Whether it’s taking the kids to school or being the household problem solver, moms have a busy schedule. Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, Homes.com wants to encourage and inspire all the hard working moms out there, especially those who also manage a busy life in real estate.
For the most recent addition to the new Secrets Unplugged podcast series, we sat down with Nicole Mangina of Windmere Real Estate for a behind the scenes look at what life is like for mothers in real estate!
One the most important aspects of being a mom and a working agent is how you bridge the gap between personal connections and business opportunities. Nicole says that social media has become her solution to this problem. Adding parents from her children’s baseball team to her email list would be inappropriate, but there’s nothing wrong with connecting with them on social media. Posting things about her personal life and occasionally sprinkling in a real estate related post helps potential clients that she is connected with on social media remember her when the time comes to buy or sell a home.
Nicole also mentions that managing her work schedule with kids at home is somewhat of a juggling act, but taking a proactive approach to working with clients has allowed her to maintain a healthy balance between work and her family. After nineteen years in the real estate industry, she has a pretty good handle on what questions clients tend to ask during different stages of the buying or selling process. Having this experience allows her to answer these questions and prepare her clients ahead of time, so they they won’t need to contact her after normal business hours or when she is spending time with her family.
Finally, most mothers will agree that they have their hands in everything when it comes to their children. Nicole believes that this has definitely helped her become a better agent. She says that, when it comes to buying a home, it’s more about the lifestyle than the features or amenities of a property. Knowing locations like the best parks, schools and kid-friendly restaurants in the area allows her to provide more value to her clients, but Nicole states she wouldn’t know a lot of this information if she didn’t have kids.
This was just a brief overview of the advice that Nicole provided during our sit down, so be sure to check out the full podcast for even more insight on balancing life as a mom and life as a real estate professional. Also, don’t forget to head over to the Secrets of Top Selling Agents website to find even more educational sessions like this.