Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I go outside anyway. We shovel our path(s) and driveway and in the really big storms, that has to happen several times or there's just too much snow to move.

During the last big storm we walked down the street to see what was going on.

While I'm in the house, as long as the power stays on, I can still do lots of work-related stuff. 


Mar 13, 2018 03:14 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Stay home and enjoy the time off.

Mar 12, 2018 10:17 PM
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

No. That is something I haven't experienced.  Yet. Good luck.  Be safe.

Mar 12, 2018 11:45 PM
Diana Zaccaro
Veterans Realty of Brevard - NOT just for Veterans! - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

Blog and comment on ActiveRain!


Mar 12, 2018 11:32 PM
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

The only time I lived where there were storms like this was in NYC and you could always walk, take a subway. And amazingly enough, Chinese restaurants delivered on days like this as well! And actually, one year in NYC when we had 13 big snow storms, I showed property through 12 of them... the only reason I missed the 13th was because my client cancelled as her baby stroller couldn't handle the snow!

Meantime, stay safe and warm, Praful.

Mar 13, 2018 04:11 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

OMG I love when I don't have to leave my house! Just make sure everything you need in terms of creature-comforts is on hand, and take some time to be still.

Mar 13, 2018 03:53 AM
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Tons of options:  Reading, writing, web work, cooking, cleaning, movies, etc. etc. etc.   If the power is out, the options are far more limited. 

Mar 13, 2018 08:25 AM
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Catch up on office work.  Tweak the website and social media sites.  Make phone calls.   Read a good book.

Mar 13, 2018 07:03 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I get out of the house just fine. For starters the real estate office is a 32' commute. The jeep works just fine heading to the downhill ski slopes that run on snow. Lots of white stuff. The fisher angled snow plow on the four wheel drive pickup parked in yard is always fueled and ready to slice thru anything Mother Nature delivers for Northern Maine weather. The highway department knows how to handle snow and no one is house bound. We don't stock up with water and batteries because in small towns you can walk to the corner traffic to get in the way. We heat with wood, we are not amateurs with winter storms. Four home showings and two appraisal tours on board and snow does not cancel the show up for work.

Mar 13, 2018 02:29 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Fortunately, I never had that experience. 

Stay safe...

Mar 12, 2018 11:08 PM
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I see Fred Griffin and Diana Zaccaro made some good suggestions.

Mar 13, 2018 06:44 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

You're talking to a gal in Chicago .... are you kidding? We are snowed in every couple of years & we just deal with it. 

I start blogging lol.

Mar 13, 2018 07:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I write new content for my website.  Which is what I will be doing today. We actually have rain in the forecast for the next 4 days.  While rain does not stop me from leaving the house, I love doing office work when it is raining. It is so peaceful and claiming for me. 

Mar 13, 2018 07:01 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Buy a 4 wheel drive. I can not sit still and will be out and about in this blizzard. My wish of someone sending their lear jet to take me to South Florida hasnt panned out. We have had more snow in March than the whole winter it seems. I still have trees down from last storm

Mar 13, 2018 05:29 AM
Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Best in Buyer Representation

Yikes, you guys are getting blasted. But it is what it is. Saty in and catch up or have some down time. And stay warm.

Mar 13, 2018 05:17 AM
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

Send hundreds of Thank YOU cards and gifts .... and hit the safe our power just went out.....

Mar 13, 2018 03:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

We heard, Stay Safe and warm...

Mar 12, 2018 10:26 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Pull out my computer and carry on.

Mar 13, 2018 12:56 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We are having one here today.  I still have my lunch plans with my lawyer and a networking meeting tonight.  Will probably pick up some food to cook for tomorrow if it rains really badly.

Mar 13, 2018 09:24 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I feel for those in the paths of those storms. In fact, I've had several buyers get in touch with me becaue they've had ENOUGH. I'm here in Carmel and we think OUR rain storms that have been coming through are bad, especially in areas that have had fires and now are facing mud slides. My answer? Make a huge pot of comfort food like stew, get some books from the library (just in case your electricity goes out), a big bottle of wine and hunker down. Enjoy the enforced rest.

Mar 13, 2018 08:28 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I work from home so for me it's a No Brainer ... I would be working, preparing, making phone calls and maybe catching up on a few series on TV!

