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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

No, I'm pretty structured in what I do.  And, another person's lack of planning does not constitute an emergency to me.  I am a firm believer in the Just Say No campaign as well.

Nov 05, 2015 08:35 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

of course- just make a list and do the best you can. And BOLD teaches you of course to stay the course and not get distracted by the fires- just keep doing what you need to do. 

Nov 05, 2015 07:25 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

NO days like that. When multiple subjects appear, I dive in. That's all I know

Nov 06, 2015 12:04 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yep, more often than not! Reach for the coffee and start organizing my thoughts!

Nov 05, 2015 08:01 PM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

I use to, but I have learned long ago how to put out the hottest fires first. 

Nov 05, 2015 06:26 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - I have had those days, but actually wish I would have them more often right now. I could use a few more transactions before the end of the year.

Nov 06, 2015 02:19 PM
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yolanda campbell
Re/Max 100 - Dunkirk, MD
Specializing in Residential Properties in Maryland

Always, LISTS, LISTS, LISTS! My lists always help me stay on track thoughout the day and at the end of the day, my lists let me know what is the priority for the next day!

Nov 06, 2015 11:00 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Yes.  It doesn't happen too often, but it does happen.  This past week has been full of inspection responses and holding deals together.  We have both felt overwhelmed, but we got it done.  

We have a full time assistant and a closing coordinator, yet we can still get caught up in the stress of this business.  

Anybody in this business that tells you they don't feel like this from time to time is (ahem) fibbing.  

Nov 06, 2015 09:05 AM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

Yes, many times a week. I always put too much on my to-do list. Being organized it was keeps me going.

Nov 06, 2015 07:52 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Time to sit down and make an outline and then develop a plan Michael.

Nov 06, 2015 05:57 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes...almost every day.

Nov 06, 2015 05:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've had them once or twice.  I think I hit some of the smaller items for easy wins.

Nov 06, 2015 03:50 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Absolutely, and it helps to start with a clean desk, and put a list together with everything in priority order.  

Nov 06, 2015 12:18 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton It's time to start prioritizing your ToDo list.

Nov 06, 2015 12:17 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton happens once in a while.

However, by assigning priority to the tasks at hand, one can get going.

Nov 05, 2015 11:52 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Yes, it happens.  There is always ONE most important thing.  I start there and then go on to the next ONE important thing and so on.  

Nov 05, 2015 11:44 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

how about EVERY DAY..... my plate is full..... I market for Lorraine Kuney and now I market for the Buliung Todaro Team ( Eric and Tammy are now a team with new construction as their niche).... MY PLATE IS FULL....

Nov 05, 2015 11:01 PM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

Yes I do.  And when I do, I think about the old adage.  "How do you climb a mountain?  One step at a time."

Nov 05, 2015 10:43 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes & No.

I always have today planned yesterday. This week planned by Sunday or sooner. That said, in our industry "the doctor's office can suddenly become the emergency room". Those are the days I feel overwhelm, when the unexpected (but usual escrow/client) emergencies pop up; when I have to abandon the day's "best-laid-plans" to keep escrows from flat-lining.

I will typically walk away (literally) from it all for a few minutes, take a walk in the fresh air around my office campus, taking deep cleansing breathes and even sometimes call my bride or son, just to hear a friendly voice and talk about something non-real estate. Then I jump back in and save the day .

Nov 05, 2015 09:54 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I make a to-do list when I have one of those days and nothing seems impossible.

Nov 05, 2015 09:32 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Yes, that happens at times.

Nov 05, 2015 09:29 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

YES and that is when I stop, breathe and often make a list, starting with most urgent and then work my list to accomplish everything

Nov 05, 2015 09:16 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Often.

I keep a to-do list (https://www.tomorrow.do/). Crossing off items helps me stay focused.

Nov 05, 2015 09:05 PM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert

Yes, happens to me - I take it as a reminder that I have to get organized.

Nov 05, 2015 09:03 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Some weeks, Michael, it feels like that each and every day! At the end of the day, it's not the "feeling," but how we handle it.

Nov 05, 2015 09:00 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir I take them as they come in.  

Nov 05, 2015 08:03 PM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Oh we all do. The best we can do is what we can do. 

Nov 09, 2015 09:05 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Used to until I gained the habit of a 'To-Do' List with a priorization of tasks.

Nov 06, 2015 10:09 PM
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Gail Gladstone
Gladstone Group & Long Island Business Brokerage - Huntington, NY
Brokering Success

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday....pick one.

My solution is to put it on my calendar.  If it isn't there, it does not happen.

Nov 06, 2015 07:46 AM