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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Harry,

We once met a coach who would have his students plan the vacations first before their business plan.  A

Jun 19, 2016 03:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,976,331
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Absolutely!! At least two and sometimes three or four. I play as hard as I work and it is a priority on my overall yearly plan!

Jun 19, 2016 02:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,555,011
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I don't but I think it is a wise idea.  

Jun 19, 2016 02:29 AM
Rainmaker
987,352
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

*raises hand* - every year without fail

Jun 19, 2016 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

The only vacation this year is the NAR Convention in Orlando.

Jun 19, 2016 01:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I seem to see this question a lot and the answer is yes, about 30 days per year. The key is to work for a great life, not just a great career.

Jun 19, 2016 12:36 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Vacations are an absolute necessity.

Jun 19, 2016 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Harry - We plan vacations as part of our overall life plan, but when we take them has a lot to do with real estate, generally some time in late October to January.

Jun 19, 2016 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Personally, I have learned to take breaks throughout the year to recharge the batteries.

Jun 19, 2016 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,749,754
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I do. I have specific times during the year that I like to vacation, and they are during our slowdown periods. No matter when, all of us need a vacation to stay fresh. 

Jun 19, 2016 02:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Absolutely.  Thirty years ago vacations were weekend get-aways camping in tents.  Today it's camping in cabin with indoor bathroom and a/c over July 4th holiday.  

Jun 19, 2016 01:25 AM
Rainmaker
4,903,568
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I always plan vacation and convention in my yearly plan.

Jun 20, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Vacations, special days like birthdays & anniversaries and business travel to trainings & conferences are all planned when setting up the calendar each year in December. The rest gets fit in, so the time off is protected and budgeted for.

Jun 19, 2016 11:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I do!

Jun 19, 2016 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,026
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Never plan, but  30-60 days in advance due to the potential of a prime prospect appearing.

Jun 19, 2016 11:22 PM
Rainer
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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

What's a vacation?

Jun 19, 2016 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not.

Jun 19, 2016 09:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We block weekends and holidays on our calendar....

Jun 19, 2016 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
7,794,784
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Taking vacations is good for business.

Jun 19, 2016 08:48 PM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I'm with Dorie Dillard on scheduling vacations. Took 3 weeks for touring Egypt this winter, and have 2 more shorter trips coming up in summer and fall.

Jun 19, 2016 06:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Harry F. D'Elia - I always block December first week for our vacation - and one more week in Summer. Not to mention I also block the time for the annual conferences I attend - in May and August.

Jun 19, 2016 04:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I schedule meetings and conventions, those are kind of like vacations, other than that vacations have to come as part of a project. 

A large forest appraisal high up in the mountains would be nice this time of year, let me know of any large forest investment properties out there.

Jun 19, 2016 02:57 PM
Rainmaker
2,350,966
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Definitely doing it for next year 

Jun 19, 2016 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
823,379
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Always! There is nothing better than having something to look forward to after you complete your goals.

Jun 19, 2016 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
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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 plan vacations as part of my life plan. There are many places I want to see and visit and time is ticking away.

Jun 19, 2016 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,088,537
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

We are pretty spontaneous so don't really plan. We have a lot of family and friends who come to visit while in the area for a cruise or vacation here and take time off to do some fun things with them.

Jun 19, 2016 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

A very good question that I don't track statistics for.

Jun 19, 2016 10:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I try to.

Jun 19, 2016 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,171,261
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We have a shore house , so our vacations are usually escaping Winter

Jun 19, 2016 07:31 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I no longer do that.  I take staycations as I am not interested in traveling.

Jun 19, 2016 07:06 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes we do plan our vacations. Mostly around visiting family (which we have a lot of)

Jun 19, 2016 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do.  I have a competition and expo that I go to watch in Vegas each year.  That's pretty much my only vacation... at least planned.

Jun 19, 2016 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My wife is in charge of the vacations, and it's not something that I consider to be part of my real estate plan.

Jun 19, 2016 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
2,776,081
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Everyday is a vacation with work thrown in here and there

Jun 19, 2016 04:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I never have....but it might be a good idea.....

Jun 19, 2016 03:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Should have one later this year...

Jun 19, 2016 12:58 AM