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

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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No... unless you consider the fact that I don't turn on my phone before 8am and turn it off at 7pm (unless I'm negotiating). In the middle of the day the phone is on and I answer it.

Sep 20, 2019 08:35 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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My phone stays on but I do block out time for certain tings

Sep 20, 2019 09:37 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've never turned my phone off..... I have family all around me and I want to be available if needed.... 

plus during the day, I continue to get business calls.... there are some who call me about listing and they know it will be Tammy who shows up.... 

I don't ever want to miss a call.

Sep 20, 2019 09:29 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As a managing broker, when I blocked off time, all hell broke loose! Whatever works for you. Timeblocking improved production, so call it what you will.

Sep 21, 2019 04:45 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I don't need to Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS as I am behind my desk at 7:00 am and I believe I'm the only person working because in 20 years I don't recollect a single incoming call before 8:00 and very few before 10:00 am.

Sep 20, 2019 10:35 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
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If there is a project that needs my full attention - then yes absolutely no distractions for a certain period of time.

Sep 20, 2019 10:16 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Each one must find what works for them and then work-it.....

Sep 20, 2019 09:36 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
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I don't, but if that works for your business, it's a great idea!

Sep 20, 2019 09:28 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, but I have windows like that which happen more naturally.

Sep 20, 2019 09:25 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I have a tendency to "block" lots of things.  For good reason and for absolutely no reason at all.  

Sep 20, 2019 09:01 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not block time. What I do is complete those tasks at a time when interruptions are unlikely.

Sep 20, 2019 08:43 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I do not, Paul but, boy, I do like the way you think!

Sep 22, 2019 07:04 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I definitely need more concentrated focus as I'm getting older, but I don't necessarily turn off the phone.

Sep 21, 2019 06:02 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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We do not. There is nothing more  aggravating to a prospect than an agent that does not answer the phone.

Sep 21, 2019 05:36 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I didn't turn my phone off but I did (and still do) turn the sound off so it doesn't interrupt when I'm with people, in meetings, or on the golf course... or other situations where it would be disruptive.  

Sep 21, 2019 05:26 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
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Great idea, I’ll give it a try.

Sep 21, 2019 04:40 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I dont do that during the day. I really never turn off I used to turn it off at midnight but I gave that up!  It does sound like a good idea! 

Sep 20, 2019 10:10 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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No, but sometimes I do forget to turn the ringer on and that does help.

Sep 20, 2019 12:13 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I keep my phone on, but try to avoid people when I really need to get something done.

Sep 20, 2019 10:12 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Very tempting... More often I wish I didn't have to cook dinner that gets in the way, or something like that.

Sep 22, 2019 06:03 AM
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Charles Peterson
Charles Rutenberg - South Ozone Park, NY
Realtor serving South Queens, NY

I usually block out my time the night before.

Sep 21, 2019 08:19 PM
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Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

I do not turn my phone off, but I will not answer business calls during certain times of the day.  Need to have some down time.  

Sep 21, 2019 10:05 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I guess that why I get more things done from 7 to 8 in the morning.

 

Sep 21, 2019 09:57 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
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Never turn my phone off, my "blocked time" is early in the morning to start the day in a relaxed way. Once in the office, since I don't have a private room, just bought myself a laptop to avoid the bullpen chatter which I do belive will work wonders for me. Picking it up today, yay!

Sep 21, 2019 09:40 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, never.

Sep 21, 2019 09:37 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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I was trained to do this.  I am not good at it however.  I can see where more work gets done because there is that time with no interruptions.

Sep 21, 2019 09:13 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

No, never.

Sep 21, 2019 08:59 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Absolutely block time!!!

Phone is only on silent (no ring) when I am shut down for the day. It is never off during my working business hours. I can determine, in many cases, if the calls are spam calls and I do not answer them. 

Sep 21, 2019 08:58 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is usually my morning. From 7 to say 845am the phone doesnt ring, so i can get everything done i need to each morning

Sep 21, 2019 05:43 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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....From my cold dead hands....

Sep 21, 2019 04:36 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

First thing in the morning and early afternoon.

Sep 21, 2019 03:17 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I do that before everyone else starts their day or in the evening. By 8:30 am, the phone starts ringing and texts start flying. My clients are used to have me pick up or at least leave them an automated message that I will call them shortly. 

Sep 20, 2019 09:56 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Definately, Midnight until 7:30 AM

Sep 20, 2019 09:48 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Only when at the gym!

Sep 20, 2019 08:38 PM
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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille - Sunny Isles, FL
Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999

I do from time to time. Not very often - but when I do I feel much better about life!

Sep 20, 2019 07:00 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

You really want to get more done...Pay attention to how much you can get accomplished the Wed, Thursday, & Friday before you leave for vacation! 

Sep 20, 2019 06:42 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Yes, when I really need to concentrate on a particular project I do.

Sep 20, 2019 02:02 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Not really. One important call is made when you leave it off.

Sep 20, 2019 01:53 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

When needed.

Sep 20, 2019 01:45 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I never turn my phone off.  It's how I'd be reached in an emergency with my family.  However I can not answer a call if I am focused on something and the call isn't from someone I know I need to take and I would check if I had a voice mail (better safe than sorry if were to be an emergency) and then get back to my task at hand.  

Sep 20, 2019 01:12 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I do if there is something that has a deadline or that I need to focus on completely but not on a regular basis.

Sep 20, 2019 12:32 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

yes I do. Whether it's investigating a project or learning something new I find it works better to do the time block/black out.

Sep 20, 2019 12:27 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We do at times, and get things done much faster that way. A

Sep 20, 2019 09:51 AM
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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

I do those things prior to 8 am, when I turn my phone on.

Oct 07, 2019 04:08 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My phone is always on. I don't respond to all calls, texts, emails if I have something more pressing to accomplish.

Sep 24, 2019 05:22 PM