Emily Wojtowicz (Come on Home Colorado)

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A womans work is never done and then you add Real Estate to it? Saints!

Jun 29, 2016 09:34 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I did when the kids were young, they were trained very well and knew that silence when I was on the phone would be rewarded.   And making noise while I was on the phone was going to lead to no rewards.

And a couple of 6 hour VCR tapes with Sesame St also helped to keep them busy.

Jun 30, 2016 06:24 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Do my dogs count as small children? I didn't think so, oh well ;)

Jun 29, 2016 10:02 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Even without a young child you might find some days are hectic, Emily Wojtowicz. Remember you can take a half hour here and an hour there "out of the office". Schedule your personal life (time with family, exercise, etc.) like your other appointments

Jun 29, 2016 06:56 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Congratulations Emily Wojtowicz on your first closing and your 2nd coming up soon!  I don't have small children but I do have an 88 year old Mother who needs the same care and attention

My schedule is my most important tool in my entire arsenal:  I work with these priorities always 

  1. Faith,

  2. Family,

  3. Career 

You'll find what works best for you and your family -  good luck as your career progresses.

Jun 29, 2016 08:49 AM
Corey R. Roberts
Keller Williams Realty—Yuba Sutter - Yuba City, CA
Turning Dreams into Realty.

Daily routine consists of examining all the gray hairs that have started popping up ever since. 

kidding of course. I've been doing it for the past year. It's difficult, but I have a lot of support from family. I'm a single dad, so my mom helps with them a lot. Phone calls are near impossible. Difficult to find isolation where you can at least focus because its not like you can just leave them unattended. It's a struggle, but it can be done if you focus on your WHY

Jul 05, 2016 10:33 AM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

We don't have small children all the time, but do have them 6 weeks during the summer.  I find that getting up early and taking care of email to be the best way to start the day.  Then while they are eating breakfast I take care of returning phone calls from the night before.  It is a challenge to balance the time, but I can be done if you develop a schedule for both yourself and your child.

Jul 01, 2016 09:29 PM
Rachel Rabinowitz
Guerilla Realty - Baltimore, MD
The Baltimore Realtor

Hi Emily, I've got a six month old cutie and a start-up brokerage. These things are definitely in conflict! I've found my own routine, but it was not easy. 

I take my daughter to the park first thing in the morning. This makes me feel like we've spent some quality time outside and that I did not put her needs second.  Its a small thing, but I found it makes me feel more balanced. 

Jun 30, 2016 01:33 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Luck my kids are all moved out but if I did, it would be hard.

Jun 29, 2016 11:40 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would have to say one must be completely organized and yet flexible with time.

Jun 29, 2016 11:32 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Work is work and home is home. If you do work from home it has to be free of distraction or nothing can get really done

Jun 29, 2016 10:33 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You may need to hire a nanny.

Jun 29, 2016 10:10 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not us

Jun 29, 2016 09:40 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Jun 29, 2016 09:16 PM
Toronto, ON

I am sure there are many agents who do so.

Jun 29, 2016 05:02 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is not easy. My kids are older now, but since they were always my priority, as a single mom with no backup I always struggled to find a balance between their needs and wants and job. 

Jun 29, 2016 04:20 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Emily Wojtowicz - I do work from home - and no children. No worries until I have grandchildren start 'disturbing' me that I'd love...

Jun 29, 2016 02:55 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

good luck, and congrats... your question is almost impossible to solve, 90% of the time...wait til you get busy....wait til the child is a little older...wait til you have another. :) forget routine, try making a important phone call...sorry to be a party pooper.. its tough!

Jun 29, 2016 02:08 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm just not disciplined enough to work from home.  And I tried to do it with a Labradoodle.  I admire anyone who can stay focused on work with a 16 month cutie to play with!

Jun 29, 2016 01:03 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Emily Wojtowicz Good luck in real estate.  Organization and time management are so important. 

I always worked better at the office rather than at home so I can't give you specific advice.

Jun 29, 2016 12:55 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I'm glad we no longer have small children,  just a geriatric dog. 

Jun 29, 2016 12:25 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I work with two fur babies and I'm tripping over them all day!  :)

Jun 29, 2016 12:24 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I think Debbie Reynolds and Susan Emo have great advice. Congratulations on your first closing and another one n the pipeline..its not easy with a little one.

Jun 29, 2016 12:13 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Time blocking is super important if you are in a hectic environment. You will be surprised how productive you become.

Jun 29, 2016 11:06 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Often I hear realtors calling from home with babies crying.  Some bring baby to show homes, a true reflectance of what is like to be a realtor, mom, wife, etc..

Yours is a reality check.

Jun 29, 2016 08:01 AM
Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
Realtor with Century 21 North Shore!

I have a 3 year old and a 9 year old, and my husband is also self employed so our schedule is crazy! I have a set schedule for dinnertime, breakfast, lunch and kids activities (dance/classes/showers/homework) So we both know if one is working the other knows what to do, also for when my mom watches them, the older knows the expectation and helps alot, the younger is learning. It took a while to get in a grove-during the school year my mom helps with the little one while I work from home and in the summer the older one helps. I thought being a working (outside of the home) mom was tough, then I was a stay at home mom which I think was harder, then I went to a mom who works from home and it got CRAZY hard. Someone posted here on another question to schedule your personal time like an appointment and that I feel is a great way to compartmentalize, I say no when there is a school function and even though my laptop is on and open from when I wake up til way to late I remind myself of the times I didn't have to beg for time off to be with my kids. We do movie nights in the garage(where I can work and spend time), day trips, Find what works for you!

Jul 17, 2016 01:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Congratulations on a successful start to your real estate career.  While I don't have children -- real estate involves a lot of time management and who better than a Mom to make that happen?

Good luck.  

Jul 04, 2016 07:22 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Structure for both you and your daughter is important. You can do this. You have to be disciplined in your schedule, but yet flexible. 

Congratulations. It sounds like you are off to a great start. 

Jun 29, 2016 09:23 AM