Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I will not be taking a month off but I am taking two weeks off soon. I will be able to stay in touch by laptop and cell phone. I have Team back-up if needed. 

Perhaps the baby will have grown a little by the time I return.

Aug 06, 2019 07:10 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Your business is always your baby, and the abundance, prosperity and wisdom it contains is a direct result of the nurturing you provide. Does it grow up and go off to college, and leave you alone to do your thing while still providing blessings? Of course. If you raised it right!

Aug 06, 2019 07:22 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

People and the business they are in tend to be the same dynamic. A person  should always be current in their business even slightly ahead (trends) and keep up to date about events in general. This makes for more effective-ness

Aug 06, 2019 06:32 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I had three "babies" and nothing will ever replace them or be on the same level as they.... 

my business was always important to me and I ran it like a business...a well-oiled machine.... and I passed it along to my daughter to run.... it's an entity that can be replaced and/or sold or passed on to family....

 

Aug 06, 2019 07:40 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

The goal should be that your business becomes able to generate for itself & a lesser need for nurturing. Systems make that easier to do. That's why I think that teams have become so popular. Each individual is a segment that should generate for the whole.

Bee hive being an excellent example.

Aug 06, 2019 07:31 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I've taken a month off while undergoing cancer treatment.  That year was one of my highest producing years.  When we have a niche the business is always there. 

Aug 06, 2019 09:19 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I am quite thankful for our company's forward-thinking regarding opportunities for our agents in all aspects of life. 

If an agent is not willing to grow they will soon be out of business

Aug 06, 2019 07:26 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I sold my baby retired last November Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

Aug 06, 2019 07:13 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't take a month off. Never have in my life whether self-employed or a corporate executive. Why would I start now? And business needs a level of daily caring and feeding no matter how mature.

Aug 06, 2019 09:01 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, but at least Chris had some unique questions (or at least further down the list than our two trust account questions), much like Dion does.

Aug 06, 2019 08:11 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Referrals, website inquiries and other passive lead gen will go on but if more is needed then you got to nurse that baby. 

Aug 06, 2019 07:30 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

No, it is not my baby.

Aug 16, 2019 04:14 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Our baby still needs lots of nurturing. Perhaps a few days off, but certainly not  a month.

Aug 07, 2019 04:23 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My baby was making others better. Some thrived and some perished, just like in nature!

Aug 07, 2019 03:59 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Always feeding it with a silver baby spoon

Aug 06, 2019 04:45 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Of course it is my baby, a 30+ year old baby that is doing much better on it's own than it used to before we had the staff and systems in place.

Aug 06, 2019 03:24 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Transitioning from earned income to passive income is possible through real estate for the individual. The sooner you begin investing the earlier you'll see the debt service fade away and one less piece of the expense sheet that can change your life for those month long getaways! Now let's consider the appreciation ........

Aug 06, 2019 01:43 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Needed changes provide constant challenges.

Aug 06, 2019 01:30 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

You have the answers we would have given.  We always had a team in place when we were gone.  A

Aug 06, 2019 12:57 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Have treated my business as a top priority. Have nurtured it to its present state, laughed with it, cried, celebrated, had proud moments, experienced disappointment but have not taken a month off, ever. Will have time for that later!

Aug 06, 2019 12:53 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I'll go with Candice A. Donofrio on this one along with Barbara Todaro . Biz is biz and it follows biz rules. It does take constant create to keep it there but it is possible to pull in great people who keep it there with you and for you to free up ones time for other things. I did  manage to take 22 months off for a personal project - biz did go down and my income reduced but it kept going through out and  I was able to keep it going with about an hour a week of my time.

Aug 06, 2019 09:29 AM