Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lise Howe now if I am the boss, I will not pay someone for spending 2-3 hours a day on!

Other than that, my employee works hard - and may deserve 40-50 hours of pay.

Sometimes he goes at 60 and sometimes at 35, too.

Sep 10, 2015 09:56 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great question Lise!

I generally don't think of myself as an hourly kind of person, more focused on the project.

But from a time management standpoint asking this question could lead to much better use of my time, including what I am doing right now.

But a guy has to have some recreation too, so I will continue to answer a few more of these questions (without pay of course).

Sep 10, 2015 03:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Do you really mean that we should not be paid for time on Facebook and coffee or a long lunch with other agents in the office? 

Sep 10, 2015 06:51 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

I'm not the boss here, but I do like to have all of my hours productive.

Jan 19, 2019 05:09 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lise - a good question and likely a very scary one.   I don't typically look at answers first but this time I did and I believe I am most in agreement with Bob Crane -- it's about the result.   Even when I'm "playing" on AR or in some other similar activity -- I think that is part fun - part work if that makes sense.

Sep 11, 2015 01:01 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Wow - good question. The more I think about it, the less I like the answer. Better hit the grindstone!

Sep 10, 2015 08:54 PM
Toronto, ON

This is an extremely broad question with limited info provided.

It could involve an analysis of the type of legal organization (proprietorship, partnership, type of corporation, trust, etc) that was paying, who owns the entity, following the terms in any ownership, management or other agreements, the most tax efficient way or ways of paying, tax planning issues, issues of wanting or not wanting to reach a variety of thresholds to meet various objectives and more, and other issues.

In many cases, it is easier to pay lump sums rather than amounts based on hours worked.

Sep 10, 2015 08:25 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Instead of working 60 to 90 hours per week, I would be getting paid for 40 hours.

Sep 10, 2015 12:42 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

About 45 hours. I work more than that but wouldn't pass that on to the boss.

Sep 10, 2015 11:37 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

40 hours would be the number.

Sep 10, 2015 11:18 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Average would be 40 hours, maybe a little more.

Sep 10, 2015 04:41 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

35 honest hours of marketing.....

Sep 10, 2015 04:12 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lise Howe I'd probably go with a 40-hour week.

Sep 10, 2015 04:10 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Counting in the procrastination about 10 would be overpaying!

Sep 10, 2015 03:31 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Great question.  I think for us if we would average out the entire year (season vs non-season, holidays etc) it would probably be 20 hours a week.  We have months with no snowbirds. :)

Sep 10, 2015 02:57 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Lise - I would pay myself as many hours as I actually worked in a week, no more, no less.

Sep 10, 2015 04:01 PM