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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes absolutely it is very important to have balance.

Dec 13, 2015 06:59 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes, mostly time with my family.  A couple days off to shop and visit with friends. Tis the Season :-)

Dec 13, 2015 03:20 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Always!  Without family priorities in place, what are we working for?  An early grave or no one to celebrate with?

Dec 13, 2015 11:56 PM
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Angelia Bynum
Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors - Atlanta, GA
Realtor® serving all of Atlanta

Yes , I have learned to manage my time well.  Reading The Miracle Morning was a blessing because I learned to rise early to get more out of my day.  Because of this practice, I'm able to fit everyone in and never run into an issue of not having the time to spend with the people I love and even more so now for the holidays.

Dec 13, 2015 08:01 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Absolutely. We went to a lovely holiday party on Sunday afternoon.

Dec 13, 2015 07:29 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes, we all need to recharge our batteries !

Dec 13, 2015 06:34 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

YES. We just finished a hosting a party for friends and clients at our home and have festivities and guests planned through the New Year.  Life is short and celebrations are important to us.

Dec 13, 2015 05:20 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Went to our office Holiday party Friday afternoon, and have a few clients I need to meet up with in the next couple of weeks.  We have to make time.

Dec 14, 2015 08:08 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, it is a balencing act at times, but I do

Dec 14, 2015 07:57 AM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Paul the Holidays are always special to me.  There seems to be a change in attitude even in the work arena.  So yes I truly enjoy the Holidays and all the warmth that comes with it.  I need not go anywhere more special than where I live.  Mark

Dec 14, 2015 07:14 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Absolutely, I've set aside a good 15 minutes for festivities this season!  

Dec 14, 2015 03:58 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

absolutely..... and I sure you do, also, Paul.... you have children and grandchildren....

Dec 14, 2015 01:02 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I certainly try.   

Dec 14, 2015 12:54 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Love New York City at this time of year and all the local seasonal events. Hope to attend at least some.

Dec 14, 2015 12:47 AM
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Yes, I do.  I have family and grandchildren I like to spend time with.  Plus, a few days are necessary to do some shopping.  The time off around Christmas is needed to refresh.

Dec 13, 2015 11:25 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I would love to, but if a client calls, their needs take the front seat.

Dec 13, 2015 11:05 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I try....

Dec 13, 2015 08:37 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am learning that you have to make the time or you lose the opportunity!

Dec 13, 2015 08:27 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Yes! Family is coming in on the 23rd. 

Dec 13, 2015 08:16 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Paul. Yes, I went to three parties this week and I will do two this week

Dec 13, 2015 05:09 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. You are right about being busy, not sure why, but Dec is usually that way. Am going to take a couple of long weekends.

Dec 13, 2015 04:05 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Yes.

Dec 13, 2015 04:01 PM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Went swimming today with Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents at Honaunau Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii today. Some wild dolphins stopped by in the bay and did some great leaps right next to us. We took the day off after finding here a house yesterday!

Dec 13, 2015 03:56 PM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Paul,

Yes I do, would not miss enjoying the holidays, I am human you know:)

Dec 15, 2015 11:33 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - Absolutely. My wife and kids make sure that I enjoy the holidays, and I thank them for that.

Dec 15, 2015 07:18 AM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

Yes, Christmas day there are no phones or computers, just family and food. New Years Eve and New Years Day are also no-work days for me.

Dec 14, 2015 03:10 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington I did take a short break in first week of December and planning one more during Christmas!

Yes, we are busy - and need to take break!

Dec 14, 2015 02:28 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It depends on the holiday, I dont enjoy the commercial aspect of any of them but I do enjoy and celebrate the reason behind all of the holidays.

 

Dec 14, 2015 01:33 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Enjoying is the best thing you can do to be successful...all work and no play just does not work.  A

Dec 14, 2015 12:13 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Yes, most definitely...it is important to keep things in balance.

Dec 14, 2015 09:08 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I took time this weekend to spend time with friends and talk about our plans for Christmas. Does that count?

I do try to slow things down every year, but it never works for me, and the season speeds by. 

Dec 14, 2015 08:49 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I enjoy being with my loved once every evening, that is enough to make me still hustle and work hard everyday even during the holidays.

Dec 14, 2015 08:36 AM
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Rich Harter
Alaska Life Realty - North Pole, AK
Real Estate Company serving the Interior of Alaska

Taking time to enjoy family, friends and Holidays is an important part of business. everyone needs alittle personal time and it recharges the batteries.

Merry Christmas!

Dec 14, 2015 07:18 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Paul,
Holidays are often when people have time off to go look. I try to carve out some time but it can be difficult.

Dec 14, 2015 03:40 AM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Like Hella Mitschke Rothwell says, we went snorkeling at Honaunau Bay yesterday, and you just can't take a computer into the water with you.

Actually, I take off the whole month of December and part of January every year. I still check in and handle stuff that pops up, but I generally do not take any listings during this time period, and I am often in Hawaii in December. Although we are going to Cuba for two weeks over Christmas, and there will be very little internet offered there but what the hey! Toga, toga, toga.

Dec 14, 2015 03:08 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I take time to enjoy every day.  Of course, with the holidays I'm enjoying a lot more food than normal. 

Dec 14, 2015 02:46 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, several days off scheduled and already enjoyed.

Dec 14, 2015 12:40 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington Absolutely!! This is the time of year when family has to come first.

Dec 13, 2015 10:23 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Yes

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Boxing Day (Day after Christmas)

New Years Eve

New Years Day

plus those weekends,

plus..... 

Dec 13, 2015 10:21 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

This could be my busiest December ever. WIth the weather like spring or an early summer day, business has not slowed. I did take Saturday night and Sunday afternoon off to enjoy some Christmas spirit

Dec 13, 2015 09:54 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I sure do.

Dec 13, 2015 09:23 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Paul, my wife and I shut down our business the last 10 days of the year and head to Florida. We have earned the right to do this and the idea of working like crazy til the 31st is not our idea of having a life.

Dec 13, 2015 09:16 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I do...

Dec 13, 2015 08:06 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I always take time to spend with family and friends throughout the year. 

Dec 13, 2015 07:34 PM