Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Michael Jacobs
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Crying helps...but only for a minute or two.

Then I kick myself in the butt -- and tell myself to stop whining and get to work.

 

Nov 14, 2015 09:19 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Slow times are when you do some very serious prospecting for new clients.

Nov 14, 2015 08:11 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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When it slows down, it is time to catch up with tax stuff, web site, classes and sometimes a vacation. 

Nov 14, 2015 07:38 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I stay focused on business so that when the market turns, I'll be well ahead of the game and make up for lost time....

Nov 14, 2015 06:27 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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If I'm having a slow time and plan a vacation, then I know I will get busy.  

Nov 14, 2015 03:28 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Paul,

We take time off to refresh and see new points of views which in turn inspire our work, and we become better at what we do.  A

Nov 14, 2015 03:17 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I use those times to do more prospecting. I have a hard time relaxing when I don't know what my next deal is!

Nov 14, 2015 02:16 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington  I am working on new techniques for prospecting and plan to complete the credits needed for my first 2 yrs.

Nov 14, 2015 01:54 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I look for ways to stop the slow down and take time for more training, working on my business to refine presentations, websites, etc.

Nov 14, 2015 10:03 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Everything except vacation.

Nov 14, 2015 10:03 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I prospect all the time, whether busy or not.

Nov 14, 2015 09:55 AM
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Sam Shueh
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There is a long list of things overdue. You pick one of those projects that will keep one busy.

Nov 14, 2015 07:00 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Paul,
I go back over my pipeline and then stir up all the dust I can. 

Nov 14, 2015 06:01 AM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

All of the above Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington ....I haven't had one of these in a while ....

Great question!

Nov 14, 2015 05:42 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Hey Paul I am going to say vacation! Even if its a Staycation (since I do live in Miami)

Nov 14, 2015 04:39 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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I like to use the down time to plan for the next busy time. Then the next season will be a success.

Nov 14, 2015 04:37 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington You're right, you've got to prospect to make it through the lean times.

Nov 14, 2015 02:37 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Sometimes recharging the batteries is a better choice than chasing business stuck in low gear!

Nov 14, 2015 08:29 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington this seems to be more common than I thought for myself!

Focus on more learning is the way to go.

Vacation is usually planned - and i know, I am busiest around the time I take vacation.

Nov 14, 2015 02:19 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Train and prospect, taking a vacaton does little good to fill the pipeline.

Nov 14, 2015 12:10 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Over the last couple of years we look ahead and plan our trips when we want to take them. Business always seems to pick up right before a planned trip no matter when it is. I just deal with it.

Nov 14, 2015 10:53 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
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A little of everthing. Mostly vacation so that I'm ready for the busy times. 

Nov 14, 2015 02:58 AM
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James Dray
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None of the above Paul.  I take them when the boss wants to go.  

Nov 14, 2015 02:56 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
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All of the above! Vacation to see new things, train as we can always learn something new and new usiness for the next dollar.

Nov 14, 2015 02:45 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
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All of the above, plus more exercise and home projects.

Nov 14, 2015 02:23 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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I am thankful for every time during my business and try to catch up when I'm not busy with clients.

Nov 14, 2015 01:51 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Some of the above  and some of it all the time

Nov 15, 2015 08:30 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I prospect for new business.

Nov 14, 2015 08:45 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 Good Sunday morning Paul. What slow time?

Nov 14, 2015 06:43 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Paul. I have very few slow periods, so I have to schedule our R & R time, along with other stuff that we want and need to do.

Nov 14, 2015 05:37 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Paul - I will typically plan and prospect for new business. Our vacations are usually planned in advance, and I never really know if I will be busy or not during that time. If not busy, I will enjoy my vacation, but if I am busy, I will work as much as I can during vacation, and coordinate everything else through my office.

Nov 14, 2015 02:16 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I do house projects and travel.  It generally comes in winter.

Nov 14, 2015 02:09 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
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Prospecting moves even higher as a priority when business is slower.

Nov 14, 2015 01:54 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Paul, I think a little of each.  And it's a great time to take a little CE.

Nov 14, 2015 01:11 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I think I would probably do a bit of everything you mentioned, Paul. 

Nov 14, 2015 11:29 AM