Summertime is a great season to get together with family…
This past month has been a whirl wind to say the least. I really hit the ground running after I got my real estate license in May. Many people have been asking me if I still have my job working as the Selections Coordinator for a home builder in my area and the answer is yes! I still work semi-normal hours there, but thankfully on a flex schedule. I don’t know how I could balance real estate if I didn’t have such a supportive and flexible work environment already, not to mention the patience that Brandon has had with my late hours and early mornings. That being said, I’ve been loving working with clients, showing houses and generally learning the art of owning my own business as a realtor. (In fact, the buyers I am working with now have just chosen a house!! I can’t explain how happy that makes me!) Of course there are downsides to having a more packed schedule and climbing a steep learning curve, but I am hoping that all my hard work now will pay off. Living in a small, unfinished chicken coop has served quite a challenge for my business, and has left absolutely no office space for me to email, check listings and other important documents, let alone write a blog post. Well, gone are the days where I am sitting at the Kitchen table typing to clients or blogging- I now have my very own office that I would love to share with you.
My office is inside my closet. (I’m sure you are totally shocked by that.) Brandon and I debated this for a short time before I actually made the move. Should I get a small desk? But where would we put it? Should we move the TV out and put it there? Eventually we agreed (after much convincing on my part) that my office would temporarily be on one wall of my closet until we finish the downstairs and we have a second bedroom for me to work in. For now, it’s really important for me to have a separate space dedicated to work so I am not distracted by other elements around me, like I would be if I were working on the sofa in the living room.
The first thing I did was go through my clothing on the office wall and make two piles- giveaway and store away. After I emptied the rack that is now my desktop, I bought some inexpensive shelf brackets from Lowes and we put shelves up on both sides- one on the office side leaving enough space for headroom, and two on the clothing side for various products. Really, that was all it took! I grabbed some place mats from the garage for a surface and a bar stool for sitting, and slowly added the essential supplies I needed.
Now that I am settled in my office and I have a routine going, my goal is to get back to my weekly blog posts. Wish me luck!
Oh, and don’t forget- if you or someone you know wants to buy a home, send them my way!