My not so 9 to 5!

Company/organization: The Real Estate Group Inc.

Name: Mike Buscher

Title/profession: Managing Broker

Age: 56


What time does your alarm go off?

5.10am (most days)


What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

Turn on the news to see what has happened.


What do you do for lunch; eat in, out, go to the gym, meetings or work


Most of the time I have lunch at the office or work through. Occasional lunch



What are your work hours?

Try to be at the office by about 8am. When I leave the office it depends on the

time of year. 4pm to 5pm as a general rule. The phone never stops ringing

though, I will respond to agents all night long.


What do you enjoy most about your job?

The agent development side; teaching, training, problem solving and helping our

agents become the best they can be. That applies to our clients as well. Nothing

is better than being able to work through a problem to get the clients what they



What do you least like about your job?

When the deals don’t go together.


What do you do to develop relationships with potential clients?

Lots of community events. Being out among the people helps reinforce the



Which organizations are you a member of/volunteer for?

Sangamon CEO, District 186 Making the Grade and Leadership Springfield. I

also sit on the Board of Directors for the local and state Association of



What is the first thing you do when you get home?

Unpack the briefcase and get the computer out. Sometimes I turn it on later in

the evening.


What’s the last thing you do before you go to sleep?

Check all the doors and turn out all the lights.