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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Watching the clock doesn't seem to make it pass quicker.  Are you thinking of trying your marketing and consistency skills at the Motor Vehicle Department or such?   Your expertise could enhance many state operations.  Hmm...maybe even Todaro 2020....why not?  

Jul 28, 2019 01:38 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I've never been a clock watcher. I gave up wearing a watch 30+ years ago. Time is everywhere, if I need it. The only time I stay very aware is if I need to meet clients or show up at an event. As for projects.....I keep going cause I get so into them and it's fun. Often times Gary will pop his head in my office and bring me a glass of wine and say - it's almost 7 or 8 - you coming out!!! Clearly he knows how to bribe me!

Jul 28, 2019 03:15 PM
Rainmaker
4,661,184
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I generally have my set hours for work and when the clock strikes to finish, I stop my day unless I'm negotiating a contract.

Jul 28, 2019 02:25 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Only if I have an appointment or a deadline, even then it is best to have an assistant watching it for me.

Jul 28, 2019 01:48 PM
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4,697,472
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I am always keenly aware of the clock - I live by my calendar and am crazy obsessive about punctuality! Even when working from home for the day, I set time restrictions on tasks (block time).

If I am running behind, I will finish what I'm working on before I 'quit for the day,'

Jul 29, 2019 12:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,785,640
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

work til I'm finished but .... I do check the clock to see if I'm not on schedule & then speed it up.

Jul 28, 2019 02:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,710,809
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Used to watch the clock when I was in bondage decades ago...Now, its finished when it is finished plus regulated to my pleasure and whoever

Jul 28, 2019 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,088,050
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not per se, only when I know I have to be somewhere by a certain time. BUT, I do work unto all tasks are compeleted

Jul 29, 2019 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
712,619
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

What time did you say it was?

Sadly, my e-calendar synchronized with all my devices including my smartwatch control my live every second of the day with alarms, reminders, notes... it's totally crazy. I talk to my computer, my smartphone, my smartwatch, even in my car, all the time - they are all my assistants! 

I can now have alarms and reminders while I drive, answer and reply to texts, make appointments, get driving directions, take and make calls, all without taking my eyes off the road or touching any buttons.

Jul 29, 2019 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
4,478,163
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I've never considered real estate to be an 8-5 job.  If there is something that needs to get done, then it gets done.  I know there are day that are not so hectic and I can always find time to relax on those days.

Jul 29, 2019 03:20 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Generally no. I set alarms on my phone for appointments with reminder alerts...but yeah, every now and then I look at the clock!

Jul 29, 2019 01:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,449,102
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I work.  Sometimes I glance at the clock and realize I missed lunch by a couple hours.  That was 3 days ago.

Jul 28, 2019 05:39 PM
Rainmaker
630,187
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I watch the clock so that I allow enough time to get to the bank with the day's commission checks!

Jul 28, 2019 05:16 PM
Rainmaker
966,302
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

When I'm at my desk, I have to remember to get up and jiggle the molecules! Once an hour for 10 minutes. Other than that, I get it done!

I have a pretty good 'internal clock' and Lunapie knows EXACTLY when 8am and 4pm are! LOL

Jul 28, 2019 05:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,090,006
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I am not a clock watcher. I do not have a 9-5 job.

Jul 28, 2019 04:05 PM
Rainmaker
5,770,333
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Barbara,

Not really, it is the cat who watches the clock and starts to complain when he wants a walk.  A

Jul 28, 2019 03:00 PM
Rainer
326,970
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

the clock has no value at either job for the end of the day... just the begining.

Jul 28, 2019 02:08 PM
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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

I tend to watch the clock only if I have an appointment. Otherwise it doesn't matter to me what time of day it is.

Like Forest Gump says: When I get hungry I eat. When I get tired I sleep.  Otherwise I pretty much work and play.

Jul 29, 2019 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
878,978
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Don't watch clock but stay aware of approximate time if I have other things to do.

Jul 29, 2019 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
773,505
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

If I worked until I was done with everything, Days would have gone by. :)

Jul 29, 2019 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
805,525
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

The clock has taken on a whole different role since I escaped my former career cage...! Now it's just a marker... not an indicator of time until escape! :)

Jul 29, 2019 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,716,966
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

In my early career and through most of it work came first. Towards the end of my career, I was more prone to stop and do other things!

Jul 28, 2019 04:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,394,137
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

I work a scheduled day. I have alrms and remiders on my phone from my calendar. I pity the person that works until they're done...we're never "done". I'm home by 6PM most every evening and I have to work efficiently to pull that off. 

Jul 28, 2019 03:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,387,795
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We work until we're done. Sometimes that's 3:00, sometimes that's 9:00.

Jul 29, 2019 04:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,624,438
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I continue until the work is done.  Seldom do I ever deviate from it

Jul 29, 2019 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,198,663
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

#2. Last night was 1:15 AM working on my blog.

Jul 29, 2019 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
542,680
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I watch the clock on windsurfing days, I like to rig up around 2 oclock.

Jul 29, 2019 10:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have my set hours and daily routine.  99.9% of the time I shut down when I've completed my set hours.  There are rare exceptions ... like when an appointment runs much longer than expected, I may work longer that evening just to stay "caught up" on things. 

Jul 29, 2019 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I watch the clock to know when my next appoitment is, but i plan on each say 7am to 9pm weekdays, and every minute is full. I do look foward to the Saturday if i have an event or can sneak off to a concert though.... 

Jul 29, 2019 05:54 PM
Rainer
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I would prefer to work until I am finished but that rarely seems to happen. I work until something pulls me away (making dinner for the fam, meetings, etc.). Usually, once I am done for the day, I try to stay out of the office and let things keep until the next morning. 

Jul 29, 2019 05:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I work as long as I want to and then I call it a day Barbara Todaro . I'm behind my desk by 7:00 am and almost always home by 4:00 pm.

Jul 29, 2019 01:46 PM
Rainmaker
721,073
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I work until my wife calls me down for dinner. If required, I'll go back into the office after dinner. Dinner is sometimes the only opportunity for family time during the day so I like to be there for it.

Jul 29, 2019 12:02 PM
Rainmaker
956,023
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Oh my, I just work - my husband yells at me and I work more LOL

Jul 30, 2019 05:44 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I get the work done at the office or go home or fnish it later in the evening. Was much different when the boys lived at home. Not a clock watcher or time blocker Barbara.

Jul 29, 2019 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
4,485,011
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have my to do list and will work till it is finished for the day!

 

Aug 02, 2019 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
617,785
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

What's a clock:)

I promise my clients I will work in their best interest. If that means working until late at night, then that’s what I do. 

I am very careful about who I take on as a client and the promises I make.

 

Aug 02, 2019 08:21 AM