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5,095,861
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What is a day off? That's an unkown concept to me, Paul.

Jun 03, 2019 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
3,626,524
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Always on duty.  On the average I work about 1-2 hours a day 7 days a week, 365.  

Jun 03, 2019 02:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,538,420
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I've been a Realtor for 37 years.  I am trying to keep a slower pace as I move through my golden years.  However, I really am never quite away.  The good news with technology and cell phones, it is easier to always be on duty than it was in 1981.

Jun 03, 2019 01:50 AM
Ambassador
6,349,430
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I always have the option to anwer the phone or not.

Jun 03, 2019 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
876,022
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Always on duty... I am fortunate to have a group of people in my office that all work together and help each other. So whether you are sick or on vacation we all have each others back. Never the less you have to stay in tune with each decision and action and keep on line to make sure all is good for your client.

Jun 03, 2019 01:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Unless i am on a cruise ship, i can never get away. I took yesterday off, however fielded calls, emails and even did a bpo last night when an asset manager emailed about a reo auction today where the other aent did not do it on time, and if i could, the listing was mine. 

Jun 03, 2019 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,276
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Even on days off you still have to check in. 

Jun 03, 2019 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,452
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, not always.

Jun 03, 2019 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
755,555
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

My phone is always in hand so I am going to see messages even if I am off. If I am unable to respond immediately I will get back to you in a reasonable time frame. So on duty or limited duty 24-7.

Jun 03, 2019 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
849,591
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Yesterday felt like a day off but still included a real estate related lengthy phone call.  

Jun 03, 2019 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
5,188,610
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Many years ago, as an asset manager of of large portfolio, it was 24/7/365 without any breaks. Then I realized life was too short! Now I have all days off and that is the other extreme!

Jun 03, 2019 04:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,188,211
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

One is like another to me, Paul. When I'm not working I am available for calls. The last couple of supposed vacations have been interrupted by issues on transactons 

Jun 03, 2019 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,550,601
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

"On duty" is akin to "Always Open" or "24/7.  It's a concept that works in name only for some but can be found as part of others.  Priorities come to mind.   

Jun 03, 2019 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
4,847,715
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not very far.

Jun 03, 2019 06:11 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

Even on vacation I was always available on some level.  I had back-up but I still wanted people to know I was available... maybe not immediately (as usual) but within a few hours at most.

Jun 03, 2019 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
7,784,719
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Every day is a day off for me.

Jun 03, 2019 04:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not very far. 

Jun 03, 2019 06:28 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Not far but, I do typically take Sundays off and get out in the garden or go to the park with the fur babies. I don't get too far away!

Jun 03, 2019 06:27 AM
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3,095,171
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Depends on whether we go fishing at our favorite spot on the weekend (virtually little/no internet) or have the Gbabies (present for memories like lizard chasing and picking strwaberries from the patch). Will periodically check messages though.

Jun 03, 2019 06:56 PM
Rainmaker
2,070,825
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Always on the duty as long I have my phone with me.

Jun 03, 2019 02:22 PM
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3,580,274
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

No I'm not always on duty. Lordy that would be depressing. I have a life and it's best to be enjoyed - not consumed by business.

Jun 03, 2019 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
921,404
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Days off?  That does not work.

However a real vacation into places without cell coverage....now that's how you spell VACATION!  Even then I do purchase a list from the local taxing authority.

Jun 03, 2019 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,371,964
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

When I felt it necessary to get away I just turn my phone off Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Jun 03, 2019 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,497,698
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Always on.  Even the last 3 weeks in Europe I still had access to my email and was checking it at night.  Mainly to get rid of the trash mails.  Still came home to 115 legit emails.

Jun 03, 2019 09:27 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am accessible and available when I need to be. 

Jun 03, 2019 08:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,236,920
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

refer to team member.

Jun 03, 2019 08:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,292,641
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My family is visiting from out of state. Yesterday and today are the closest to days off that I take. Yet, messages still need responses and phones get answered.

Jun 03, 2019 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
898,042
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

I feel like I'm always on duty. Anyone else negotiate a contract at Disney World?

Jun 03, 2019 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

You know we were in commercial real estate, and to this day when I see a sign I do notice it and we will often comment on it especially when we are in LA.  We knew every owner of every building and the stories with those properties in those days.  I also notice the real estate signs in Europe...And the same for brands, I live an breathe brands---love what we do, love seeing spins and packaging...From that aspect, I am on duty...however, I enjoy it.  Now being in the countryside, perhaps I am off duty...A

Jun 03, 2019 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I can just leave what I do and pick it up when I have time...

the team members are ALWAYS ready to answer the phone unless they're with clients...

Jun 03, 2019 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E-Rae Realty - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

Even when I'm not "working" it always seems to creep back in...

Jun 03, 2019 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not on duty, maybe on alert.

Jun 03, 2019 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,046
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

On duty until I am not .....

Jun 03, 2019 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
469,510
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

I'm always "on" to a degree unless I go someplace with no cell coverage.

Jun 03, 2019 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
780,074
Abby Stiller
TOP SELLING REALTY - Cape Coral, FL
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

Always on duty

Jun 04, 2019 04:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,326
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We re ALWAYS working and linked to our business in one form or another

Jun 04, 2019 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
5,847,480
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

What's a day off?  I try and no make appts on Sunday, but always answer my phone and emails.

Jun 17, 2019 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,895,635
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to say I am on duty all the time.

 

Jun 06, 2019 09:32 AM