Carlyn Neuman, Owner, Agent
Carlyn Neuman is a triple threat – she’s a business owner, realtor and attorney, giving her clients at 360 Realty insight and expertise they’d have trouble finding elsewhere. This isn’t Carlyn’s first business – she opened the Silber Law Group, a real estate law firm, in 2004. Then, deciding she wanted to focus on selling real estate, she opened 360 Realty in 2009. Read here about whether she’s ever considered forgoing business ownership for a 9 to 5 job. When she’s not busy working and showing houses, Carlyn focuses on spending time with her family and friends. Meet Carlyn.
1. What is the most interesting thing about you or your business?
I am both a real estate attorney and a realtor, dealing with both residential and commercial real estate property. Rare find!
2. What makes business ownership worth it to you?
That you get out what you put in and are in control of every aspect of the business from what coffee is in the kitchen to what advertising designs are selected.
3. Describe your typical day.
Getting the kids set then emails, phone calls, showings, helping my other agents, checking files – both legal and real estate clients. Pretty much handling anything and everything that needs to be done to get deals closed and keep clients happy.
4. Would you ever trade running your own business for a 9 to 5 job?
Never. While scheduled vacation, days and holidays off would be nice, and maternity leave would have been nice, owning my own business is simply a part of my genetic make-up. I really have never considered or done anything else.
5. What advice would you give to someone considering business ownership or entrepreneurship? Are there certain skills or traits they need to be successful?
One must be dedicated, determined and driven. You cannot be afraid to fail and you must believe in yourself no matter what obstacles you meet along the way. If you are not working you are not making money, you have to catch up anyone else’s slack, you will have to work days and times when it is the last thing that you really want to be doing, but hang in there because life is a marathon and not a sprint and it will all be well worth it in the end.
6. Why do you think you’re successful? What does success mean to you?
I think I am successful because I have a crazy work ethic and I truly believe that I will be successful. I am great at what I do and am a creative thinker. In business, success means making enough money to live the lifestyle you desire and loving what it is that you do.