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

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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

As many as possible! A vacay can be a 4 day long weekend for me or up to 2 full weeks. After that I get ansy about being away. I would much rather take 10 mini vacays than one big one a year.

May 09, 2016 09:11 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Once a year I go to Russia to visit family. That's pretty much it outside of an occasional trip to see kids and then the trips aren't much longer than 4 days or so.

May 09, 2016 10:09 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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Whats a vacation?

May 09, 2016 09:12 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

My life is a vacation!   When I compare what we do, to others caught up in a 9-5 drain, I'm forever grateful!! 

Today for example, I'm visiting a few multi-million $ waterfront beauties.  The sun is shining, Spring is blooming and life is good!

May 10, 2016 12:15 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not enough. 

May 09, 2016 10:34 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

We take at least one, but probably 3-4.  We have family in the Iowa area and either go visit them, or have them come here.  We also have family in the Houston area-they are more like mini vacations.  Enjoy your time off!

May 09, 2016 10:03 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not really get to take long vacations.  In February i can usually take 5 days off when things slow for winter. During summer a long weekend is a blessing

May 09, 2016 10:02 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Usually one long one and a few short weekend getaways.

May 09, 2016 09:56 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

At least three!

May 09, 2016 09:46 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I like the mini-vacation idea. Sometimes the four-hour drive to my office on Lake Superior feels like a brief vacation.

May 09, 2016 09:34 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I used to 3 a year, since I got into RE I'm lucky to get one!

May 10, 2016 09:24 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Depends, only when it's slow 

May 10, 2016 12:29 PM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

 I take a lot of breaks during the day... kind of like mini vacations... every day all year long.

May 09, 2016 10:33 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I take mini vacations....long weekends.... we're all too busy but enjoy what we do, so we can handle it with mini vacations...

May 09, 2016 10:32 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yellowstone, San Diego, Ohio  just 3

May 14, 2016 12:53 AM
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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

Not often enough - usually one week, plus another get away for 2-3 days.

May 12, 2016 11:23 PM
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Suzanne Rumsey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Rumsey Home Team (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)

We do mini vacations and try to do a longer one when it is slow.  If we can combine with business all the better.

May 12, 2016 12:37 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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2 one short, one longer

May 10, 2016 03:13 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Probably two true vacations. Other times I may be away on business.

May 10, 2016 03:06 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Once maybe? We are lucky enough to have a lake home though, so I use that as my retreat. I may still be working there, but it's still my calm place!

May 10, 2016 02:55 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

zero the last few years Praful.

May 10, 2016 01:15 PM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Every morning when Larry and I go for our walk along the beach.  And then we have the annual Family Obligatory Tour, followed by our personal sanity trip. 

May 10, 2016 12:46 PM
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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

Praful,

 

I the try to take off a few days each quarter. Once or twice a year I may take a week at a time.

May 10, 2016 12:44 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Not enough.  I will take a couple days and not work to energize myself and get back into the business.  

May 10, 2016 12:18 PM
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

We generally take one 2-week vacation a year on the motorcycles, and then many weekend trips of 2-4 days either on the motorcycles or in the Jeeps. Both of those pursuits are pretty much tabled this year. Saving up time and money for a 23-day trip to Alaska next year.

So, this year just one 1-week trip and then local Monday day-trips (hubby has every Monday off so I'm taking them some of them off the from the day-job over the summer). Also, I hope to be spending many Saturdays and Sundays this year servicing real estate clients.  :0)

Time off is good for recharging, even when you love what you do - changes in latitude can reinforce even a great attitude!

May 10, 2016 12:16 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Several times.

May 10, 2016 11:51 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

We take about 3-5 three day trips and recently a week off but that's not a guarantee.

May 10, 2016 09:51 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not nearly enough!

May 10, 2016 08:21 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

If we are luck, we may take a day off during the year.

May 10, 2016 08:05 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Three that total 30 days.

May 10, 2016 07:49 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

As many as we can fit into our busy schedule.  Last year four each two-three weeks long. Still love being home, too

May 10, 2016 05:54 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

As often as possible. 

May 10, 2016 05:33 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Official/planned ones or those I try to sneak in between?

May 10, 2016 05:18 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

I haven't taken a vacation in close to 5 years.

May 10, 2016 04:47 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Praful - Usually a big one around Thanksgiving, because that's when things are slowest, and if we're lucky, maybe a few 3-4 trips when we can.

May 10, 2016 04:20 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I'm with Roy Kelley, not enough!

May 10, 2016 03:54 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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About once per decade I tear myself away for a vacation, but I do take many trips for business on a regular basis, and they are always enjoyable.

May 10, 2016 03:15 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Usually one.  I'll take some mini ones here and there (day at the range, few hours with the phone off at a movie or the gym).  I also don't answer the phone or check email after a certain time and I take weekends off from general emails.  Offers and new business gets handled, routine stuff waits.

May 10, 2016 02:55 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

4-6  where I'm off the grid, no phones, no computers for work related activities.

2 vacations that last 7-10 days.

2-4 long weekend mini-getaways.

May 10, 2016 01:31 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Typically 3 of a week or so, plus a few long weekends. 

May 10, 2016 12:56 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

As many times as possible.  I have taken three since late September, one long one and two short ones.  I am leaving for Florida, to get married and go on our honeymoon cruise the Friday.

May 10, 2016 12:41 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

What Michael Thacker | Realtor | Real Estate Professional Louisville, KY Homes for Sale & Marketing said!

May 09, 2016 11:58 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not enough.  

May 09, 2016 11:40 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Major one? Usually once. Mini ones? Could be 5 or 6h

May 09, 2016 11:27 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Praful Thakkar I haven't taken one in a while.

May 09, 2016 11:11 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I do a combo of work/vacation all year long. I highly recommend it

May 09, 2016 11:10 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

What is vacation?

May 09, 2016 11:05 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends.

May 09, 2016 10:29 PM