It’s amazing how fast our family business and my career as a real estate agent are growing! We went from peaks and valleys to constant peaks. Trevor has been working 7 days/week and we have projected the company will soon be at the break even point. Simultaneously I have taken every course offered and am working with buyers and sellers as a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker in Siesta Key.
It is energizing to build a new business. I find I’m up before day break and don’t seem to tire despite a few 14 hour days. I teeter-totter between developing a marketing/branding plan (I’m now Sarasota Shawn! www.SarasotaShawn.com ) and actually doing the work. Of course eventually I’ll have to find that balance between personal and professional sides but for now it is fun and exciting and why stop when you are having a blast?
Getting up early has a distinct advantage. We get a jump on the day and can take some time in the morning to enjoy nature and each other before running in different directions.
The other day Bob and I decided to take a walk along the Venice jetty. It was a brisk morning – an un-Floridian 55 degrees. Brrr. It has pretty difficult to complain too much as our friends and family in New York, New Jersey and Maine were experiencing lows in the 30’s and even some snow. However blood thins quickly and we were moving pretty fast. The water was actually warmer than the air and we had higher than usual waves. Surfers abounded! My once surfer husband wasn’t enticed though.
The choppy water wasn’t all that enticing to the fishermen but the birds certainly didn’t care.
I walked back to the car, hugged my husband, and again asked “what took us so long to move here?”