Balancing Work and Family Life
I love being a Realtor, and it isn't easy to distinguish between work hours and time-off when you are in this field. I am always available to clients, and I strive to answer all calls, texts and emails as promptly as possible. In a world of smart phones, computers and internet access, responding quickly to clients is the key to business success as a Realtor.
Sometimes I feel like I could work 24 hours a day and still not complete all the work I want to finish. This is when I know I need to take a step back and evaluate my priorities. I try not to allow myself to get bogged down with unnecessary tasks, and I use the technology I have at my disposal to streamline the work I have to get done.
When you work as a Realtor, you have to schedule time to have fun with your family and stick to these schedules as much as possible. It's easy to want to sneak in a quick text or email during these times but I have found that it is important to be present in the moment and give my family my undivided attention.
It is hard for me to stop working. I get excited when an offer gets accepted for one of my clients, and I am quick to call each client I work with if I have news. I believe that providing clients with information as soon as it is received is the right way to do business. I know you are worried, and I know you are excited. I want to alleviate as much of your stress as possible and share your excitement with you.
When you choose the profession of Realtor, you choose a lifestyle that is often interrupted by quick calls and emails. I am happy with my choice of career, and I know that I have made the right decision for me. I am not afraid to work hard, and I understand that life is full of interruptions.
Are you buying or selling a home in Calgary? Do you want an agent who has the enthusiasm and energy to get things done, with your best interests in mind at all times? Contact me at 403-617-8758, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.kellymacdonald.ca and let's make good things happen!
About Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdonald is a Realtor with The Real Estate Company in Calgary, where she has been living (and loving it!) since she was 10. Kelly offers her clients a unique mix of youthful vigor, creativity and technical and design savvy on one hand, and professionalism and transactional expertise from her business degree and strong administrative background on the other. Kelly is also a devoted wife and mother of two, with whom she finds time from her busy schedule to play scrabble and walk by the beautiful lake of their home in Southeast Calgary.