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Time for us all to take a vacation! (then post comments on how it helped your business!)

Real Estate Agent with O'Brien Realty

See full size imageI have been pretty busy lately with work and am excited to treat the family to a fun getaway to Hershey Park. All week long, even with difficult meetings, negotiations, contracts, counters, migraines - I have been excited to go.

Thinking about this made me want to remind all of my friends here on AR to take time to enjoy yourselves.

Besides, in my own experience, being out of town for a quick getaway is the best way to drum up even more business. Everyone seems to want you when you are away! So take a cue from me and let's all go on mini-vacations.


p.s. Post pics and comments for me after to tell me about your success stories!


Joanna Szwyd
StoneHouse Properties - Great Barrington, MA

Charity, if you only knew me...I always say "chocolate a day, keeps a doctor away" Forget the apples, it's the chocolate that makes us happy:) But you are absolutely right about vacations, even a day long "get away" can make a huge difference.

May 15, 2009 01:30 PM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Charity, that's great for you to get away with your family. Where is Hershey Land and what does on do while there?

May 15, 2009 01:30 PM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Charity~ I have been to Hershey Park years ago and it was fun.  Every single time I take a big or little vacation, all you know what breaks loose!  I am going away a few days next week, so I bet my cell phone never stops.....

May 15, 2009 01:47 PM
Charity Lane
O'Brien Realty - Prince Frederick, MD

Joanna - I agree that there's nothing much chocolate can't fix, unless you need some ice cream to give it the extra kick.

Maria - it's in Hershey, PA. It a beautiful amusement park, water park, and it has Chocolate World. What more could a woman ask for!

Vickie - Glad you liked Hershey too. I am an adrelaine junkie and can't get enough of roller coasters myself. Congrats on the mini-vacation for you too. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you for lots of good leads to come your way!

May 15, 2009 02:07 PM
Donald Wenner
Keller Williams Maplewood Mid-Town Direct - Florham Park, NJ

Vacation Booked!  6 days in mexico... just what the Dr ordered.  Sun, sea, sand & refreshment.

Can't wait.  Going to unwind & start to enjoy the summer.


May 15, 2009 02:43 PM
Scott Larson
First Weber Hedeman Group - Monroe, WI

Went away to my sons college baseball games in Chicago area, then the phone started to ring. Just go or plan to go somewhere and the phone will ring.


May 15, 2009 03:48 PM
Jen Anderson
Exit By the Bay Realty - Chesapeake Beach, MD

Charity, Hershey Park is so much fun! And lots of chocolate too!

I always say, plan a vacation and the phone will start to ring.

I am going to take my daughter to Chincoteague for the Pony Swim this year.  We went several years ago and had a great time.

May 15, 2009 11:42 PM
Barbara Raley
The McNelis Group,LLC - Solomons, MD
When you think of Real Estate, think of me!

Hi Charity,

Just came back from Kentucky and I'm swamped with business!  I think I will plan another trip next month & hopefully the phones will ring again!  Enjoy your weekend!


May 16, 2009 06:13 AM
Renee Marrs Caperton
Marrs & Associates - Corsicana, TX
Realtor - Corsicana Texas Real Estate

Good idea!  I look forward to a week of lake fishing (I hope I have big bass pictures to share) and a week in August to stay in Destin, FL.  I have never seen a more beautiful beach!  Can't wait to get there.   

May 17, 2009 01:16 AM
Monique Combs
Royal Shell Real Estate - Bonita Springs, FL
Royal Shell Real Estate - Monique Combs

I always say, when I go away I get swamped and produce more. They year I was top in the company I took 17 vacations.. If I only had the money now I wouldn't be here commenting...

May 18, 2009 03:43 PM
Charity Lane
O'Brien Realty - Prince Frederick, MD

Donald - Mexico! Do you have room in your suitcase for me. I am very tiny and don't take up much room! I just love anyplace that has a beautiful beach.

Scott - Sounds like a great trip you had - spending time with the kids at a game and work ready and waiting for when you returned!

Jen - Hershey was great! We even were asked to be part of a new testing group this time to sample upcoming candies and fill out questionares. It ended up being the kids favorite part of the vacation. Having to each chocolates was my kind of vacation break. The embarassing part was having to fill out on the questionare actually how many full size and king size chocolate bars I actually buy in a month!

Barbara - Glad you had a good trip and plenty of work to return to. Kentucky is a gorgeous state - we visited there last year with the family. Hope next months trip is just as nice for you.

Renee - post pics of all the fish you catch! That's always so relaxing to go out fishing. I'd love to see pics of Destin, FL. I have never been to that beach but have heard from many people how nice it is. Enjoy it, you deserve it!

Monique - I know you joke about being here commenting but AR is addictive and I even find myself checking new posts and commenting while I am away. Our market is really picking up and I think we are moving back into a great spring market. Let's do some deals together so we can both go on more vacations!!!  :o)

May 20, 2009 01:51 AM
Donald Wenner
Keller Williams Maplewood Mid-Town Direct - Florham Park, NJ


Just back from Mexico .... and exactly what the Dr. ordered!

Rested, refreshed, relaxed, tan .... and ready for business.

May 30, 2009 01:37 AM
Charity Lane
O'Brien Realty - Prince Frederick, MD

Man, Mexico looks like it's just the perscription I need! You and your wife look so happy!

Jul 01, 2009 12:23 PM