When do you deserve a vacation?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

When do you deserve a vacation?

Yes, my business partner, Belinda Spillman and her husband, Craig, are headed out of town for a long overdue vacation.  With all the work that they both put in, they both need down time, of course Belinda always tells me that I take lots of vacation every year. After 16 years of being in this business, I take 4 weeks, that is about the same as if I was in the corporate world.

I am hoping that Belinda keeps her cell phone off, changes her message to tell people to call her business partner.  She needs to put her toes in the water and butt in the sand and chill out.

HAVE A RELAXING VACATION, CRAIG AND BELINDA.

 beach

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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Hi Will -- Belinda seems to enjoy ribbing you about your vacations --- now you have 16 days for revenge!

Aug 18, 2012 08:11 AM #1
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 airRErealty.com
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good post and great point Will. We all need time to relax and re-charge our batteries.

Aug 18, 2012 08:14 AM #2
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL

You are so right we all need to take a break and get some much need rest and relaxation. Have a great weekend.

Aug 18, 2012 08:19 AM #3
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Dan Hopper
Keller Williams Realty Downtown Denver - Denver, CO
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There is nothing wrong with taking a vacation, anytime of the year.  The bottom line is how well you service your clients while on vacation.  If you are running a good business, it should run itself without you being in the way of it by having the correct systems in place, and personnel to assist clients when needed.

Aug 18, 2012 08:50 AM #4
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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I am excited for the break. I woke Craig up at 3:49am and told him lets go. We are almost to las Vegas new Mexico. 460 miles to flagstaff at 9:51am. No problem. See you next week.
Aug 18, 2012 08:51 AM #5
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Will, Belinda is leaving with the business in very capable hands. We all need R & R to sustain the pace we keep.

Aug 18, 2012 09:21 AM #6
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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The value of a partnership is the ability to totally recharge/be "off" when on vacation.

Aug 18, 2012 10:05 AM #7
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The Friendly Home Team
Realty Pro Oregon, LLC - Beaverton, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Good for them and we can't wait to see the pictures when they get back. I know I certainly need a vacation, but with all the kids' sports makes it a little hard.

Aug 18, 2012 10:38 AM #8
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Paula McDonald
CHEVAUX Group, PLLC - The Woodlands, TX
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279

Good for you giving yourself 4 weeks a year to reboot.  You can't be on your "A" game if you don't take time to recharge your batteries from time to time.

Aug 18, 2012 10:48 AM #9
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Denver, CO

Everyone,  I need to figure out how to get clients to stop texting her, she just text me to say someone is out of flyers.  Bekinda is suppose to be relaxing.

 

Aug 18, 2012 11:00 AM #10
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You need a trusted person if you are going to take any kind of extended time off.  For me I need to stay in contact just to ease my mind.

Aug 18, 2012 02:23 PM #11
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Will - And what would you guess the odds are of Belinda leaving her phone off and not calling you to check in often? Very few good Realtors that I know are capable of just shutting everything off on vacation, but I hope she has a great and relaxing time.

Aug 18, 2012 03:03 PM #12
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
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You two are so funny and compliment each other so well...it is no wonder you both have such a successful Denver Colorado real estate business! Tell Belinda to have a drink for me ;)  ($5 that she finds time to make some blogs if Internet is available!)

Aug 18, 2012 06:59 PM #13
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Denver, CO

Shannon,  I will not take that bet.  She took our IPAD with her, so I am sure she will do some blogs.

Aug 18, 2012 07:07 PM #14
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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
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We need to have some time to enjoy ourselves and get away I am fortunate to have every weekend and 6 weeks a year and enjoy myself as I am sure Belinda will and you should have a little rest as well. Good LUck and Happy Selling

Aug 18, 2012 08:02 PM #15
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Will, I'm so glad BB is taking a much needed break! I know you won't have any trouble holding down the fort!

Aug 18, 2012 08:31 PM #16
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