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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I agree with Michael Jacobs and I try to do the "ordinary" tasks during the week when I can but I occasionally find myself in Costco on a Sat or Sunday and tell myself "never again"

We can do the ordinary when others cannot so I try to plan the extraordinary the same way.

Aug 13, 2015 11:42 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes! Because Saturdays are for me, only touring homes & inspections; once done (or if none to do) I'm off for the day.

Sundays are dedicated "off the grid" days off with family & hiking and enjoying all San Diego has to offer...which is a treasure trove of never ending gifts! No phones, no texts, no e-mail, no clients. Just a few minutes on Active Rain and I'm off.

Aug 13, 2015 11:32 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Saturday and Sunday are just other days for me.  I like the "flexibility"(he says with a chuckle) of life in real estate where I can sometimes escape during the week to take care of personal business/errands without as many crowds.   

Aug 13, 2015 11:31 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

I agree with Michael Jacobs.  The weekends are just like any day many times, unless it is a national holiday.  We usually fit in our stuff during the week, and we take daily moments to do something special for ourselves.  It is part of our day.  A

Aug 13, 2015 11:52 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I pretty much always combine personal and professional, and some things are better done on weekends. For example, I'm heading up to Carmel Valley tomorrow, Saturday, because I want to take photos of new wine tasting rooms and see what changes have been happening in the village. I have a very strong Carmel Valley California website that drives a lot of traffic to my real estate site. So consider it partially a business drive. At the same time, I'll take a friend along and we will enjoy lunch and a glass of wine at one of the many outdoor cafes up there.

Aug 14, 2015 03:32 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

yes!!!!!

Aug 13, 2015 11:34 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Like Michael Jacobs and Ron and Alexandra Seigel weekends are often workdays for me. They are prime showing and listing appointment days for my clients. I love being able to head to the beach on a weekday though!

Aug 14, 2015 04:20 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Absolutely. 

Aug 14, 2015 02:21 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, to both family and by myself...  recouperating for the next week+.... haven't been to the gym in over a week.... it's brutal....

Aug 14, 2015 12:04 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Most weeks I do.

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like to enjoy my Sundays off, then I look forward to getting back to work.

May 03, 2018 10:09 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Not really. In our business you never know what a weekend can bring. I just enjoy time with family and friends when we can make it happen.

Aug 12, 2016 10:41 AM
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Dagmar Sands
Real Estate International, Inc. - Johns Creek, GA
International Real Estate Agent, CIPS, FIPC, ABR

I have for many, many years worked every single weekend showing properties.  Now that I have two little grandsons I like to spend at least one day out of my weekend with my family.  I've missed many weekends with my children because I worked a lot in the days when I was raising them. 

Aug 14, 2015 07:25 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I look forward to weekends, but I'm not sure why, since I works them too.

Aug 14, 2015 02:32 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

I usually have a full day on Saturday with buyers and sellers, and TRY very hard to take Sunday to get my personal stuff done.  

Aug 14, 2015 01:15 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Since I have no family here it is all about me! Sometimes friends are included but I have hobbies and activities that have to be done solo.

Aug 14, 2015 03:38 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Yes Debbie Reynolds - more towards the activities with my clients - open house, showing, appointments. I still work on weekends.....

Though I do take time off for special weekends - and sometimes work only half day on weekends.

Aug 14, 2015 03:27 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Only Saturday and Sunday evening Debbie, I get pretty busy during the day.

Aug 14, 2015 02:43 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Well, not really now...business is crazy - But, we're not complaining!

Aug 14, 2015 01:07 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Yes, I do but these last few months have been anything but personal time. 

Aug 14, 2015 12:57 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Sometimes the days just blend together. Traffic patterns are different: no school buses...

Aug 14, 2015 11:52 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do try to fit that in. This one will combine both work and maybe some fun. It all depends on if I decide to travel on Saturday to see a special someone. 

Aug 14, 2015 09:36 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I get a massage every two weeks on a Saturday. 

Aug 14, 2015 09:14 AM
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Yes, always. I believe in a good balance. Weekend is the time to unwind.

Aug 14, 2015 07:31 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I do look forward to down time, but it doesn't always come on weekends around here. This weekend I work. Next weekend I'm off.

Aug 14, 2015 07:25 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I look forward to this everyday at my age!

Aug 14, 2015 06:37 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

My weekends are the same as the week days.  My routine doesn't change.

Aug 14, 2015 06:19 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Everyday is devoted to the purpose of "special' in my world

Aug 14, 2015 05:56 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

We work most weekends, but try to take an afternoon or two off during the work week.  

Aug 14, 2015 04:39 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, I call Sandy in California less on weekends. AHH! Peace and quiet!

Aug 14, 2015 03:48 AM