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Diary of a Real Estate Rookie

Maybe it's just me -- or maybe all agents out there go through chaos when trying to leave the house each day. Here are 10 reasons I can't leave the house on time: 1) Because I really do try to carry only the client folders I think I will need, but for some reason Mary has three folders, one labeled with her name, one labeled with her address, and one labeled with her name and address, so when I'm running late I grab all three. 2) Because I'm better at charting my course daily rather than weekly, so my morning decisions feel more like picking out the stuff I don't get to do instead of joyfully figuring out what I'm going to focus on. I hate to acknowledge that I won't get to everything, so better to stuff one extra folder into my bag. 3) Because as a result, my bag is so full of folders it makes my spine hurt, and I have to drop everything to make a chiropractic appointment. 4) Because as I am trying to leave the house, my phone inevitably rings with a follow-up call from...