Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It really depends on what is happening.  As far as predicting such things it's not possible for me.

 

Apr 13, 2019 09:20 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Everyone needs to work the hours that best serve their business, their goals, their clients and their market. That said, Sundays are the slowest day of the week in San Diego, CA, so I take Sundays as my day off and I've been doing so for about 12/20 years of my career...a 20 year career...so I know it works.

If Tuesdays were the slowest day of my week I'd take them off instead, but alas, Mon-Fri is jammed packed and Saturdays are very busy showing & inspection days. Sundays make sense to me, my goals, my family and my relax & recharge needs.

Apr 13, 2019 10:14 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D would disagree with you there!

 

Personally, I find that the week days and Saturday are the busiest for me on the remodeling side of the business.

For the real estate sales side, weekends see the most activity and the most agent phone calls.  I find myself working more "on" the business rather than "in" the business on the weekends though.  Fewer distractions for working on stuff like newsletters, learning photo editing, video editing, tackling google index coverage issues, working on site speed, etc.

 

I learned growing up that the nights and weekends were typically the busiest times for residential agents, as that is when the buyers and sellers are typically available to meet.

Apr 13, 2019 09:38 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Every day is busy for me. There is always someone to help and always something that needs to get done. My challenge is taking time for myself. 

Apr 14, 2019 08:35 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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If Sunday is a requirement for a client then they will have to find someone else.

Apr 13, 2019 05:14 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I was successful even though I did not let clients dictate to me what hours I'd work Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . My clients new that I was done on Friday at 3:00. I would work Saturday afternoon to show a maximum of 3 homes to a Seller, and I only worked Sunday afternoon to do a 1.5 hour open house. The rest of the week I was always swamped.

Apr 13, 2019 04:04 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I'm busy every day.... and mondays are my busiest...

Tammy & Andy have appointments almost every day.... some days are back to back listing appointments..... they go as fast as I can make the phone ring....and I'm trying like hell to make that happen consistently...

Apr 13, 2019 10:31 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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99.99999% of the time I can enforce a Sunday off.

Apr 13, 2019 10:23 AM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I think for me the biggest irritation is evenings. I spend the better part of the day with emails, phone calls, paperwork, etc. Then by the end of the afternoon just when you think you are caught up someone calls. "Can you show a house?" "Can you stop by?" "I am sending you an offer!" (Ok, that last one is good).

I don't mind weekends if I can plan for them. I hate that last minute stuff.

Apr 13, 2019 09:28 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Not always... depends on my mix of clients at any given time.

Apr 13, 2019 09:10 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Yes, weekends seem to be busier

Apr 14, 2019 11:22 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Same here Paul.

Apr 14, 2019 09:23 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I'd say Saturday is the busiest. I can usually take most of Sunday off.

Apr 13, 2019 03:58 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

That is why I decided to retire. Time for me to enjoy the weekends!

Apr 13, 2019 09:22 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sure that is when the majority of working people are off.

Apr 13, 2019 09:21 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Weekends were created to sell homes.

Apr 13, 2019 08:58 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It varies but, I can always be guaranteed that Monday is going to be my busiest day of the week!

Whether it's buyers I showed properties to over the weekend who are ready to submit an Offer (and have it negotiated) or attorneys & lenders making their post-weekend calls - Mondays are crazy!

Apr 14, 2019 03:41 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Right now we are busy everyday of the week~

Apr 14, 2019 08:12 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Wed and Thur seem to be my slowest

Apr 14, 2019 05:50 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Real estate is a jealous master... she wants all of you but shutting it off, taking a vacation helps you come back energized. Let's face it, most of us think about our job and are suited well for it or would be looking for another right Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . Moderation... work a few extra hours here and there to make your Monday easier... Exercise, superior coffee, rock or techno music helps me go above and beyond. Real estate... It is a sport.

Apr 14, 2019 05:46 AM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

I am working but not as much on the weekends. I am working on taking full days off on Fridays and Sundays.

Apr 14, 2019 05:38 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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It varies quite a bit. I have had week days that are nuts! Depends on the clients I am working with!

Apr 13, 2019 08:31 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Most buyers work during the week to earn the money needed to pay for their new house. So, that means we work with them on evenings and weekends. If you do open houses, those will eat up your weekends, also.

Yet one on the values on being on a successful, sizable team is the back-up from team members when I am away or otherwise occupied.

Apr 13, 2019 08:15 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Varies with the season and also with the knowledge of the client I think its just as important to set business days as you do hours. Obviously there are clients who will call or text you any day or hour which is fine as long as they don't expect answers on a 24/7 basis.

So I always let clients know about my schedule so they know when to expect replies to their messages etc. It works quite well for all concerned. 

Apr 13, 2019 07:51 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes I find weekends are busier in the cooler months. Once summer hits every day becomes a busy day.

Apr 13, 2019 05:52 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Weekends ended 4 years ago.  Haven't seen one since.

Apr 13, 2019 05:44 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I would say Friday & Monday for me.

Apr 13, 2019 03:05 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Monday is still the number one for me.

 

Apr 14, 2019 11:39 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Where I live, Sundays tend to be the slowest but Saturdays can be very busy.

Apr 14, 2019 07:09 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

For me my weekends are the busiest when I'm working with buyers that ready to go - then for sure my weekends are full of buyer tours as that is when they are off work.

Apr 14, 2019 07:01 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

It depends for us.  In commercial real estate it was rare to work on the weekend...now it is not.  The last two weeks we were working crazy hours putting together a 32 page insert...Now we have time off for the weekend.  A

Apr 13, 2019 01:03 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

the business model I am currently in is predictable and steady with no surprises. It allows for quality time on as well as off when necessary

Apr 13, 2019 10:21 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

It has been like that for me lately.

Apr 14, 2019 05:50 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

With investors, normally that is a lot of touring on weekends.

Apr 14, 2019 07:08 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Same here

Apr 14, 2019 08:04 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

I reserve Sunday for family day.  Clients do understand and respect that.  They may not like it, at times, but I have to set boundaries.  Too easy to get caught up in the rat race.

Apr 14, 2019 06:38 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Depends. 

This weekend - no showings...

Apr 19, 2019 11:59 AM