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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 / Property Manager

Which 1/2 of the work-day would you like me to describe?

Nov 18, 2018 07:32 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Maybe a dream. More likely a nightmare. Choose carefully. 

Nov 18, 2018 07:30 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I do have a routine and after 8 hours I'm about half way through my work day.

Nov 18, 2018 07:51 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 have NO clue! It's been since I worked as a nurse that I've actually had one! 14-16 hour days are more like it!

Nov 18, 2018 08:01 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What's an 8-hour workday? My workdays are generally 12 hours and they are busy!

Nov 18, 2018 07:57 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never had one in my working career, so can't help! For some a luxury and for some pure hell!

Nov 18, 2018 07:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

14 - 16 hours. 

Nov 18, 2018 08:38 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

An 8 hour day is a 9-5 job. For Full Time Real Estate Agents the wheels are turning 24-7. 

Nov 18, 2018 08:19 AM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Most days I work a lot more than 8 hours. To answer your question I typically...

1.5 hours blog/social media/offline marketing

2+ hours calling clients or prospects and/or networking

1 hour prepping for tomorrow's work

6-10 hours working with clients, doing paperwork, etc.

Of course this is fluid and can change, often daily.

Nov 18, 2018 08:12 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I don't measure my work days by the clock. I measure them by what needs to be accomplished. Some days are longer. Some are sorter. None are 8 hour days.

Nov 18, 2018 08:01 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm up at 5, work 2-3 hours doing anything I can do on the computer (follow-up emails, update databases, work on my webpage, take care of social media, etc). Then an hour or so exercising, then shower. Then I'm off-  The day might include making appointments, making phone calls, following up on current deals, resolving issues, conducting showings/ inspections/ appraisals, doing research, prospecting, attending a team meeting or training of some sort. Some days that might take more time and some days less. I typically break at 5 to make dinner then after dinner/family time, I do some work at 7:30pm. So every day is different, and rarely are the days 8 hours long. 

Nov 18, 2018 11:22 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Many years ago I discovered working to be a results driven dynamic not a time driven one....This has made me more productive & free to come & go

Nov 18, 2018 07:39 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I used to work in a corporate world for years.  I left but now often I work more than 8 hours a day.  Having said that, this is my business. 

Nov 18, 2018 04:18 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Looks like a full day William. 

Nov 18, 2018 01:28 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

It would look really good I imagine. I haven't worked an 8 hour day as far back as I can remember.

Nov 18, 2018 12:49 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my 8 hour work day begins one hour after the gym and that begins at 5:00am every morning.... so my 8 hours runs from 6:00am to 7:00pm... with an hour or 2 off in between somewhere.....

Nov 18, 2018 10:54 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Like Debe Maxwell, CRS The last 8 hour day was when I was a nurse.

With Real Estate, we have the flexibility to work any or all 24 hours. We also have the same flexibility to take those same hours off. 

Nov 18, 2018 10:22 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Starts at 8am and ends around 8pm.

Nov 18, 2018 09:24 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

No one day looks like another... 

Nov 18, 2018 08:39 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I can hit 8 hours at 3pm every weekday. That means I have another 5 to 6 hours to look forward to during the week. 

Nov 18, 2018 03:04 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Unusual.

Nov 18, 2018 02:57 PM
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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

🎶 it's not work that makes it work on
I let the magic do the working for me🎶

Sometimes results take 15 minutes & feel like 8 hours--and sometimes 15 hours feels like 3.

Nov 18, 2018 12:21 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 BTDT.  No, thanks.

Nov 18, 2018 11:02 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It varies from day to day, and other than vacations and an occasional partial day off for family and such I don't recall any work days as short as 8-hours

Nov 18, 2018 10:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

An interesting concept that does not apply for those in the real estate business.

Nov 18, 2018 10:03 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

unlikely

Nov 18, 2018 08:41 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Real Estate Deals!

I have not achieved that level of comfort yet :-) When I have made the most money in this business, I have also worked the most.

Nov 18, 2018 08:31 AM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

What's that?

Nov 18, 2018 08:28 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Looks good.

Nov 18, 2018 08:00 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Never had the opportunity of that luxury!

Nov 18, 2018 07:59 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

Looks like one-third of the workday.

Nov 19, 2018 05:41 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

At least 12 hours

Nov 19, 2018 04:50 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Only 8 hours?

Nov 18, 2018 10:16 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

A dream since I never worked "8 hrs" days in my life... the Military was not an eight hours job, the security business was not an 8 hr a day job and Real Estate is not an 8 hour career...

Nov 18, 2018 09:59 PM
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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

I cannot. Have to pick up my son from school.

Nov 18, 2018 09:50 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Some days William Piotrowski that is only a half day!

Nov 18, 2018 09:49 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Stop by and I will show you my time block.  Generally an 18 hour day with some real work, a lot of leading my staff, some learning, some reflection, a meal or two, and on a good day I may even find time for a nap.

Nov 18, 2018 06:46 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Each day is different......I can't imagine in real estate only putting in an 8 hour day!

Nov 18, 2018 06:29 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

What's an eight hour workday LOL I don't see those very often 

Nov 23, 2018 02:18 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No two the same

Nov 21, 2018 07:45 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

Right now, less busy, lots of prospecting and preparing for 2019.  Earlier this year, lots of contacts, contracts, clients, etc.    Those days were not 8 hours!  

Nov 21, 2018 09:07 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

someone else's life.

Nov 19, 2018 10:15 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Fun.

I like what I do. And, come to think of it, I seldom like the ceasation of doing what I like.

What does it LOOK like? To others it would appear I do nothing. To my tribe what they know I'm doing is listening. Once one can hear clearly, the needed action are mostly simple.

Nov 19, 2018 01:02 PM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Oh wow ... is this timely!  My wife and I were just having a conversation about this very thing.  And it's been so long since a regular 8-hour day/5 day a week schedule was in play ... I simply don't remember what it was like. I was only 25 when that schedule was left behind.  

Gene

Nov 19, 2018 10:00 AM