Our annual survey revealed, only 1/3 of our industry took their entire vacation, and 35% of real estate professionals took less than half of their vacation time back in 2014. With the pace of business increasing as fast as the amount of data, at least anecdotally, this year real estate professionals are taking their full vacation time to rewind. While our industry appears not ready for our European colleagues’ 3 to 4-week holidays, refreshed brains make sharper decisions. To return restored and energized, rather than further behind, experts suggest leaving your office well organized and departing a day before you return to work to get a jump on emails and run errands. Even then, a day is needed for an employee to be 100% in total working order. The renewed productivity is worth the wait.