It's amazing sometimes to think that if we take a day off we feel guilty about it! I find myself needing to explain if I just want a day off. I think it came about because of the fact that when a holiday comes around, as an example, Mother's Day, that there always seems to be that one person that wants to see a house right then, can't do it tomorrow, but has to do it today.
I sit around complaining that my listings aren't getting showings but then after no showings for days that call comes right after you eat dinner, sit down to relax and they want to go now. Or, that family get together, like Memorial Day, and someone wants to see your listing in the next hour! Even worse to me is Sunday AM, which I am in church, others probably are sleeping, but I get a call, usually from another agent that they want to show one of my listings! Some people do go to church on Sunday! I feel my phone vibrating in my purse and I can't answer it, then I can't concentrate on the sermon because I think who needs me? Could it be that buyer I've been waiting on? Does somebody need to get into that house that has been sitting there with no showings and they want to know if its still available and if they don't hear from me in the next 30 minutes I lose them. I wish there was a pill to help us not feel guilty when we don't answer our calls in 10 minutes or we lost a sale!
Wish we could also explain that we are human too! A few hours notice would be great but then again we must be thankful our phone is ringing at all.