YES...I Work Weekends!!!

Real Estate Agent with Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

Some things just don't make sense to me. Like when I hear downtown retail owners complain about lack of business and then close up shop at 5pm when everyone is getting out of work. Same in real estate. Why would you not work when everyone is out looking for properties? I get the whole 'need a day to myself" thing but you wouldn't sell umbrella's on a sunny day so why would you take the days off when people are most apt to be looking. In all honesty, I would say that 15 of my sales last year picked me because of my tag line "Yes...I work Weekends". It is personal preference and I appreciate your NOT working as I get those calls but if you are wondering where your business went look on Saturday and you might find them.

Guy in hammock

Even if you choose to take weekends off, WHY do you make it so hard for the rest of us to sell your listings on the weekends? Really, do you tell your sellers their home is only for sale during the week days? Take your weekend and go enjoy yourself but make arrangements for getting lockbox codes to those of us who do work everyday. How great would it be for you to enjoy yourself at the lake while I go sell your properties? But I can if you won't answer your phone and give me a lockbox. Sometimes you need 24hrs notice but there are a lot of vacant properties that will not be shown because you don't want to take three minutes out of your weekend to answer the phone and give a code to get in.

Bottom line we can't sell what we can't get into so if you choose not to work weekends (leave them my number) at least find a way to get lockbox codes to those who do and we will ALL make more money and that is why we are in business right?


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Lake and Lodge Realty
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

I work weekends and nights, but not every night and not every weekend, and then sometimes I goof off during the week. 

April 05, 2011 03:19 PM
Ann Hayden
Prudential Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri


I usually work on the weekend....

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

April 07, 2011 01:54 PM
Ed Vogt
Grandville, MI Midwest Properties
Midwest Properties of Michigan

I like to have Sundays off, but that being said I have not had one off in weeks.  My buyer clients work mostly 9 -5 (6, 7) jobs Monday - Friday.  Since I'm working with several buyers right now, that is when they are available and we do what needs to be done to accommodate our clients. 

April 13, 2011 08:37 AM
Roberta Kayne
CRS, ABR, SFR, RRS, Realtor, Re/Max Affiliates
Dublin & Central Ohio Homes

I can't imagine not working weekends - whether it's showing homes, answering calls, etc.  If someone wants to show one of my listings, our office is open 7 days to schedule showings.  But we as agents cannot work 24/7 -- we need to schedule time off or we will burn out and become useless.

April 13, 2011 08:38 AM
Matt Robinson
Pensacola Real Estate (850) 292-4000
ERA Emerald Coast Realty

I made a personal decision to not work weekends for the sake of my family (4 small kids), but only after my business was built to the point that I could comfortable do it without any financial worries.  I'm also the young families pastor at a church an hour away, so Sundays are impossibles for work.  However, I respect your decision to work those days, and I regularly check my phone messages so I can get showing instructions to agents when they need them.

However, agents that call at the last minute (like at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday for an 11:30 showing) and then get mad when I don't call them back...are beyond ridiculous, and I have to deal with them all the time.  Hopefully you are not one of those.

October 24, 2011 12:59 PM

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Author Bio: Randy Ostrander, Broker/Owner of Lake and Lodge Realty in Big Rapids, MI covers all of West Central Michigan. He does work weekends so he can be there wheneve you are ready to handle all of your real estate needs.