Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)

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2,775,186
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Many people need stress to operate or function. Deadlines are like fuel

Jun 13, 2016 12:12 PM
Rainmaker
823,379
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Yes, absolutely! Deadlines help me to set goals.

Jun 13, 2016 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I definately work better when I am under pressure with a deadline.

Jun 13, 2016 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I work better under pressure.

Jun 13, 2016 11:22 AM
Ambassador
1,445,719
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I work well to my own set deadlines always giving myself sufficient time to apply my best work. 

Jun 13, 2016 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carol,

I don't like them.  I am not inspired by deadlines.  We love planning ahead, and it makes us chronically early...to everything, meetings, the airport, etc.  A

Jun 13, 2016 10:26 AM
Ambassador
3,159,584
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Sadly yes.  

Jun 13, 2016 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
2,349,966
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

probably

Jun 13, 2016 01:57 PM
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6,349,978
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Absolutely!

Just turned in my contest entry on the last day.

Jun 13, 2016 12:17 PM
Rainmaker
710,082
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Yes, I definitely do!

Jun 13, 2016 11:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Everyone should.

Jun 13, 2016 11:36 AM
Ambassador
5,031,267
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, deadlines are big help, whether my own or externally-set. And sometimes the busier I am the more effective since I cannot waste ANY time

Jun 13, 2016 10:48 AM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes. Deadlines that I can't change are the best.

Jun 13, 2016 06:26 PM
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1,618,881
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Everyone does. That's why so many people procrastinate. But it is quite stressful to wait till the very last moment. I'm not a fan. 

Jun 13, 2016 05:15 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carol Williams - oh yes, we all do, I believe.

Jun 13, 2016 04:47 PM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes I do.  

Jun 13, 2016 12:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,045
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I have everything laid out and scheduled.

Often anticipate issues so the dead line is often someone screw up to say the least. That applies to everything I do. 

Jun 13, 2016 12:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,209,215
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I always get stuff done in time, but I'm (Jared) a fart in a skillet...  so I guess my answer is no?  Yes?  I dunno.  

Jun 13, 2016 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,970,436
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm not fond of deadlines! I plan ahead and set my own deadlines.

Jun 13, 2016 11:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I tend to be able to just meet the deadlines but other times I can finish a task well before it is due.

Jun 13, 2016 11:10 AM
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2,678,709
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 

   Think about the lexicology of the word.   Dead.  Line.  You cross it, or fail to cross it, you are dead.

Jun 13, 2016 11:05 AM
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3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, I am level most all the time

Jun 13, 2016 10:50 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Yes, I think I stay more focused since there is a deadline.

Jun 14, 2016 12:44 AM
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152,561
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

What Richie Alan Naggar said. I operate better that way.

Jun 13, 2016 10:36 PM
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3,626,524
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I set my own time-line and deadlines.  I don't do well with someone else setting a deadline. 

Jun 13, 2016 09:37 PM
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986,652
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Somtimes yes, but it depends on the deadline

Jun 13, 2016 09:06 PM
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5,095,966
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I think to some degree everyone does. I know I become a whirlwind if clearing my desk before going out of town!

Jun 13, 2016 08:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,839,526
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No not really but you always have to have an end in sight right?

Jun 13, 2016 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,497,848
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

For certain tasks, yes.  Taxes seem to be the biggest one for me.

Jun 14, 2016 01:33 PM
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1,722,426
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It always seems that way but often things can be overlooked and drive you crazy during your absence.

Jun 14, 2016 01:24 AM
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1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I love working on deadlines.

Jun 14, 2016 12:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Carol Williams I do work better under pressure.

Jun 13, 2016 11:45 PM
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4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I like to get the work done as soon as I can so it is done long before a deadline.

Jun 13, 2016 11:42 PM
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Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Kalama, WA
helping improve local property tax systems

Carol Williams - I self-impose deadlines if they are not given to me otherwise.  That's really the only way I can get things done. If the priority isn't set and I have all the time I want to complete something it might never get accomplished. In my line of work it's easy to over analyze and want just one more item of evidence.

Jun 13, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,189,410
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Deadlines are a reminder that time is a factor!

Jun 13, 2016 10:53 PM
Rainmaker
849,691
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Absolutely and the closer the better.

Jun 13, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No, hate them and would much rather complete a task when given then wait to complete

Jun 13, 2016 10:17 PM
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3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Aren't we always working to a deadline Carol Williams ?! 

Jun 13, 2016 09:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the particular issue.

Jun 13, 2016 09:54 PM
Rainmaker
7,785,759
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Jun 13, 2016 09:42 PM