Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


When we did deals, I loved all aspects of it...the hunt for some rare space of building was always exciting... I agree with Michael Jacobs A

Mar 14, 2015 03:07 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good question, Paul - I love the thrill of the hunt as well as that AhHa moment when it comes together or when a negotiation works out just right(an acceptance).   Of course, that moment when we receive the notification that the closing is confirmed and the handing of the keys to a new homeowner or letting a seller know their net proceeds is on the way is pretty satisfying as well.   

Each is independent and quite special.   

Mar 14, 2015 02:59 PM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

The close.  I like having my bills paid.  But I do enjoy the work.

Mar 16, 2015 04:23 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I actually like the hunt more than the closing, which is sometimes a let down, particularly if it a seller leaving town with whom I have had a good relationship. I have never been motivated by the money part of the business, I just enjoy the challenges of the process. The money is gravy. 

Mar 15, 2015 02:44 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Without closings the hunting days are numbered.

When I working with serious buyers or sellers who have that sparkle in their eyes, who have an overwhelming spirit of expectation around them, I love moving mountains on their behalf. 

Currently holding together a house of cards deal that only a fellow professional can appreciate the mountains that have been moved. But, we've all been there, done that. If you have been in this business more than ten years you are a true warrior who has prevailed...congrats.

In the end I enjoy knowing very few could have done what was just accomplished. I take an hour or two, have a glass of red, then off to the next mountain.

Mar 14, 2015 10:47 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I love the hunt!  Seeing the reaction and excitment of the Buyer's is what it is about for me.  The closing is icing on the cake. And the Bread and Butter.

Mar 14, 2015 01:44 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The closing definitely. When I was a newer agent, I loved the challenge and loved beating out another agent. Now it is about getting to the closing table and having satisfied clients. 

Mar 14, 2015 11:41 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Both are nice.

Dec 17, 2019 07:50 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Closing, of course.

Jul 24, 2018 10:14 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul, visiting this question after few years.

I prefer closing more than the hunt for sure. In fact Closing is the result of the hunt!

Mar 13, 2018 09:07 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael j nailed this one!

Jul 18, 2017 05:17 AM
Dale Taylor
Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois - Frankfort, IL
Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos

The closing more.  Attending them are appreciated by the Client, generating referrals for future business.

Mar 20, 2015 05:04 PM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I enjoy meeting and getting to know my clients the best!

Mar 20, 2015 01:46 AM
Robert Kennedy
Chase International - Zephyr Cove, NV

I am definitly a hunter, not a skinner - that's why they invented assistants. Prospect, show homes, and attend listing presentations. Leave the rest to your assistant.

Mar 19, 2015 02:59 PM
M.C. Dwyer
Melody Russell Team at eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Fun to see people's answers.    Evelyn Johnston among others, uses a desert analogy that resonates with me.   

Mar 17, 2015 12:24 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

I enjoy every aspect of the profession. 

Mar 16, 2015 02:24 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Paul.....I was never a buyer's agent....I was always, always a listing agent....AND I LOVED THE KILL!!!  I loved closing the seller to list with me rather than one of the other 10 agents they met with....

Mar 16, 2015 07:19 AM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

I enjoy the art of closing and the adventure of the hunt but helping clients achieve their goals is my most exciting reward. 

Mar 16, 2015 06:46 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul, being a commercial broker I find the fun and challenge in the analysis process. Helping someone accomplish their goals to purchase, lease or sell a business or property is the gratification.

Mar 16, 2015 02:37 AM
Ron Aguilar
Gateway Mortgage Group - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

My vote is for the 'Hunt'

Mar 16, 2015 02:30 AM
John Bade
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Jacksonville, FL
The Bade Team"We work hard so you don't have to!"

Paul, I love the hunt because it lets me know what else is out there for other clients as well.....

Mar 16, 2015 12:41 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Paul, I love the showing and research process on home values and the sheer excitement of an accepted offer!  The challenge is to then get the client to the closing table so they can get that house of their dreams!

Mar 15, 2015 11:56 PM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Close for sure...we all like a successful hunt.

Mar 14, 2015 11:12 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Hunt of course!  If its successful the closings going to happen

Mar 14, 2015 09:44 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

The hunt is the ce cream.  The closing is the cherry on top,  I like both.

Mar 14, 2015 02:57 PM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Closings are important, yes.  But it's nearly as exciting to post the "Sold" rider on a listing than it is to pick up the commission check.

Mar 14, 2015 02:13 PM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

The honest answer is how much money I have in my checking accountant!  It also depends upon how much I enjoy the clients I am working with.

Mar 14, 2015 09:38 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

As much as I like the smile on the client's face, Paul, I like the closing much better.

Mar 14, 2015 09:30 AM