Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I took a break for over 2 years once and that's it. Writing is therapeutic for me and I enjoy the camaraderie here so much, I don't see a need for a break!

Dec 23, 2017 09:56 PM
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Last year I was away several months. When the fun stops, then I'll take another break.

Dec 24, 2017 05:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I need to take a break.

Dec 24, 2017 03:32 AM
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I was very active in 2008 & 2009, then I took some time off as I was not very active in the real estate business (I was running my digital marketing agency). I just re-engaged in August of this year as I am now working in the timeshare exit industry and as a referral real estate agent.

Dec 24, 2017 12:39 AM
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Too often! Actually I don't take a break from AR, just have occasions where for weeks there are too many "must do" items for me to have time for the pleasure of participating here. Like getting to the ocean, I come to the Rain as often as I can.

Dec 24, 2017 12:25 AM
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I don't, in April it will be 6 years of consist blogging.

Dec 23, 2017 11:29 PM
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Peter Testa
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Awhile ago I stopped but since I've come back I've enjoyed it even more. Newer features like the Q&A give you an another thing to do besides blog. 

Dec 24, 2017 05:56 AM
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   I'm going to clock out in a few minutes so that I can take my wife to church, and then to lunch.  I can return late this afternoon.  Is that okay?

Dec 24, 2017 06:19 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Not often and certainly not an extended break, either.

Dec 24, 2017 06:01 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Haven't taken one in a little over three years.  Blog everyday 

Dec 24, 2017 04:21 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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I took a couple of breaks over the years.  Not recently.

Dec 24, 2017 03:27 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Never unless you call my periodic gaps of two blogs a week rather than three or four a week all  due to life, work and family obligations...

Dec 24, 2017 12:03 AM
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Lyn Sims
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I have for a variety of reasons. I'm on another dry spell right now.

Dec 24, 2017 06:02 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Once in 10 years.

Dec 24, 2017 05:50 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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I don't take a break from Active Rain.

When I flip the switch, lots of activities are left static.

When the switch if flipped on, I pick up again those with redeeming value.

This reset happens about every five years.

Dec 24, 2017 05:40 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Only once in 7 years. Now if i am away, it is because i am on an island with no internet which would be nice to be on/at right now

Dec 24, 2017 05:21 AM
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Every once in a while Praful. Unfortunately, sometimes you lose your momentum and it's a little difficult to get right back. Good to see you back!

Dec 24, 2017 05:18 AM
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Wayne Martin
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I have taken only one break a while back. Other than that only for vacations when I had no internet access!

Dec 24, 2017 04:25 AM
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Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
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I took a break for a year, but I discover the blogging is a good thing, and I enjoy the information and the people.

 
Dec 24, 2017 03:42 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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If I am on vacation I usually do not spend much time on AR otherwise I at least sign on everyday. I have been here for 7 years and have a consistent record of inconsistency!

Dec 24, 2017 03:31 AM
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Alan May
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I take a break each and every day.  Usually for at least 6 hours during the wee hours of the night.

I can stop whenever I want.   See?  I stopped right there.  

And again.  See how easy it is?

Dec 24, 2017 06:25 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Praful Thakkar I took a year off a little while back.

Dec 24, 2017 06:17 AM
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Kathryn Acciari
Central One Federal Credit Union - Shrewsbury, MA
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It isn't usually a planned break, but there are times when I am busy with life in 3D that blogging falls to the back burner.

Dec 24, 2017 03:55 AM
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When I go away Praful Thakkar 

Dec 24, 2017 08:18 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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I have not missed signing on in over 3 years, but I only spend about 30 minutes total here daily. Blogging is my daily exercise as an author, I have to write daily to improve my skills. It's all for fun, it's not work to me. I'm an early riser, so most of my AR is done between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. while the rest of the house slumbers.

Dec 24, 2017 08:16 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I'm glad you are back Praful Thakkar - definitely notice when you are not, and always hope that life is going well.  If we are either away for a few days or I'm overwhelmed with life, and not necessarily work, I take a break, but it's never a planned break!

Dec 24, 2017 06:47 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I haven't unless I'm forced to by circumstances beyond my control

Dec 24, 2017 06:35 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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As needed. When needed. 

Welcome Back. 

Dec 24, 2017 09:46 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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When life beckons 

Dec 24, 2017 08:55 AM
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Praful - I have taken too many breaks, sometimes for a very long time. I just get busy with other things. I do enjoy the people and the wealth of info I gain.

Dec 24, 2017 08:01 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have taken a break that lasted easily over a year.

Dec 24, 2017 07:10 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One time, years ago, I pulled away to attend to some business. Then, the gentle call of the Rain beckoned me back and I answered. Been here since

Dec 24, 2017 07:00 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Voluntarily? NEVER!

 

Dec 24, 2017 06:59 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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not nearly enough....

Dec 24, 2017 12:23 PM
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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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I took a 5 year break from 2010 - 2015.  Other than that I just take a break when time doesn't allow me to blog and interact as much as usual.

Dec 24, 2017 11:58 AM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Praful, most of my breaks are not planned. Busyness or business can knock me off the site for days or weeks, but I at least try to log in and see what's happening everyday.

Dec 24, 2017 09:22 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I can go about 2 weeks then gone for a few days as it gets to me. Just don't have the time.

Dec 24, 2017 09:17 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
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I've been "gone" for a while but I'm always here lurking. 

Had my busiest real estate year in my career so focused on that and my novel writing, but I check in everyday to keep a pulse on what's going on.

Wishing you all a very blessed and joyful season.

 

Dec 24, 2017 08:53 AM
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Jay McHugh
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Not often except for the 5 year sabbatical ... glad I am back on everyday....cheers....

Dec 24, 2017 06:59 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Are you trying to tell me something Praful Thakkar

Dec 24, 2017 06:22 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I have on occasion.

Dec 24, 2017 02:21 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

There are times I wonder if I spend to much time here that i should take a break.

 

Dec 29, 2017 12:26 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

In 2016 I took 6 months off, it sure felt good.

Dec 27, 2017 07:20 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I took nearly a month long break only to return over the last couple of days. It was refreshing, though I did miss so many notables here

Dec 25, 2017 01:31 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I've been on a long break from blogging.  Enjoy the Q&A too much to take a break from that.

Dec 25, 2017 09:39 AM
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My "break" is not commenting as much.   The post is mandatory.

Dec 24, 2017 07:51 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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On vacation.

Dec 24, 2017 05:17 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I haven't but know many others that have. I am always glad when they return.

Dec 24, 2017 05:14 PM
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William Feela
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Only when I can't get service.

Dec 24, 2017 02:40 PM