"So, Did We Sell It?"

I never mention work much and how it’s going. It’s been 2 years since I became a Realtor and hit the ground running. I have sold about 5 million in real estate so far and been fortunate to help many wonderful people. I won my first RE/MAX award for my performance in 2014. I wanted this plaque for my office wall so badly and I got it! Now the heat is on to perform at that level or higher. Yikes. It’s not like what you watch on HGTV and if it ever resembles that I get scared because that means something is fishy! Ha. It’s building relationships through proving myself,  serving as an unlicensed marriage and financial counselor, a logistics coordinator, a stager/decorator, tour guide, and if I do all these right, becoming a friend in the end. It’s hard work. It’s not 8-5 work. It’s round the clock work. I return texts to the stressed out client at 11 pm if need be. I wake up early to catch the night shift nurse before they go to bed if need be. I meet them where they are the best I can. I fail daily but thankfully I succeed enough to keep doing it the next day. 
If it weren’t for this man I would have given up and be working at Wendy’s by now. Ok, maybe not Wendy’s but I’m not sure I would have survived the first year without him guiding me on each transaction. He has the same personality and temperament as Randall so somedays I want to shoot them both or myself. It’s quite humorous at times. He helps me reason through the speed bumps and wants me to succeed. There are many other new agents he could have chosen to mentor but he came and chose me after seeing me work hard those first few months. For that I am forever grateful. 
Being able to pick this silly dude up everyday in early carline and bring him home for the day is the best part of it all. I sometimes find myself totally distracted with work while I’m with him in the afternoons and evenings, but I’m weeding through controlling that the best I can. This child knows the real estate lingo better than many adults. He’s the best assistant because he’s honest. My buyers love him. I don’t take him with me unless I have to and only if I have an established relationship with them. I never take him to a listing though because that’s just wrong. I like the time he recently asked, “so, did we sell it?” when we got in the car after showing a house. 😉 

This is my headshot I use on everything. I take my safety seriously. I know it’s been of great concern lately. I’ve had one situation that made me uneasy and I corrected it from ever happening again. I don’t show to men by myself and I don’t meet new clients at dark by myself.  My husband is a great chauffeur at times like these. Everyday is a new day in this business. I just brace myself for the fun and challenges that await me. So, that’s an update on work and a big reason I haven’t posted regularly in a longtime. I’m trying to change that and become less distracted so I can do this more. Lucky for you 4 people who still read this!! Lol 
Abby Jo 

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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