Hawaii Real Estate | Hawaii Relocations | Hawaii Home Buying & Selling


How Do You Manage Your Time?


Being an independent contractor (agent) gives me more flexibility in scheduling my days, weeks and sometimes as far as a month or even a few months ahead. Or so I thought.


Many years ago, I grasped the concept of a pie chart to help me look at the hours in a day and working out my own time to balance work, family and definitely some me time and ….of course time to rest my body and mind; otherwise known as SLEEP.


A while back I wrote a post on time management and how to balance my time using a pie chart. I have to admit I had planned and had every intention of following through but stuff happened the last 5 years.  My time was definitely sucked up by more than I could have imagined and I had no time left for blogging (which is one of my biggest passions to market Sally!)


Long story, trying to keep short!


Three months ago, my husband had a talk with me. He said, “The company you work for is NOT your company so stop revolving your life around the company”.  In other words, I was not only trying to keep ahead with my sales, BUT, I was working in the office with property management, sales support and office duties 5 days a week too!


There is NO pie chart now but I do make sure that all work is completed within the 3 days I am in the office. (YES…I did put myself first and gave notice to limit myself to 3 days in the office) I work from home for my sales (which by the way hasn’t been too shabby for the first 7.5 months of this year) and I now have more time to get things done in the comforts of my home.


How do you manage your time?




TIME FOR KIDDIESNote:  Sally to make sure that the important things are taken care of so I also have time to spend with family.  Going to see the Grandsons in about 2 weeks …stay tuned.




Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.


 © 2007-2015 Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman's

Hawaii Real Estate and Relocation Blog.

All rights reserved.





Comment balloon 7 commentsCeleste "SALLY" Cheeseman • August 24 2015 12:35PM
How Do You Manage Your Time?
Being an independent contractor (agent) gives me more flexibility in scheduling my days, weeks and sometimes as far as a month or even a few months ahead. Or so I thought. Many years ago, I grasped the concept of a pie chart to help me look at… more
I was commenting on Greg Nino’s post on Should Realtors Be Required To File Complaints On Fellow Real Estate Agents? A very poignant realization on how other agents affect not only their own business but others who are involved in the transaction… more
Life Changing Decisions and the Top Ten Ways to Lose Your License
I’m glad that the law was passed to DOUBLE our Continuuing Education credits to 20. It is critical for all those ‘know it all agents’ to continue to learn and grow but it is also critical for those same agents to realize that in order to… more
This Mililani Patio Home (one story attached townhouse) took a little while to sell but gosh darn did it sell to a worthy VA Loan Buyer. You see, my sellers were VA Loan Buyers as well 6 years ago. They were just happy that they could move on. … more
Exercise Your Contingency Rights to Ensure the Home Buyer is WELL…
There are MANY loan officers” I’ve worked with for home buyers” or “on the other side of with home sellers” over the years. In doing so, I’ve ‘learned’ which loan officers and lenders are some of the seasoned best, so that a client will get some of… more
MY VERY FIRST REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION Was I nervous of my very first Real Estate transaction? To say the least! Real Estate verbiage is a whole different language let alone trying to put that verbiage into use. A spiel doesn’t just come… more
CHOICE OF WORDS Can Make ALL the Difference!
One thing I have learned over the years is that ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN towards the end of the transaction. Lenders need last minute docs, escrow needs another payoff from Seller’s lenders, Lender needs to RE-CONFIRM buyer account or need another… more
REALIZING a Dream…Through Business Sense
We may have clients that ‘come back’ to us to sell their home after originally purchasing their home through us OR…We may have clients we never see or hear from again. Needless to say, there will be those that we make a lasting impression on, who… more
Are You Divulging Personal Information About Your Client?
Time and time again, I will receive an offer accompanied by a cover letter on why the seller should accept this particular buyer’s offer. It will usually be a well thought out and detailed background on the buyer in hopes it will give the seller a… more
A Dialogue For Every Client
The majority of my buyers start with emailing me from either ActiveRain (yes, I still get calls from my blogs from 2007 to present! ) or my website (which by the way, is just like my blog here). My writing is what has brought me leads. Who would… more
Real Estate “Experts” -----Detrimental or Beneficial?
Do you have a family member or friend who claims they know more than the REALTOR®, the Loan Officer, the Home Inspector, the Termite Inspector AND the Escrow Officer too? There ARE pros and cons in all situations. You… more
Show MY Listing to YOUR Buyer at My Convenience???????
If you email, text or call me to request a showing date and time for my listing, I would appreciate your understanding that the seller still occupies the property The sellers are cognizant of the term ‘showing condition’ (which I… more
If You Want to Be My Client…….
No matter if a short sale or not, there are still responsibilities of all involved during a real estate transaction. What’s so hard about being HONEST? Bottom line, why lie when one has to cover their tracks and use so much energy to back up that… more
Why would one professional in the Real Estate Industry step over the line into another’s profession? Not only is it wrong and unethical, but more often than not will kill a deal. Stepping over that fine line will not only create a bad… more
DIS-EASE with SELF Has No Place in Real Estate
The worst thorn in anyone’s side in a real estate transaction relationship is to have one person on the team have a ‘chip’ on their shoulder Each transaction will usually have team players consisting of buyers, sellers, real estate agents… more
What Makes a Good Real Estate Blogger?
I’m not even sure how I would answer “What Makes a Good Real Estate Blogger”. However, I do know that when I write without slamming other REALTORS® (or anyone for that matter) I’m surely attracting the kind of readers that I want to ‘associate’… more
Get Out of Judgment (Self) and Into Curiosity
My title line “getting out of judgment and getting into curiosity” came from a CRS class I attended back in 2010 and it not only helps to better understand both Home Buyers and Sellers but in our communication with others in life as well. We… more
Do You Have Permission to Give Out Your Client’s Information?
It is our fiduciary duty to protect the personal information about our clients. We protect our client’s best interests and personal information while representing them in the sale or purchase of their home. It could make the difference in hurting… more
Sentrilock Electronic Lockboxes – Safety for Sellers is Top Priority,…
After reading Scott Fogleman's post on When did it become ok to give buyers keys before closing? I started boiling inside thinking about the speaker in the Sentrilock class at our GMM (Honolulu Board of Realtors General Membership Meeting) meeting… more