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Rainmaker
4,876,228
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

well, I paid my dues and now I march to my own drummer.... I hate calls... I had 40 years of phones attached to my ear and builders who expected a return call immediately....and they got it....now, I respond only if a message is left.... 

Dec 29, 2017 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
2,704,398
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, No I do not have a dedicated day off and I, like Barbara Todaro march to my own drummer.  I only respond if a message is left...

Dec 29, 2017 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,858
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

When I was actively selling I didn't have a scheduled dedicated day off.  I took them as the need and desire arose.  I didn't turn my phone off though, except for major holidays. 

Dec 29, 2017 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,508,307
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I haven't taken a dedicated day since the market slowed for this time of year. I call back during certain hours only.

Dec 29, 2017 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
524,364
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I think it's a good practice to answer your phone if you can. About the only time I don't is when I'm sleeping or I can see the call is spam/nonsense. 

I love my job so I work whenever I can.  I do however book weekend appointments early so as to  make time for family on the weekends. 

Dec 29, 2017 07:44 AM
Rainmaker
2,765,719
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not have a dedicated day off ... I take the time when/where I can. Every now and then I do "plan" an entire day off.

Dec 29, 2017 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,000,092
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

I try for Sundays, if nothing is booked by Saturday it's my day off. But an existing client would be serviced. Heck I am leaving soon for UK and I take my work with me and answer the phone. It's hard to put this job down for a day religiously, but we get enough time off.

Dec 29, 2017 08:23 AM
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1,614,444
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Paul, I take time off every day rather than one day.

Dec 29, 2017 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,173,497
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

During my full time working career, no! It was the nature of the business, including vacations! Now, absolutely have days off where no business takes place! 

Dec 29, 2017 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
912,387
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes! Sundays

NO! Day Off = NO work, none! My clients love that I recharge and respect it and me for it. They see the value in 6 days of hard work, 1 day to reflect and recharge. I out perform any sucka agent working 24/7. I'll also out live them.

Dec 29, 2017 07:07 PM
Ambassador
4,065,839
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I keep my Sundays fairly free.

Dec 29, 2017 06:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,367,527
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, Weekends and no calls.

Dec 29, 2017 11:05 AM
Rainmaker
2,426,419
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Off everyday with work thrown in here and there

Dec 29, 2017 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
384,009
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We try to take Sundays off, but I still take calls that day.

Dec 29, 2017 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
429,744
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Sunday is my dedicated day off for church and family time but I still take calls from clients.

Dec 29, 2017 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
2,944,674
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

No such thing, i work when there is work. I do block times off for my daughters school events or sports. I fnd taking a day off here or there is easier and then in the winter when it slows to a crawl,  look out South Florida. 

Dec 29, 2017 08:46 AM
Rainer
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I dont take a dedictaed day, since I will always pick up the phone pretty much every day, except for major holidays,  however I do plan time each and everyday for kids, family, tennis, etc, so I feel I have a balance. 

 

Dec 29, 2017 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
985,734
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

On Xmas day I got a lead they need someone to make an offer. I returned the call next day.  Called annother agent.  Easy come and easy go.

Dec 29, 2017 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
352,613
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I don't have one Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, maybe I should....

Dec 29, 2017 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
800,056
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I rarely work on Sunday but will do so if needed. I try not to take calls but am guilty of checking my email, texts and voicemail and will respond if it needs immediate attention.

Dec 29, 2017 11:58 PM
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4,298,316
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Thursday mornings/noon and Sunday evenings are most likely my time off from work.

Dec 29, 2017 09:52 PM
Ambassador
3,193,434
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Sundays but, answering my phone is not like work to me so, I still do check emails and answer my phone.

Dec 29, 2017 07:29 PM
Ambassador
2,345,039
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Sunday.   Not until after lunch.   I make rare exceptions.

Dec 29, 2017 07:14 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,723
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

24/7 most of the time.  But there are a few times I will not answer right away.

Dec 29, 2017 05:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,406,142
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

No, but I have been taking Sunday mornings off, and late Sunday afternoons. I let the calls go to voice mail and if it's really something that can't wait, I'll respond. But it's usually not that important.

Dec 29, 2017 04:46 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Not a dedicated day per se although I try to avoid Sunday appointments, still answer the phone though.

Dec 29, 2017 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,212,839
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  When I was growing up my folks were very active agents and top producers.  They even had an entire city as their "protected farm" (who remembers those relics?) back in the day.  They worked 7 days a week and did so even before being in real estate.  For me, that's how I view it.  There are days I don't do as much real estate, but unless I'm "at a seminar" (aka on vacation) I'm always doing something... heck I even put a deal together at my "seminar" last year.

Dec 29, 2017 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
2,981,712
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No... I don't have a dedicated day off each week. But when I do take a day off (rare as that might be) I won't take calls unless I see there is something I really need to deal with.

Dec 29, 2017 01:38 PM
Ambassador
3,918,477
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No I don't but I do try to take time off here and there, and limit calls unless essential

Dec 29, 2017 01:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,273,742
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We work 7 days a week and schedule time off every week. We don't take business calls on planned time off.

Dec 29, 2017 01:00 PM
Ambassador
1,206,709
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

No.  If we need time off we'll take it and have our assistant take our calls.  It does sound like a good idea though!  

Dec 29, 2017 12:47 PM
Ambassador
1,621,640
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I work on all days that end in a "y".

Dec 29, 2017 12:35 PM
Rainer
139,627
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

In Nicer Weather for Round of Golf but Phone is always at the Ready!

Dec 29, 2017 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,026,482
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not have a decicated day off Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

Dec 30, 2017 09:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No dedicated days off.  I take them when I can.

Dec 30, 2017 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,321,683
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It depends who is calling, and we do not have a dedicated day.  A

Dec 29, 2017 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
5,270,958
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Yes.

 

Dec 29, 2017 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
823,688
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nah, I'll work any day my customer needs - I get plenty of "me" time during the year.

Dec 29, 2017 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,517
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I work every, single day

Dec 29, 2017 02:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,074,858
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I try to take off Thursday each week but it does not work out that way all the time.

 

Jan 02, 2018 11:13 AM
Rainmaker
4,025,277
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In the off year, I take Sundays off, and do take calls all day.  In the spring & summer, I try and take a few hours here and there.

Dec 31, 2017 07:40 AM
Ambassador
2,851,022
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

no, I work most days.  But I don't take calls on vacation.

Dec 30, 2017 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,083
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No

Dec 30, 2017 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Yup! Nope!

Dec 30, 2017 04:53 AM