Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

that's the beauty of having a team of two..... one covers for the other because EVERY ONE OF THEIR CLIENTS KNOW EACH OF THEM....both go on listing presentations.... and both go on the first few showings if the client is buying....  familiarity by the client is very important....they never feel abandoned....

Sep 01, 2019 05:32 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are some tasks in real estate and in life where technology can't replace the human touch.  

Sep 01, 2019 04:01 AM
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3,990,040
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

If I need something done in person I have someone from my office who I know and trust, or my broker. But mostly I can take care of what needs to be done when remote! No team here, just me and my TC!

Aug 31, 2019 10:12 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

When I went on my extended vacations every year there was very little I couldn't take care of on the road.  That said, though, tech or no tech there are things that need to be done in-person so you must have at least one or two reliable back-ups available. 

Sep 01, 2019 06:02 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Neither one, I still do it all by myself.  

Sep 01, 2019 02:24 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have a team of very tech enabled professionals, and experience with keeping it all going from many diverse locations.

Sep 01, 2019 12:04 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

All of my assistants are licensed and at some point during the transaction, one of them has accompanied me to an inspection or client meeting. They also see my assistants at our charity events or client gatherings. So, my clients know them and we don't skip a beat when I'm away.

Sometimes you can't plan times you are away and this also works for Closings. I would never allow a client to go to Closing without someone to accompany them who knows all of the ins-and-outs of THEIR home sale or purchase - NEVER!

 

As well, I'm always available by phone unless I'm on a flight. 

Sep 01, 2019 07:12 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

It's rare that we can't handle any business remotely but we have agents we can count on in an emergency.

Sep 01, 2019 05:44 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I haven't learned (yet) how to take a real vacation where I don't still handle work. It's on my to-do list.

Sep 01, 2019 05:42 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I can do business no matter where i am. That includes home, car, beach side fr a couple of hours or in the Bahamas for a week in winter. Those that need to know i may be away will know, those who dont wont even know as business runs where ever i am. 

Sep 01, 2019 05:37 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I always had a back-up if necessary! You just never know!

Sep 01, 2019 05:14 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

It all depends on the particular situation

Sep 01, 2019 04:44 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would ask a colleague to handle any tasks I would not be able to handle remotely (showings and attend closings).

Sep 01, 2019 03:10 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I can't think of a soul who would want to work my accounts while I'm away. I just handle it myself. 

Sep 01, 2019 06:14 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No and no. I've sold property and done contracts from half-way round the world. Two years ago, while in Russia, I put two listings into contract worth over $1 million and closed a seller sale as well. Phones, text, and email work marvelously these days.

And I've never had another agent "take care" of my business... don't trust anyone to take care of my clients the way I do. If I'm going to be away, I notify my clients very early on and we plan on that absence.

As for a team... I disbanded a team in 2010.

Sep 01, 2019 06:12 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I have team members to cover my biz when I go out of town. If the entire team is out of town or otherwise engaged, I do have many many agents in our office that can cover for us.

Sep 01, 2019 06:11 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Being semi-retired, and just focusing on teaching/training, I can say I do NOT miss the 24/7 'on-call' at all.

Sep 01, 2019 09:33 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Even tech will not allow you to virtually show property while you are gone.  You will need a backup to open the lockbox and door at a minimum.

Sep 01, 2019 08:50 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I have a few trusted agents who help when needed and vice-versa!

Sep 01, 2019 07:39 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The team fills in.

Sep 01, 2019 07:21 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Just me with support people

Sep 01, 2019 06:30 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Another prearranged agent

Sep 01, 2019 12:33 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with both Barbara Todaro and Michael Jacobs .  Even before the tech explosion, our clients knew they could rely on our team and vice versa.  A

Sep 01, 2019 09:39 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sure...I leave sandy at home

Sep 01, 2019 09:06 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No.  

No. 

I am 100% with Nina Hollander on this. 

Sep 01, 2019 06:57 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Combo of both

Sep 01, 2019 06:21 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It was truly rare that I ever needed someone to fill in for me being I planned my absences well Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS but when I did I just asked a n agent in my office to cover.

Sep 01, 2019 07:30 PM
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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • Broker • South East Florida • - Miami Beach, FL
Waterway Realtors, Notary Public 786-229-7999

I like to stay in touch with my contacts while I'm away via FB Messenger, Facetime, Text and Phone. We can be anywhere we choose to be and still get thigs done!

Sep 01, 2019 12:27 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is a good business practice.

Sep 01, 2019 12:08 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

I have an assistant but, I'm always a text, email or call away. Sometimes even when I'm in town I hire another agent to help me when I'm busy.

Sep 01, 2019 08:35 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have someone to handle things that need to be seen or done in person, otherwise I feel pretty comfortable handling things remotely.

Sep 01, 2019 07:50 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Have a team member on standby after lost a multi-million dollar deal being away.

Sep 01, 2019 07:46 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have someone that covers for me, but I am still available should they need me.

Sep 03, 2019 05:35 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I handle the vast majority of it myself.  Anything that needs docusign or physically doing something I have a good friend (also an agent) who can handle that.

Sep 01, 2019 05:41 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

My broker - mom.

Sep 01, 2019 04:43 PM
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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

I just came back, and did have a licensed agent watch my biz, and she even got one of my listings UC.

Sep 19, 2019 02:24 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have one of my agents cover but also still answer emails at night.

 

Sep 06, 2019 11:01 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I work on a Team so I know I have people that I can count on when needed and I cover for them,also.

That is, when my tech tools will not provide what is needed such as on vacation.

Sep 03, 2019 05:11 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

This question actually boils down to "Is there anybody you trust to man the helm if anything goes wrong?"

Therefore we as agents rarely leave the helm.

Sep 02, 2019 05:24 AM