Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo (Summit Real Estate Group)

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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

It is obvious that by this question I'm really making a statement.  My career began in 1996 aftter many years in the retail business.  It was my good fortune to be introduced to life as a Realtor by many truly professonal Realtors.  It has been my personal goal ever since to help upgrade the status of Realtor to the level of other fiduciaries such as Doctors and Lawyers.  I help beginning Realtors and hopefully can get their new career started with the same goal.  Realtor is becoming a status to look up to.

Apr 06, 2015 01:56 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I recently closed two transactions where I worked very well with the agents on the other side. It was really nice, and we got the job done. That's what it's all about. No egos. If you have a seller that wants to sell and a buyer that wants to buy...don't get in the way. Make it happen. 

Apr 05, 2015 11:25 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I only wish more of us would realize this.

Apr 05, 2015 05:37 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!


Apr 05, 2015 03:15 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Found this in my search for our post, Tony. I'm a big believer in working TOGETHER with the agents on the other side of transactions.

Oct 15, 2019 08:20 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya


Apr 01, 2018 08:54 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Ask the homeowner of an EXPIRED listing if we are acting as professional, self controlled, professionals or more like a dog pack?

Unfortuneately, we are not made privy to what one agent may present, say or suggest regarding another agent or broker while at the dining room table. The reality is.....

We DO compete.

However, then the competition has ended and the listing won or lost, or the EBA signed, we understand, together we will get the transaction closed. Competing does not occur during a tranaction or even negotiation. At this time keeping all the wheels on the wagon requires all hands on deck and working towards the same goal.

Apr 05, 2015 11:00 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have never treated other agents like the competition--to me they are colleagues in a collaborative effort.

Apr 05, 2015 09:09 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Sadly, most  real estate agents do not work well together! The sandbox is only so big. Sadly, egos get in the way.

Apr 05, 2015 07:02 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Understanding we are not in competition with each other was an eye opener to me.  When I realized we all knew different people it made such a huge difference to me.

Apr 05, 2015 12:39 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The smart agents know it...

Apr 05, 2015 12:32 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do like working together and building relationships with other agents. This makes for more harmony and better negotiating when an offer comes in. 

Apr 05, 2015 11:01 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I do realize that....those who focus on working together and cooperating with each other will always make more money.... I market to other agents who have a good chance of being a buyer's agent who cooperates with us!!!

Apr 05, 2015 10:45 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Tony, that is a very good observation.  Too many agents think they are competing with each other and miss out on good opportunities to learn from each other. 

Apr 05, 2015 08:17 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I do.  I try and communicate and work with the other agent.  However, I have to admit the lack of professionalism, communication, and flat out respect causes me to get frustrated with working with some agents.  Not all mind you.   Course, I should not be too upset, clients seem to be able to find the better agent(s) and we obtain more business.  Good question.

Apr 05, 2015 05:32 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony Lewis I think this is a very competitive business, but we do work in harmony which makes it a great business.

Apr 05, 2015 05:14 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Afternoon Tony I do hope you are enjoying your Sunday.  It's a tug of war and a harvest of giving... 

Apr 05, 2015 04:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Smart real estate professionals make continuing efforts to have good relationships with others in the industry.

Apr 05, 2015 03:34 AM