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

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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

It depends on the client's preference.  Funny, clients don't tend to ask me my preferences, which I think is normal because I'm the service provider.  

During a transaction, some clients text me around 6:00 AM and sometimes even earlier.  Other clients have sent texts just shy of midnight.

I know, I need to turn my phone or at least the sound off. 

Dec 02, 2015 03:39 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I set those boundaries in the first meeting.  I try my hardest to not EVER call people but if necessary, I would I try to never call prior to 11am.  Mornings and their rituals are sacred!

Dec 02, 2015 11:44 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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It varies with each client and their schedule.  I'm finding myself texing more these days than calling.

Dec 02, 2015 09:57 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Agreed, Paul. I was raised not to call anyone who isn't family or very close friend before 9am and after 7pm. This was so ingrained in me, I still can't do it, unless I have a client with whom I've made arrangements to speak outside of those hours. I'm also an early morning person and fully awake and working, but I will admit that I don't want anyone bothering me much before 8:30am by phone.

Dec 02, 2015 07:52 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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I wait to call my clients till after nine, though I do have them call me as early as 730 on occasion.

Dec 02, 2015 07:21 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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It is 9 a.m. unless otherwise specified, I do ask them during the listing appointment what is their earliest (because I get up at 5) and lastest that I can call them.

Dec 02, 2015 06:59 PM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
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Generally, I wait until 9am, too (for the same reason).

Dec 02, 2015 06:30 PM
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I too am a morning person - some aren't. I do wait unti 9.

Dec 02, 2015 05:48 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on where in the world the client is located.

Dec 02, 2015 03:13 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

After 9am, unless given permission to call earlier.

Sep 04, 2016 03:32 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington that's one thing I need to get better at! It's never a specific time for me - should time block for sure.

Dec 05, 2015 03:49 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I'm a 9AM to 9PM man.  Showing begin at 10AM if at all possible. Some clients need earlier.  I work late so give myself time to have coffee and enjoy the morning with my wife.

Dec 03, 2015 12:33 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I agree with you no calls before 9 am.

Dec 03, 2015 09:01 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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9 is also my time to call. I don't call any earlier than that unless I know the client would prefer it earlier.

Dec 03, 2015 08:40 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Paul,

That sounds good to me.  Of course, in my opinion it is best to set up times prior to actually call people.  We have very early risers on the East Coast 6AM, and we are willing to call them at 6 AM our time.  Europe we call at 8AM, and it is 5PM, there.  We work it out.  A

Dec 03, 2015 08:22 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'm with you, Paul.  I typically start working before 6 am, but won't call any one before 9 am unless prior arrangements have been made.

Dec 03, 2015 04:33 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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after 9:00am is reasonable....

Dec 03, 2015 03:25 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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It depends on the client, I know some are out and about at 5am, so I will call them if needed.

Dec 03, 2015 02:51 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I agree with the 9 o'clock unless you know otherwise.  This helps not only for clients, but for us as well.  I had to set some boundaries so I won't get calls anytime the client chooses to call.  If they know they can reach me at 6 o'clock in the morning, that's not good for me.

Dec 03, 2015 02:25 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Hi Paul, 9:00 is a good basis, but sometimes if there is some urgency I might shoot an email or text over asking them to call me when they can if it's earlier than that. 

Dec 03, 2015 01:17 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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It depends on the relationship as well as my schedule.    

 

Dec 03, 2015 12:53 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I call after 9 am.

Dec 03, 2015 12:27 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I agree...9

Dec 03, 2015 12:19 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

Not before 9:00 week days.  10:00 on Saturdays.  I try not to call on Sunday but, if I do, not until after noon... after church.  There are exceptions, of course.  

Dec 03, 2015 12:14 AM
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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

Each client is different.  I have some on the East Coast, some work nights, and others have a normal schedule.

Dec 03, 2015 12:07 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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9 or 10 am their time, unless they specify a different time (prior to 5pm my time).

Dec 02, 2015 11:51 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Paul,
That is one of the things I try to figure out early on, how early can I call. I don’t want them waiting on me but don’t want to call too early.

Dec 02, 2015 10:45 PM
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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

Are we supposed to call clients in the morning?! 

Dec 02, 2015 10:41 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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I start calling at 9:05 am.  That seems to work fine for me.

Dec 02, 2015 10:32 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I agree with 9:00 a.m., it give everyone an opportunity to get their day started.

Dec 02, 2015 10:31 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

Most of the time I adhere to about 9-9:30 time frame. Although I have one client, former military, that enjoys lively and spirited conversation at about 8:00AM. 

Dec 02, 2015 10:22 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Mostly 9am - 8pm, unless there is some type of emergency.

Dec 02, 2015 10:01 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Typically my COO return & proactive call hours are 8:30 am, 11:00 am 1:00 pm and before close. My CEO Power Hours for calls& lead generation, e-mails & notes is 9:00 am - 11:00am.

I do have East Coast Clients and military overseas, so I have had many calls at 6 am-8 am when scheduled a head of time. So client needs & preferences apply and I need to be flexible.

Dec 02, 2015 09:53 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I think the National calling laws are 8am - 9pm  ??? This is my time frame .

Dec 02, 2015 09:52 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I always wait until 9am unless the client has told me i can call earlier

Dec 02, 2015 09:46 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Just like you I don't call before 9 am.

HOWEVER....

I do slydial (to deliver message) and text (I'm calling at 9) citizens before that time. Other professionals 8 am.

Dec 02, 2015 09:45 PM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington  great question!

It depends on who I am calling...

I was taught from my early days working at Bear Stearns that business starts at 7 am eastern time. So I have no problem calling business associates and contractors anytime after 7.

That said, most banks and title companies in my area are not in the office until 8:30 or 9 so they may not be able to assist me with answers until they get to the office..... As for customers, those calls will wait until after 8am.

Dec 02, 2015 09:42 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

9 becaue I don't lke my phone to ring before that

Dec 02, 2015 09:28 PM
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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 Home and Condo Specialists

Not before 9:00, unless they are international and their time clocks are ahead of us ~

Dec 02, 2015 08:27 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is good to know the habits of your prospects when making morning calls.

Dec 02, 2015 08:21 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nine seems to be the preference unless granted permission otherwise.

Dec 02, 2015 08:20 PM