How I Balance an 80 Hour Real Estate Work Week with My Family Life

Jeff Lichtenstein

As I’m writing this today, I’m managing 60 active listings with 19 homes under contract. I work an 80 hour work week, which could easily be a lot more if I didn’t work smart. Realtors know that I come in way earlier than anyone else (often between 5-6 am) and work harder than anyone else. Other Realtors joke that they couldn’t do what I do because they wouldn’t have a “life”. My first year or two in real estate, I would agree that I didn’t have much free time. Over the years though, I’ve learned how to balance, working an 80 hour work week while maintaining a strong family and personal life.

Guest blog by Jeff Lichtenstein, a Realtor in Palm Beach FL

Fun Things To Do In Los Angeles - Go To A Lakers Game

Los Angeles Lakers

As part of doing research on fun things to do, I went to an LA Lakers game Sunday. I know, it’s a rough job, but someone’s gotta do it. The truth is that my cousin has ridiculously good season tickets to the Lakers and sometimes has an extra ticket. Sunday was one of those lucky days. The Los Angeles Lakers played the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center and won a nail biter in overtime 112-108.

Use Augmented Reality to Search Homes in California with Google Glasses and

Augmented Reality Real Estate Search

Introducing Augmented Reality Search Glasses! Take a GPS guided drive through your favorite neighborhood and see which homes are for sale right through your glasses–no computer or mobile app necessary. Ready to view a home for sale? Just park your car out front or stand outside the house and say, “Take me on a virtual tour.”

Living in Downtown Los Angeles - An Interview with Dakota Weiss

Dakota Weiss - Bravo TV's Top Chef Season 9 Contestant

We interviewed Dakota Weiss, the executive chef at The W Los Angeles Westwood Hotel and recent contestant on Bravo TV’s Top Chef Season 9. Dakota lives Downtown Los Angeles. Check out this interview to find out how Dakota likes living in Downtown Los Angeles and which restaurants are her favorite places to eat around town. Blog - The New Real Estate Blog

California Real Estate Blog

Our California real estate blog is designed to educate our clients about the practice of real estate, inform them of current events that affect our industry, and help maximize the value of their real estate transactions–both buying and selling. We’ve written nearly 100 blog posts and quickly becoming the go-to place for the low down on California real estate.

I Would Live in Woodland Hills CA... Would You?

Woodland Hills California

For someone who prefers to walk everywhere, Woodland Hills is a perfect area in The Valley because it has everything I need in my daily life within walking distance to my condo… Ralphs and Starbucks. But aside from Starbucks, here’s what else Woodland Hills has to offer…

Enjoyable Ideas For Fun Things To Do At Home

Fun Things To Do At Home

Whether you just bought a new home or have been living there for years, everyone could use some ideas for fun, interesting things to do at home. With the economy, many people are staying in versus spending a lot of money going out. The term “staycation” has been coined for the stay at home vacation.

These simple tips can go a long way to help you enjoy your home even more than you already do.

I Would Live in Los Feliz... Would You?

View through Binoculars

Los Feliz is one of my favorite areas of Los Angeles because it reminds me of my hometown of Asheville North Carolina. It has mountainous landscape, quaint shops, and eccentric food choices. Do you like living in Los Feliz?

Cool Things to Do When You're New To Los Angeles

View of Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory

One of the best things about Los Angeles is that it has something for everyone. Here is a list of some of our favorite things to do in Los Angeles.