why do we bother with vacations ?

Real Estate Sales Representative with ERA Sunrise Realty 302749 GAR Broker
Another one of lifes Big questions! Vacations cost lots of money they cause tons of extra work before you go and even more when your return! So... why do we Spend so much time and money to go on Vacation ? it all boils down to CHILL TIME!! I want to spend time with my family and enjoy having nothing to do. As real estate professionals all of us can relate to having too much to do and too many demands on our time. SO the real question is...HOW much is it worth to you to have a short respite ?
Bart Whitmore
Keller Williams- Louisville - Louisville, KY
Real Estate Agent

I like to get away and not worry about the everyday stress, it is worth the extra time before and after to me

Jun 09, 2008 01:32 PM
Linda Greco Rich, ABR, SRES
Exit Preferred Realty - Bel Air, MD
Harford County Specialist

I look forward to going somewhere different and relaxing with the family outside of the day to day routines.

Jun 09, 2008 01:34 PM
COMPASS - Palm Springs, CA
COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate

I think it's a matter of BALANCE. Work hard, play hard :)

Jun 09, 2008 01:35 PM
Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent

if i did not take a vacation, I may go completely postal.  i take several a year and i am gone in a few weeks

Jun 09, 2008 01:39 PM
Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

I took a  4 hour vacation on Sunday... it was great .. yep 4 hours sometimes it is just about tuning everything out and chilling.. I floated in the pool and ready a book and listen to the water splash and just let go. So take some time and just disconnect

Jun 09, 2008 01:44 PM
Mike Kelly
Sellstate Advantage Realty - Cape Coral, FL

Maria, You are so right! Everyone needs a vacation! By the way a vacation is not 2 days- that is a weekend! A vacation is a week and we must plan for it! If not something will always come up and we will never go! Your business will survive so plan the next vacation and enjoy it!

Jun 09, 2008 01:50 PM
Ernie & Barb Suto
Century 21 Preferred Realty - Pompton Lakes, NJ

You have to get away and recharge.........and life is unpredictable, go while you can.

Jun 09, 2008 02:08 PM
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

I like some alone time at home. Vacations aren't real important to me.

Jun 09, 2008 02:09 PM
Leslie Stewart
Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals - Stayton, OR
Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker

Vacation time isn't as important to me, as doing what I love to do and who I work with.  Time away is fun and restful, find someone you trust and leave it all behind.  Work will always be there! 

Jun 09, 2008 02:15 PM
Tom Davis
Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today ! - Dover, DE
FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor

I agree that Realtos Burn Out Quicker than anyone else...time off is needed and important to keep the real estate passion alive...Don't burn out!

Tom Davis

World Class Delaware Realtor

Jun 09, 2008 03:34 PM