Working on "Christmas Day"

Real Estate Agent with Kim Wilbourn Realty

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Was just curious how many people had to work today, and how many people to off from work?How many people took a break to spend the holidays with their family?

How many REALTORS® worked on "Christmas Day"? How many REALTORS® phone rang today? How many REALTORS® showed a house today? How many REALTORS® blogged today?

How many REALTORS® just sat on the couch and didn't do anything all day? How many REALTORS® went out of town to visit family members?

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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I spent time with my family.

I blogged.

I got e-mail contacts from buyers and sent them to agents to help them.

I got no buyer calls today.

I got an agent call today. 

I got e-mail inquiries.

It was a good day.

Dec 25, 2007 09:48 AM #1
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT
Suppose that depends on what you classify as work... I posted, received comments and answered my AR friends but I consider that fun.  I'm sure many agents at larger family gatherings will touch on real estate conversations if the opportunity arises... We typically enjoy the work.... Scheduling showing seems a bit silly but under the right circumstances if someone at the party wanted a peek at an empty house on a lockbox it could happen....
Dec 25, 2007 09:54 AM #2
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

Family is far away (Alabama as it happens!) was with them in spirit!

I also blogged...

Got a call from a long term buyer....way long term, and her name appropriately is Holly!

I cooked (am cooking rib roast)

And it snowed!  :  )

Dec 25, 2007 09:57 AM #3
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Family was in for the day, so I checked email and blogged a bit early this morning, again now that they've left.  I pulled my Closing for tomorrow together last night so that I COULD take today off to be with my family!  Merry Christmas!

Debe in Charlotte, NC

Dec 25, 2007 10:08 AM #4
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
No work today just a few comments. Hope you had a great Christmas
Dec 25, 2007 10:23 AM #5
Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton
Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC - Hilton Head Island, SC

No phone calls, no clients, no showings--it was just a wonderful family Christmas Day. 

Dec 25, 2007 10:25 AM #6
Sallie Williams
Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS - Baton Rouge, LA
REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge
I only wish SOMEONE had called to make me work.  Being a new agent, I would have left my family today just for the chance to work, work, work, show a house, any house.  However, I did spend quite a bit of time on ActiveRain and enjoyed every minute of it.  Spent some great time with my family.  Happy Holidays to All, and Happy New Year too. 
Dec 25, 2007 10:28 AM #7
Kim Wilbourn
Kim Wilbourn Realty - Scottsboro, AL
Your Local Alabama REALTOR

I just blogged some today, and now I am going to watch ELF with my children, and tomorrow we are going shopping to spend their Christmas money. I want be doing much until my children go back to school on January 7. Glad everyone has had a wonderful day!

Dec 25, 2007 10:29 AM #8
Cathy Glass
Realty Executives Associates - Knoxville, TN
Realtor - Knoxville, Tennessee
No work today. I spent it with my family. I have noticed, though, that only 800 people were on activerain a few minutes ago and now more than 200 more are online. Are we getting bored?
Dec 25, 2007 10:30 AM #9
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana
Actually a lot of people worked today.  Health care workers, police and fireman, and don't forget about our military.
Dec 25, 2007 10:32 AM #10
Sheri Sanders
Berkshire Hathaway C Dan Joyner Realtors - Easley, SC
Realtor/Broker - Easley, SC Real Estate
I took the day off to be with my family.  Enjoyed every minute of it!
Dec 25, 2007 10:40 AM #11
Nancy Pav
Long & Foster - Ashburn, VA
Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor

I didn't work today...unless you call making a big Christmas dinner working.

Spend time with the family.

Checking out AR because I am slightly bored.

Dec 25, 2007 11:04 AM #12
Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty - Atkinson, NH
NH Real Estate Broker

I spent my day with my family...but I checked my e-mail several times and stopped by AR a few times as well.

Merry Christmas. 

Dec 25, 2007 11:35 AM #13
Gregory Maley
Sold Buy the Sea Realty & R.E.N.T. - Wilmington, NC
Spent the day with family!  Happy Holidays!  Wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!
Dec 25, 2007 12:36 PM #14
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner

Opened Presents, Played games, ate Breakfast......I checked email and blogged for about 10 minutes....

Played games...ate Dinner....played games...... passed out!!!

Dec 26, 2007 12:05 AM #15
Kim Wilbourn
Kim Wilbourn Realty - Scottsboro, AL
Your Local Alabama REALTOR
Glad everyone enjoyed their day! Today I went shopping again, and got some good deals.
Dec 26, 2007 09:09 AM #16
Sandra Paulow
Aspen Properties, Inc. - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ
REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
What do you consider working? I guess if sending out a Christmas Wishes E-mail to my address book and blogging for a while is work, than yes I worked.  I didn't make any calls and I didn't show any property but somehow, now matter your intentions, this business is always "on"  Still had a nice day, Got Up, Read for a While, took dog for a walk, ate breakfast, read some more, opened presents, cleaned up from breakfast, read some more, watched a movie, ate dinner, slept on sofa.  Typical day in our house, but quieter than usual. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, I certainly enjoy reading your thoughts. 
Dec 26, 2007 09:36 AM #17
Jennifer Hartwick
Crane and Crane Real Estate - Columbia, MO

I spent time with my family.  I cooked breakfast and lunch.  I cleaned up wrapping paper and did laundry.  So I feel that I worked today:)  I also checked my e-mails often during the day.  No showings and no phone calls.  So everyone must have been working the same as I.

Dec 27, 2007 04:52 AM #18
Sandra Workman
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Kankakee, IL
Having 2 teenagers and a 21 year old, the day was pretty quiet for mom.  I checked my e-mails - yes, received a few from clients and I responded.  Checked the blogs; spent ALOT of time on Active Rain trying to read things that I missed!  :)   No phone and no showings.  E-mailed Holiday wishes to old clients to remind them that I'm still here and working for them. 
Dec 27, 2007 11:52 AM #19
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