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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
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I suspect you're really asking would we skip Mother's Day to finalize a contract on a million dollar home, since the Title companies are closed on Sundays.  With 24 hours in a day, there is always a way to do both.  One never has to "skip" anything if it is a priority.  

May 14, 2017 08:56 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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 I would bring Mom to the closing.

May 14, 2017 08:53 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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Since Mother's Day falls on a Sunday... there would never be a need to.

May 14, 2017 08:30 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

There are no emergencies in Real Estate.  I have an offer in negotiation on a home in that range and it will wait until Monday, as agreed by both parties!

May 14, 2017 10:45 AM
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Bob Crane
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I will let you know if the opportunity arises.

May 14, 2017 09:48 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I could still find a way to do both, if that ever were to actually happen!

May 14, 2017 08:13 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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John Peak There are 364 other day to close on this property.

May 14, 2017 09:12 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I would do both since time management is much easier these days.

May 14, 2017 08:51 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You can't skip Mother's Day. Few closings take place on Sundays.

May 14, 2017 10:00 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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John

Like Candice A. Donofrio said cannot close on Sundays...and if you could I would follow Fred Griffin 's advice.  There was on occasion when I picked up Ro's mom at LAX, because she diecided to come home earlier.    I had an appointment with just enough time to get to the signing.  She was delighted to come along, and was very gracious and stayed in the background.  A

May 14, 2017 09:21 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
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I would work on Mother's Day for a $1M transaction, yes. I did some work today for a $100K transaction.

May 14, 2017 10:13 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Never have to skip anything that is a priority..both can be done with ease!

May 14, 2017 09:48 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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Yes. I wouldn't skip Easter or Christmas though. Money isn't everything. -Kasey

May 14, 2017 09:19 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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Get out of my way as I knocked you down going into the title company (if it was open that is).

May 14, 2017 12:45 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Not only would I skip...but hop and jump too

May 14, 2017 09:32 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Any one sympathetic understands that....

May 14, 2017 08:12 AM
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Steve Higgins
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Only if my wife was okay with it.

May 14, 2017 06:21 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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My mother would want me to do that!!

May 14, 2017 05:22 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
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Depends on what you mean by skipping?  There are 365 days in the year to celebrate anything that you want.  Today is not the only day...

This morning I spent 4 hours at a dog agility seminar and it was great. I came home all worn out and then checked out my cards from the kids.

Eve

 

May 14, 2017 04:56 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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yes, and I hope my daughter's answer would be YES to this one....everyday is mother's day in my family....

May 14, 2017 01:14 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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Nothing closes on Sunday. Closings are Mon-Fri.

May 14, 2017 01:08 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Mom would have a fabulous coming week!

May 14, 2017 11:33 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Sure... how long does it take... lots of time to celebrate Mother's Day. Then again, since Mother's Day falls on a Sunday, there would be no closings on Sundays.

May 14, 2017 11:15 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Where there is a will ... there is always a way. 

May 14, 2017 10:30 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
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I agree with Carol Williams just because there are two things for that day doesn't mean you couldn't do both I don't remember either a contract ratification or mother's day requiring a full day John Peak 

May 10, 2018 09:17 PM
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Scott Thompson
Columbia Mortgage Plus - Blue Springs, MO
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Hhahaa I'd skip, jump and do cartwheels in the parking lot.

Make it a Great Day.

Jun 12, 2017 12:17 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I would write a contract on Mother's Day, but closing would need to be done Monday thru Friday.

May 17, 2017 02:30 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Sorry, past on the deal.

 

May 16, 2017 08:06 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Where do I sign-up?

May 16, 2017 06:45 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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yes I would

May 15, 2017 07:11 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Yes, and I insist you remove "Expert" from your title.

May 15, 2017 05:38 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Sure.

May 15, 2017 05:33 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Sure, why not? Business is business so I'm all in

May 15, 2017 05:23 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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I doubt 'sealing the deal' would take all day or even half a day or even more than an hour.

Many important details are left out of your question such as initial showing on Mothers Day. Showing is not related to 'sealing a deal' because you don't know what the outcome will be.

To summarize, a good 'potty break' is all that needed. The agent that can't pull that off won't close the deal anyway.

 

May 15, 2017 05:21 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Can't skip the day regardless of where one is...

May 15, 2017 03:20 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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John Peak - I can do BOTH, believe me!

May 14, 2017 11:33 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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Of course. My mom isn't stupid enough to wrap our relationship into a single day. And she lives three states away.

May 14, 2017 09:04 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I could probably work in a little time for a needy client like that.

May 14, 2017 09:01 PM
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Melissa Jackson
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I would manage to schedule both.  I'm sure my Mother wouldn't mind. 

May 14, 2017 08:35 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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There are enough hours in the day to do both - takes an hour to attend a Closing and I spent at least that on AR today!  

May 14, 2017 07:58 PM
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William Feela
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In a heart beat.  I could do something even more special

May 14, 2017 07:50 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Closings don't take all day; can have a double celebration later! 

PS - we are an attorney state and those guys don't work on Sundays, nor do banks for wire transfers. I know your Q was hypothetical.

 

May 14, 2017 04:32 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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I would show the house and close the deal and make time for my family because I'm a great multi tasker.

May 14, 2017 04:02 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
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I would close and enjoy Mother's Day!

May 14, 2017 03:17 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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I don't see why that would be necessary as there are 24 hrs in a day.  I would definitely spend some time w/ my mom (and always have, except when I lived in half way across the country).  Also, a million dollar home is not that unusual here.

May 14, 2017 02:35 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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No.  Out here homes only close on weekdays and we aren't involved beyond getting the keys to the buyer's agent... which a title rep can do for us.

May 14, 2017 02:10 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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It should not take all day.

May 14, 2017 12:22 PM