You can be a great real estate agent or a great parent, but you can’t be a great agent and a great parent — or so I’ve heard. When I launched my real estate career in 2008, I was 24 years old and newly married with no children — yet. In those days, I could stay late at the office, say yes to a last-minute showing or handle negotiations on a transaction during a vacation.
Near the end of 2014, I realized my pre-listing package was terrible. Yes, I had a pre-listing kit. This fact put me ahead of at least half of the other agents. But it was basically the same packet of info that everyone else was likely providing. It was colorful, bound and pretty — but painfully boring.