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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Fortunately my desk top is resistant to liquor stains

Mar 22, 2017 04:07 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Lunch... what's lunch? Who has time to eat? 

Mar 22, 2017 03:30 PM
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1,060,644
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Well, I mostly work from my home office, so the fridge and stove are just few steps away. 

Mar 22, 2017 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
555,430
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I eat lunch with clients and networking partners most days, sometimes a long lunch with my bride and occasionally alone at home then I walk Peroni.

I don't eat at my desk.

Mar 22, 2017 06:41 PM
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3,829,851
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

No lunches at my desk. Those days are in the distant past.

Mar 22, 2017 06:09 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

I don't think I could top the answer provided by Norm Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 

Mar 23, 2017 12:58 AM
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700,869
Troy Erickson
Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - This may sound bad, but there are many days where I don't eat lunch. When I do, I am usually still working.

Mar 22, 2017 11:20 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I only eat lunch out with clients, vendor partners...and my team! Other than that, I don't eat lunch!  What about you, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington?

Mar 22, 2017 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
2,086,227
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have eaten at my desk for decades...Now I eat where I want

Mar 22, 2017 07:22 PM
Rainer
358,526
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

All depends on the day, sometimes lunch isn't even an option.

Mar 22, 2017 05:54 PM
Rainmaker
447,505
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Eat and desk often, eat standing up in kitchen often....-Kasey

Mar 22, 2017 05:07 PM
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1,471,526
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I eat lunch at home most of the time

Mar 22, 2017 07:58 PM
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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

Every now and then I knw my day will be slammed to take lunch with me to the office. The rest of the time I am out and about and plan to get lunch out or eat at home.

Mar 22, 2017 07:23 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

Only at my desk on the busiest days.  Every one needs a mental break from the phone and email.

Mar 22, 2017 05:55 PM
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2,279,685
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Sometimes I step away.  Mostly I enjoy my coffee and green smoothie for breakfast in my office.  Save for lunch ... salad or something light.  I do not eat dinner in my office 

Mar 22, 2017 05:47 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Eat at the desk, sometimes while visiting, other times while working.

Mar 22, 2017 03:54 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Do my best to step away and just chill out.

Mar 22, 2017 03:36 PM
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148,044
Ronald Gombach
The Gombach Group - Morrisville, PA

Usually lunch in front of the computer watching C-Span or other News. We do, however, make conscious efforts to have "family dinner" — grandma, grandpa, grandaughter, daughter … 

Mar 23, 2017 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,353,220
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

I work out of my home so I am home for lunch every day - even if it is at my desk most of the time!

Mar 23, 2017 03:23 AM
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2,036,555
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I eat lunch away from the office.

Mar 22, 2017 06:16 PM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I usually only go 'out' to eat if I am having a 'lunch appointment' - if not, I'll skip lunch or pack something.

Mar 22, 2017 04:59 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Paul,

Are you talking about indigestion?  Is that any way to treat oneself, the biggest asset in the business?  I rest my case!  LOL  A

Mar 22, 2017 04:23 PM
Rainmaker
2,066,697
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Used to skip it completely. But now, step away without regret

Mar 22, 2017 04:13 PM
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265,219
Teri Pacitto
RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc. - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Breakfast, but rarely lunch unless I have a lunch meeting....which I try to make as few as possible.

Mar 22, 2017 03:57 PM
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Fred Griffin
Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

We usually go to a restaurant for lunch.

Mar 22, 2017 03:47 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I eat at my desk, when I'm in the office... I don't go in everyday.... I have a fruit bowl on my cabinet.... fresh apples, oranges and bananas are replenished every week....

Mar 22, 2017 03:41 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I typically skip lunch - except Thursdays when I see my elderly parents.

Mar 22, 2017 03:38 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Usually at my desk.

Mar 23, 2017 01:19 PM
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367,971
Alexander- Slocum
Adamas Realty - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Yes and Yes.  Some days just don't allow much time from the desk!

Mar 23, 2017 11:07 AM
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598,811
Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Usually step away - seldom unless needed will I eat at my desk

Mar 23, 2017 05:49 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I think it's important to step away from your desk. Do not take calls while you eat either.

Mar 23, 2017 05:10 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 nailed this one!

Mar 23, 2017 04:39 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

In my corporate job, I almost always ate at my desk. Now, if I'm not driving around and therefore eating in my car, I take 15 minutes or so to sit down and read something while eating my meal. And in the summer when it's nice out, if I'm working at home, I sit out on the back deck. And I admit, sometimes my break extends to more than 15 minutes.

Mar 23, 2017 03:09 AM
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Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - mostly, at home. I venture out for anything after lunch.

Mar 22, 2017 10:05 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Exit Bennett Realty - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I usually try to step away to get refreshed, but it all depends on how busy my day is.

Mar 22, 2017 09:29 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I usually work from home and eat in my chair, mostly salads.

Mar 22, 2017 09:08 PM
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3,022,431
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do all of the above

Mar 22, 2017 06:33 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Lunch is time to unwind...outside, away from the hustle and paperwork.

Mar 22, 2017 05:50 PM
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1,205,368
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington It's time to take a break.

Mar 22, 2017 04:53 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Most of the time, if home, I step away, but when on the road sometimes lunch is an afterthought!

Mar 22, 2017 04:06 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't eat at my desk and I don't eat in the car. Food is too much pleasure to waste the moment.

Mar 22, 2017 04:05 PM
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1,759,261
Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Lunch, what a novel concept. Monday is Rotary day meeting, lunch but the rest of the week is a blur.

Mar 26, 2017 10:33 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

little of both

Mar 25, 2017 06:27 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If I am at my desk for lunch or breakfast, most often I do eat at my desk.

Mar 25, 2017 05:45 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Break time and out of the office to network with others.

 

Mar 24, 2017 02:18 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

I try to get away.  But there are times it's lunch on the road.

Mar 24, 2017 09:04 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Usually at my desk but I'm trying to break away more often.

Mar 23, 2017 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends

Mar 23, 2017 05:54 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Eatting lunch is my time to breathe, get away and an oasis... therefore i eat out every day

Mar 23, 2017 04:40 PM
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Joe D'Agostino
NMLS# 729950 - Manahawkin, NJ
Mortgage Officer 46 years!

After suffering a heart attack several years ago, my Surgeon said that the ups and downs and pressure of the mortgage business,one should never eat where they work. He gave me a pamphlet to read about eating in the work place. The percentage of people who suffered heart related issues increased greatly between those who eat at work as opposed to those who go out. He even said your better off eating in your car away from the office, than at work.

Mar 23, 2017 11:48 AM
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1,140,679
Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker
Royal LePage Vision Realty, Brokerage, Direct: (416) 737-9800, Office: (416) 321-2228 - Toronto, ON
Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario, Canada

Each day is different.

Mar 23, 2017 09:27 AM
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Ruth Grainger
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
Your expert in mining claims and mountain property

Most of the time when I am in the office (I work from home a lot as well) Dad and I grab lunch at a local restaurant. But I always have snacks on hand in case one or both of us get tied up. I try to make sure I get out and reset my head at least once a day. 

Mar 23, 2017 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,996,554
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Mostly in my office at my desk.

Mar 23, 2017 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
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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 don't typically eat lunch

Mar 23, 2017 05:12 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC - New Fairfield, CT
Broker-Owner, RE Consultant, Licensed in CT & NY

On trading floors on Wall St we always ate lunch at our desks unless we had customer lunches. 

Mar 23, 2017 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,140,256
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Wayne uses lunch as an opportunity to network. Jean works at her desk every day.

Mar 23, 2017 03:33 AM