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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I notify all my clients in advance when I'll be away and that I'm available by email if they really, really need me. 99% of the time, they tell me have a good time and do not bother me. I check in on my business daily while on vacation for an hour or two and things always seem to go fine.

Jul 14, 2015 09:41 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Evelyn. Both, may handle some work, but have two assistants that do a great job.

Jul 14, 2015 07:31 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We always work..never stop and no; do not take vacations!

Jul 14, 2015 10:26 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends. If I am out of the country I have a back up person, if I am on vacation in the country I work on vacation.

Jul 14, 2015 09:08 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Both, all of my vacations involve work projects or training, and I do leave a crew at home to keep things moving along.

Jul 14, 2015 06:32 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Wednesday morning Evelyn.  I limit my work to at least an hour a day. Mainly just to put out fires.

Jul 14, 2015 06:22 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Evelyn - If it is stuff I can do on a laptop, or phone calls I can make, I will usually work while on vacation. If showing homes is required, I would have another agent in the office take care of that for me.

Jul 14, 2015 04:21 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do some work while on vacation, but my office is good about covering while I'm gone. 

Jul 14, 2015 03:36 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I will have someone available to cover for me as a backup, but I like to keep in touch with people, too - with technology these days it doesn't really impede on most vacations to return some emails or phone calls.

Jul 14, 2015 03:32 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

When we're on a 'real' vacation no I don't work.  When we're out of state visiting family yes I work.

Jul 14, 2015 11:32 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have effectively used associate agents to cover for me. It is good to have experienced and trusted agents who will readily accept referrals. 

Compensation agreements need to be clearly understood by all. I do not ask other agents to work for free.

Jul 14, 2015 10:59 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

all of my team members WORK WHEN THEY ARE ON VACATION.....and if there is a situation that requires a physical presence, another team member will substitute....

Jul 14, 2015 10:42 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I'm on my last day of vacation now and will be headed home this morning.  No there is no one else and it has been a working vacation but I do enjoy it.

Jul 14, 2015 10:04 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Both. Nowdays our cells are making us available anywhere in the world. 

Oct 20, 2018 01:02 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We're available by phone 24/7. Even when we are away, we answer the phone.

Jul 15, 2015 05:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have always notified our clients when we leave.  When we had our real estate office, we had back up.  Now, we do check our email and our answering service forward messages in writing via email.  So we stay in touch.  A

Jul 15, 2015 01:40 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I have a great team!  I do no work while on vacation.

Jul 15, 2015 12:11 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I take my backup person with me.  He carries the luggage.

Jul 14, 2015 11:32 PM