Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

When I feel it coming on or I am going through it, I cancel my day and go to bed. When I'm feeling better I go back to work. I don't drive my car on a flat tire, so I don't drive my body on an illness. People don't appreciate you getting them sick, just so you can be "a trooper". 

Nov 09, 2015 11:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I certainly don't want to spread germs and prefer clients(and co-workers) feel the same way.  

Nov 09, 2015 11:13 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hurry and take Emergen-C and take in some HOT green chile, and hopefully you will feel better soon.  I try and stay away from others if feeling sick.

Nov 09, 2015 10:50 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Hope you heal soon... Irish coffee remedy?

This is how people coup with the same problem..... I hope people copy them... This HK high fashion shopping district next to Louis Vitton

The surgical masks are not to protect the wearer. It is a courtesy to prevent spreading their infection to others as doctors do.


Nov 09, 2015 11:57 PM
Rachel D. Hayes
Walzel Properties LLC - Houston, TX
Buy & Sell with Rachel!

I typically try to stay away from others when I am sick. In January of this year I had what felt like a cold.  I had to show houses to a client, 2 days in a row. I was careful to not shake hands and carried my hand sanitizer in my pocket (I normally do this anyway). At any rate, I wound up with walking pneumonia. Needless to say, after going to the doctor, I stayed home for a week to get better. Next time, I will still go out to meet clients if I have to do so, and still take precautions to not get others sick as well. Best thing out of this particular situation was that my client was extremely pleased, gave me an awesome review, I soon got over the illness, and still received my first ever commission check. 


P.S. This was my first transaction as a way was I gonna let a bad cold hold me back! 

Nov 09, 2015 11:38 PM
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

I try to stay away from people if I think I am contagious.  Otherwise, I try to work or just do computer work... and rest so I can get well!

Nov 09, 2015 11:37 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We rarely get colds have not had one in years.  When we don't feel well, we take care of ourselves.  A

Nov 09, 2015 11:24 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I would always go to the office and stay in my office and work ....I rarely got sick....maybe once or twice that I can remember.... but if I had a listing call, I would always alert the homeowner that I was sick but I would go to the appointment if they could not wait.... they always waited and were appreciative that I disclosed that so their family would not get sick....

Nov 09, 2015 11:19 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

absolutely keep on working. do not let the intruder have the satisfaction

Nov 09, 2015 11:14 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If I know i'm contagious, I stay home and focus on getting well. which for me means exercise more.

This past week I encountered a couple who, adhering to current CDC guidelines. would not shake the hand of anyone. 

I can only imagine their response to a ragweed sneeze.

Nov 09, 2015 10:42 PM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

I would assume that with the 100's of people a Realtor meets each month, it would behoove you to keep your immune system as healthy as possible. If you feel that you're coming down with something, do you let your clients know, and not shake their hands or get to close to them?

Nov 09, 2015 10:42 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

This year has been about pushing through.

Feb 02, 2019 12:00 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Yes Debbie Reynolds ....But I tell them right away they understand while I don't shake their hand or stand close to them ....They appreciate the fact that I tell them

Nov 17, 2015 09:01 AM
Amy Lopez
Clarksville Property Solutions LLC - Clarksville, TN
Clarksville Property Solutions Founder

I try to stay away from people when I am sick and hope they do the same. There is plenty to do on the computer or telephone and not contaminate otehrs.

Nov 11, 2015 10:29 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's like the commercial where the dad doesn't get a sick day from watching his baby.

Nov 11, 2015 05:17 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I guess I am a baby.  When I am sick I just shut it down.

Nov 10, 2015 09:19 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. I am seldom out, so I would have to be really sick. If that is the case, will cancel my appts.

Nov 10, 2015 04:59 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Depends how sick I am. If it is really bad, I apologize and reschedule. We all people and it is better to be honest and sincere, than to keep appointment pretending you are fine. 

I hope, you feel better. 

Nov 10, 2015 04:28 PM
Blanca Barajas
Winter Group - Las Vegas, NV

If its a really bad cold I stay in but I haven't had a cold in about three years, I do get really bad allergies and when it gets to the point where I get watery eyes I stay in.

Nov 10, 2015 01:47 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I usually do work when I'm sick. I know I should stay home, but if something needs to be done, then I do it. 

Nov 10, 2015 01:12 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I hardly ever get sick Debbie. If I have a cold and are stuffy I tell them this and if they do not care I go.

Nov 10, 2015 12:38 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds we are our best asset - so we should focus on our health.

I usually do not go out to show homes if I am not well - and if it is really 'urgent' I have my colleagues who help me.

Working hard when you are fit is okay, not when you are sick.

Nov 10, 2015 11:42 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have allergies pretty bad and am always caughing, and everyone knows i am not sick.  If I was truly sick, I would let the person know, if they still want to meet and I am able to go, I will.

Nov 10, 2015 09:08 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - I do continue to work even when ill, unless I am physically am just unable to. However, I try to avoid clients if I am contagious.

Nov 10, 2015 09:01 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Sometimes, but if they have children or are pregnant, we reschedule, or use a different agent.  Evelyn and I cover for each other, so normally, we don't have that situation.

Nov 10, 2015 07:39 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Thankfully, I don't get sick very often.  The last time was over a year ago and for some reason, it hit me hard. I asked a collegue to go on showings for me that couldn't be rescheduled. 

Nov 10, 2015 07:14 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I don't slow down unless I am REALLY sick!

Nov 10, 2015 06:32 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We should stay home to prevent the spread of our colds. However, I have always continued to work whenever possible. 

Nov 10, 2015 06:26 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have the same thing and headed to NAR tomorrow. I got a ZPack from my Doctor and took a B-12 shot. I should be fine by tomorrow. In the meantime stay home and have others do the meet and greet.

Nov 10, 2015 05:51 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I work at the house, until I just can’t. However I don’t meet clients. I have my trusty broker associate sub for me. I hope you are back to 100% quick.

Nov 10, 2015 04:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

If I'm contagious or if it is so bad that I cannot be effective then I reschedule. 

Nov 10, 2015 04:34 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Sometime we must press on Debbie Reynolds 

Nov 10, 2015 04:15 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I was working when I had a fever and strep throat the next day I was in the hopital.  

Nov 10, 2015 02:56 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I won't meet with clients when I'm sick, but will continue to work out of my home as opposed to the office.

Nov 10, 2015 02:51 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I won't meet clients if I'm contagious or visibly sick.  I'll still work on desk based aspects of the business though.

Nov 10, 2015 02:38 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I work when I am sick but if I think I'm contagious I try to stay home.

Nov 10, 2015 02:26 AM
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, don't want to spread the germs, so it's good that we are a Team and one of us can scramble around and get it all done!

Nov 10, 2015 01:57 AM
Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
Social Media, Content & Client Relations

I've been dealing with a health issue the last few weeks that has really worn me down, but can't get others sick. I now have a pretty hefty headache from it all, but I'm still here.

Nov 10, 2015 01:19 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I still keep working, possibly more then when I am not sick because I am home more and can really go all out with digital marketing, websites etc.

Nov 10, 2015 12:12 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on the client, the property and how bad my simptons are

Nov 09, 2015 11:59 PM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I was just discussing this with my mentor and our brokerages sales manager.  With 900+ agents, couple of office workers come in sick, it can get hundreds sick.  That is what happened to her, one sick officer worker came in and now she is sick.   We discussed no coming into work if you are not feeling well, as it will add up to more lost productivity.  Feel better!

Nov 09, 2015 11:56 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

At home - OK - face 2 face - not fair to others

Nov 09, 2015 11:50 PM