I Need To Take A Vacation!

Real Estate Agent with CENTURY 21 The Neil Company Real Estate CA 01246324 OR 201207489

As active professionals, we need to take some time off to recharge our batteries.  Some say that they can't afford to take the time off but I say you can't afford not to take time off. 

When I get stuck in a rut I know I have to do something else other that real estate.  My two main distractions is rebuilding an old car and scuba diving.  I have a 52 Chevy that I have been working on for a while.  Sometimes I just take it for a ride out in the country. 52 Chevy

I also enjoy underwater photography.  The phone don't ring 80 feet down.  Cozumel Dive

It would be interesting to hear what others do for fun.

I need to take my own advice more often.  Taking time off helps me get my head on streight and I am able to set my priorities in the proper order.

Comments (10)

Amanda Wilson
EWM International Realtors, Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Real Estate Advisor

That's right!  You must make the time to take care of yourself....

Mar 02, 2010 08:33 AM
Margo Currie
Exit 1 Stop Realty - Saint Augustine Beach, FL

I spend time with my 2 year old grandson. He helps me to put everything else in perspective.

Mar 02, 2010 08:34 AM
Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

I just came back from a "vacation" but don't feel like I even got away. I'm not complaining, but six days is just not long enough! Sometimes it's just easier to plug into my ipod to really get away.  But you are right--you have to find a way to get away from the business.

Mar 02, 2010 09:00 AM
Ray Perry
CENTURY 21 The Neil Company Real Estate - Roseburg, OR
Realtor, CRS, GRI, e-PRO

Some people take vacations that really not vacations. like spending it with relatives in their home.  Sometimes that's more work than not.  The only exception as Margo says,  is grand kids.  You can spoil them and not pay the consequences.  I like to take at least 10 days off.  That's just about right.

Mar 02, 2010 09:19 AM
Nathan Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Davenport, FL
Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert

I usually need a vacation from my vacation. I go and visit family and it's non-stop on the go all day every day.

Mar 02, 2010 09:54 AM
Ray Perry
CENTURY 21 The Neil Company Real Estate - Roseburg, OR
Realtor, CRS, GRI, e-PRO

That's the point Nathan, that's not a vacation.  My daughter is getting married, she lives in another state.  It is going to be work, I know it.  I will be glad to get back from that one.

Mar 02, 2010 10:07 AM
Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate

Ray - sometimes it's visting family, other times it's a good workout at the gym but a good baseball game is pretty hard to beat.


Mar 02, 2010 11:20 AM
Ray Perry
CENTURY 21 The Neil Company Real Estate - Roseburg, OR
Realtor, CRS, GRI, e-PRO

Or scuba diving or just going for a long drive to explore places you've never been before.

Mar 04, 2010 04:13 PM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Ray, in the past vacations for me have been trips to Aruba, Las Vegas, Tahoe, etc.  I've always enjoyed the Casinos and I also love getting out into nature.  Lately I've been less interested in those longer trips because of the "vacation from my vacation" factor.  

Now, I mostly try to get away on my motorcycle.  I like being alone or maybe with a long time riding buddy of mine who is of the same mind.

Whatever it is you do or don't do to take a break from it all...just remember the clock is ticking.  

Mar 05, 2010 04:19 AM
Ray Perry
CENTURY 21 The Neil Company Real Estate - Roseburg, OR
Realtor, CRS, GRI, e-PRO

You got the right idea Nick.  What I hate is being on vacation and getting one of those phone calls that brings it all crashing back.

Mar 06, 2010 03:40 PM