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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

The short answer is no.  We have a huge second home market and those buyers basically shop for homes on weekends and holidays.  That being said I'm more than happy to show property on the 4th of July, and I have sold a house on both Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I was less smart then.  I now take a little more time for me.  But I will always have to work some holidays and most weekends.  Just part of my local market.

Nov 25, 2014 09:10 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

If you mean working directly on that holiday day then yes. But if you mean working the day before or the day after a holiday...than no. As we speak I wanted to get away for a few days for the Thanksgiving holiday. Then I go under contract with the holiday in the middle of inspection week. Then sellers call me and want to lower their price. Then I get a new seller on a bunch of land parcels that you can't even find without a four wheel drive and GPS. 

Nov 25, 2014 11:13 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Tammy Lankford as you said I try to work smarter but still work on some holidays. The tough part is finding the other days to take off to make up for that missed time off. Most of the time it is just gone.

Nov 25, 2014 09:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The big Holidays rarely do I hear from clients, the minor ones don't really count in real estate.   I find the summer months I have to work all weekend, but the slower times I can take Sundays off, especially if the Broncos are playing.   If I had an assistant/buyer broker, they would work on Sundays and nights for me!  

Nov 29, 2014 05:15 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Debbie~ We generally take off on Sundays without too much trouble. Most of our clients respect that as a "family" day. As for holidays, we don't generally have trouble taking these "off" either as most of our clients are off doing other things!

Nov 26, 2014 09:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

One of the better ways to avoid working on most of the weekends and holidays is to refer the prospects to members of your team. The referral fees can be substantial when you have several agents working with clients.

Nov 26, 2014 03:49 AM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

I still work all weekends, except huge holidays

Dec 01, 2014 12:16 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I work on weekends. Infact most of my business is on weekends but I can plan my weekends in advance so if my son is visiting or if we have to attend some family events I do not work .

Nov 30, 2014 10:50 PM
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

We try to take off every holiday if at all possible.  Family and sanity comes first in our book; however, because we have a large majority of asian clients, they do not register with any USA holidays, except maybe Christmas.  Their New Year is celebrated on a different day.

Nov 30, 2014 10:26 PM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

No. There certainly are clients who only want to search during the week, and that is fine, but I feel that we must offer flexibility in our schedule because our clients often do not have that option.

Nov 30, 2014 09:51 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I have never tried but one of the top producers in our office does.  He works expireds and withdrawns, refers out all buyers and last year sold $36 million worth of real estate. He has an assistant, but no team.  He is a dialing for dollars machine. 

Nov 29, 2014 06:47 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

It is interesting reading all the comments above. I don't have the luxury of taking time off when clients come calling. So if the phone rings on the holidays...I am available. (I have got to build up a team)

Nov 29, 2014 06:04 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

If one where to switch to commercial real estate, than Yes!

Nov 28, 2014 12:05 PM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Debbie Reynolds ~ there might be a handful of agents that can pull it off, but I say the majority can't

Nov 28, 2014 06:46 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It may be possible, but I certainly don't know how to do it!  Do you Debbie Reynolds ?

Nov 26, 2014 02:49 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I can pull if off about 50% of the time. Some people are only available on weekdns and holidays.

Nov 30, 2014 05:22 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Well, it is all about Time Management - and I am lucky to have the team.

Sep 25, 2017 09:46 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I usually get Christmas and Thanksgiving off, but I've gotten calls on Mother's Day and some of the other smaller holidays. I work most I guess the answer is NO...I have to at least work on weekends. 

Dec 01, 2014 08:46 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Bruce, I am glad you put family first.

Bill, I do what I have to do too.

Jon, I get a few weekends off and appreciate every one of them.

Dagny, I hope you take time off during the week.

Gita, You are hardworking and that means meeting the client when the client is available.

Dec 01, 2014 12:39 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sundays and real holidays are always off.

Jun 27, 2019 11:58 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I am still working on weekends and holidays. I am sure there are so many....

May 20, 2017 11:29 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Not really. Some of my busiest and best buying and selling experiences have been during the Holidays.

Dec 02, 2014 03:51 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Yes, but you have to be willing to work with a referral agent to handle buyers those days.  I personally try to keep everything to one of the two weekend days.

Dec 01, 2014 09:22 AM