Do You Take Off Work on Labor Day?

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

best day to buy a homeBecause of cell phones and computers, how do you get away from work on Labor Day? I just heard the trucks on my street scraping up garden refuse, so I know that some Sacramento city workers don't take off Labor Day. I suspect it's because they can earn time-and-a-half. Plus, it's an early morning job. But do you take off Labor Day? Relax with the family, go to the beach or on a hike or maybe just stay home and read a book?

I received an email this morning from an Lori Kim Polk, wishing me a happy Labor Day and suggesting that I enjoy my day off. <Waving -- hi Lori!> What day off? I have a home showing tour this morning and another in the afternoon. It's my clients' day off, not mine. Some of my associates have set up open houses today to accommodate the number of buyers who will be out looking at homes.

I'd say I work most holidays, except maybe Christmas. However, that can be the best day to buy a home. With our non-stop busy lives, I imagine most people are doing some kind of work today, but maybe not. What about you? Are you taking Labor Day off?

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Jim Crawford
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Like I need more time off?   LOL!  We take off, but it is amazing that the phone does ring on holidays and Sundays and even late at night.  It we feel it is urgent we act on it especially this year. 

September 02, 2008 10:10 AM
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Hi Jim: Except for Wednesday nights when I work later, I leave my cell on from 7 AM to 7 PM, seven days a week. If clients need to contact me after 7 PM at night, they can email me, and I'll respond. I do set some limits. :)

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September 02, 2008 10:28 AM
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Clint Miller
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I left my office on Saturday afternoon and didnt look back.  I shut my puter off...and my cell phone as well.  I spent the weekend (and Monday) playing with my sons and wishing I could just get paid for that...:-)

September 02, 2008 11:28 AM
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Erin Stumpf (Attardi)
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I did not work on Labor Day...I went fishing on the Lower Sacramento River in Redding.  I have started taking Sundays off too...I would make an exception if I needed to.  It is just not fair to my husband if I work so much.  I know my little weekend trips have cost me business, but I will choose my hubby over a client any day.   

September 02, 2008 09:14 PM
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Hi Clint: I wish I could do that, but I can't. To each his own, I suppose.

Hi Erin: Ooooo, I'm so jealous. I LOVE fishing. Fortunately, my husband is a workaholic, too, so he doesn't mind my work schedule. Well, that, and I buy him presents, you know: new car, remodeled kitchen, actual planned vacations in Europe. The way it works in my household is my money is our money. So, thank goodness, he forgives me. :)

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September 02, 2008 09:26 PM
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Author Bio: Elizabeth Weintraub is a Sacramento real estate broker, author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, who specializes not only in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento but sells extensively from Elk Grove to Lincoln. Weintraub is prominently known as the #1 Sacramento Short Sale agent throughout the Sacramento four-county area. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you.