Can you juggle a child with being a real estate agent for a mom?

Many pregnant women and mothers of young children begin to think about finding a profession that will provide them with the opportunity to earn decent money while being flexible enough to allow spending time with the baby. Real estate seems to combine this potential for large commission checks with a flexible schedule. But can you really juggle the demands of motherhood and a real estate job?

If you’re pregnant or just gave birth, you’re in luck! It’s a great time to start a real estate business. While pregnant, you have some time to devote to educational licensure and finding a medium. By the time you have your baby, you’re all set to start looking for clients.

But if you have a young child (or two), you’re still in luck! Most normal humans love children. Especially cute kids who aren’t too fussy. If you have a baby who isn’t walking yet, you’ve got a marketing strategy wrapped in a baby blanket!

Once the license expires and you find a broker, you can get down to business and start finding clients. You can easily find customers with your child, from the mall to the grocery store to mom’s collections. So some of your digging can be done while you’re just doing mommy’s daily routine. You can also take your little one to the realtor’s office on those days when you need to turn in papers, make copies, or perform other office tasks.

Once you start working with clients, you can’t have a baby at every appointment. Especially on buyers’ appointments where you’re showing so many properties, it can be a little difficult to carry a child with you as you open lock boxes, pull out keys, open doors, and show you homes you may not have walked into before.

Not to mention that a really cute baby can sometimes be a wrong distraction…you want your clients to buy a home, not wonder how cute your baby is. So you have to use your common sense as to when you can include your child in any aspect of your real estate business.

In these cases, you’ll want to line someone up to watch your child. If you have a family or friend close by who can watch your baby at short notice, this is ideal. But if you need to make other arrangements, plan ahead. You need to know what to do when you have that demanding client who needs to meet you on short notice.

Baby nap times are a great time for you to research new real estate clients or make phone calls with your existing clients. You can search online, create marketing materials, return emails, and more.

Could real estate be a great business for mothers of young children? certainly! Much of your real estate business can be worked with your child during the trip. Few other industries are as mom-friendly as real estate.

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