It Never Fails...

Real Estate Agent with St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors

I've read many posts about realtors going on vacation and getting inundated with phone calls while they are gone, even if they were slow before they left.

I must say that this seems to happen to me, too.  I haven't been on a vacation in awhile (a loong while), but I've noticed that if I travel outside my cell phone's range (for just a couple of hours), I inevitably have a message from a potential client waiting for me on my voice mail - Even if I've been slow for days!

I don't understand it, and I'm not complaining, I just find it interesting... 

I think I need to go on vacation more often...    :)

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Angelia Garcia
Pure Realtors - Dallas, TX

So where are you going to vacation?

Apr 21, 2009 08:35 AM #1
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Debi...It really does happen.

In February I drove down to Florida with one of my sons.  Naturally I wrote a contract the day before and spent the entire time negotiating on a short sale that had another offer.

The weekend before last I went up to Connecticut with the same son and his family and sure enough we arrived and within a few hours I had an offer on a waterfront home.  That one we are still negotiating (since April 10).

Plan away and hopefully get away.


Apr 21, 2009 08:37 AM #2
Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

Vacation, vacation, what's a vacation.  Happens here too.

Apr 21, 2009 08:41 AM #3
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Realtor - Senior Real Estate Specialist

It's almost as if they know you're going to be available so they are ready to buy now. That happened to me on my last vacation too.

Apr 21, 2009 08:46 AM #4
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

It's definitely something that happens!  When I was at the hospital having my daughter, I was scheduling 4 appts for the next week!!  Next time I'll know not to get back to work so soon after delivery, but I didn't know any better!

My movers are here today and I've already scheduled two appts with buyers in Austin for next week!

Apr 21, 2009 08:50 AM #5
Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Debi.. If that's what it takes to get my phone to ring... I'm out of here.  I'm going on vacation.

valerie osterhoudt

Apr 21, 2009 10:15 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debi, same thing happens to me, only it starts to get crazy just before I go on vacation.  It drive my wife crazy because I don't go any where with out my computer, and I still answer the phone :) :)

Apr 21, 2009 11:14 AM #7
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Angelia - LOL!  As of now, I don't have any vacation plans, but I'm open to suggestions...  :)

Kate - It's funny how that works!  :)

Jack - I'm not sure what a vacation is, either, but I think I might need one... :)

Mike - It makes you want to take another vacation, doesn't it?  :)

Donna - Good for you!  You sure are going to be busy! :)

Valerie - I'll go with you!  :)

George - I know...  You really need the break, but it's hard not to respond to a phone call or email.  :)

Apr 21, 2009 12:20 PM #8
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