TAKING THE DAY OFF... DO WE DO THIS IN REAL ESTATE?

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Real Estate Agent with Johnson Real Estate, Inc.

I received a lot of calls today, but they were not work related.  Why was I getting calls then?  Everyone wanted to know if I saw my shadow today.

valerie osterhoudt

YES, TODAY I'M OFFICIALLY ANOTHER YEAR OLDER.. AND HOPEFULLY WISER.

I re-read a post by Steve Hoffacker. Yikes, Running out of Saturdays, in regards to the days when we were kids and taking Saturdays off.  Being Realtors do we ever really take off a day?  Not many of us do.

However, today I am making a change, and taking today off... sort of...only answering phones, and making calls.. can't wait to drive again.....3 more weeks to go.

Being with family is very important to me, and I plan on spending the rest of today with my sons.  Clients come and go, but family is precious.  So, yes being a Realtor, I think we SHOULD take of a day every now and then, whether it be a Saturday, Sunday, or a mid week Wednesday.  Our clients have lives and so should we.

With this, everyone have a GREAT evening.. and celebrate..if not a birthday, a day with your family.

Do you take a day off?  If so how do you spend it?  I'd like to hear.

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 valerie osterhoudt

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Valerie Osterhoudt is a Cromwell Connecticut Residential Realtor who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Middlesex County of CT, which includes Cromwell, Rocky Hill, Berlin, Middletown, Wethersfield, Newington, as well as all other surrounding areas.  Please visit me at www.Cromwellrealestate.com for all your relocation and/or local needs.  

For real estate.. all you need to know, is VALERIEO  

If you're thinking about buying a home in Cromwell CT area, there are plenty of great buys in today's market.  There is no better time than now to take advantage of these homes while interest rates remain at an all time low.  For more information on Cromwell CT real estate's homes and/or condos please visit Johnson Real Estate to access the newest listings.

 Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR - Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - 860.883.8889 cell - valerierealtor@sbcglobal.net

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Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR
(Accredited Buyers Representative)

Is a Full Time Realtor® with with Johnson Real Estate, in Cromwell, CT who specializes in Homes and Condos For Sale in the Middlesex and Hartford Counties in CT.

VALERIE OSTERHOUDT REALTOR IN CROMWELL CT

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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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Happy Birthday Valerie, hope it was a good one.

Feb 02, 2010 04:49 PM #1
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Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Happy Birthday! I hope that you were able to enjoy a day off... I know how tough it is to escape in the world of real estate.

I hope you'll remember me if you learn of anyone moving to "The OC" and I will do the same!

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors           

Feb 02, 2010 04:58 PM #2
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
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H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y Valerie! A day worthy of taking off!

When I take a day off, I still try to get my on-line stuff done.

Feb 02, 2010 04:59 PM #3
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Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Malcolm.. This birthday *was* and is VERY different than any other year.  I've never been laid up do to having surgery 5 days ago.  This is one for the record books.

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Feb 02, 2010 06:49 PM #4
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Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Michael.. Thanks for the birthday wish.  Yes, I took today off.. along with the last 5 days.  Just got out from having surgery, and moving back into the work world slowly.

valerie osterhoudt

Feb 02, 2010 06:54 PM #5
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Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Wanda...I agree.. there is never truly a *full* day off.. more like just a change in scenery.

valerie osterhoudt

Feb 02, 2010 06:57 PM #6
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Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
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Happy Birthday Valerie;  I'm also born in this month, I just forgot the year.

Feb 02, 2010 08:06 PM #7
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William "Bill" and Karen Farragher
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Valerie, we take time away from the office but not days off.  When we are not in the office we are answering cell phone calls, emails, and text messages from clients and agents.  Even when we are on vacation we always have the mobile device on hand.  Guess we should re-visit what it means to take a day off.  Hope you had a nice birthday.

Feb 02, 2010 08:22 PM #8
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Valerie, nothing keeps you down :)

Three more weeks HUH.  Somehow I don't think you are going to sit still for that long :) :)

Feb 02, 2010 10:20 PM #9
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Tammy Lankford
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Hi Valerie- glad to see you typing again. :)  Happy Birthday.  And how cool is it, you share a birthday with my baby brother?  Wonder if you are older or younger than him.  He turned 40 today.

Feb 02, 2010 11:00 PM #10
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Ed Silva
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Belated Happy Birthday to you Valerie, I always appreciate the anniversaries of my29th birthday, don't you? As for time off, I operate under the accumulated leave/flex time system. When I can't do my outside activities, and I need the lights on, time off isn't that important. When I can come out of hibernation, I can steal my opportunities without interfering with the business. Be well

Feb 03, 2010 06:40 AM #11
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Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Kenneth..  You get to the point that the year does matter any more... I'm there too.  What day this month were you born on? Don't want to miss the opportunity to wish you a happy birthday.

 valerie osterhoudt

Feb 03, 2010 07:01 AM #12
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Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Bill and Karen... I fully relate to *not* taking a day off.  Last Thursday I had surgery at 8:00am.  I was home at 1:00pm, with instructions NOT to make any decisions that day.  Guess what?  I was on the phone following up on things that needed to be done.  My sister flew up to help me and boy was she angry I was doing this.

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Feb 03, 2010 07:08 AM #13
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Carra Riley
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Valerie....Happy Birthday.  I think it is important for our mental health to take a day off.  We work long, hard hours and are deserving of some down time.  If we don't schedule it and make it happen, it won't.

Cosmic Cow

Feb 03, 2010 09:46 AM #14
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Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

George... Everything is taking longer to do than before.  I don't see myself sitting around for three weeks either.  I might not be able to drive, but there will always be ActiveRain to keep me busy.

valerie osterhoudt

Feb 03, 2010 02:41 PM #15
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Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Tammy... I know a lot of people that are born on Feb 2nd.  Wish your brother a Happy Birrthday for me.

In answer to your question about my being older or younger than you brother, check out last years blog.

valerie osterhoudt

Feb 03, 2010 02:48 PM #16
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Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Ed.. How did you know I was celebrating my 29th birthday yesterday?  You must be psychic.  LOL.

valerie osterhoudt

Feb 03, 2010 02:51 PM #17
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Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
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Carra...  I think our taking time off from real estate is good for our clients to.  We come back more refreshed and can do a better job for them.

valerie osterhoudt 

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