Mar 13, 2018 08:04 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

I'm stuck in it too, I just work from home :)

Mar 13, 2018 07:32 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yep, yet another winter-wonderland in Connecticut as well. Plan to do admin stuff, lots of paperwork; after exercising, that is.

Mar 13, 2018 07:14 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, e-Pro CRS RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Pleanty of prospecting calls, marketing and training can be done from home.

Mar 13, 2018 06:51 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Big business development time. Newsletter, emails, phone calls, direct mail, social media.... etc...

Mar 13, 2018 06:15 AM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

When I get bored and can't go out, I tend to clean and organize.

Mar 13, 2018 05:55 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

These are great catch up days for me, and I love to blog.  The only real big concern is the power...for me and for my customers.  Hopefully this one won't be as bad as the last 2 which had major power outages for many days.  There may even be a very small percentage still waiting to get it back.

Mar 13, 2018 05:37 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Netflix binge.

Mar 13, 2018 05:19 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

No and I can't imagine, Praful! Stay warm and safe!

Mar 13, 2018 09:07 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

We've had some bad back to back storms before. We just have to adjust and deal with them them best we can.

Mar 13, 2018 02:17 PM
Terri Woods
Bexar and Comal Counties - San Antonio, TX
Selling Real Estate in San Antonio, Texas & Area

I agree with Anthony. Enjoy the time off.

If you MUST work, go through all your websites and profiles and links (like on signatures) and make sure they all are up to do.

Redo your bio or update resume on LinkedIn.

Write letters/cards to all your past clients with a funny clean joke to make their day, or a motivational saying.

Update your business plan for the next quarter.

Timeblock year with vacations.

Clean out your file cabinet. Or inbox. Or files on your computer.

Do something silly or fun. Pictures of the snow. Post online.

Help out elderly neighbors with anything they need.

Be thankful for the downtime.

Call a family member you usually don't have time for when things are busy.

Read a business-related book. (Lots online if you can't get out.)


Mar 13, 2018 01:08 PM
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

With power, carry one. Without power go up the wall and keep loading the wood stove up to keep warm.

Mar 13, 2018 12:42 PM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I am so sorry Praful! I am super excited to see our snow almost all melted. 

I guess you read, watch a marathon of movies and play games with the kids. 

Mar 13, 2018 11:47 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

be thankful you have power..... I lost mine at 8:00am.... thankful I'm surrounded by grandson came after me and I'm parked in front of their woodstove, working online....and listening to Blue Bloods in the background....

Mar 13, 2018 11:24 AM
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

It's hard to argue with Mother Nature - She'll win every time.  Open the laptop, sit by the fireplace, sip something warm and know that 'this too shall pass' ...

Mar 13, 2018 07:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A chance to be still, reflect, chart another courser etc. all leads to new growth

Mar 13, 2018 07:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

The phones are still working.

Mar 13, 2018 07:03 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Stay indoors?? 

Mar 13, 2018 06:06 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We're only getting a dusting 

Mar 13, 2018 05:19 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Hard to imagine how hard the east coast is being hit!

Mar 13, 2018 05:11 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is a rare day in Oklahoma. 

Mar 13, 2018 04:56 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes

I go crazy Harvey had would have had us stil crazy but we were too worried!

Mar 14, 2018 09:52 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate


Mar 14, 2018 07:00 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Work ON my business or tackle a house project... :)     

Mar 14, 2018 06:01 AM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It's been crazy weather. I hope you faired well. I work on marketing when I am snowed in.

Mar 13, 2018 07:01 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I catch  up on marketing

Mar 13, 2018 04:38 PM
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I remember some pretty ugly storms when I lived in New England. I feel for ya! Be safe!! Take a nap! Read a good book! Work on your social media sites or websites.

Mar 13, 2018 02:08 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar The big storm missed us this time, but it sure is windy outside.

Mar 13, 2018 11:36 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Lots of things 

Mar 13, 2018 08:15 AM
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

ummm ,,, stay inside?

Mar 13, 2018 06:46 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Either snowshoe around the neighborhood, move the snow off the driveway and there is always someone that would like to see a home!

Mar 13, 2018 06:03 AM