Your Time

Real Estate Agent with Frank Rubi Real Estate
I finally learned to turn my phone off after a certain time.  I actually got the idea from someone who commented on a blog I wrote.  I don't remember your name, but thank you.  This is probably the only thing I hate most about the business.  I find it hard to make " your time" your time.  Turning the phone off works.  Anyone who wants me bad enough will leave a message and I will call them back the next day.  My wife and I enjoy the time together more.
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Chris Varoga
Varoga Realty Group - Gilbert, AZ

Good for you John,

We all need downtime and unfortunately if we do not set guidelines - our clients will!!!!!

Aug 18, 2007 12:39 PM #1
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
John, good idea. My phone usually settles down by 6 PM. I encourage all the best way to get me is via email. I am always on.
Aug 18, 2007 02:04 PM #2
Ilyce N. Powell
Financial Revitalize - Baltimore, MD
CMPS- Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
Hi John. Congrats on making your time your own. It's important to set personal boundaries.
Aug 18, 2007 02:11 PM #3
Springfield, MA
I'm glad you took my advice- like I stated before I always turn it off during family time and every night at 9pm. I have to make it clear that I have a set schedule otherwise my clients would call me anytime they wanted.
Aug 19, 2007 12:10 PM #4
Thomas "Tommy" Morgan
Latter & Blum Hometown Realty ERA Powered Licensed in MS. - McComb, MS
Latter & Blum Hometown Realty ERA Powered
Amen.  We have to be respectful enough of ourselves to keep our priorities in focus.
Aug 21, 2007 03:44 PM #5
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team
I have signed up for: where I get a text message when I do not answer the phone so I can read what that person wanted and I never have to answer.  It works good for me, because I hate thinking that I missed an important call. Oh did I tell you this service is free.
Aug 23, 2007 01:01 PM #6
Marie Kletke
iNet Realty - Long Beach, CA
Broker - Long Beach Real Estate

John, Congratulations!  You've learned to create boundaries in your life and personal  business.  This is such a hard lesson.  Most of the time our clients think we are at their beck and call.  They expect you to be there when they call.  It took a while for my clients to learn that I too have a life. 

Aug 23, 2007 08:56 PM #7
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Congratulation to you John. Me time is very important. More of us need to realize that.
Aug 24, 2007 12:50 AM #8
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
Everytime I turn the phone off it's when someone wants to see a listing NOW and I don't get the message til the morning. I stop answering at nine....I'm getting better...
Aug 28, 2007 03:50 PM #9
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