7 BOOKKEEPING MISTAKES THAT REAL ESTATE BUSINESS OWNERS MAKE AND HOW TO AVOID THEM LEON MCKENZIE 7. Trying To Do It All Nobody understands your real estate business better than you do. You have put blood, sweat, and tears into running it and making it a success. For that reason, you are having a hard time ceding the control of your business to someone else. So you try to do it all. And you are failing miserably. “Pride comes before a fall.” How often have you heard that statement? Is it more important for you to be in control or to be successful? Well then, it is time for you to try to keep up with every aspect of your business. While it is wise for you to keep up with your business finances, it does not hurt to hire a bookkeeper to help you out. Not everyone has a head for numbers, and it is okay to hire those that do. And when you do hire a bookkeeper to help you with your business finances, supervise but do not micromanage. Take the time to discuss what you want that professional to do, and then provide him or her with the chance to do the assigned job properly.