One of the things I love about real estate on Philadelphia's Main Line is how varied your week can be. It allows you to be flexible with your time and how different each day can be. As long as you schedule your time correctly you can always make those important family appointments.
Yes, there are some "customers" who cannot wait and will call another agent to show them a property, but you probably don't want to work with them anyway because they don't value you or your knowledge that you bring to the process. However, it works both ways, there are days and sometimes weeks when you are busy that you are working long days and trying to fit in multiple jobs on trips in one direction or another.
Last night for example after being in the office all day, making appointments for main line real estate showings later this week I started out going to a new rental listing to take photos and measurements. Then I met clients to show them some homes, I was finished at eight o'clock, but had to stop by another client in the area who just purchased a home with me to collect keys for the home they had rented and which I was now the listing agent for. It was pretty late when I got in and had time to eat some dinner.
The day before had also been a late night as I had to meet a client and his contractor for final measurements in a home that he is buying and remodeling. Tonight I am attending a fund raiser for a local politician for whom I am the liaison and representing our local Realtor Association.
Tomorrow I have a board meeting for our local government affairs group, then am showing homes in the evening again.
But that is OK, because there are other days where I have time during the day to do work for a local charity Surrey Services for Seniors planning The Main Line Antiques Show held every November at the Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova. We have over thirty dealers who come from the Mid West and the East Coast to exhibit, it is the only antiques show held in the heart of Philadephia's Main Line and takes a lot of coordinating, organizing sponsorship, speakers for the event, set up, move in and breakdown. Without the committed committee it would be impossible to achieve what we do and raise a substantial sum for Surrey Services for Seniors. So mark your calendar for November 16th for the Opening night Party and November 17 and 18 for the show and lectures. For more information on attending or advertising and sponsorship opprtunities you can go to The Main Line Antiques Show. I will write more about this as we get closer.
The next few weeks are filled with variety, settlements, sitting on the board for a professional standards hearing, attending the Fall meetings of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors where I sit on several committees working for fellow Realtors; attending our local business association kick off event of which I am President and serve my last year in that role. Sound busy, but I love being involved in my community and hearing what is going on and it allows me to help my clients more effectively as well. At least I can say it is not boring, and you get to meet so many people it is fascinating.