Richard L. McKinney P.A., For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast! (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I use the words knowledgeable and experienced.

Nov 27, 2015 10:56 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Expert is the most over-used word in our nation regardless of the profession as is the word luxury.  One of the companies we worked with claimed to know that we (all of us) in the company knew every square foot in our market place (commercial).  We did, and we also knew every deal that was made, and where deals could be made at.  We truly were experts, and we had visited every building, and the ownership knew us face to face. A

Nov 27, 2015 01:30 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

time is often confused with experience ... as for expert? thats not for me to decide...i have fired many experts :)

Nov 27, 2015 09:21 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my thought on the word "expert" is that it's a dangerous word to use.... 

Nov 27, 2015 08:11 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would have to agree with Hella, have never said I was an expert, but specialist, yes.

Nov 27, 2015 07:42 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Understanding there are five levels of skill in any discipline, expert is recognized to the the HIGHEST level. The expert level engages creative genius NOT derivative works.

More details can be read at HERE

Most states typically will accept ten years or more experience is a specif discipline to claim the EXPERT title. Achievement is based on not dying.

In the NAR reality one either buys it or learns how to spell it to claim expert.

Nov 27, 2015 06:11 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I don't think we are experts, we are just experienced.

Sep 03, 2016 03:29 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richard L. McKinney P.A. - I'd follow Webster on this...

"having or showing special skill or knowledge because of what you have been taught or what you have experienced"

Nov 28, 2015 03:23 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Someone who is looking to be held to a higher standard in a court of law by virtue of claiming to be an "expert"! 

Nov 27, 2015 11:36 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richard L. McKinney P.A. One thing about this business, we are always in a learn mode to keep up with the industry. How can anyone be classified as an expert.

Nov 27, 2015 10:49 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Until I can foresee the future I will consider mysell a well informed practioner of real estate.

Nov 27, 2015 10:38 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Expert is so subjective. Perhaps someone who has comprehensive, near-intimate knowledge of a. their market, and b. the process of acquisition/disposition in entirety, and c. a network of 'human and other resources' to fill in any blanks and provide support.

I don't aspire to be considered 'expert' but rather, 'valued resource' as I value my resources. There is always a swerve out there that will knock self-proclaimed 'experts' on their ass--and a fresh-thinking greenie will figure it out. :)

Nov 27, 2015 10:07 PM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Experience, education, and demonstrated competence over 5 years or more.

Nov 27, 2015 09:41 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Richard. Someone that does over 50 real estate transactions per year.

Nov 27, 2015 06:13 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Saturday morning Richard. IMHO, an expert is someone who has more that above average knowledge about a particular subject.

Nov 27, 2015 06:09 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

An expert is someone that has been trained to do a specific job.  Many become eperts when the get a degree or pass a special ciriculum.  We don't hve licensees anymore in Indiana.  With more hours taken in Real Estate School to get a certificate prepares you to take the Stte Exam.  Once that State exam is passed, the prson is recognised as an ecxpert, just like  when someone passes the State Bar exam, they become an expert lawyer.

Nov 27, 2015 01:34 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't care for that word and usually use Professional

Nov 27, 2015 12:13 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Knowing sales data for specific type of client or location.

Nov 27, 2015 11:16 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I was going to give the court definition like Ken Jones did, but he beat me to it!

Nov 27, 2015 09:57 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Well, there are a lot of licensees who are far from expert on the subject of real estate, so having a license isn't the criteria.  Should be though.

Nov 27, 2015 08:57 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A very subjective term, for a field full of people with extremely diverse levels of expertise. 

Unfortunately many are not experts, they just took a short class and took a test.

Nov 27, 2015 08:42 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I think the word "expert" is overused.  Although I never called myself an expert, I was an expert in my niche but I was not (and never could be) an all encompassing real estate expert. I think "specialist" is probably more accurate.  There are too many areas of specialty to be a "real estate expert".  

Nov 27, 2015 08:12 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Wow...I don't think I'm an expert and so therefore I'm not qualified to answer this question. 

Nov 27, 2015 07:55 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I don't remember seeing information that spells out a category or time frame that allows a licensee to call oneself an "expert" when I took my brokers licenses in California or Hawaii. I believe it is self-proclaimed. I think "specialist" might be a better word for someone who concentrates on a certain market in real estate. That does not mean a real estate licensee can't specialize in different things, especially in smaller markets.

Nov 27, 2015 07:38 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It is someone who is an expert in a specific market or type of real estate.

Nov 27, 2015 06:45 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is now a bit of a cliche, a bit like real estate professional. It is a given that we should be professional but expert is subject to multiple definitions. It is also different in what size community you are in. Oklahoma City metro is 1.4 million so expert can be a specialty. However if you are in a community fo 60,000 you need a broader range of expertise to make a living.

Nov 27, 2015 06:31 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One who has general savvy on the subject matter

Nov 27, 2015 06:28 AM