What’s it like to work as a Real Estate Agent at Dani Blain Real Estate? To find out, we sat down with Jenifer Oliphant, one of our independent agents that has been with the Brokerage since we opened our doors and has been a Real Estate Agent for over six years. She has great insight into a Realtors typical day and why she loves what she does.
Jen is a member of our Agent Leadership Council (ALC) and is one of our top performing agents. She gives back to the Brokerage not only by participating in the ALC, but also by teaching regular classes in our headquarters office. She is a bright spot in our DBRE family, we are blessed to have her on our team representing us with her hard work in the community.
In her typical day, she specifically designs each one, as do all of our agents. She carves out a schedule to make sure she has time to tackle all of the different facets of her business and it often includes:
A well planned day
Real Estate Agents are entrepreneurs who can create a business that fits the lifestyle they want. The flexibility is what drew her into the career. She needed a job where she could craft her own hours ensuring she could take her kids to school, pick them up and be at their sporting events or extra curricular activities.
Time management and mapping out each day is key to making sure she can fit it all in. She likes to kick her day off “with coffee and Jesus” so she gets up early to make time to ease into the morning. Then it is off to the gym before she heads home to get ready for the day and begin tackling the rest of her tasks.
Communications & Networking
Two of the most important things in this industry are good communication and solid networking. Making sure that everyone you know is well aware of the fact that you are a Real Estate Agent. How do you do that? You spend time within your own sphere of influence and work the connections you have. Whether it be through emails, social media, over the phone, or in person – communication and networking is key.
With her long history in the industry, she is at a point in her career that she now has repeat clients and has clients sending her their friends and family because of the great experience they’ve had with her. She nurtures those contacts and relationships by being of service to them in any way that she can.
Appointments, Meetings, and Showings
Since agents represent both buyers and sellers and could be in the middle of multiple transactions at the same time, there are a lot of meetings and appointments to squeeze into the day. Jen likes to set her meetings with her clients at times that work well for them, making sure to not waste any time.
With our service area encompassing all of Central California and the Central Coast, our agents are known to put some serious miles on their cars. They could be showing properties on the coast, in Fresno, and back to Visalia all in the same day. Coordinating all of these appointments is important and giving ample time for clients to look at properties and ask questions, before moving on to the next appointment is key.
Studying Market Trends
Every good Real Estate Agent knows that in this market, you need to stay up to date with what kinds of closings are happening, what listings are going to be coming on the market, in addition to what’s going on in the lending world. There are many moving parts in Real Estate and agents are responsible for knowing everything about all of them. Part of everyday is spent catching up on the market around us, in this moment.
We asked Jen what her favorite aspect of being a Realtor is and why she chose to be an agent here at DBRE. She told us that she loves how rewarding this profession is. She works hard and she loves to see that hard work pay off by seeing people find their dream homes. She loves doing it here at Dani Blain Real Estate because she appreciates the high and ethical standards we hold, as well as access to the mentorship and resources necessary to build a successful business.
Jen is just one of our many hard-working agents here at DBRE. We really pride ourselves on having some of the most dedicated and ethical agents in the entire Central Valley and Central Coast. They love to serve their clients and their communities. They show up, they educate, they make you feel at ease throughout the entire process. As we have mentioned previously, the market we are in today can be a tricky one. Our agents are staying the course and helping dreams come true. It may not be overnight, but they aren’t going to give up.
If you have questions about pursuing a Real Estate career with us, or would like to work with Jen or one of our other agents, please be sure to reach out to us so we can connect you to the right team member.