Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm typically a regular check-in kinda guy.  

Oct 05, 2015 03:10 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Actually, I'm about to leave for a 2-week trip to Russia to visit my sisters. That's 24 hours plus of travel each way. That's an 8 hour time difference. I can run my business the next two weeks off my phone and tablet. I spend 2 hours each morning catching up and watch email messages throughout the day.

Oct 05, 2015 01:47 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

I NEVER check in with business. If it were not for my blogging, I wouldn't even bring a Netbook. I leave my team in charge and I unplug. Working from a hotel is not a vacation. I have my first check inwith my business & team the day after I return. My blogging isn't work, I enjoy it as part of my Miracle Morning routine, while I await the rise of my bride...she sleep a lot later than I on vacation.

Oct 05, 2015 01:28 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

It all comes down to hiring the right people I've found. If you take the extra time to hire and train right you can be gone for weeks with minimal work. Just a few emails here and there, but the team will take care of it.

Oct 05, 2015 01:08 AM
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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

with our smart phones and tablets we are always connected, so more than we should. We have to make an effort to vacation with less technology available so we are forced to unplug

Oct 05, 2015 01:03 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

None.

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As often as needed, and I am always connected via technology.

Oct 11, 2018 07:35 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington - great question.

As of now, I am solo agent in my business so I must be prepared for this. I do have someone who always takes care of my business as a substitute - though planning to build a team that should release me from this concern,

Yes, I do have technology and preparedness for the business to be on auto-pilot.

Oct 06, 2015 12:20 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I'm constantly checking on my business when away.  Our smart phones keep us in touch with the real estate business at all times.

Oct 05, 2015 11:22 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Depending on what's in process I can usually leave my team to handle everything and am just on call for the tricky stuff while vacationing.

Oct 05, 2015 08:30 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

in the morning  and noon , i case need to help with some fire deals.

Oct 05, 2015 06:25 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We just got back from a weekend in Denver.  It was a family affair, with a bit of biz thrown in.  I checked a few times a day, and spent 1/2 of an hour taking care of things in the biz center.  A

Oct 05, 2015 05:01 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Number one, I have not taken a vacation in many years.  IF or when I did, I would check in about the same as I did when I am at work.   I do make sure an agent is covering my business while I am away, if or when I get away that is.  Something I need to work on in the future.

Oct 05, 2015 04:38 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Too much unless we go wilderness camping with NO connection or out of the country.  

Oct 05, 2015 03:57 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Great question...

It really depends on what is going on. Typically, I do check in once in the morning and once at night. That is when a good team comes into play. 

Oct 05, 2015 03:35 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

It depends on what is going on. I don’t need to check up on my broker associate who covers for me, she is fail safe.

 

But clients may need a call or email to keep them happy.

Oct 05, 2015 03:15 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

On those rare occasions when I get the chance to go on vacation, I typically just check once a day.

Oct 05, 2015 03:07 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Three times a day if business was in progress when I hit the road.

One time daily if business in handled.

I don't want to come back to surprises.

Oct 05, 2015 02:58 AM
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

I check once a day on my email and voice mail.

Oct 05, 2015 02:49 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I check once a day. If I am out of the country I don't check at all for a few days and let the person handling it keep it in the road. I do trust the person to handle anything that arises.

Oct 05, 2015 02:46 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

send an eMai out that another agent is representing you during your absence. THat will work

Oct 05, 2015 02:40 AM
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

For me its not that I dont trust my team because I have the greatest and smartest people but my drive and dedication will not let me stop even when on vacation.

Oct 05, 2015 02:18 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

When on vacation, I usually check email messages in the morning and then in the evening.

Oct 05, 2015 02:12 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I check on my business no matter where I am and I fully expect that all of my team members do, also....and they do....no one misses a beat....

Oct 05, 2015 02:06 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I'm not sure that we really ever take vacations any more.  We did spend a couple of months in the UK, and would check in every afternoon (London time)  with the team (morning Phoenix time) using our VoIP phones we had taken with us.  Email monitored at least once per day.  

Oct 05, 2015 01:11 AM