Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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

Yes, they do... I don't give them a choice. And I discuss how and when I work with them upfront... so there are no surprises.

Mar 31, 2017 04:02 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

First, you need to respect yourself...

Mar 31, 2017 12:29 AM
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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

Yes. 99% of my clients are respectful.  Realtors do not respect them, out of their own issues. But, I just ignore them.

You can reach me on AR & Facebook for social after hours. But you can't reach me by phone or email after my last appointment Saturdays, 7PM weekdays, day off- Sundays nor when I'm on vacation. I shut my phone off and avoid email when online.

But MORE IMPORTANTLY, I do.

I teach my clients my hours two ways. Meeting One. And then never deviating from those hours or they know it's B.S. and why respect them?

Mar 31, 2017 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

For the most part, yes, but, of course, there are notable exceptions.

Mar 31, 2017 03:26 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - oh yes. I am very fortunate.....

Mar 30, 2017 11:17 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Some do / some do not, but thats the world we live in today....need to know it right now!

Mar 31, 2017 03:45 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

You mean the one that left a message at 10:30 p.m. and was upset that I didn't call her back until 9:00 a.m. the next morning?

Mar 31, 2017 05:41 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

Some do, some don't.

Mar 31, 2017 04:54 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I work 24 7 so I don't have a problem taking calls when I am working. 

Mar 31, 2017 03:45 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Absolutely and they appreciate that I work 24/7:)))Endre

Mar 30, 2017 11:52 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was active, my hours were whenever my clients needed me to respond....

Mar 31, 2017 08:17 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

My clients respect me, period! 

Mar 31, 2017 07:53 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes they do.

Mar 31, 2017 06:12 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Like Nina Hollander I set the ground rules up front.

Mar 31, 2017 05:59 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Yes they do. I set boudaries from the beginning and explain how I work.

Mar 31, 2017 05:40 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Mar 31, 2017 05:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

For the most part they do.

Mar 31, 2017 05:18 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I am up front with all clients and customers on my work hours. To a point, it works for me. I do not get many calls or text after 7 PM. If I do, I will not answer. 

Mar 31, 2017 05:14 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Most do - 

Mar 31, 2017 05:11 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Usually

Mar 31, 2017 05:06 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Normally but when you have customers in California or in Europe there is some flex you have to accept.

Mar 31, 2017 05:03 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Absolutely!

That is actually up to me, not them.

I find as long as they know what to expect, and I deliver, they are good with that.

Mar 31, 2017 04:48 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most of them yes. I always go over my hours when i am hired. When i am available by phone, when i can show homes and how email can work in off hours. Every now and then you get 1 client that gets so focused on buying or selling, time does not matter to them. 

Mar 31, 2017 04:43 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Why yes, yes they do because I'm on duty 24/7....

Mar 31, 2017 03:00 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No but I'm not a big stickler on the time a person calls. Typically in the morning I like to get a lot done before I get any calls, so I just don't turn on my phone until 8am. And I turn it off in the evening when I go to sleep. And I don't answer between 7 and 7:30pm when Jeopardy is on.

Mar 31, 2017 02:53 AM
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John Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate

Most of them do, thankfully.  New contacts/prospects are all over the board.

Mar 31, 2017 12:01 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes they are very respectful and rarely call after 8 unless we have an open negotation going on and then I welcome it.

Mar 31, 2017 10:30 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Most will if you let them know when you are available to help them.

Mar 31, 2017 09:38 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, they do. It's rare to get a call at a late hour unless we are in negotiations, and many email or text.

Mar 31, 2017 08:55 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No not really, they think we are continuously open 24/7 like Walmart.

Mar 31, 2017 08:47 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

you are kidding me. I texted back last night told the client I was busy on my tax. Good  night.

Mar 31, 2017 08:12 AM
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Abby Stiller
TOP SELLING REALTY - Cape Coral, FL
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

Agree with Peter Mohylsky 

Mar 31, 2017 08:07 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I believe they do.  I met with a potential new client last night. I told them I generally "shut down" by 8pm however I am up early and will respond first thing the next day.  They were okay with that.

Mar 31, 2017 07:59 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

from 7 am to 7 pm 7 days a week....yes they are well taken cared of

Mar 31, 2017 07:31 AM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Gold District Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

Most of the time yes they do, I do have a few that think when ever they feel the need to get intouch with me they will try. 

Mar 31, 2017 07:23 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

When I was active in sales, I would discuss it upfront.  Was never a problem with clients.  Random inquiries on listings quite another thing.  

Mar 31, 2017 07:07 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

most of them

Mar 31, 2017 07:04 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

They learn quickly when I don't answer my telephone

Mar 31, 2017 06:57 AM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

My clients can call me any time. They know I don't mind them calling in the evenings when they have time or are in a different time zone. If I'm busy like at a meeting, restaurant, movie or theater and my phone is on silent, I'll text them to let them know I'll call them later. Just takes a second and they know I'm there for them. That's just the way I've set up my life.

Mar 31, 2017 06:56 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Mar 31, 2017 06:55 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes they do! I offer some extended hours but there is a limit!

Mar 31, 2017 06:39 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Most of the time - sometimes they call later expecting to leave  a msg but if I recognize the number I pick up anyway

Mar 31, 2017 06:12 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I don't post actual hours of operation but most have had common sense & don't phone me after 9 or 10 at night. I don't mind early calls because I am up early. Email is different. People email me around the clock & I'll even respond to a late email or text, people really appreciate it. 

Mar 31, 2017 05:14 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Yes they do, but then again, my business hours are definitely not banker's hours!

Mar 31, 2017 04:36 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Doesn't matter... closed is closed but most of them know that and respect

Mar 10, 2018 07:21 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Well     NO!

 

Apr 02, 2017 05:01 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

For the most part.  For east coast buyers, sometimes they forget there is a two hour difference, and cannot figure out why I won't answer my phone at 6 am!

Apr 02, 2017 03:34 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Most do. But if someone has a tantrum in the middle of the night, I'd rather address the situation promptly( in a very kind gentle way) than let the person to cook the whole night in it and cancel or destroy everything first thing in the morning.

Just few days ago I had a bunch of texts from my nervous sellers, I send them few texts back and it made them feel better. It is very rare, though. 

Mar 31, 2017 11:44 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

What's not to respect about 24/7???

Mar 31, 2017 09:06 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

When I am open then I pick up the phone, when not then they wait.

Mar 31, 2017 07:46 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Almost all of the do.

Mar 31, 2017 07:01 PM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

99.9% of the time. Every once in a while somebody gets a little exuberant and texts me really late. I don't answer typically till the next morning because I go to bed fairly early

Mar 31, 2017 04:54 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

So long as I respect my hours of operation...

Mar 31, 2017 03:25 PM
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1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Yes.

Mar 31, 2017 12:42 PM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

No, I don't ask them to and advise my hours of operation are whenever I'm available.  I'm sure to take personal time, but if I'm available at 11pm on a WEdnesday I don't mind people calling/emailing.

 

My flexibility and availability are one of my clients and partners favorite thing about me --- just last week I answered the phone for a Realtor on a Saturday night and the first thing they said was "I can't believe you answered!"

Mar 31, 2017 12:26 PM