Realtor - Amanda S. Davidson: What Is A Typical Day In Real Estate?

What Is A Typical Day In Real Estate?

What Is A Typical Day In Real Estate?

I absolutely love this question because it’s one I get asked a lot and the answer is there is no typical day in real estate. Being in this business requires ninja like flexibility. Sure, I have what I call my “ideal” days, don't we all? That said, typical and ideal are not the same.

 

Typical Day in Real Estate

 

If you like consistency and doing the same thing at the same time everyday real estate is not for you. If you’re like me and prefer no day to ever be the same real estate provides that. I’m up early to tackle my emails, blogs, and social media. It’s quiet first thing in the morning and I know I’ll be able to accomplish all of those tasks without getting sidetracked. On an ideal day that leaves the afternoon and evenings for appointments. Appointments could be with clients, meeting an appraiser, tradesmen, stager – you get the point.

 

Typical Day in Real Estate

 

Let’s be honest, not every day is an “ideal schedule” day. More often than not that’s the case. That’s where the ninja flexibility comes in. In real estate you have to be able to go with the flow. Last minute phone call that an appraiser needs to meet an hour early, a meeting pops up, an agent on my team needs help, or an unexpected call from a client. There are endless things that can come up in the day and it’s important to not only be flexible but, not let it fluster you. I absolutely love that my days in real estate vary and there isn’t anything typical about a day in the life of a Realtor®.

 



 

Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group

 

 

      

 

Amanda Davidson

Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group

Broker - Owner
Licensed in VA and DC

5680 King Centre Drive #600
Alexandria, VA 22315

Cell: 703.431.3755
Fax: 703.562.7057




Comment balloon 33 commentsAmanda S. Davidson • January 04 2018 09:49PM

Comments

Hi Amanda S. Davidson, you said it well, "go with the flow". That is being a Realtor, definitely not a profession for those who are looking for consistency, no fire drills, no interruptions. Love the video, great job!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 1 year ago

Hi Amanda, enjoyed your blog.  Nice Video.  As in the Mortgage industry, things can change daily.  Blogs, calls, social media in the morning.  Then clients, files, follow up mid morning.  Ideal days changes daily for me.

Posted by Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329, Northern VA - 80/15/5, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans (FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv.) about 1 year ago

HI Amanda S. Davidson - You are so right on this!  There is no such thing as a typical day. Love the "ninja like flexibility". When a client calls and needs something now, we need to make it happen. Nice Vlog!!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Thank you very much for sharing some of your experience.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago

True, true. The biggest benefit is the variety, but it's does often require the Ninja type flex you refer to...  

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 1 year ago

You said it Amanda...Flexibility! What a great video to go along with your blog post...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 1 year ago

Hi Amanda, real estate is never consistent and I love that. hope you are keeping warm.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 1 year ago

Lovethis post and your video at the end, great smile. Good luck for 2018, sure it is going to be a good one for you.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) about 1 year ago

Amanda: I loved the ninja flexibility statement! We hold many hats and need to juggle a lot of activities, often with several clients at once.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) about 1 year ago

In order to do business one must be in business...richfuscious

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 1 year ago

In order to do business one must be in business...richfuscious

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 1 year ago

Good evening Amanda S. Davidson ,

Congratulations on the featured post..you knocked it out of the park on this "ninja like flexibility" term! We have to be able to turn on a dime to help our clients. Loved the video..perfect! 

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 1 year ago

"Ninja like flexibility", love it Amanda,  I carry a fire hose in my car with my metal hat to put out fires.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 1 year ago

Amanda S. Davidson 
Just reading the title made me laugh so much I could hardly click to open! Thanks for a great laughter moment.

Then I read the post - lots of  wonderful obseervations - especially about flexibility! All the best - Lynn

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) about 1 year ago

Amanda

I love this post. Typical, indeed! What's typical is the need to be flexible, and change gears quickly, and sometimes often.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 year ago

Good Morning Amanda S. Davidson - I'm so happy to see this one featured! Congratulations!!!

You did a great job on the video. Your confidence shows and you're exactly what buyers and sellers need. Buying Real Estate is the biggest investment most people will ever make, and they need you. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 1 year ago

Good morning Amanda.  I wouldn't even begin to expect anything typical in this market.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 year ago

Time management the big think to make more productive happen each day. Before the showing, are the buyer's qualified to buy before lots of miles, time away from other more fruitful use of your ROI. 

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 1 year ago

When I am asked that question, I feel that I answer it differently everytime, haha.  It seems that there are things that I do every day regardless, but we do have to remain extremely flexible in our daily routines.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 1 year ago

Amanda, when I read your title I had to snicker. One thing I like about real estate is that every day is different and every transaction is different.

I carry many hats and need to switch them often.

If a person is most comfortable working in a box, real estate is not the place for them.

Thanks

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) about 1 year ago

I was expecting you to describe your 'ideal day' LOL!  My ideal day would include  getting an offer accepted!! :)

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) about 1 year ago

Amanda, when I read your headline, i immediately thought, there is no typical day in real estate. We are lucky to maintain somewhat of a routine to get recurring tasks done.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 1 year ago

That's why we do what we do.  If you can't be flexible you can't be a success in this business.  Well done Amanda!  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) about 1 year ago

Amanda, we do love those ideal days, but when it's busy, we have to be flexible.  Great video, and know you love what you do!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 1 year ago

Beautiful post - this information is something that those considering a career in real estate should know. Some people just aren't cut out for that kind of flexibility. They need routine.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) about 1 year ago

Great post! I shared your post with my daughter who is studying to get her license in another state.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) about 1 year ago

So true, so true, Amanda. Every day has surprises in this industry.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Flexibility is a must and doing it with a smile at that. Congrats on this well-written post and feature.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 year ago

Amanda hello.

Great insight to the world of Real Estate.

This is a great post.

Have a great weekend.

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) about 1 year ago

Love this blog and the comments,  as much as I wish other wise I do agree.

Posted by Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach. (Gulf Place @ 30A) 3 months ago

I am so glad that this was reposted!  I missed it with the comings and goings of the holiday last year! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 3 months ago

Good morning Amanda. The best thing about real estate is also the worst thing . You just never know. It is good to be flexible and creative.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 3 months ago

Sheila Anderson that's very true. There are times when the need for flexibility is pushed a little too far but, most of the time I truly love that no day is the same.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) 3 months ago

Participate