Brazil , When it is popping, 15 hour days everyday is normal. When you just can't get a lead to save your life and there is just not any inventory much less. But you are always working. When you meet someone in line at a store you are steering the conversation, when you are at a function and meeting people you are networking. You are selling yourself as the first thing on their brain when looking for a piece of property comes up. The people you talk to today are going to be your sales in a year or two.
I went to a grocery store with one of the heavy hitters in my area. We did not make it inside before she stopped twice to carry on conversations. Once inside we stopped 7 more times. Our 10 minute trip to buy some cheese and crackers to go with the wine turned into over an hour. Could I put that time in as "working"? I guarantee everyone she talked to that day has one name come out when asked "Do you know an agent". The days you are not busy doing real estate stuff you should plan on being at a kids ball game, a pancake breakfast at the local Lions club, a school play that you donated $50 for, getting your car washed at a local fundraiser by the soccer team, volunteering at a local chicken BBQ, taking your dog to agility classes and meeting people etc etc.
Good Luck and you got this!
Word Of Mouth, yes I like it. I have to get out more. Someone once told me " you make money when you burn soles" I'll never forgot that. It so true even today with everyone going digital. I have to make a presence anyway I can.
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