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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Always Captain Wayne. I have not had a day off in 3 weeks.

Jul 11, 2015 07:39 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if the business is there, we work it....doesn't matter what the day is called....

Jul 11, 2015 07:29 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Yes, and 90% of the contracts written in my career were weekend showings. I work in a second home market and weekends are when buyer can/do come to look.

Jul 11, 2015 10:07 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Absolutely! I made peace with that before I started real estate. We must be available when our clients are available!

Jul 11, 2015 07:12 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

How can you not to? But I usually work only Sundays keeping Saturday for family and home.

Jul 11, 2015 07:12 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Had a fabulous showing this morning with a return tomorrow so I guess the answer is, yes.

Jul 11, 2015 07:06 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Always.

But we take hours off, sometimes during the weekend and sometimes during the week. Hardly ever take a whole day off :)

Jul 11, 2015 11:04 PM
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Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Capt. Wayne. Yes! I do work on weekends.

Jul 11, 2015 07:15 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Weekends are my busiest days.

Jul 11, 2015 02:59 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I did take some time off earlier today, but I had to work this evening. I will work weekends, but like most people, I do like to have them off. I will also be working next weekend. I already know that in advance. 

Jul 11, 2015 01:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Last weekend was an exception Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School ...

Jul 11, 2015 01:16 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes, if I have sellers or buyers who aren't available during the week. And of course I write and respond to contracts. 

Jul 11, 2015 01:00 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I try my very best not to but occasionally I do.  More so in the winter with the week nights being dark so early.  I've found that clients are available during the week and would prefer to have their own weekends with their own friends and family.

Jul 11, 2015 11:33 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Most and though I don't mind it I would like a day off during the week which rarely happens.

Jul 11, 2015 11:09 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, we take chunks of time off during the weekend, and a half day during the week.  Sometimes, we managed a whole day or two.  A

Jul 11, 2015 08:24 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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YUP!

Jul 11, 2015 11:55 PM
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Blatt + Cutino
Coldwell Banker Realty - Monterey, CA
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Absolutely! Even when I am at the pool with the kids - I am working - if someone asks...I will gladly take their name and number and call them later.

Jul 11, 2015 11:44 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Of course we do.  We do take time off during the week though.

Jul 11, 2015 11:37 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School No, one of the benefits for working strictly commercial real estate.

Jul 11, 2015 11:30 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes.

Jul 11, 2015 10:25 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have worked on more weekends than I could count. 

Jul 11, 2015 10:44 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Yep...... We work seven days a week

Jul 12, 2015 12:22 AM
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Kalen Raynor
Ponquogue Point Properties Inc. - Hampton Bays, NY
Real Estate Broker, Owner

I would love to not work weekends, but I do not see how you could be a sucessful realtor if you took off weekends.  Now, once in blue moon if I have an event to go to or if I decide to go away I will take a day off, but even then I may have to schedule another way for an agent to show my listings.  

Jul 11, 2015 11:59 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You bet, if the opportunity presents itself.

Jul 11, 2015 11:34 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Is participating on AR, during the weekend classified as work, as networking, as building Internet presence? If so, yes, I work seven days a week. 

If reviewing status reports, updating marketing material, drive by inspections called work, then I am guilty of doing this on weekends.

Does answering the phone on Sat or Sun classified as work? Guilty again.

Will I work or meet with a buyer or seller on Saturday or Sunday? Yes.

Do I play hookey from time to time to recharge my creative batteries? You bet. And I do this on the slightest urging.  I do love what I do. So that is why I must ask you, "Is it work?" because for the most part, I do enjoy helping those who need help.

Jul 11, 2015 10:54 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

sir, i am not proud of it , necessarily, but i work 7 days a week. some days more hours than others. at least 70 hours for the week. i think i would collapse if i stopped :)

Jul 11, 2015 09:39 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Good Day Capt. I  worked last weekend (4th July) and yesterday and today. Saturday and Sunday could be a Monday or Tuesday to me. So, Yes I work weekends.  

Jul 12, 2015 12:30 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

MIKE ROCK, you sound just like me.  LOL

Jul 11, 2015 11:35 PM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

With the help of a few other agents in my office  7 of my listings were held open and I myself  showed three different buyers homes.  I  wrote two offers,  Net gain...three houses sold from the opens and I got one buyer client their dream home and one on going still negotiation so far working this weekend I turned in 1,040,000.

And some of the agents work hosted my opens are  working new buyer leads I picked up one and my partner picked up two.

I returned all phone calls and have two listing appointments for this week, One tomorrow one Wednesday. Just saying!

 

Jul 13, 2015 12:34 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We take time off everyday to exercise, meditate, read, and do enjoyable things so rarely is any day an 8 hour work day, so the day in thatr espect doesn't matter. 

Jul 12, 2015 01:16 AM
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Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Sunday is the busiest day of the week for sales here. I try to take off Saturday as my day of rest but it's not always possible. Saturday is traditionally for rentals here so if I have a rental listing or tenant then I probably need to work Saturday. I'm never really off even when I try. 

Jul 12, 2015 01:16 AM
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Jenna Dixon
DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate - Marietta, GA
Empowers You With a Better Real Estate Experience

Yep, I am available 7 days a week.  Do I always work 7 days a week?  Not always.  Weekends are generally spent with buyers, marketing, responding to showing requests and answering questions.  I try to schedule some time off for myself, at least a few hours at time, several days a week.

Jul 12, 2015 12:33 AM
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Blanca Barajas
Winter Group - Las Vegas, NV

If there's a need then yes. 

Jul 18, 2015 06:28 AM
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Marla Yost
Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, TX
The Marla Yost Team

Yep sometimes but lucky enough not to often 

Jul 14, 2015 07:59 AM
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Penny Brockway
Brockway Realty - League City, TX

Yep, seems to be every weekend.  But, some weekdays are slower, so I still try to squeeze free time in.

 

Jul 14, 2015 03:00 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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Yes I usually try and take Sunday's off.  But if there is a good chance I am going to write a contract I will work.

Jul 13, 2015 11:35 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Pretty much every weekend, it is the busy time of the week.

Jul 12, 2015 12:13 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Ha, I have a showing scheduled today ( Sunday) at 8pm in Ashburn.

Jul 12, 2015 09:17 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I take a number of issues into account before determining whether I will work on a particular weekend.

Jul 12, 2015 06:14 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Captain Wayne, what kind of question is this? (Just kidding...).

Weekends, week days, all the same, what the diff?

Jul 12, 2015 04:57 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

I try to!

Jul 12, 2015 04:35 AM
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I work weekends but we are empty nesters so we don't have some of the challenges that agents with children have. When I work weekends, I take days off during the week. It all evens out.

Jul 12, 2015 04:15 AM
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Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

I seldom work on Sundays. Our system in our town makes it NOT possible to show some of the homes.

Jul 12, 2015 02:09 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Captain, I work 24/7/52. I have no problem with that because I ran my family's Mack Truck dealership for 20 years. That business requires someone on call all the time, and the owner always has to be available. In our second/vacation home market if agent doesn't want to work weekends they better find another profession 

Jul 12, 2015 01:56 AM
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Paula Stone
Crystal Palms Realty - Marianna, FL
Real Estate Agent

I haven't been on a vacation in a long time.  I work 6 days a week.

Jul 12, 2015 01:23 AM