The Guy Behind This Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Man Behind with Attractive Blonde in Front Holding Keys and Sold For Sale Sign Isolated on a White Background.People often ask me in amazement how I happen to have a life while being a successful Sacramento real estate agent. They want to know how I balance things because in this nutty world of real estate, sometimes, something’s gotta give. We real estate agents work wild hours trying to close business. Yet, those who know me, know I don’t want to give up anything that is important.

The first way I deal with the amount of business I create and close is to be organized. I’m pretty good at creating systems, methods and processes, plus I rarely vary or make exceptions. My priority is to keep my clients happy. I was thinking about this yesterday as I was getting ready to leap into my day and keep appointments, plus list two new homes. I listed a home in Antelope and another in Bridgeway Lakes in West Sacramento.

Yup, I concluded that a Sacramento real estate agent, no matter who she is or how much business she has, still puts on her deodorant one armpit at a time. I was standing in front of the mirror wrapped in a towel, looking at my deodorant when the thought crossed my mind that it’s getting low. I could begin to see the applicator below the white powder. It was then that it hit me:

I never have to worry about deodorant.

I don’t have to be concerned that I might run out because there will be a new applicator under the sink. I don’t have to look for it. It will simply appear. I do not have to go to the grocery store and stand there in front of the bazillion different types of deodorant to try to find my brand. I don’t even know if I have a brand, to tell you the truth, or what color packaging I would search for. I do have specific requirements in deodorant. You know, I want the antiperspirant qualities so I don’t drip all over my clients when signing documents. I want the deodorant but I don’t want a scent that annoys people, so I prefer unscented. I also don’t want to leave white powdery residue all over my clothes when I pull on a shirt over my head.

I am spared having to stand in the aisle and stare at these products. None of those thoughts ever enter my head. My husband knows what I want, and he gets it for me. I don’t know what a carton of eggs cost. Is a half gallon of milk $2.00 or $5.00? I don’t know. I would be a lousy contestant on the Price is Right. I don’t plan my meals or shop for my groceries or cook any meals apart from popping something into the microwave.

I don’t mow the lawn anymore or clean my house. I don’t do laundry or hand-wash any garments. When one of our cats gets sick, my husband takes the furball to the vet. Behind every successful real estate agent is a support system. Nobody climbs that mountain by herself.

My husband, Adam, has been doing freelance writing over the past few years, but that may all change soon. He has more than 25 years experience as a newspaper journalist and editor and, like many others in Sacramento, he’s looking for employment. He might get hired at U.C. Davis or at the State Capitol. Or, he might continue to do freelance writing for various publications, hard to say. But whatever path he choses, I know that he will continue to be my rock. I am so lucky and grateful that he is in my life. You want to know how a Sacramento real estate agent can be so successful? You should look at the man behind the agent.

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