We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrew Malkoski and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrew, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Work life balance is one of the reasons I wanted to work for myself. I know it sounds silly, as any entrepreneur will tell you that working for yourself is a lot of work. But over time, I have found many different ways to achieve work life balance. I try to do this by protecting a day off each week with my wife. I am not always successful, but I try really hard to make it happen. In addition, because I work a lot of weekend hours, I make sure to give myself afternoons off through the week in order to keep that balance.
What should our readers know about your business?
One of the things I love about what I do is helping people accomplish their goals, and redefining their expectations of what a real estate agent does. I offer many enhanced services that other agents don’t. These services are designed to relieve the stress that buying and selling real estate can impose on a person or family. When I see the look on their faces when I tell them I am handling something for them so they don’t have to, I feel like I am making a real difference in their lives.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love the opportunity to show off the city a little. I would love to take friends out downtown for food and drinks. The new Union Station setup is really cool. It makes a great place for food and drinks after a Rockies game. I also love the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in the Springs. I think it is one of the coolest zoos in the world. And no trip to Colorado is complete without some hiking in the mountains. Hanging Lake is the coolest hike I have ever done, and I would love to share that with a friend.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to give some credit to my Uncle Van Lewis. Van is my Uncle by way of him being one of my father’s oldest friends. He was the first person to recognize something in me and encourage me to pursue a career in real estate.