Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Some days it is a little of both.  Mostly, it is mentally tired. Last night I was fried.  I kept pushing myself to complete my tasks on my list ... but the brain just was not having it. Brain won. I stopped pushing and had a Margarita.

Mar 23, 2016 06:50 AM
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

It seems the less I do physically, the more exhausted I am at the end of the day.  

Mar 23, 2016 06:08 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

What an interesting question. When I'm working with clients, I'm mentally exhausted at the end of the day from being 'on' during the day. When I'm sitting at my desk writing, I'm physically exhausted, even when I take regular half hour breaks. But I think a lot of it is just plain old getting old :)

Mar 23, 2016 06:20 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

mostly mentally. We realtors do not do much physical work out.  My client wanted me to crawl into a tight crawl space. I merely put my hand inside the hole taking some photos with a flash..... It is hard on termite and home inspector though... My lowest fee inspector raised the asking price by $100 he said take it or leave it (cash only).  Yes, we get stressed out... In our line of business often things get canceled.


Mar 23, 2016 06:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We love our work Paul, and there are days, when we are mentally we have yoga, meditation and a long walk on the beach to handle all that.  A

Mar 23, 2016 05:58 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Never: I'm self-employed and work the hours that are right for me, my family and my energy level on any given day.  Isn't that one of the benefits to being a Realtor?

Mar 23, 2016 08:43 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm working harder now than I did in my previous career.

Mar 23, 2016 08:02 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

well, I'm always physically energized....I worked out twice during the day today.... not mentally tired either.... 

Mar 23, 2016 07:57 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

There was a time when I left early, got home late and was both physically and mentally exhausted. Woke up one morning and changed my life. No regrets on this end!

Mar 23, 2016 07:07 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Mental exhaustion, because I am always thinking even when I am supposed to be relaxing.

Mar 23, 2016 07:06 AM
Toronto, ON

It depends upon the particular day and the activities done during that day.

Mar 23, 2016 05:46 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 There are some properties that I inspected leave me mentally exhausted. Bless their little rafters -

Mar 23, 2016 07:36 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. My mind shuts down the business stuff when I get home.

Mar 23, 2016 07:07 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington some days are really challenging! Both physically and mentally. And some....just mentally.

Mar 23, 2016 03:36 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I am tired tonight. Long day.

Mar 23, 2016 01:43 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It depends on the tour I took with the Buyers that day.

Mar 23, 2016 01:27 PM
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling


Mar 23, 2016 12:53 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

More mentally than physically exhausting most of the time...I hate those nights when I am so tired but cannot fall asleep because my brain will not shut off...


Mar 23, 2016 12:39 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

         I have to force myself to sleep most nights.  I will look at the clock, it's way past midnight and already into the next day.  I think "go to bed", or I won't have the edge I need tomorrow.

Mar 23, 2016 12:10 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It depends on the day but I am not totally exhausted at the end of the day because I love what I do.

Mar 23, 2016 11:34 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

For me in real estate the answer would be 'mentally exhausted' Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington.  I've worked other jobs where I was both, and some long days when I was just 'physically exhausted'.  Love putting my head on the pillow and 'going out like a light'!  As opposed to 'thinking' and tossing and turning . . .   Sounds like a past job for you had crazy hours . . .    

Mar 23, 2016 11:15 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Mar 23, 2016 10:37 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Tonight I'm both physically and mentally tired. It was a busy day at the office and then, in spite of the very cold and high winds, I took Lucky to the doggie park for a run. I walked quite a bit and threw the ball for him. No other dogs came to play, so I got more of a workout today. 

Mar 23, 2016 10:35 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Lately I have been both. I need to have a little physical energy left so I can start working on my garden. That tends to help the mental fatigue.

Mar 23, 2016 10:10 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

So glad you are here in the Rain, ActiveRain, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

I have loved real estate since day one, thirty years ago, and not regretted one day.  However today I just teach real estate classes part time

Mar 23, 2016 07:57 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am both at times.  but I would much raher be physical

Mar 23, 2016 07:03 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I felt the same in Corporate - it was more intense, in some ways, and more stressful. I often worked 55-60 hour weeks. On a really intense day now I can feel mentally pooped at the end of the day, often not till 10 PM or so

Mar 23, 2016 06:35 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Mentally exhausted usually consistently wins that contest.

Mar 23, 2016 06:24 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Depends on what was done that day. This job requires both physical and mental work.

Mar 23, 2016 06:22 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Only sometimes.

Mar 23, 2016 06:00 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Depends on the day, if i work on my mac most of the day, it is only my brain that is fried...:) 

Mar 23, 2016 05:56 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I've worked in Corporate America (Merrill Lynch), in a restaurant (Friendly's in NJ) and in Real Estate. I enjoyed all of these vocations for different reasons. Some days I would and still do come home exhausted. Just depends on the day.

Sep 29, 2016 11:58 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I am much more likely to be physically exhausted @Paul.

Mar 29, 2016 05:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Working in real estate every day, it is mentally exhausting, especially working with several clients a day.   Wednesday after shoveling 14" of snow, I was physically exhausted.

Mar 25, 2016 03:53 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Some days both, some neither.  Lately mostly physically exhausted.

Mar 24, 2016 06:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I actually had this problem many years ago. I discovered that leukemia was the cause after going to the right doctor. Fortunately, my treatment was successful.

Mar 24, 2016 12:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Since I'm always up by 4am, I am both physicaly and mentally tired by 9pm.

Mar 23, 2016 11:04 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Completely spent, both physically and mentally.

Mar 23, 2016 03:48 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Mentally, once I sit down with my laptop I get reenergized.  It's best for me to shut this off at least by 11:30 pm.  Spent 9 hours showing today, now I'm here. Early day tomorrow, have to leave home in 7 hours.   


Mar 23, 2016 02:38 PM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Depends on the day.  Yesterday I was in CE classes all Dwayne men was so tirdImwent to bed early.  Must have been mental.

Mar 23, 2016 09:33 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

When I was young and in international public relations and advertising, I was working long hours and it was exhilarating. Loved it. With real estate, I'm more in control and can take little mini breaks ie. sitting in front of my computer rather than running around. It also helps that I am my own broker, so I can go at the speed I want.

Mar 23, 2016 08:20 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Rarely if ever.

Mar 23, 2016 08:14 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I like to say I never get tired but I do.

Mar 23, 2016 08:09 AM