Coweta Fayette Real Estate & Newnan Homes for sale blog by Richard Weisser of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

It's like a fourth holiday in a row … except for the fact that I am working!



It’s a little unusual when Christmas falls on a Friday, because from Christmas Eve through the weekend there isn’t a lot happening.

That iThe holiday season is a busy time for real estate agents!s, unless you’re a real estate agent trying to “beat the clock” on properties that are under threat of foreclosure. “Time is of the essence” never has more meaning than when trying to keep a listed property off the courthouse steps on the next first Tuesday of the month.

And with the New Year’s Holidays intervening, there’s even less time than usual. So we’re off to the races, and hopefully we can put a deal together that is satisfactory to all parties involved.

I have heard it said that in the real estate business you set your own hours. As I was working at 3:45 A.M. this morning I think it’s a bit more like:

There aren’t enough hours in a day!



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Comment balloon 23 commentsRichard Weisser • December 27 2009 04:18AM


Richard -

There really are too few hours in most any day.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) over 7 years ago

I am on the clock too. Got a closing that we are racing to close by year end.  Anything you can think of has come up with this closing. Plus I like this type of weekend where I have good quiet time and can go on AR and do some reading and blogging too.  We didn't plan much to do this holiday.

Posted by Rosemary Brooks, The Mother & Daughter Realty Team (BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706) over 7 years ago

Richard, I too have been a slacker. Need to get stuff done today...

Helping you help others live their American dream...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 7 years ago


With so many things to keep on top of in this business, there certainly aren't enough hours....hence why we're early birds!


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith (Your Choice Realty Corporation, Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Great post!  No rest for those who want to be successful!!! 've been at work from home for 2 days and in the office for 4 hours yesterday * end of the year accounting and receiving FedEx move-in monies for a lease assignment...I showed property last Wednesday afternoon and am scheduling appointments for Tues and Wed * Loads of new rental residents moving into the area in January 

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 7 years ago


The auctioneer waits for no agent. This is certainly not the career for anyone looking for a stable 9 - 5.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Richard, try and take it easy.  One can definitely work too much. 

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 7 years ago

Richard.....there's never time to rest in this business....we've had many photo-finish situations this year with construction.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 7 years ago

Good morning Richard, hope all is well. We are in business so we work and Work and WORK! Regards,

Posted by Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors (Weichert Realtors) over 7 years ago

Richard, I think a lot of us were lured into the business with the myth that we make our own hours!  I haven't worked much but I've been drafting a reply to inspection and I am showing houses today... no rest for the weary!  xxoo I hope you had a lovely Christmas! 

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) over 7 years ago

Good morning Richard, I have a deal with a bank hanging for a response, but no such luck over the weekend. Tomorrow the push will be on.... Today? Not so much.

Do take a bit of a rest today.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

I think we have all had those days where we got up and were on the phone with the banks at unrealistic hours just to try to keep a deal together or to keep a bank from foreclosing on a property. We do what we have to sometimes to keep our clients happy.

Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) over 7 years ago

Hi Richard,

Yes they say we can set our own hours but somewhow there are many out there who don't wish to observe our boundaries. There are always's in your call..good luck on getting it together! 

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 7 years ago

Richard...I hope you get those last few put together. I hope you enjoy the last day of the weekend!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 7 years ago


Hi Richard:

I'm with you...there aren't enough hours in the day!

Definitely weird for a holiday to fall on a Friday.  I kept thinking that it was the weekend.  I'm sure it will happen on New Years too.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 7 years ago

In our hectic life, there is never enough hours in a day.  When I am fishing...the hours are only 21 minutes long! ;-}   Makes for a short day!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

Richard:  Working till 3:45am?!!!  Get some sleep!  You're going to be a real estate zombie today.  I hope you seriously take time for a nap. 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 7 years ago

Happy New Year!

Posted by Not a real person over 7 years ago

I thought yesterday was Sunday and today was Monday.  Man am I out of it.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) over 7 years ago


I'm working so late that I haven't had time to respond ... thanks so much to all, I''m trying to get caught up!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 7 years ago

Richard, if you only had a little gerbil running around the inside of that ferris wheel - now that would be a great graphic for the hours kept by realtors.  They never seem to end!  Best wishes for your deal!

Posted by Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Richard: Don't forget to stop and smell the roses along the way.


Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) over 7 years ago

Richard, that is setting your own hours. Unfortunately, it is all 24 of them. Get some rest for the New Year.

Posted by Guy Thomas (WR Starkey Mortgage) over 7 years ago