Today is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday which results in the closing of post offices, banks, federal offices such as the department of motor vehicles and other businesses. The question of the morning is, do real estate agents get today off?
Similar to all other holidays, this holiday is just another day of the week. Real estate agents work for their clients, and on days when those clients are off from their jobs, guess what they are doing! The ones that wish to buy homes are home shopping, and the ones that want to sell are interviewing real estate professionals.
My schedule for today is something like this: Leave at 9:15 to make it to my first showing appointment at 10:00. Show houses to a buyer client; we're seeing quite a few, so I hope to be done around noon. Then I'm driving about 20 minutes to meet a rental client and we're going to see two homes a distance apart from each other. From there I'm driving about 1/2 hour north to participate in another buyer client's home inspection, and then it's back to my area to preview a home.
When agents choose to be in the real estate profession, they are embracing a career with no scheduled holidays off, or in fact, no scheduled days off of any kind. There's no "two weeks vacation in the first year" and no "Monday-Friday 9-5 with weekends off." On the other hand, if we desire to take a specific day off, or a few weeks off, we can take them whenever we want, with meticulous planning, communication and coverage.
So do real estate agents get holidays off? Not usually! But we all know that going in!!!