In real estate, every minute counts

It's hard to find 'my time'

No one knows the value of an hour better than the self-employed business owner. Time is our best friend. And our most hated enemy. We don’t have the luxury of going home at 5 p.m. and shutting down for the night.

Day planners, now on our smartphones, hold the contents of our brains and then some. I don’t know another set of professionals with a more colorful calendar — we Realtors must vigorously color-code our schedules into blocks of "my time" and "client time," among other things.