Returning home again last night at around 8pm after another 13 hour day, while heating up an amazing dinner that my wife had cooked for the family, I asked myself again . . . "How can I balance my family (whom I love dearly), and my work, (that I also love)?
The demands placed on an agent today can be overwhelming at times.
I currently have around 50 listings with 15 of those under contract, I have an additional 14 buyer sides under contract thanks to 2 amazing buyer specialists that work with me.
At home, I have 4 incredible children (ages 10-15), a beautiful and supportive wife, and my in-laws staying with us until their new home is built.
Is there a simple solution to solving the time issue? I find myself working through the weekends even when I try to take some time off. My clients deserve top notch service so I do my best to answer the phone when it rings, but I find that they are having to call me more often than I call them. My agents deserve top notch training so that they can continue to grow in their real estate career, but as the team meetings draw near I find myself 'quickly' putting something together that sometimes isn't my best effort. My family deserves a top notch husband and father, but I miss way too many soccer / lacrosse / baseball games and I heat up dinner more often than I should.
I would love to hear how some successful agents have found balance with their careers and their families.