Jennifer Provencio, The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist (San Diego County and Central Valley)

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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I dont take vacations.   When I miss work with surgeries I have my broker cover my business while I am away.

Jul 02, 2015 12:49 PM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Virtual assistant is great

Jul 02, 2015 12:11 PM
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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

I just returned from three weeks overseas and I didn't take any calls although I did get email and responded.  New calls and email leads were routed to my colleague who was covering for me while I was gone and it worked out great!

Jul 02, 2015 11:41 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I am taking a vacation July 14 - coming back the July 17 because I have a wedding to go to.  I will check on my business daily and take calls.  I will have to setup appointments for when I return.   

Jul 02, 2015 09:02 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Make a deal with someone in the office.

Jul 02, 2015 08:57 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

If I am in a place where I can take calls, I would schedule appointments or refer out.

Jul 02, 2015 08:31 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I have a partner. If we are both gone we have another agent cover for us.

Jul 02, 2015 08:31 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Partner. Definitely 

Jul 02, 2015 08:08 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

good question as I am working on this for myself. I think I will use a virtual assistant to answer calls and have another independent agent assist me while I am away.

Jul 02, 2015 07:54 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I have an assistant that handles my calls if I don't want to have them forwarded to my cell phone.

Jul 02, 2015 11:23 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

We let our existing clients know 30 days out we'll be a way. New calls go to my assistant. Buyers are serviced by a buyers' agent we partner with (and do the same for when they vacation) and a trusted friend in my office cares for my listings. This allows the work to be divided, not putting one person is in overwhelm. My assistant & TC coordinate with the other two agents.

We do not takes calls, respond to e-mails nor texts while away. Only my assistant can call if it's a true emergency and that's after running the emergency past my broker first. If she can't handle it without me, I get a call.  That said, no one has ever called me on vacation and it takes 30 minutes to get back up to speed when we return. Our systems run the business better than we can ever micro-manage, so we don't. We enjoy our vacation because we truly get away.  ( I love it when other Realtors brag 24/7 or they don't take days off, nor vacations...I already have them beat being recharged).

Jul 02, 2015 10:46 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am lucky to be able to take 1-2 days off, the only way to take longer would require a partner to handle them and know that my clients are in good hands

Jul 02, 2015 09:39 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 Jennifer. Fortunately I have two assistants, so while I'm on vacation this week, all is being handled.

Jul 02, 2015 07:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jennifer Provencio - I assign my clients to a very good friend and colleague of mine!

Jul 02, 2015 02:54 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

I never leave for half a day without having someone in my office cover.  It's wrong for clients to not leave someone covering. I'd fire an agent who left me in a lurch.

Jul 02, 2015 02:45 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have agents in my company that I would refer them to.

Jul 02, 2015 01:28 PM
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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

That's where cell phones, laptops and assistants come in.

Jul 02, 2015 01:25 PM