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3 new real estate rules

Diary of a Real Estate Rookie
Published on Jul 21, 2008

I wonder if it is a coincidence that after a long drought of no money I had two closings very close to June, the month where I wrote everything down. For those of you who missed last week, I made a spreadsheet and entered every activity, every client. This week I was working on another rental. So much of the week was spent pushing toward yesterday, a showing marathon where we went through 10 properties. Prep for that took awhile. Other than that I tried to think about my life. New rule one: I do not work Saturdays. This is a very soft rule, because it's much easier to spend a little time on Saturdays to keep the e-mail flowing than to drop it completely and be behind on Sundays. But still, once I do sort of chatty things for an hour, that's it. There's no one who needs to see a property on Saturday that can't wait for the other six days of the week. I have had my share of millionaires flying in from out-of-town, and I am now experienced enough to say that the ones in the ...

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