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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

I never work Sundays. So 6 days max, occasionally I take a weekday off to date my bride since her random days off are weekdays mostly.

I take long holiday weekends occasionally and I leave on vacation 3-4 times per year-no checking in!


I pity the 24/7 agent. There's no award or reward for that. This is my career, not my life. You'll see many foolish people brag on their 24/7 no boundaries careers...I doubt their effectiveness.


You'd never go to a brain surgeon that is 24/7 answers his own phone and preps the OR himself...would you?

Apr 21, 2017 05:25 PM
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 my clients need me to, within reason. Sunday I basically block out. I have a long-standing appointment with my mental health. And the dog.

Apr 21, 2017 04:57 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I try to take Sunday off.

Apr 21, 2017 05:22 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Every day is now a day off for me.

Apr 21, 2017 04:43 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Sundays off.  

Apr 21, 2017 04:18 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Wednesdays & Sundays are usually my family days.

Apr 21, 2017 03:24 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We do take off two days they may or may not be consecutive, and no we do not work 24/7

Apr 21, 2017 03:19 PM
Betsy Tarpley
Strategy Real Estate - Silverdale, WA
Managing Broker in Kitsap County WA

Burn out is easy in this business.  Try to carve out time for yourself even if it is a few hours.  I learned after 4 years to set the expectations of your clients and let them know of your availability. Most clients will understand.

Apr 21, 2017 07:44 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I work until my work is done.... if I'm done early, I shut it's a rare happening!!! if I need a day or two off, I will take it... I usually don't need it.... as long as I get my workouts in everyday, I'm good...

Apr 21, 2017 04:27 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I typically take nights and weekends off. i'm in Property Management which is more of an 8-5 job and I handle my sales during the same hours.

Apr 22, 2017 06:07 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Monday-Friday - Weekends by prior appointment....

Apr 22, 2017 05:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do not take full days off unless I am out of town on a break or vacation.

Apr 22, 2017 05:08 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, usually I keep Saturday for myself and family since Sunday and Monday are busy days. 


Apr 21, 2017 11:53 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - I should. I don't!

Apr 21, 2017 10:56 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

As a non real estate agent, I take 1-2 days off a week even though I may do some very light work on my days off. Must have that work/life balance.

Apr 21, 2017 10:10 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

I try not to do so, but there are times when you are negotiating and have to pick up the phone or deliver contract, etc...those weeks I make sure I take an extra day or 2 off the following week.  Otherwise, you don't know what day it is!  

Apr 21, 2017 09:30 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I take time off when I need to for family or otherwise can. No formal scheduled time off other than vacations. Nope, don't work 24/7

Apr 21, 2017 08:27 PM
Toronto, ON

It depends on the week.

Apr 21, 2017 08:08 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I work what needs to be worked and take time off when I can or when I NEED IT.  That day is coming!!!

Apr 21, 2017 05:04 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I take days as I need them but there are not fixed days in my schedule that I take off. Sundays tend to be a day I can keep clear, but not always.

Apr 21, 2017 04:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The 7 day weeks are over. Minimum of 1 and possibly 2 days off per week, prefer 2 in a row!

Apr 21, 2017 03:56 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I take off some time every day.

Apr 21, 2017 03:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

This career offers many opportunities to take off time if you want or need to do so, I often find myself taking off parts of days instead of full days in a "typical" week.   

Apr 22, 2017 06:45 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am available 7 days a week. My leisure is used during moments of pause.

Apr 22, 2017 06:24 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

take days off

Apr 22, 2017 06:16 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor No weekends here.

Apr 22, 2017 06:05 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

What is a day off? Most weeks i am working 7 days. I do try to take Sat afternoon and night off. But it depends on the season. In winter when it slows, i can take a long weekend and head to FLA. In spring and fall, it is 12 plus hour days every day. In the heat of summer when it slows, i can get some beach days in.

Apr 22, 2017 05:46 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Currently it's seven days a week.

Apr 22, 2017 05:36 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am almost 365 24/7.  Just depends on what my clients need

Apr 21, 2017 06:35 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Always on vacation until work presents itself

Apr 21, 2017 05:50 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome


I am very very late to this post and all seems to have been solved/answered here :-) Happy Days!

Mar 29, 2018 06:33 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Karen - I find myself working 7 days a week, because there always seems to be something to do. However, I do take time out for other things throughout the week.

Apr 26, 2017 12:11 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Depends on my workload and marketing plans I have --- sometimes I'll take a couple days off, usually just one "mostly" off.  I always answer my phone if it's convenient, but I like to slip away to places with no cell service at least for a few hours each week.  I take lots of random days off throughout the year though.  I work to live, not the other way around.

Apr 24, 2017 02:20 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

in our crazy frenzied Seller's market, it is hard NOT to work 7 days a week.

Apr 24, 2017 06:22 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

1 or 2 for sure.

Apr 23, 2017 07:49 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do a little something every day, I do consider AR to be "work related" even though it's mostly fun versus true work.  I take part of every day off.  I will work evenings and weekends when needed (afterall, thats when most clients are available and when open houses happen), but usually only a couple hours max.  My weekends are mostly mine.

Apr 22, 2017 09:44 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We do our best to take Sundays off.  Otherwise we take time out during the week as needed and we take a couple of good vacations (though we still work on those a bit too). -Kasey

Apr 22, 2017 09:00 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I only take full days off when I go on vacation - the most I take off otherwise is half days - I always have leads to work, calls to make etc.

Apr 22, 2017 08:53 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The perfect plan is to take off on Thursday and Sundays.  The real plan works out to most Sundays!

Apr 22, 2017 07:48 AM