Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

My engineering job actually enforces a "take vacation or work from home" week this week.  They turn down the thermostat at the campus and save some money on utilities.  I suspect most are like me, on vacation and not working from home since new emails are virtually nil this week.

And the person I needed an answer from at Kentucky Real Estate Commission has an "out of office" through Jan 3.  Bill

Dec 28, 2016 05:58 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

As well as loan officers and appraisers not available when there are buyers who need to close. 

Dec 28, 2016 05:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We have 4 rehabs going on and no slow downs from our crews.

Dec 28, 2016 05:11 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have been taking time off my self.

Dec 28, 2016 01:16 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I respect that . . .   there is more to life than work!  (even though it is inconvenient upon occasion)

Dec 28, 2016 09:12 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I haven't. So far, everyone is still plugging along as usual.

Dec 28, 2016 03:52 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Can't say - thankfully haven't needed them. The banks and escrow are working and that's good

Dec 28, 2016 01:57 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

not yet

Dec 28, 2016 01:32 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

In my small community, that's pretty standard whether there is a holiday or not.

Dec 29, 2016 07:48 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, not to many at all.

Dec 29, 2016 10:58 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, though I would not consider a plummer or electrician a professional.

Dec 28, 2016 08:27 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

...lawyers, doctors, dentists... you name it.

Dec 28, 2016 06:58 PM
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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

Haven't run into this yet.

Dec 28, 2016 05:12 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Nobody is working in these parts.

Dec 28, 2016 04:56 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I had the need to call two so far this week and both were available.   

Dec 28, 2016 04:33 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The lender on my active escrow is on vacation all week... and the loan contingency is supposed to be removed Friday.

Dec 28, 2016 04:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington --  a few for sure. Getting response after a long time (or a message - see you on January 3rd!)

Dec 28, 2016 03:24 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm taking it easy this week, so I'm not running into anyone!

Dec 28, 2016 11:02 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Can not understand why they are not, even some inspectors took off.

 

Dec 28, 2016 09:32 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes, and this is particularly frustrating for my property management homes.

Dec 28, 2016 09:15 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

all of those in the trades with whom I work are working this week.... 

Dec 28, 2016 08:43 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Yes, I have a home under contract and I can hardly get any professionals out to check the home.

Dec 28, 2016 08:27 AM
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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

I haven't but many agents that I know have been. They are all quite frustrated since they are working and the trades are not.

Dec 28, 2016 08:25 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No.

Dec 28, 2016 08:04 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Many people are taking a vacation during this week. And yes, a lot of the trades are doing this as well.

Dec 28, 2016 07:37 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

I wouldn't know, as I'm not working this week either. 

 Ahhh rest, recharge, reload. Look out 2017!

Dec 28, 2016 07:06 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Dec 28, 2016 07:00 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; all I see seem to be chasing the almighty buck

Dec 28, 2016 07:00 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have three in each category for this reason

Dec 28, 2016 06:51 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

There are probably some, like me, who are enjoying some time off. Have not had any issues though!

Dec 28, 2016 06:46 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Yes, down South it's hunting season

Dec 28, 2016 06:32 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Yes, it seems like everyone I am trying to work with regarding services is on vacation this week.

Dec 28, 2016 06:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We have beautiful weather for a family holiday.

Dec 28, 2016 06:09 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not more than normal I'm afraid

Dec 28, 2016 05:29 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes, everyone is on the 'it's a holiday bandwagon'.

Dec 28, 2016 05:27 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Actually we had a plubing problem right before we left our Florida condo yesterday with a week's tenant moving in that afternoon. We called in the moring and the plumber had it fixed before Noon.

Dec 28, 2016 05:07 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Just like Santa; keeping a list of each and checking it twice.

Dec 28, 2016 04:41 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I plan for this eventuality, so can't say I've actually had an issue. And fortunately, have not had any emergencies requiring attention from these trades.

Dec 28, 2016 04:13 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

Not so far

Dec 28, 2016 02:17 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Dec 28, 2016 12:54 AM