Feeling Fat?

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Real Estate Agent with J. Rockcliff Realtors (#01723588)

I hope this is not offensive to anyone.  But, is anyone feeling fat?  I started this business about 6 years ago, and I noticed that a lot of the more mature male Realtors were kind of chunky?  I thought to myself, why is this?  You work for yourself, you create your own hours, no one is the boss of you, (except maybe your wife), so why do you not have time to work out and keep in shape?  Well, I have been in the business for a few years, and now I know the answer.  I have gained almost 30 lbs.  WHAT!!. How can this be? 

It's our lifestyle.  We have no set schedule.  We work at the whim of our clients and jump when they call.  We eat when we can, and not very healthy most of the time.  We work late into the night, snacking on things and eating dinner at 9:00 pm.  You try to go to the gym, but when you are done you have missed 13 calls and have buyers leaving messages saying that they will go to the next Realtor to help them buy that million dollar home.  Or you get up at 5:00 am to go work out, and it turns out that you missed your asset manager's call who works out of New York and it's 8:00 am for them, and you just missed that listing that you have been trying to get.

This is why we get fat.  We are at the mercy of the buyer, seller and other agents.  Or at least this is how I feel.  Maybe next week I will get back into the gym, maybe.

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Lori Liveston
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I hear ya!  I'm a new agent and was thinking "Oh, since I set my own hours I will be able to manage my schedule and fit in the gym and housework and work and and and and"  Not so much!  I find myself working 24/7 (loving it by the way) but I haven't been able to balance that with my personal life effectively yet. 

April 07, 2010 03:51 PM
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Eugene Adan
Carlsbad Real Estate
Adan Properties, Carlsbad, CA (760) 720-9710

Steve,

Too funny, but true!  We need to create balance as someone said earlier and make time for the gym.

April 08, 2010 06:39 PM
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Eugene Adan
Carlsbad Real Estate
Adan Properties, Carlsbad, CA (760) 720-9710

Steve,

Too funny, but true!  We need to create balance as someone said earlier and make time for the gym.

April 08, 2010 06:39 PM
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Norma J. Elkins
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
Elite Realty Group

Thanks for a great post - we need to take time for ourselves --- (even though I have not been doing that) so hopefully this was just what I needed to read this morning!

April 10, 2010 06:37 AM
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Robert May
Real Estate Expert & Mortgage Broker- Lethbridge
Verico Canada First Mortgage/ Rainbow Realty

Just reviewing some of the great featured posts of the past today looking for inspiration and ideas for writing some new content for my lethbridge homes for sale blog.  This was a great featured post, especially on a night where I am sitting here thinking I need to join a gym again first thing monday.  I am a bit of a procrastinator, but really have put on weight due to my crazy work lifestyle.

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