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

I hope, you feel better. i lost myself two weeks for flu with fever, but fortunately it was just after holidays and heavy rains. I did not have too much work anyway...

Jan 28, 2017 12:22 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is your body telling you to stop and rest. Send texts and emails and if you have an associate that can handle your business, pass it off for a couple of days. Get well soon.

Jan 27, 2017 09:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Just leave an out of office email and state why and have some leave a VM for you stating why you are not answering!

Jan 27, 2017 03:47 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

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert nailed this one!

Jan 28, 2017 02:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Can you communicate through email or text? Or refer the client to someone who can handle your business for you while you are sick? Most clients understand someone being ill and will make accomodations for this.

Jan 27, 2017 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I'm 47 years old and have never had laryngitis. Strange.

Jan 27, 2017 09:42 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I contact one of my agents to take over my work load.  They will do that as I do it for them.

Jan 27, 2017 08:18 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Text message and email.  Thank goodness for them.  Laryngitis happens to me like clock work once a year.

As for the flu, you probably need to take some time to rest.  One of the many reasons, as a sole agent with no team, I value my agent friendships so much.  We cover for each other when things like this happen.

Jan 27, 2017 06:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling good! My Geno had his mouth wired shut for six weeks (that's another story) after his dentist broke his jaw and I answered all his calls:).

Jan 27, 2017 05:18 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Oh, Hella... I am sorry to hear this.

  Rest, drink plenty of fluids, and please get well soon!

   

Jan 27, 2017 04:57 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't get sick like that but if I do my wife is my partner and I can still type.

Jan 27, 2017 04:18 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I suppose I would be doing more emailing and texting if I was up to it. So sorry to hear - hope you are feeling better very soon. Such a drag to be sick when you have to work!

Jan 27, 2017 04:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella Mitschke Rothwell - my colleague helps my clients in my absecnce.

Jan 27, 2017 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not had that issue.  Depending on the client / customer, perhaps you can communicate by computer or have another agent / person handle your business.

Jan 27, 2017 10:43 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have people 

Jan 27, 2017 09:03 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

Delegate or reschedule.

 

Jan 27, 2017 05:33 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Tylenol, vitamin C loading, Fluids and salt to keep-in the fluids longer....

Jan 27, 2017 04:54 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

If you have an appointment to show properties, let the buyer know that another agent will show the propeties as you are out sick. Compensate that agent for her time.  Take days off and update your email and voicemail that you are out. I hope you feel better soon!

 

Jan 27, 2017 04:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

You to, I am down with a bad cough this week.  Get well froggie!

 

Jan 27, 2017 04:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I hear you and have been fighting through the last 3 weeks, last Sunday I went down and straight the Emergency room. 5 days later meds are working but it is tough in this business for sure Hella Mitschke Rothwell , hope you feel better

Jan 27, 2017 04:44 PM
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Noel Mayer
FAIRMOUNT REALTORS - Montclair, NJ
YOU WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME WITH NOEL

Hella,

   Maybe it won't last long, get well soon. 

Jan 27, 2017 04:16 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, Hella, I hope how soon you feel better!  That nasty flu has been rampant here in Charlotte too.

I have my assistant cover for me or you can have another agent help you until you feel better.  

Jan 27, 2017 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If my wife contracts laryngitis it is awful peaceful and quiet at home.

Jan 28, 2017 07:25 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would do what I can and ask some other agents for assistance with what I can't.

Jan 28, 2017 06:23 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I simply send a text to anyone who is trying to reach me and explain the situation. People understand. The last time this happened to me, one of my clients popped over and left home-made chicken soup on my front porch for me and then texted me back to check the delivery on my porch.

PS hope you feel better soon, Hella!

Jan 28, 2017 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I refer business to associates at our office.

Take good care of yourself!

Jan 28, 2017 03:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

poorly

Jan 27, 2017 05:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Being sick is awful!  Do you have anyone in your office you trust that can cover for you?  They could leave a voicemail on your phone directing calls to them or when someone leaves you a voicemail just forward it to them to respond and follow up with the customer/client by email to let them know what is going on.-Kasey

Jan 27, 2017 05:26 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I would not put them off... or you may loose them.  I would refer it to another agent in my office... giving up 25% is better than giving up 100%

Jan 27, 2017 05:24 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hella,

Ron would be the front man...sorry to hear you don't feel good.  A

Jan 27, 2017 03:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Hopefully, I never have to find out!  I hope you feel better soon!

Jan 27, 2017 03:32 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Oh shoot! I hope you get better soon. 

Jan 28, 2017 06:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if you have the flu and a fever, just relay that to the client....I'm sure they don't want it.... but if they're in a rush to buy, you may need to venture out....but you should give them the option of working with you or referring them to another agent.... I'd be livid if you didn't tell me....and/or give me some options.... 

and I hope you feel better soon.... how did you get that with all of that wonderful Hawaiian sunshine..... hmmm

Jan 28, 2017 03:40 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Take a break, Hella. Your clients would not appreciate sharing your germs.  Hope you feel better.

Jan 28, 2017 02:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I would rest. Drink lots of tea with honey. Get better, get over the flu. You won't do anybody any good if you are sick. Hope you fell better soon. 

Jan 28, 2017 01:21 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yikes!   Retreat - relax - rest - recuperate - repeat the mantra as necessary.  

Jan 28, 2017 12:29 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Ouch!  Feel better.  Thankfully in those situations I have my broker to bring me chicken noodle soup!

Jan 28, 2017 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I carry on to the best of my ability.  I take as much time as possible to take care of myself - resting when possible and then just do what needs to be done. I had this feeling like crap experience when I was doing the chemo-treatment thing ... I worked because there were no other options for me. It's a bummer to not feel well under any circumstances.  I hope you feel better sooon Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Jan 28, 2017 09:05 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would have an agent from the office work with the client.

Jan 28, 2017 08:42 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Oh that is such an easy question - it's why I have a team!!!!

Jan 28, 2017 07:52 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

develop a small team

Jan 28, 2017 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella Mitschke Rothwell Debbie Reynolds has a good response. Get better!!

Jan 28, 2017 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Stop, head for the covers and recover! Leave a VM if you can and use a back-up for emergencies if possible!

Jan 28, 2017 06:29 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Unless appointments cannot be moved, have another agent step in. Stay home, get rest, and hopefully feel better soon!

Jan 28, 2017 05:30 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It is difficult. I get laryngitis often and I think it has affected my voice.

Jan 28, 2017 05:00 AM
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

Feel better soon! 

As for business, you just do what you can, and get someone to help with other things. Your body obviously needs some downtime!

Jan 28, 2017 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Get another agent to cover the business

Feb 03, 2017 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hope you heal soon. You need agents working with you.

Jan 29, 2017 06:53 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I would refer them to one of the agents I work closely with. Your clients will appreciate you taking care of yourself while making sure they are taken care of, too.  Feel better soon!

Jan 28, 2017 08:44 PM