Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties)

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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 do intake 8 to 4 Monday through Friday (where my office phone is on and I receive and discuss possible business with a new prospect). Whether or not I'm working outside of those hours depends on what I'm working on. I could work 10 hours a week or 80, it just depends on the project. When I did just residential, it was a different thing--you have to be much more available, especially on weekends. Commercial clients don't as a rule approach me needing to work on a weekend. Again, unless there's an urgent need.

Jan 25, 2018 02:52 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I work until the job is done and the clients' needs are all met! No set hours here, Inna.

 

Jan 25, 2018 05:22 AM
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Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Acton, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

I work everyday and 12 hourss a day..... block family time and days off ....  10X and Crushing it.....Work Smarter and Harder ...YOU don't live once ... YOU live everyday...YOU die once... make your legacy however one wants with no regrets.....

Jan 25, 2018 04:27 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

6:30 to 6:30 Mondays through Fridays. Occasionally till 5pm on Fridays. I work on weekend either with clients or catching up on paperwork and files. I believe in working smart and hard.

Jan 25, 2018 03:53 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was actively working as a listing agent, I worked until my work was finished!!!!! 

now, I just do marketing, and I work until my work is finished!!!!!

Jan 25, 2018 05:11 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Every day of the week I work from 5:30am-7:30am doing email, MLS review/search, follow-ups that can be done via email, social media, paperwork. From 7:30-9 (ish), I do exercise, preparation for the day, and then the rest of the day depends. Yesterday I had a 9am appointment, and then showed houses all over the county from 11:30-5:15. Came home, made dinner, did more work. Today I have no formal appointments (gasp) so we'll see how the day goes!

And I do some sort of work every day, although I have been trying to keep Sundays free of appointments.

Jan 25, 2018 03:13 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. More. 

No. I work most weekends. 

Always work smarter.  Workflow at times demands working more hours. I personally do not have an issue with that. I work with the ebb and flow of my business. 

 

Jan 25, 2018 09:51 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

I'm trying, but it's not working.

Jan 25, 2018 05:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never limited myself to a 9-5 work day.

Jan 25, 2018 05:00 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I start my day working from home, may go to the office at about 10:00-10:30 and stay until I finish what I am working on.  If I have appointments, I am driving around showing properties.  I only work on the weekends if I have a client that wants to view property and most of the day, I am on the phone answering questions.

Jan 25, 2018 04:49 AM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

No I don't only work weekdays 9-5.  I usually work Saturdays, sometimes Sundays.  That's when my buyers are available and when I host open houses.  I usually take off during the week.  Beaches, banks, and stores are less crowded then, anyway.

 

I do stop answering the phone by 8 pm.  

 

Staying organized helps cut back on the hours worked, however.

Jan 25, 2018 01:26 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

9-7 every day and as needed outside of that window, although I do try to take as much of Sunday off as I can, if I'm not working with a client or doing an open house.  I also take some time off in the middle of the day each day to walk the dog, hit the gym, etc.

Jan 25, 2018 09:30 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Ha, ha.... 24/7. I work, sleep, and dream real estate. I can't stop thinking about it even while in vacation. Haaaaaaaaa..... real estate...... I am totally obsessed and consumed by it.

Jan 25, 2018 08:14 AM
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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

Mon-Fri 8-6 (7 during Daylight Savings) Saturday my day is dictated by the appointments, Sunday closed. Recharge Sundays, Take Charge Mondays!

It's quite simple: Have a plan, Follow The Plan, Evaluate the Results, adjust where needed. To have a better year this year than last year, improve the plan and the training you participate in this year.

Jan 25, 2018 06:56 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Not tied to that tight a schedule and really always thinking, planning, working. When you head in a certain direction to show, pull out the list of what else to do while in that area. Making less trips, doing more on the travel makes more time. And qualifying means should you make the trip at all. Ask questions, see red flags, adjust your sales accordingly.

 

Jan 25, 2018 06:33 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 9 or 10AM, to 7PM

  I will show houses / meet Sellers on Saturday as necessary.

  Sundays are completely off, with rare exception.

Jan 25, 2018 06:27 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Inna Ivchenko Like Candice A. Donofrio I'm pretty much in the same position working commercial real estate.

Jan 25, 2018 06:07 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As with a regular job, there are hours to work and time for breaks.

I have a daily, weekly, and monthly calendar and know most times in advance of the Family time that needs to be taken off.

Each day has scheduled time off and if has to be used for a client will try to reschedule time off.

Like others, the phone is off during meals and at 8 pm every day!

