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

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Candice A. Donofrio
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Sister Chronos manages time very well.
I get up earlier than most humans, and work undisturbed before phones begin to ring. By the time I need to go out in the field, my desk is clear and my day is well underway. It is a rare day that I don't shut my office down at 4 p.m. with only the following day's tasks on my desk.

I've been working on steroids the past few days so I can spend the rest of my weekend at the River Run with 50,000 bikers. LOL

Apr 26, 2018 08:47 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I manage for the most part, Paul. Then again, I'm not working at increasing my business 20% each year either. I'm very disciplined about the hours I work, so that "forces" me to get as much done as possible during those hours.

Apr 26, 2018 08:47 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Depends on how much is on your plate that can't wait until the next day.  I have pulled long hours in the past, but I find now I do need my down time in the evening before bed.

Apr 26, 2018 09:39 AM
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Bob Crane
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I left the office at midnight last night, most nights it is not that early.

Apr 26, 2018 09:24 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Long hours are standard for successful agents.

Apr 26, 2018 08:39 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Focus & a plan helps but, right now, the phone is ringing off of the hook and a couple more hours of daylight would help trememdously!

Apr 26, 2018 07:16 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     Yes, until my main internet service provider went down at 11:00PM last night, and is still out!   I am winging it with a mobile hot spot.

Apr 26, 2018 01:54 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Sometimes & especially right now. I get an early start (7:30am) & I work til dinner. Somedays I have to work after dinner too; til 8 or 9. Usually by the time it hits 9 pm I'm out of steam & I'm not going to be sharp enough to do much more so I call it quits because tomorrow is another day. 

Apr 26, 2018 01:30 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I think we could all work ourselves to death Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, if we allowed ourselves to.  I try to limit my work activity to the hours of 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM but obviously that doesn't always work. As far as putting signs in when it's dark... that's 4PM in the winter and 10:30 PM in the summer up here in the Northland (I can not say I've put a sign in while it was dark in the summer months).

Apr 26, 2018 11:52 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

there are days like that Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, but putting in a For Sale sign is always a pleasure to do, no matter the time.

Apr 26, 2018 11:02 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Often when I find myself working after sunset putting up for sale signs I realize that is the result of doing things I should not have been doing during the day, such as driving that unqualified buyer around or meeting with that LO who needed to show me a shiny thing.

Of course, one could suggest you should not be putting up signs. That's a $5 an hour thing to delegate.

Apr 26, 2018 09:15 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

There are some days that just seem to be a bit too jammed with stuff.... Yesterday I tried to keep track of everything I did because I was trying to figure out where I spend time unnecessarily. And I stopped around 2 or 3 pm because I just couldn't keep up with myself. haha.

Apr 26, 2018 04:38 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
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Yes, it happens.  I have worked until 1pm many times.

Apr 26, 2018 04:21 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Thankfully the 'crazy days' aren't a daily occurrence ...!! 

Apr 26, 2018 12:37 PM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
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Someday's Yes....Someday's No....but whatever i get done or don't get done is what i can do!

Apr 26, 2018 11:20 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I have made it a practice to shut down my computer before starting dinner.  I usually am up early, and today was an exception as we were out late with a dear friend who was in town. A 

Apr 26, 2018 10:58 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Only if the better half adds to the honey do list!

You will need to get some night vision goggles like they use in the military!

Apr 26, 2018 10:34 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Paul do you guys not have sign companies in your area that can do that for you?  We try to delegate as much as we can because, as we all know, there are so many details to handle.

Apr 26, 2018 10:00 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

never put off tomorrow what you can do today!!!! is how I live and work...

Apr 26, 2018 09:46 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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I have my "to do' list and the brokerage has a sign installation service. I'm okay.  This week. 

Apr 26, 2018 09:45 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Some days.

Apr 26, 2018 09:37 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
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Delegate more and focus on more money making activities. 

Apr 26, 2018 07:08 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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There are times that are super crazy and others when I can take a breather. Make hay while the sun shines (or after dark if necessary).

Apr 26, 2018 06:21 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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It's just hard everyday but you've got to set those priorities or you'll be putting up a sign in the dark!

Apr 26, 2018 04:42 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Not really.  Everything that needs to get done each day ... gets done.  I just don't take on more than I can manage ... and manage well. 

Apr 26, 2018 02:07 PM
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Some times it is

Apr 26, 2018 09:29 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
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Yes, I work till 9 pm almost daily too.

Apr 26, 2018 10:43 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Well, that's why you might want to delegate some staff:) 

Apr 26, 2018 07:32 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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All is managed except for the unexpected occasionally & that gets done too

Apr 26, 2018 01:54 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Even though our Team has members who help with various details, I never am "caught up". Seems to be a permanent condition not to have enough time to get everything done that I want to accomplish.

Apr 27, 2018 01:10 PM
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Andrea Moore
Welcome Home Loans, LLC - Winter Garden, FL

Not really. I make sure I put a deadline on my workday. If I say I'm stopping work at 6, my work becomes much more focused, and I'm able to get everything done before my deadline.

Apr 27, 2018 07:44 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I feel like I have achieved a good work/life balance.  Delegate tasks I dont care to do... Like putting up signs :) and it works for me. :) 

Apr 27, 2018 07:38 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

ROFL - no!

Apr 27, 2018 05:44 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

I used to, now I do what I can and try not to overschedule.

Apr 27, 2018 05:38 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Sometimes I do Paul

Apr 27, 2018 05:13 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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The days just aren't long enough lately.  You need to help the sign guy put food on his table and add him/her to your team.  ;0

Apr 27, 2018 04:36 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - that's why the daylight is for more hours... lol!

All the best, keep listing!

Apr 26, 2018 09:02 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes, how did you know!

May 03, 2018 07:19 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I find myself working later and later also.

 

Apr 30, 2018 05:29 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

There were a couple days last week that felt like they never ended.

Apr 30, 2018 07:21 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 / Property Manager

Hi Paul,
There is always MORE to do and that's why time management and delegation is so important.  Happy Friday!

Apr 27, 2018 05:21 AM