What are you doing up this late?

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate

I am curious... what are all of us doing up this late?  It is after midnight here in DC and I have several appointments in the morning.  Are you all part-time agents (like there really is such a thing) trying to email listings? Are you full time agents hunting down expired and withdrawn listings while searching the DO NOT CALL LIST? Answering email? Can't sleep? I am interested in knowing what kind of agent is up this late and how they are spending this late night probably unscheduled work time.  Talk to me!



Comments (23)

Roger Stensland
Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound - Maple Valley, WA
Let's Move!
The time near Seattle is 21:21, or 9:00 pm to you civilians.  My work day will conclude in an hour or so.  Right now I'm playing in the Rain.  Next I'll scour my lead source, watch some Ultimate Fighting, then go to bed.  I'll start all over again at about 07:00 - that's 7:00 am.
Apr 19, 2007 04:25 PM
Michelle Way
AVALAR Pro Realty - Jackson, MS

It is the end of the month and I sell real estate......... Got Closing? Any question. This is the only time of the day I can get peace.

Apr 19, 2007 04:27 PM
Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Eva, it's funny how I just asked myself the same question. I don't remember the last time I was up this late.  I guess my reason today is I woke up with a migraine and got around late.  Think I'll say "Night Night"!
Apr 19, 2007 04:27 PM
Jason Vombaur
Keller Williams - Vancouver, WA

It is only 9:30pm in Vancouver, WA.  Most of business is off referral and a few other things that run its self.

The "J" Team

Apr 19, 2007 04:30 PM
Daniel Lowery
1st Choice Real Estate - Jefferson City, MO
e-PRO, Broker - Owner
I am always up this late, I find it easier to get things done at this time, I work on my blog, website, check and reply to emails. Sometimes I use this time to create new post cards to send out, I stay busy. They say the early bird gets the worm, or better yet the early Realtor gets the listing.
Apr 19, 2007 04:33 PM
Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
Sometimes people just have insomnia :)

Actually as I write this it is 9:59pm per my computer. Time to wind down!!
Apr 19, 2007 04:59 PM
Eva Wilson
Long & Foster Real Estate - Camp Springs, MD
BS, GRI - DC Metro Area - Home Marketing Specialist: The DVD Lady

1:05 here, and I am going up to bed... I have to get my son up for school in 5 1/2 hours. I am so going to feel this tomorrow! Good night all!



Apr 19, 2007 05:05 PM
Michael Ross
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Beverly, MA
North Shore of Boston
Eva, I have a 24 hour communication policy. I am waiting for the phone to ring from an internet lead that is drunk in California, wants to buy in New York City , has a property to sell in  East Bumsville Texas and has no money and figures a Realtor from Boston is best suited to get him a deal in 24 hours!
Apr 19, 2007 05:16 PM
Randal Keberlein
Weichert Realtors, Precision - Kenosha, WI
I was waiting for your post!  This is when I spend time in the rain.  And why are you awake?
Apr 19, 2007 05:25 PM
Jacob Morales - Arizona Mortgage Planner
US Bank - Scottsdale, AZ
It's early for me, and this is the only real time I get to blog. I've got two kids and don't get much free time when I get home, this is my time :)
Apr 19, 2007 05:34 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon


Only 10pm here on the west coast and with 2 daughters and a wife. I still have at least 30 minutes before I get the bathroom back. - lol

Apr 19, 2007 05:37 PM
Laurie Manny
Long Beach CA Real Estate - Long Beach, CA
Somebody knock me out Pleeeeeeeeeeze, lol.  
Apr 19, 2007 08:58 PM
Eva Wilson
Long & Foster Real Estate - Camp Springs, MD
BS, GRI - DC Metro Area - Home Marketing Specialist: The DVD Lady

I am at it again... 12:45am and I am up.

Apr 23, 2007 04:43 PM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

A Tribute to Mother's Power

Reaching out to Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties and everyone that has an influencial woman in their life....

Enjoy Mother's Day by either you are a mother or you know someone that is.

From Mother of the Mother and Daughter Realty Team:  http://www.motheranddaughterrealty.com/


This is good; I'll never look at my hands the same!

Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench She didn't move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands.
When I sat down beside her she didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if she was OK.

Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same time, I asked her if she was OK.

She raised her head and looked at me and smiled. "Yes, I'm fine, thank you for asking," she said in a clear strong voice.

"I didn't mean to disturb you, grandma, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK," I explained to her.
"Have you ever looked at your hands," she asked. "I mean really looked at your hands?"

I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point she was making.
Grandma smiled and related this story:

"Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled, shriveled  and weak have been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and grab  and embrace life.

"They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I crashed upon the floor.   They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back.  As a child my mother taught me to fold them in prayer.  They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots."

"They held my husband and wiped my tears when he went off to war.

They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent. They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son.
Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special. They wrote my letters to him and trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse."

"They have held my children and grandchildren, consoled neighbors, and shook in fists of anger when I didn't understand."

"They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken dried and raw. And to this day when not much of anything else of me works real well these hands hold me up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer."

"These hands are the mark of where I've been and the ruggedness of  life. But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of Christ."

I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God  reached out and took my grandma's hands and led her home.

When my hands are hurt or sore or when I stroke the face of my children and husband I think of grandma. I know she has been stroked and caressed and held by the hands of God.

May 12, 2007 04:00 AM
Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+
Remax Estates Properties - Los Angeles, CA
Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
It's the only time I have to blog and I have to watch that I am not up in the summer till 2:00am. I am a full time realtor and single parent so somedays you go sleep deprived,  My specialty
Mar 22, 2008 08:35 AM
Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI
Being up late is part of my routine.  I balance work and family, like many others.  In order to recharge my batteries, I spend time alone after the kid and hubby go to sleep, and sometimes spend that time working on the computer. 
Mar 25, 2008 02:24 AM
Kari Battaglia, PA
Veterans Realty Inc - Venice, FL
Who You Work With Matters!

Staying up late is the only time that I have to myself.  Having 3 young children, 11, 9 and 6 years old, husband, dog and bunny it is important to me to spend time with them when they get home from school, dinner together, and time together before bedtime.  I have gotten into the habbit of staying late to do some work and a little late reading and have recently discovered the rain and am hooked!

Aug 22, 2008 03:23 PM
Anna Matsunaga
Team Momentum Keller Williams Realty Tacoma - Lakewood, WA
Seller specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert

I am up this late to make it so I work a full day.  In the am from 7-10 am I home school one of my children.  Then I work during the day, some times I have child care and some times not, but right now with needed cut backs I often do not so I am working with them along.  Of course that means things happen more slowly, that means I must use after everyone is asleep time to catch up, and yes I am up early too, usually well before 6am.  This night time give me a chance to do some of the things that can be done not during business hours, it gives me more time to during the day that way.  I am working on sleeping earlier as you can see by the fact this is 8:30 and not 1:30....

Oct 06, 2008 03:39 PM
Jennifer Hartwick
Crane and Crane Real Estate - Columbia, MO

With children asleep and the house quiet, I can use this time to finish/start projects without the added distractions of daily life.  Really, what did we do before laptops and the internet.  An agent I recently worked with does not have a computer at home.  Only the desktop in her office.  I sent her an offer one evening as a pdf file and she was flustered she had to go into the office to pull it off her computer.  I can't even imagine.  But, she may have more time to sit and actually read a book:)


Feb 23, 2009 09:26 AM
Blatt + Cutino
Coldwell Banker Realty - Monterey, CA
Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*

I am up early 4am..love the quite time and my coffee..preparing for the day while the twins are still sleeping.

Nov 30, 2009 10:19 PM