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Diary of an Estate Agent Mummy - Week 7&8

My whirlwind life continues, so much is happening that I am losing track of days, think I need to start writing down notes each day to remember everything.

So going back to last week, it happened, my first fall through, everything was looking great, date of entry set, new home gifts organised and then the news from the solicitor. It is absolutely gutting when this happened and I always feel for my client especially when it was only a week away from completing. This is unfortunately the world of property, its infuriating but it happens and all you can do is dust yourself down and get it sold again.
I was quieter with valuation appointments last week so as always ‘the fear voice’ can start to creep in, are you sure you have done the right thing? Are you good enough? What if it doesn’t work? However, what you need to do with that is shake the fears off and remind yourself that you are good enough, you love this job, you are good at this job and over time good things will happen you just need to work hard!

I will continue to have fears as I never take anything for granted and I know the success of my business rests on me and the work and service I provide.

Fast forward to this week and well, what a week! My son who is in P2 went back on Monday, it’s not been easy, to be honest a lot of bribery, but each day he went in ‘finally’ and at the end had a great day at school. It’s been so good for him to be back at school and some kind of routine. My daughter is still at home, still attempting to get out of classes, the new war cry is ‘but I’m not even taking it in S3’ My response, tough, if you were at school you would be in the class so you are doing it lol Is that mean? Ha ha

I know we were all feeling a bit disappointed this week after the excitement of Boris’s announcement we were all planning parties in July and then down with a crash on Tuesday. As good as it would have been to know dates and a plan, how realistic would that have been. If anything, at least it is looking like end of April for non-essential to be open, praying for all my friends who are hairdressers, beauticians and in hospitality.
I have also noticed that group chats are a lot quieter at the moment, think we have all had our fill and just want the face to face social group contact. I honestly can’t wait for the first time I can be in a room with more than one other person And, be in a restaurant, how I miss going out for a meal. Hopefully soon, please!!!!!

I sold Ossian Drive this week at a closing date and delighted for my sellers but also for the buyers who have missed out so many properties as they had been outbid and now they have secured one, a lovely couple who deserve this home.

I also launched my Recommend a Friend campaign this week, which means a lot as it something I have been working on for a while, even before I launched my own company I had this thought with previous companies I was just not sure how to execute it, it has been wonderfully received and I am excited to see how it grows and I have so much more to do with it.

This week I have attended 4 valuations and secured 100% of them, which means 4 sellers are trusting me to sell their home, happy days, that really does make me smile. I also received a call from another seller who I visited 2 weeks ago and again he is looking to work with me. Ending my week on a high and tomorrow I have viewings at Reid Crescent my new property I put on the market this week.

Following your dream is not easy, it is full of fear and self-doubt and when you have a family, the financial fear can creep in but you need to believe in what you do, know that everything you do, you are doing for a reason, have a purpose, have a cause and always give it 100%.

I am forever grateful I am getting the opportunity to fulfil a dream and that I can put ‘personality and being personal’ back into property.