Do Realtors get Sick Days?

Real Estate Agent with eRealty Inc.

It’s Monday morning and I feel awful.  I hate to admit it but I wish I had a 9-5 job today.  I’ve been battling the flu for 4 days now and I think the flu is winning!  I’m the worst at allowing myself a day off just to rest.  I feel guilty when I know home buyers have questions, my listings and sellers want answers and feedback on showings.  Ughh…I just want to hide and climb into bed.  Someone bring me some tea, my laptop, a few movies and maybe a popsicle or two.  I just want to take a nap and veg.


Anyone else know what this is like? 


Should Realtors have the option of telling clients this?  Sorry, I’m not coming into work today.  I’m sick, call me tomorrow!  Now don’t misunderstand me.  The Raleigh market is buzzing and homes are for sale everywhere, but I don’t want to be that person who passes the flu along to a first time home buyer or someone’s children.


I hope everyone else is enjoying this cool breezy Monday.  I’m going to suffer through, serve my buyers needs and find them some great deals, online!  I’ll email and answer calls but don’t expect to see me on the streets quite yet.  I’m going to make sure I’m feeling better before I jump into the car and show a house or two.


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Comments (4)

Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

You bet!  If you are sick, please don't share your illness with your clients.  If you explain the circumstances to them, they will appreciate your considering their health and well-being.

Sep 28, 2009 04:26 AM
Olga Diaz
Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR

Oh Erica!  I hope you're feeling better.  It is hard to say you're sick to your clients.  I've been in the same situation.  Some are understanding, others have no sympathy....good luck!

Sep 29, 2009 07:04 AM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Hope you're feeling better Erica!  With all the virus going around you're wise to take it easy and get back on your feet.  Hope someone brought you some tea!

Sep 29, 2009 11:18 PM
Anna Matsunaga
Team Momentum Keller Williams Realty Tacoma - Lakewood, WA
Seller specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert

I am thankful I am a Realtor every time  I am sick since I can do much of my work from bed.  With my last and very recent pregnancy I ended up on bedrest and I also had pneumonia during part of the time. 

I had my buyer's agent take the buyer calls and business and I took care of our sellers from bed.  Nice to have that option.  Do take care of yourself and get help with the things that take you out of the house.


Sep 30, 2009 03:57 AM