John Cooper, Residential and Rural Residential  (John Cooper Realty Team)

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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

John, as soon as the phone start ringing I am working and it stops when the phone stops ringing.  I normally turn my phone off at 10:00 pm. 

Jan 23, 2016 12:58 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Cooper 9 to 5, Monday through Friday.

Jan 23, 2016 01:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

7am-3pm Monday-Friday.  Closed weekends and holidays.  And by appointment...

Jan 23, 2016 01:00 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I work until my work is done!!!  there are many days when I work online from 7:00am to 7:00pm

Jan 23, 2016 12:57 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I schedule personal time first and then book buyer or seller appointments.  I am not, nor have I ever been, a morning person and I'm happy to say "like attracts like!

Jan 23, 2016 12:53 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Do I schedule time off? Not often but when there are family events or trips ourt of town I do. I generallly am available from 8 until 6, more if in the midst of a transaction

Jan 23, 2016 12:50 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

On until off....

Jan 23, 2016 05:56 AM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm working 24/7 on something. Wednesdays I do take time off to hang out with my kids / grandkids.

Jan 23, 2016 04:49 AM
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I'm to new in my career with ambitious production goals unless I'm ill I'm working.

Jan 23, 2016 04:40 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

For the most part it is 24/7

Jan 23, 2016 04:14 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes.  9 am Monday morning until 5 PM Sunday evening.

Jan 23, 2016 03:20 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

John,
Regular hours and a scheduled day off are worthy goals but extremely hard to do if you are working with very many clients at a time. I enjoy a little down time as I can catch it.

Jan 23, 2016 02:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never had a 9 to 5 schedule except for my office staff.

Jan 23, 2016 02:23 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I get my daughter off to school at 8, so really start my day then. I pick her up at 3:15, so try to block the time so I have time with her. I work whenever it comes up, but try to limit evenings to when everyone is having downtime or in bed. Weekends are almost always open unless I have plans or have blocked time off for the kids.

Jan 23, 2016 02:14 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I start at 7am(or earlier) and am done by 2pm. I schedule appts. for 7pm when needed . An immediate client need or addition changes all of this .

Jan 23, 2016 01:59 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

No. More.

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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes.

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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. Hell no, my day starts at 4 AM.

Jan 23, 2016 06:55 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, I do not keep ''normal business hours''. I'm a business owner and i work when and how long I need to. But of course, 9-5 would be nice. 

Jan 23, 2016 05:33 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I do not have set hours.

Jan 23, 2016 04:01 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Cooper - most of the agents do work above and beyond that 9-5 business hours, I believe.

However, I have seen many agents having a team who work strictly between 9-5!

Though I believe Customer Service is a required component of our job - and that means working for longer hours than just 9-5.

Jan 23, 2016 03:51 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Yes, along with 5-11:30PM and 7:30-5PM

Jan 23, 2016 03:43 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

John, I find that having 9-5 hours doesn't work for most people.  Here is why:

  • Clients work 9-5, so you need to show them homes outside of that time. (most important one)
  • Most realtors work until late in the evening to accomodate clients and other realtors (I was trading emails with escrow at 1030pm on Friday, as an example).
  • One of the great benefits of RE is flexibility.  Want to take a few hours off mid day to go to a movie, go shopping when the stores are empty, go to the driving/shooting range? Go for it!
  • Unless you work for Redfin, you work for yourself.  Your compensation is proportional to the amount of effort you put in.

 

My typical day: Up at 8, do emails, hit AR for a couple hours, check on my clients, go to the gym in the afternoon, work into the evening.  Of course, these last couple weeks, things have been more hectic and AR is in the late evening and I see the gym as I drive by it, but that's the nature of the beast.

Jan 23, 2016 01:31 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I work when I need to no matter what the clock says

Jan 23, 2016 12:28 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It really depends.  We don't have any fixed hours or fixed days.  A

Jan 23, 2016 12:24 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

8 am to 11 pm

Jan 23, 2016 11:14 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Oh heck no. I work all the time, with time off in between. 

Jan 23, 2016 11:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I work more like 8am - 8pm.  Some days off are scheduled and other are just taken when I can. OR, when I need it.

Jan 23, 2016 08:43 AM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

 No I work different times and weekends . I also work nights . People who want to buy or sell houses work 9-5  . So I set my hours to accommodate my clients and myself . Real Estate is a demanding job .

Jan 23, 2016 08:22 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I market in the morning and do online things at night.  The rest of the time is as need.  I try to stay light on Sunday and Monday as those are my husbands days off.

Jan 23, 2016 07:44 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I work when I need to, provided I am rested enough to be lucid. Generally, that means 6am through 4pm. I am a zombie much after dark . . . weekends are by appointment, and I schedule around Sunday which is mine barring a crisis.

Jan 23, 2016 07:04 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Ok...you are asking realtors if they work 9 to 5? Do you want an honest answer? I don't know when 9 o'clock begins or when 5 o'clock ends.

Jan 23, 2016 06:55 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

nine to five and a whole lot more.

Jan 23, 2016 05:40 AM
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John Cooper
John Cooper Realty Team - Roseville, CA
Residential and Rural Residential

I didn't realize how many of you would be on the rain today. Awesome comments and feed back. 

Jan 23, 2016 04:51 AM
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Jack Gerbehy
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

work whenever there is money to be made or a client you already have needs you

Jan 23, 2016 03:27 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I work 9 to 6 then a break for dinner a little more after that - I try to take time off to spend time with my husband. 

Jan 23, 2016 02:03 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

My hours vary.  I go into the office during "regular" business hours several times a week but I work a lot from home and from my daughter's house when I'm babysitting for my grandson.

Jan 23, 2016 01:22 AM