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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, but my business would be my least concern if I have a medical situation. My family is always #1 and I hope, I do not have a chance to stress them out.

Mar 06, 2016 04:47 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

It would depend on how incapacitated I was, and for how long.  Anything can be accomplished in the short term but for longer, I'm not so confident!  My next question is "Would that be my concern if my health was in jeopardy?"

Hmmmmm, let me get back to you.

PS  I'm glad you're recovering well and will soon be able to Spring Forward!!

Mar 06, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Paul,
My exceptional broker associate Kim Gaston has kept my business running while I was in the hospital. I’m well covered.

Mar 06, 2016 01:19 PM
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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)

Paul, I'm thinking not.  In a crunch Liz could get back to being much more active with our business, but a lot of the stuff I do on a daily basis is outside of her expertise (the websites, social media, the patio home niche, etc.). 

Mar 05, 2016 10:46 AM
Rainer
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DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 )
American National Bank & Trust - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia

Thankfully,  YES !   I have a great support staff and additional Mortgage Loan Originators with the bank that can step in to cover my area if I have a medical absence.

Got my fingers crossed I don't have to test that theory any time soon !

Mar 05, 2016 09:34 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends on how significant and for how long. I have a number of colleagues I have called on for coverage in the past

Mar 18, 2016 10:48 AM
Rainer
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Fathom Realty Group Inc.
Fathom Realty Group Inc - Orange, CA
Get Paid what your WORTH!

That is the ultimate goal in building a business we can eventually walk away from.

Mar 12, 2016 02:23 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Properties of the Desert - La Quinta, CA

Maybe, it would depend on what was going on at the time. Will have to make that part of my emergency plan!

Mar 11, 2016 03:34 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Probably not, if it was something major or long term that would be cause for concern. If it was a fairly minor problem with a reasonably short recovery period, I think it would be okay.

 

Mar 08, 2016 12:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Yes. Here too

Mar 08, 2016 09:48 AM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

Paul I wish you a full speedy recovery.. And thank you for a great provocative question.   I have  a partner ( my wife)  and a full time assistant and a few agents in my office assist me with my over flow.  I have an excellent manager who still knows the boots on the ground business,,,

For me yes.. But for many folks , this is a solitary profession and I am afraid  they do not. 

Mar 07, 2016 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Luckily, I too have many REALTOR friends that would help me if needed.  Hope you are quick on the mend!  

Mar 07, 2016 06:42 AM
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hope you're healing and that your business is going strong. It's important to have the time to recuperate properly. D 

Mar 07, 2016 02:39 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Unless you have a partner that you share everything with on a daily basis I'm not sure you can say yes. Passwords to update websites, email passwords, etc. Is all of that shared?

Mar 06, 2016 09:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Mar 06, 2016 08:21 PM
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Paul Peck
Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida - Melbourne, FL
Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor

Nope...😟

Mar 06, 2016 07:38 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

First of all, I hope you are feeling better, and healing quickly Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington!!  That would be an interesting situation for us as a "Team".  If I had a medical situation, Roger would be just fine - if he had a medical situation, me, not so much.  There are certain situations that I could handle with no problem (lots of confidence!), certain situations that I could work through (some confidence!), and certain situations that I have not yet been a part of (with help I could work through them).

Mar 06, 2016 01:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. It has happened.

Mar 06, 2016 01:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

oh, yes....and if someone in MY office has surgery, I would volunteer to market for them....I did that with one member, and she NOW has a place on the first page for a "Free Market Analysis in Franklin MA"....I laugh everytime I see it.... I should give lessons on how to shoot yourself in the foot....I tell her that all the time!! and I know she was VERY APPRECIATIVE.... 

Mar 06, 2016 12:17 AM
Rainmaker
2,550,732
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Going through this now and it is in very good hands...mine

Mar 05, 2016 11:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Interesting question that everyone should ask themselves and honestly answer.   I need to do a better job at this.

Paul -- I hope you're on the road to a full and speedy recovery.  Glad to see your business is running well in the meantime.  

Mar 05, 2016 11:02 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Debbie would carry on I think.  

Mar 05, 2016 10:53 PM
Rainmaker
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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

Yes!

Mar 05, 2016 09:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Yes, I already have a plan in place. 

Mar 05, 2016 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Yes!!!

Mar 05, 2016 09:14 PM
Rainmaker
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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

No.

I'm having trouble finding anyone I can rely on without huge price tags.

Mar 05, 2016 08:59 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir, I'm the only broker right now in my agency that is willing to take on the job.

Mar 05, 2016 07:30 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. No one could do my business as good as I can, but if required, my two assistants could fill in for a while.

Mar 05, 2016 07:11 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Yes and no. I'm working to make it better.

Mar 05, 2016 05:12 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes. That's one reason I made the change to a team model a few years ago. Backup is crucial for my business.

Mar 05, 2016 04:05 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 - great question! And answer is 'NO' - sadly.

Mar 05, 2016 02:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Darin Henderson
Holland Realty Services - Gladstone, MO
Guiding You Home

Probably not.

Mar 05, 2016 01:41 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

Absolutely.  Each time I've had to be away for extended periods (though none of them were personal illness except a week I was out from surgery), but when my grandmother got ill and passed and when my husband and daughter each had major surgeries I was out as long as needed with nothing but cornerned phone calls asking if there was anything I could do.

Mar 05, 2016 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

yes

Mar 05, 2016 01:17 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

I hope so, some very good people on the team.

Mar 05, 2016 01:02 PM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Our office is really like family and we help each other out in good times and bad... my business would be in good hands... and everyone would pitch it to help...

Mar 05, 2016 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We have such a great team.  As Patricia Kennedy mentioned do you have new bionic knees?  A

Mar 05, 2016 12:30 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Paul, I heard through the RainLine that you have new bionic knees.  When I got mine, I had terrific support from my colleagues, and it made all the difference.

Mar 05, 2016 12:24 PM
Rainer
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

For how long? What if you were sick for a year. Would you still have a business?

Mar 05, 2016 12:08 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Afraid not.

Mar 05, 2016 11:53 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have someone (someones) to handle it when I go on vacation and the same persons would keep it going it I had a medical issue.

Mar 05, 2016 11:04 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I don't think so. Very interesting question.

Mar 05, 2016 10:03 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yes...in my office we all take care of business for each other when it's needed. 

Mar 05, 2016 09:43 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Absolutely.  I have a handful of top agents in the industry that would help me in a heart beat.

Mar 05, 2016 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Oh yes, I can related to this...from when I broke my foot (and couldn't drive).  You'll get through it.  So glad you have things in place.  I had one of my assts drive me places (and my mom helped, too).

Mar 05, 2016 09:31 AM