Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, it lasted an hour.

Mar 21, 2016 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,632,942
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Couple of weeks. I had to undergo a Pre-frontal lobotomy. I am better now.

Mar 21, 2016 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I took off for about 18 months when I was dealing with a lot of trauma in my personal life and had lost several family members to death.

Mar 21, 2016 02:02 PM
Rainer
468,373
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I left the mortgage business for about 18 months when I was caring for my ailing mother until her passing and then handling the settling of the estate.

When I returned, I already knew the "value" of this platform and jumped back in with more drive and desire than before.   I have worked hard to build on my previous successes in ActiveRain.

I am now the "Highest Ranking Mortgage Loan Originator in the state of Virginia".   It sure wasn't easy but it was definitely worth the effort

Mar 21, 2016 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,206,436
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

1 year and 1 month, yep, 13 months: May 2009 through June 2010. Why? because I didn't get it back then. It took me a long time to "get" Active Rain and blogging in general. Russel Ray, former #1 AR blogger got me to join in 8/2008, he's my property inspector going on 12 years now.

Now, I rarely miss days the last few years, unless traveling out of the USA.

Mar 21, 2016 02:03 PM
Ambassador
2,946,853
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Three years.  We signed up, filled in a little bit on our profile and promptly went POOF.  Three years later we returned and followed the typical path:  lurking, a few comments, finally a post, then another.....and here we are.

Mar 21, 2016 10:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Mar 21, 2016 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
846,275
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I actually took almost a year break.

Mar 21, 2016 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
843,130
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, and I probably will again. I think it was at least 3 weeks. Sometimes I'm just not motivated to write.

Mar 21, 2016 07:48 PM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Just a day or two a few times.

Mar 21, 2016 01:54 PM
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4,849,825
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I started in 2007, and did very little until 2010, and have been strong since then.  I may take a day off every so often.

Mar 22, 2016 11:41 PM
Ambassador
727,559
Paul McFadden
Responsive Pest Control - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Welcome back! Never too long. Maybe a few weeks if that.

Mar 22, 2016 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,376,102
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

A couple days due to vacation and not having my AR password memorized.

Mar 22, 2016 03:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,945,372
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

In the beginning but now addicted to it.  lol

 

Mar 22, 2016 01:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,631,211
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sure did...had to do some work that required maximum effort for 3 months

Mar 22, 2016 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
655,466
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I signed up last year I think in November, but I didn't start posting and being active until a month ago. 

Mar 21, 2016 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
419,719
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I haven't ever taken a break per say, but didn't realize when I signed up all of the great information and advice that comes from this site.  I have just realized it over the past year and a half or so.  

Mar 21, 2016 11:35 PM
Ambassador
1,808,712
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Sure.  I've taken lot of breaks.  I can stop whenever I want.  I don't have to do this, I can stop anytime.   Y'see, there ... I stopped again... didja see it?

I think I once stopped for two whole days... I didn't start up again due to the shaking... I didn't start up again 'cause I felt I had to... I just wanted to...ya know?

I could stop... if I wanted to... I could.

Mar 21, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,982,827
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

a year or two

Mar 21, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,315,849
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I get too great of a return from AR to want to take a break from it, missing a day is about it.

Mar 21, 2016 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,711,877
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I didn't write any posts for a few months but stopped in once in awhile. Just had burn out after my mom died.

Mar 21, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
2,019,030
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

From OCT 2014 to mid 2015 I did very little  

Mar 21, 2016 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,966,882
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I took a break from Mar - Oct 2013

Mar 21, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,393,908
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

When I was consulting about two years and should have kept up.

Mar 21, 2016 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I joined but didn't participate for years. Recently I took a 3 week vacation and avoided internet except for urgent business so no AR then.

Mar 21, 2016 06:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,429,986
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers. I have taken a week a few times when on vacation and lots of weekends.

Mar 21, 2016 06:38 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I'd admit - not a single day break for almost 5 years...except once, for just one day, when I was admitted to hospital for kidney stone.....

Mar 21, 2016 03:24 PM
Ambassador
3,707,525
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I took a couple months off in 2014 and his comment from time to time and I sank!!

Mar 21, 2016 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,145,570
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

No. just about everyday....

Mar 21, 2016 01:51 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

For a weekend.

Jun 17, 2019 09:15 PM
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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

We were off line August 2007 - January 2010 - then finally back in 2015!

Mar 21, 2016 11:32 PM