Two years into working for a custom home builder, Vali Nemetz, ABR, 29, jumped on the builder’s suggestion that she obtain her real estate license. Getting into new construction sales just as the industry was sinking forced her to develop distinctive marketing tools, including video tours for every listed property and incentives for clients. Nemetz has leveraged her real estate know-how to help her community, acquiring rental properties for an organization that works with emancipated youth. “If I look at my job in a way that recognizes that finding a house, while important, is not an emergency, I am able to have a lot more balance in life,” says Nemetz, the mother of three young sons. “I have been working with clear boundaries since I began selling homes, and I have not lost a client over it yet.”
Tip: "Be intentional with your time. When you are working, enjoy being there and do your best -- and when you are not working, set boundaries with your accessibility so that you can be present there as well. I am the best version of myself when I set and keep my work and personal boundaries."