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750,252
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh Gawd, yes, no matter how hard I try to avoid it. It's like crack. LOLLL!

Jun 09, 2017 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,054,229
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

What's a vacation??!! 

Jun 09, 2017 07:14 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We did in Costa Rica because we considered buying.

Jun 09, 2017 10:19 AM
Rainer
352,900
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

My brother lived in the Hamptons, and when I'd visit, I use to love seeing how high end homes were advertised.  Seems there is less in print now.  I guess the answer is Yes I do.

Jun 09, 2017 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,125,871
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

hell NO.... I'll be on the cape for the week of the 4th and I don't want to think about real estate.... I'll do minimal marketing every morning before the sun is up..... we'll be living on the beach....walk off the deck and you're in the sand .....

Jun 09, 2017 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
777,842
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I don't seek them out but if I see a magazine I do usually grab it and look through it.-Kasey

Jun 09, 2017 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,431,581
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sure.  I'm curious about real estate in other areas.  

Jun 09, 2017 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,371,144
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

Absolutely!   Always interesting to know what is happening is other areas.

Jun 09, 2017 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,384,627
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES We went to the beach in North Carolina. There are real estate books and companies everywhere. You have to check out the magazines. They're magnetic.

Jun 09, 2017 06:33 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

I do an internet search before I head out to a new location to see if there are any opportunities to check out.

Jun 09, 2017 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
583,882
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes, guilty of both.

Jun 09, 2017 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,860,081
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No!! I'm checked out and enjoying life! But I do peek if available!

Jun 09, 2017 06:43 PM
Rainmaker
745,835
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, always checking out the local markets, even abroad.

Jun 09, 2017 05:12 PM
Rainmaker
418,623
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

It is a habit hard to break - and yes, I always check it out!

Jun 09, 2017 04:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,265,262
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Always!  It's great to see how other places do things and what homes go for.  I won't waste an agent's time showing property though.  I'll hit up an open house.

Jun 09, 2017 04:28 PM
Rainmaker
705,151
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

When on vacation, I always look to meet a fellow agent - see some properties. I'll even buy lunch. = tax write-off my vacation.

Jun 09, 2017 03:06 PM
Rainer
352,676
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

No....it's when I finally get to focus on me and not the biz.  By the time I go on vacation I am in the zone and out of the RE Zone.

Jun 09, 2017 11:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,958,570
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Real estate is a jealous master, some say sport. So yes, you do find yourself studying signage, picking up property listing propaganda. Thinking that place back home would fetch (blank). Learning new ways to do what we do happens by study right? Getting off plane in Hawaii I remember seeing newspaper under the reach in and grab glass at the airport stating in bold big font "Maui average house price $375,000". Wonder what it is today?

Jun 09, 2017 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
942,583
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 did do that in Ireland, but we stayed at an Inn in a neighborhood so I couldn't help but see for sale signs and flyers on our walks in Dingle. That's where I got the idea for Sale Agreed instead of Pending Signs. it's more a positive assumptive phrase. But typically no I don't, I don't do anything industry related.

Jun 09, 2017 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,218,451
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

(1) That presumes I take vacations! (2) When I am away from Charlotte, I don't pay a whole lot of attention.... I figure if I'm away it's for a personal reason and I focus on that.

Jun 10, 2017 04:31 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, yes! It's a passion and if I'm not living and breathing it, something is wrong!  LOL  

I'm with Candice A. Donofrio - it's an addiction!

Jun 09, 2017 08:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,763
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not,, but my wife does.

Jun 09, 2017 06:45 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I used to do that especially when I was writing advertising for the whole company or trying to get ideas for subdivisions names and street names. I rarely do that anymore or have that purpose and am not moving so don't need to check it out.

Jun 09, 2017 06:18 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

of course, I think it's just in my DNA. In fact my parents and kids come home with real estate magazines for me when they travel.

Jun 09, 2017 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,130,175
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't look at magazines; however, I pay attention to for sale signs.

Jun 09, 2017 12:40 PM
Rainmaker
504,056
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Just returning from Costa Rica, I was surfing with a Broker, we exchanged cards hoping to work on referrals. What do you think can I write that off on my taxes.

Jun 09, 2017 12:04 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I can't go anywhere without turning it into a busman's holiday.

Jun 09, 2017 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
274,238
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, we do, and not because we are interested in a purchase, just because it's fun to do Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES.  Alot of our Get-Away locations are very nice, and even if we didn't want to live there, it's still interesting to see what you get for your dollars! 

Jun 09, 2017 09:56 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Maybe.

Jun 09, 2017 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
5,511,467
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sometimes.

Jun 09, 2017 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No. Would not be looking for that while on vacation!!

Jun 09, 2017 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
781,828
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Oh yes.

Some times the best ideas are not invented here.

Peeking over the fence (the opposite of keeping eyes on my paper), accepting the offers, clicking the links, scanning the codes often identifies a trend not yet arrived in the local marketplace.

Jun 09, 2017 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,486,292
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I live a balanced life with Real Estate occupying just a portion of the many

Jun 09, 2017 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,720,261
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

No way. Although I do like to stop in to local offices

Jun 09, 2017 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,162,576
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, there are times, and especially when I went to Costa Rica.  I wondered how the prices compared.   I think it is in our blood! 

Jun 12, 2017 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
569,610
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I always look at real estate in other areas. I like to compare my market and I just enjoy looking at homes.

Jun 11, 2017 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,501,042
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No. I do not. I do not take long vacations, but I dedicate myself fully to whatever I'm doing in that moment. 

Jun 10, 2017 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,370,941
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Unfortunately yes I do! And, I like it

Jun 10, 2017 05:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Jun 10, 2017 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,560,516
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No. It is unfair to our peers to waste their time if we call on one of those ads unless sincerely a buyer prospect

Jun 10, 2017 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,884
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I will take a look at what is offered in the locality.

Jun 10, 2017 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,054,334
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I sure do and LOVE it

Jun 10, 2017 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,471,426
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes indeed. I can't seem to help myself.

Jun 10, 2017 03:56 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES - surprise surprise....I do that, too!

Jun 09, 2017 11:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,246,938
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

funny, but I still do

Jun 09, 2017 07:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,705
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Absolutly, I will also go into a real estate office if I have time.

Jun 09, 2017 04:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,036,474
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

My laptop had a sign. At Phoenix I notice someone was laughting at me.

The sign says" Trust me, I am a realtor!"

Jun 09, 2017 02:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,580,075
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes

Jun 09, 2017 06:49 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do like to connect to local agents

Jun 09, 2017 06:35 AM