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

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Rainmaker
888,887
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I am uncertain what 'off' means.

I could go to some remote valley in the Andes, were light must be piped in, but I doubt if I want to do that.

Instead, 'off' for me means keeping the eye on the panic indicator and re-prioritizing everything else, for a couple of days. Yes, I can do that.

May 22, 2018 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,116,793
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

A weekend, what's a weekend? I can take time off, as I just did and went out of town for 6 days... but that didn't mean I wasn't keeping an eye on my business from afar.

May 22, 2018 03:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,921,264
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, if I get someone to cover for me.

May 22, 2018 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
563,429
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I'll take off - but stay connected -  Present day technology offers some flexibility.

May 22, 2018 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,889,268
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have trouble truly taking time off. I just visited my son in Kansas for four days, and I worked every day from there. I am the only full-time representative from my company in the area where I work, which has both positives and negatives. The negative is getting decent coverage when I'm out of town, or just want down-time.

May 22, 2018 03:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,099,156
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes. I can say I can recall this phenomenon. 

May 22, 2018 03:15 AM
Ambassador
4,257,353
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes but, it's rare! We're planning a trip soon for a long weekend and as always, I have great coverage so, I don't worry about missing anything. I'm still available by phone though.

May 22, 2018 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
6,606,563
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You can take off any time. However, there may be consequences if you do not have associates to cover for you.

May 22, 2018 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR nailed this one!

May 22, 2018 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Typically no, because I don't let it happen. But it's doable, and I have done it. I have a team, and I can easily do it. Independent realtors can do it if they have a good friendly realtor they can make reciprocal arrangements with.

May 22, 2018 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,955
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes but it's tough.

May 22, 2018 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
761,962
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I vowed to be completely "off" this past weekend...  I kept my eye on the panic button, engaged a few times  but overall, the weekend was MINE.  

May 22, 2018 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
583,890
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I only do that once a year and it just happened. I am the official organizer of the Carmel Art Festival here in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a 2 day event where I basically am the "fixer" to make sure everything goes smoothly or the city is majorly impacted. However, I check my email several times a day, am available for phone calls and texts. I just don't do any showings or anything else that takes me away from the venue of the festival.

May 22, 2018 07:05 AM
Ambassador
4,579,500
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Can I? Probably. Do I? No. I stay connected even when traveling for fun or for family.

May 22, 2018 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,331,280
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Even if away, i am never completely off. I at least reply to email, listen to my messages and perhaps call some back who cant wait. Business does not stop or it goes to someone else.

May 22, 2018 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,491
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've heard that term weekend.  But I don't know what it means.

May 22, 2018 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
54,790
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

What are is a day off

May 22, 2018 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,042,729
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

At this stage I do almost every weekend.

May 22, 2018 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,023,890
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sure

May 22, 2018 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,736,133
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

Define "off".     I went away often but always stayed connected. 

May 22, 2018 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,230,031
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

Yes, and I have.

 

May 22, 2018 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
527,095
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I can but I don't want to

May 22, 2018 04:06 AM
Rainmaker
883,324
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Snot totally off any day.  

May 22, 2018 03:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,385,224
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Of course. I choose not to,, especially at this time of year when I'm building my pipeline for the long cold winter.

May 22, 2018 03:46 AM
Rainmaker
365,454
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Acton, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

Indeed...plan well .... 

May 22, 2018 02:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,079,492
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

If you were sick as a dog, on your back and four limbs in the air straight up life would go on. Pause for the vacation. Winter ski trips and sea cruises get my vote. Time off refreshes and recharged you when you unplug.

May 22, 2018 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,173
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I just took two weeks off, out of the country.  Still checked emails every couple days (to delete the spams and because I had a few active deals going on).  I did have someone covering for me.  All in all, I had a great vacation and only had to do real estate work 3 times.  It helped being 8 hours ahead too, I'd message people when I woke up (midnight their time) and get a respond back when I went to bed.

May 22, 2018 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,693
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

May 22, 2018 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,013,334
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I wish but it has been since 2010 since that happen onless I was on vacation.

 

May 28, 2018 03:22 PM
Rainer
150,166
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 day off? 

May 25, 2018 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
4,938,383
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Day off, a weekend - say WHAT????   Only on vacation.

May 25, 2018 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,639,786
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am off all the time and it doesn't seem to matter much

May 24, 2018 01:42 PM
Ambassador
3,038,940
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

currently I can.  In the early years not so much.  But as the broker I now rarely am working directly with clients, but running my office and two fantastic associate brokers that I trust to take care of things.  I generally take a two week vacation annually in our off season.  I am still phone available to my agents, but they don't usually call.  One call last year in a 16 day trip.

May 24, 2018 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,216,674
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

If I take off it’s planned well in advance and I have great coverage and I still stay connected. 

May 23, 2018 09:12 PM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, if you want it, yes!

May 22, 2018 09:44 PM
Ambassador
5,408,079
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I can do whatever I want, but I seldom choose to take more than Sunday off.

May 22, 2018 09:01 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,865
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I try often but many times I get interrupted.

May 22, 2018 08:51 PM
Ambassador
3,986,710
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I can. I can easiily not answer my phone or refer my business to someone else to handle. 

May 22, 2018 07:21 PM
Rainmaker
645,418
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Well that depends on what you call two days off.  No phone for business, no computer, no business calls made or accepted?  No

May 22, 2018 03:12 PM
Rainmaker
5,586,557
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, in commercial real estate.  However, when you own the business, you are still thinking about stuff during the weekend.  A

May 22, 2018 02:34 PM
Rainer
180,215
Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

We in Sales pay for our freedom job. We can't have 2 days off so called weekend!

May 22, 2018 01:54 PM
Ambassador
2,570,787
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Yes. 

May 22, 2018 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
684,615
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Yes, that's one of the nice things about this job is that I report to myself & can structure my time accordingly. Having said that I can not take off too much time or I'll just hurt myself. I try to plan weeks off around a slower time of the year. I try to work early on the weekends so I can be home for the later part of the day with my family. 

May 22, 2018 09:59 AM
Rainmaker
514,124
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Possibly, but usually when I can't afford to because I need to work. 

May 22, 2018 09:30 AM
Ambassador
3,055,932
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

With proper planning and management ... yes. 

May 22, 2018 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,109,295
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I will generally focus on one project at a time. True days off where no real estate takes place are a rarity although I can escape as long as thirty days when the planets align, however, it took 40 years to achieve that.

May 22, 2018 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,886
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the beauty of just doing marketing..... as long as I can have wifi available, yes, I can take as much time as I want... 

when I was actively listing, usually I could but not always....

May 22, 2018 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
910,796
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Yes. Last weekend. Family time.

May 22, 2018 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
90,259
Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

I am blessed to have a great broker, My father. Since we ranch and sell real estate together we both allow the other at least 1 day off a week. I do more computer back office stuff and Dad always have some cattle mission for me so I do that alot. Whether or not that would be a day off is hard to say but it is a time away from computer screen! 

May 22, 2018 07:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,675
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Needing a backup agent.

May 22, 2018 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
3,616,999
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

My wife tell me on a daily basis I'm off, does that count?

May 22, 2018 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,641,652
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Now a days I am off until I am on...

May 22, 2018 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,209,382
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Off, as in no communication? No, probably not! Go on vacation for 2 days or more and still check messages!

May 22, 2018 05:41 AM