Jan 25, 2018 05:06 AM
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Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Frankly, I do not know any entrepeneur who works 9-5. My first job decades ago was in a factory and I worked from 7 to 3 and that was work. I have been a Broker selling real estate in Santa Fe NM for 15 years and I love what I do and do not consider it work. I set boundaries for my time, use technology to be more efficient and live my life with family first.  In my experience, it is not the hours, it is what you chose to do with them, whether you follow a business plan, chose your clients, stay postive and avoid drama. Life is to short. Know why you are in the business. The answer will come from your why.

Jan 25, 2018 05:05 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN AND WAITING FOR YOU

Working smarter is always a challenge.  Knowledge is the key there.  Working harder is an interesting thought that is hard to quantify.  What do you want to achieve and what will it take to get there.  

Jan 25, 2018 05:00 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

It varies, I do try not to work on Sundays, albeit my phone is always on.
I usually work 1/2 day every Saturday , and a full one  if I have OH scheduled.
I have changed my answering message to one that says if you are calling after XXX , please allow me to return the call the following day.

Of course that is what I try to do..  Still spend many evenings working much later than anticipated!

 

Jan 25, 2018 04:50 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some days I work 9 to 5, most days my schedule is all over the place.

Jan 25, 2018 06:49 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Works never ends if you work in RE. Thanks for sharing!

Jan 25, 2018 05:22 PM
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

I start my day around 6:30am and go until I get done what needs to be done.

I do not work on Sunday except for the rarest of occasions. Never had a complaint on that.

I am attentive to the consumers needs but will not let them control my life.

No complaints on that.

Jan 25, 2018 02:55 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Inna,

With commercial real estate, those are the hours.  Once in a while, when someone came in out of the country, we did show properties on Saturday.  That was rare.  A

Jan 25, 2018 08:50 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If you have the smarts unleash them. If not work hard to get them!

Jan 25, 2018 07:07 AM
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Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

No set hours but I will not take any phone calls emails past 8:00...Im on call 7 days a week...I work both HARDER and SMARTER...

Jan 25, 2018 07:00 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I work as long as there are clients who need something done.  It varies from week to week.  I always try to force myself to take at least one day off per week for family and down time.

Jan 25, 2018 06:54 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I don't have a set schedule, I work until my work is done and I do work on the weekends. 

Jan 25, 2018 06:28 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No I'm not a 9-5er . In Spring & Summer ,I'll go 7 days in a row tho .......

Jan 25, 2018 05:28 AM
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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

Ideal schedule is 7am-3pm M-F, Closed weekends and holidays except by  prior appointment...

Jan 25, 2018 05:26 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not only to you have to work smarter but do have to work harder. I work 7 days a week and 12 hours a day most days. In spring and fall when they are boom times, it can be 14 hours easy. I have learned to block out time for family, my daughters school and sports events. Barbara will be happy to hear, i blocked out gym time too..... 

Jan 25, 2018 05:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When I was more active, 9 to 5 was a wish, but I did attempt a fair amount of personal time! 

Jan 25, 2018 05:14 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I go to the office during the week.  Most times around 8-8:30, lunch around 11 (to beat the crowd).  If no one calls me I stay till around 1:30-2 PM then I go home.  No rest on the weekend as I'm working with our agents about issues or signing contracts.  Total hours put in during the week 30-35.  Life is good

Jan 25, 2018 04:09 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don’t do a daily set schedule and I outsource a lot of tasks that would create long hours if I did it myself.

Jan 25, 2018 04:04 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Inna Ivchenko I work too many hours and need to find out how to work smarter.  I'll be reading the responses you get ... I need help with time management. I work every day of the week.  Oops!

Jan 25, 2018 12:39 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I would wish that! In property management it seems to be busy always.

Jan 25, 2018 02:03 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I work when ever needed

Jan 25, 2018 10:50 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jan 25, 2018 04:24 AM
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Marie Story
Coldwell Banker - Pinecrest (Miami) - Pinecrest, FL
Broker Associate, Pinecrest (Miami) Specialist

I am "AVAILABLE" 8:00AM - 8:00PM everyday; I do not answer the phone, text or email outside those hours.

I do occasionally take full days off....beach anyone? 

Jan 29, 2018 04:33 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wish that were true, as right now I have many homeowners ready for the market.  Two listings Thursday morning went on the market, Friday night got both under contract.  In between, 30+ showings, calls from agent and lenders.   9-5 was not possible.

Jan 27, 2018 06:23 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Now that I just manage the brokerage my schedule is more 9-5,  days a week.

Jan 26, 2018 08:48 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Inna Ivchenko - it depends. Some days are even longer than 9-9!

Jan 25, 2018 09:09 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I start some days befroe 8am and go to 10pm. Most days are at least an 8 hour day.

Jan 25, 2018 07:54 PM