A Realtor Who Refuses To Work On Sunday Is Like A Nurse Who Hates Blood!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP

What good is a Sailor who hates the water? Why would someone be a nurse when the sight of blood turns their stomach? I don't understand Realtors who refuse to work on Sunday. I "tried" to submit an offer today, but wasn't able to reach the listing agent. My buyer had "very specific" questions that he wanted the answers to PRIOR to making an offer. I should add that my buyer is leaving town tomorrow and won't be back for 2 weeks.

This seller missed out on an offer because her Listing Agent.... "doesnt' work on Sunday's."

I get family, observation of the Sabbath and so forth. I really do. But how hard is it to answer your phone? How long would it take to handle a critical phone call that shouldn't take more than 5 minutes of your day?


Pro football is played on Sunday, not Tuesday.


Buyers are most active ON THE WEEKEND. A seller deserves to have an agent who is readily available SEVEN days a week to, at the very least, accept and return crucial phone calls.


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Greg Nino
, Houston area Realtor®.
Helping residential buyers, sellers and tenants 7 days a week.
Available @ 832-298-8555 

RE/MAX Compass (Formerly RE/MAX WHP)





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Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team
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Keller Williams Partners Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team

This is why I am so grateful to have a partner that I can share the work load with and get precious time off!

We work 11 day shifts and then get 2 days off, sometimes 3 if we are not really busy.  We have a Team phone number that we rotate between us ever 7 days so we're not over burden with the crazy calls.  After the 2 days off I come back refreshed and ready to tackle anything.

It is a GREAT SYSTEM for us that allows us to have the 7 days coverage!!  Joy

April 16, 2011 08:10 AM
Pam Graham
Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
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I'm an agent who takes Sundays off to spend with my family. Showing appointments can still be made through my office and showing assist. I have 2 buyers agents who handle buyer calls. Since I've been doing this, I have to say, I've not had any issues. An agent has to have a day off where they deal with no real estate and are 100% focused on their family. It doesn't matter if it's Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or any other day of the week. The great thing with technology is even if the buyer is out of town and goes back home, they can still make an offer while they are back home and submit it. That "specific" question they needed to be answered before they submit their offer, can be answered on Monday and they can still submit their offer via email or fax. If not, then that really wasn't the house they wanted anyway.

April 18, 2011 08:31 AM
Robert Courtney
Century 21 All Islands, RA, CDPE, MCRE, CIAS

Sundays is family day!  Arrangements can be made with a colleague to show on Sundays.  Some agents think another day of the week is better to have off.  Any day can have coverage if we are not greedy and are fortunate enought to be part of an office with a team atmosphere.

April 19, 2011 02:43 AM
Robert Adams
Keller Williams Realty, South Tampa

Even with a team atmosphere, this is a customer service business. If our customers need us on the evenings and weekends, we need to be accommodating.  Naturally, developing a business that facilitates this customer service would be ideal to allow for a balance of family and work life. 

But the customers always must come first!

May 26, 2011 11:41 AM
Mike Henderson
HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848
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I'm cleaning up my old daily drop emails only trying to read if they are very interesting.  I had to comment on your title, it is one of the best I have ever read.

June 20, 2011 03:09 PM

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