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Rainmaker
1,512,329
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not anymore. I do not answer before 8am or after 8pm unless I expect the call( for international clients). My associate received a call a 2 am from a local agent who thought it is perfectly ok to call that late to get some quite un-urgent information about a listing.  And no he does not know her, a total stranger. 

Mar 10, 2017 11:49 PM
Rainer
206,475
Elisa Bruno-Midili, NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cafe Realty - Mount Kisco, NY
Cafe Realty 914.230.0650

Setting your own parameters for business hours and setting expectations for clients is critical. If we allow ourselves to be 24/7, we allow ourselves to be constantly distratced and interrupted. A professional should have a timeframe where clients and consumers are able to reach you. Once you give up all of your privacy there is no telling when a client is likely to call. Leads are a different animal and must be addressed immediately. Websites and social media are 24/7 and there is nothing short of a disaster that can't wait 24 hrs. Realtors do sleep, don't they?

Mar 11, 2017 03:42 AM
Rainmaker
844,180
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Neither. Not 24/7 or regular hours. Schedule has to be flexible in this business. Only my websites work 24/7.

Mar 11, 2017 03:02 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

7am-3pm Mon-Fri

Mar 11, 2017 03:42 AM
Rainer
502,192
Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ
YOU WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME WITH NOEL

New Agent 24 / 7

Mar 11, 2017 02:11 AM
Rainmaker
5,499,246
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

No we are not.  We know that we are our biggest asset and we take care of ourselves, which is more important that pleasing someone.  Besides, real estate is not emergency medecine, and even those professionals do not work 24/7.  A

Mar 11, 2017 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,843,220
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Phone rings, I work. I turn my phone off at 10:00 pm

Mar 11, 2017 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,134,333
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As a manager, my time was 7am to 10pm seven days a week!

Mar 11, 2017 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,208,196
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

24/7 LOL 

Regular hours. 

Mar 11, 2017 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
676,971
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I get in early & leave when I'm done. Late calls get called back the next day. Emails & texts I'll write you back at midnight if I am up. 

Mar 11, 2017 04:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,043,807
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Neither.  

Mar 11, 2017 03:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,610,979
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Yes and yes

Mar 11, 2017 03:37 AM
Rainmaker
794,932
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Flexible schedule that meets the needs of my clients and my own.

Mar 11, 2017 03:21 AM
Ambassador
5,338,017
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am by appointment, call first or I most likely will not be available.

Mar 10, 2017 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I am licensed 24/7/365 except in leap years when it is 24/7/366.  My working hours depend on the specific work and transactions I am working on and clients and customers I am working with from around the world.

Mar 10, 2017 10:27 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Well, in a way, 24x7, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington. (Learning on ActiveRain at this time about my business....lol!)

Mar 10, 2017 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,044,289
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I think a 24/ 7 business model is a format for disaster or burnout... or you are a 7-eleven ;)

Mar 15, 2018 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

My hours are 7am to 9pm. I am in control of my hours.

Mar 30, 2017 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
656,552
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I'm 24/7 real estate agent

Mar 14, 2017 09:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,859,545
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Over the last few years, I have added hours - 8 am - 8:30 M-S Sunday is 10-7.   My clients have not had a problem with this.

Mar 13, 2017 08:46 AM
Rainer
14,298
Heather Jackson, Realtor
Xcellence Realty - Lakeland, FL
Your key to buying and selling smart!

I agree with most of the answers posted.  I was 24/7 as a new agent, but the years have taught me that after 5:00 there are no title companies, rarely a lender or other vendors available, so besides showings, it can probably wait until the morning.

Mar 12, 2017 02:59 PM
Rainmaker
598,659
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Regular hours because I'm in Propery Management. I occassionally work outside of those hours for sales.

Mar 12, 2017 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,831
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

24/7 if I need to be

Mar 11, 2017 05:33 PM
Rainmaker
4,164,755
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm not a physician on call. I help buyers and sellers and they value my service..its not 24/7..its flexible to meet their needs.

Mar 11, 2017 03:46 PM
Rainmaker
3,949,685
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

May 24/6

Mar 11, 2017 03:10 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have never said I was available 24/7 but do check in 7 days a week to see if I need to take care of something right then. If it can wait until a weekday I let it.

Mar 11, 2017 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
545,275
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I keep my phone on until 9 pm and turn it on at 6 am. And I answer calls on weekends as well.

Mar 11, 2017 01:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,377,228
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I keep regular office hours that are appropriate for working with the 8-5 crowd.

Mar 11, 2017 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
808,847
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Not 24/7 but flexible if it is warranted. -Kasey

Mar 11, 2017 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,083
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

was always a 24/7 agent.... I'm not actively listing and I continue to be 24/7 !!

Mar 11, 2017 10:19 AM
Ambassador
3,031,495
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I actually got my ass chewed by someone the other day when I mentioned that my phones are turned off (ringers off) when I shut down at night. I am not 24/7 ... I am not a computer server with 9.9999 up-time.  I sleep and I do have a life outside of real estate.  Yeah me!

Mar 11, 2017 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
6,514,079
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thankfully, I have retired. Every day is a holiday.

Mar 11, 2017 07:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,632,229
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

777....7 am to 7 pm 7 days a week I am available. People forget famine days

Mar 11, 2017 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
2,398,613
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

My hours are flexible depending on my clients' schedule. 

Mar 11, 2017 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,454,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Regular office hours.

Mar 11, 2017 06:37 AM
Ambassador
1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do property management 24/7

Mar 11, 2017 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,316,496
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

24/7 is regular. Actually 7am to 9pm is most days

Mar 11, 2017 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,713,102
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Regular hours, in fact I had to remind a seller yesterday that the office was closed. 

Mar 11, 2017 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,395,113
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Generally will work from 8 to 9 but there are scheduled times that are off limits!

Mar 11, 2017 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,633,742
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, I am 365/~

Mar 11, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
914,223
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do have office hours, however I am available when my customers need me to be since their hours may not coincide with my office hours

Mar 11, 2017 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
144,616
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I agree with Jeff Pearl, not a 24/7 agent, but I am flexible and accommodating within reason. Because real estate is my passion, it's just part of my lifestyle as opposed to a job.

Mar 11, 2017 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't have regular office hours, but I typically don't answer my phone after 8 p.m or before 8 a.m.

Mar 11, 2017 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
563,429
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I don't have regular 'office hours' - if truth be told, I'm probably more of a 24/7 personality type...

Mar 11, 2017 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
879,651
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I am a member of an agile workforce.

Knowing how to disengage and immerse into things not real estate is essential to maintain stimulated thought and physical capability.

As such the ON/OFF switch is more  a rolling horizon than a place to raise a monument.

I have found establishing expectation is more important than reacting to every jerk of the chain.

Mar 11, 2017 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,845,631
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Maybe 16/6? I do take some time on Sundays for myself, and I do turn the phone off around 10pm and on around 8am.

Mar 11, 2017 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,417
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

24/7 is madness and parameters need to be set according to having a life.

Mar 11, 2017 04:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,019,450
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I'm on the fly

Mar 11, 2017 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,029,138
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I am 24/7 for nothing personal or professional... I have reasonably regular hours.

Mar 11, 2017 04:31 AM