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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Every. Single. Day. That. I. Choose. 

I run my business.  My business does not run me. 

Jan 20, 2020 07:42 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

When I turn off my phone.  Sometimes, we just need to disconnect.

Jan 20, 2020 07:52 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Pre-real estate so that was around 1983.

Jan 20, 2020 07:16 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

It would not feel like a true vacation if I didn't receive at least one real estate call.

Jan 20, 2020 07:56 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

What does enjoying a holiday mean to the individual?  Let's start there.  For me, I love this job so days like today are boring to me because no one needs me.  I would be enjoying the holiday more if I were working.

Jan 20, 2020 07:56 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I enjoy all my scheduled holidays and do not consider business an interruption.

Jan 20, 2020 07:43 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It happens more frequently it seems when you decide to live in the moment.  I can remember times when that was not the case.  Too bad.  Rather sad.   

Jan 20, 2020 08:04 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Even in semi-retirement I seem to find a reason making it necessary to head to the office Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . That being said I very rarely go to the office on a Sunday.

Jan 20, 2020 07:24 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Zero interruptions?  Not in a long time!  

Vacations with minor interruptions, standard business issues, no fires to put out; I enjoy vacations like that a couple of times per year.  

Jan 20, 2020 08:02 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Thanksgiving

Jan 20, 2020 07:55 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

My business model, my type of focus does not typically lend to holiday distractions. 

Jan 20, 2020 08:46 AM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I became accustomed to "interruptions" long long ago, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ... and don't even think about it.  I consider it normal life, if in my business ...

Gene

 
Jan 20, 2020 08:00 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I never had an issue with enjoying any of our holidays....  if I needed to answer my phone, I would....but it rarely happened on a holiday.... I did not work wih buyers....only listings and new homes.... none of my clients ever bothered me on a holiday.... 

Jan 20, 2020 11:23 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker, CRB, CRS
HomeSmart International - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

All the time Paul.  I make it clear that holidays are family time.  Clients respect that.

Jan 20, 2020 10:41 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

In retirement, every day is a holiday Paul.  So, I'd say yesterday.

Jan 20, 2020 09:00 AM
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Joseph Doohan
Joseph Doohan - Las Vegas, NV
I offer business strategy advice for realtors

Probably during my Honeymoon in Greece in September 2019, it was great just cutting off all work related issues. No matter what you do for a living you need to switch off and recharge at some point. It leads to burn out if you dont.

Jan 20, 2020 08:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Today.

Jan 20, 2020 08:34 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I don't typically take most holidays off, but if I do, then I will truly enjoy. 

Jan 20, 2020 08:05 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Everyone who knows me knows that if I don't answer my phone, text messages or email, I'm either sleeping or in front of someone else. They know that I will get back to them in a few short hours.

Whether it's family, friends or clients, they understand that I run my business the way I wish to be treated.  I don't  like constant phone interruptions from others, leaving me feeling like there's a bigger name on the other line...and I don't want them to feel that way either. 

And, yes, that goes for time with family during the holidays or on Sundays. If someone doesn't want to do business with me because I don't 'sit' on my phone 24/7, then I'm 100% cool with that! If they need me, they understand that I will be prompt in getting back to them - and then, my attention is 100% on THEM!

Jan 20, 2020 12:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Once you have reached a certain point in your life your perspective changes and you are officially removed from humdrum, repetition and routine. Every day is a holiday, every meal a banquet and each day filled with opportunity to do or not do as one likes....

Jan 20, 2020 11:48 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

a nice vacation in September to the beach.

Jan 20, 2020 09:40 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If you love what you do....

it is not an interruption.

But, from my experience, those who are incapable of recognizing boundaries are real estate agents. It is my choice whether a change my voice recording OR let others jerk my chain.

Jan 20, 2020 08:54 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Every holiday, day off or vacation I take, I have client coverage from my team and I go off the grid with my family. You simply can't reach me direct when I'm off work. I enjoy them all or what's the point of leaving?

Jan 21, 2020 06:23 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This past Thanksgiving. Easter Sunday.

Jan 20, 2020 02:59 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathleen Daniels answered it perfectly.  A

Jan 20, 2020 01:49 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

I recently went away for 3 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I did get calls, but was able to refer them to the appropriate parties.  I can't remember ever going away for that long, but much needed. 

Jan 20, 2020 01:11 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

We have to remind ourselves that it's up to us to control that.

Jan 20, 2020 12:55 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Interesting that you ask Paul. I’m volunteering my time on MLK Day to Arts to Zion Tour today. If a holiday falls on a workday, it is just that!

Jan 20, 2020 10:50 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

This past week with my Grand Kids in town.

 

Jan 21, 2020 01:25 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

It would have been prior to the Smartphone because we are like turtles and the Smartphone is our shell.

Jan 21, 2020 08:58 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Kathleen Daniels put it well!

Jan 21, 2020 05:36 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The only time I can truly have a full day off is sitting on a beach without any phone service on a tropical island. Otherwise I will be scanning my phone, looking at emails, and although the calls may go to voice mail, i am listening to voice mails. Getting a new listing, a new buyer is too important to take a whole day off without calls. I will tell my clients i am away and to email, so ongoing business can handle a 20 second email response without anyone getting upset. New buyers or sellers cant wait, they move on, so i will reach out to them. It is the life i chose as a Realtor and no bother to secure the future. 

Jan 21, 2020 05:34 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Ditto to the comment by Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

:)

Jan 21, 2020 04:18 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I choose when and where to answer my phone.

Jan 20, 2020 10:41 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

My clients usually leave me alone for the big holidays, unless they text just to say Happy _____.

Jan 20, 2020 03:35 PM