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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

No issues

Nov 28, 2015 12:13 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Some do, but I don't know any who use them other than to join the Board and get lockbox access.

Nov 28, 2015 08:11 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It's like a diploma or degree. It's what you do with it

Nov 28, 2015 04:58 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Having their license is one thing, but they need to keep their expertise and level of service at a high level, for their "main job", or they won't see any further business from me.

Nov 28, 2015 04:00 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds As long as they don't provide a mortgage or an inspection to their real estate clients, I wouldn't have a problem with it.

Nov 28, 2015 03:24 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Fine - as long as they limit their discussions with the Buyer to the "hat" they are wearing for that transaction...

Nov 28, 2015 10:58 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Could be additional sources of income.  I have no probelm with it.  Good question.

Nov 28, 2015 10:24 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I agree with Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor on this one.  

Nov 28, 2015 10:16 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Began my career as a lender, then got a real estate license, then went to law school. Saw no conflicts along the way!

Nov 28, 2015 08:54 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds I personally believe everyone has a right to 'earn' these licenses - as long as there are no ethics violations or 'crossing the line'.

Nov 28, 2015 03:51 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, in CA they are not required to have a RE license. But I do not mind. 

Nov 28, 2015 01:37 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

If they use it for informational purposes I think it is fine.  If they switch careers I think it is fine.  If they are trying to do more than one of them I think it is a conflict of interest.

Nov 28, 2015 12:56 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

They should take a Real Estate course for knowledge, but I have mixed fealings about licenses.  It could end up a conflict of interest. Otherwise I don't have a real issue.

Nov 28, 2015 12:51 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't have an issue with this.

Now a bit off topic...I do think home inspectors should be licensed.  

Nov 28, 2015 08:54 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

pick a profession. but... having knowledge and experience in horizontal fields is good i think

Nov 28, 2015 07:25 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No issues here, so long as it is to help us out on loans or get into properties.  If they start trying to take business away, then I have a problem.

Nov 28, 2015 07:22 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Individual people I am OK with, major companies becomig Real Estate agencies I am not thrilled with

Nov 28, 2015 05:24 AM
Toronto, ON

If the law allows it, then I have no issues.  In some cases, there may be disclosure or other requirements that must be followed.

Nov 28, 2015 04:45 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I don't see it affecting us one way or the other. Lenders often start out in real estate and find they like the mortgage side better. An inspector who holds their real estate license may understand better about the delivery of their findings to all parties and how it can affect a sale. Many times remembering to put findings in to perspective is crucial.

Nov 28, 2015 04:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would prefer that they give full attention to their day jobs.

Nov 28, 2015 04:33 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I probably would choose not to use vendors like this as they are a potential source of a conflict of interest.

Nov 28, 2015 03:20 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Only voluntary. I took appraisal classes and got certified but only because I wanted to better know how to price houses.

Nov 28, 2015 02:13 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What difference should it make to us?  If it is a competition issue, I would not worry about it.  A

Nov 28, 2015 01:59 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - I guess I would rather they pick one profession, but if they can manage it all, more power to them. However, they need to be careful regarding any conflict of interest between the different jobs.

Dec 01, 2015 01:08 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Why not?  There are a lot of licensees out there -- they can become a terrific source of referrals when/if things don't work out and their license remains active.  

Nov 29, 2015 12:29 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Years ago many agents were taking applications, and thought it was a conflict of interest, or a way to get into more trouble if the transaction went south.    I think if it was for access to MLS is good, if they are trying to be jack of all trades, maybe not. 

Nov 29, 2015 12:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't have an issue with it so long as they don't try to welch my clients and don't put themselves in a position of conflict of interest. At the end of the day we can't be "licensing police."

Nov 28, 2015 11:31 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. I don't like the idea one bit, I see stuff like that as a conflict of interest.

The day I sold my real estate company I gave up my license.

Nov 28, 2015 05:33 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Debbie. I am going to get my real estate license. I'm getting it so that I understand more of what happens on the real estate side of the transaction. I feel it will make me a better businessperson as well as home inspector.

Nov 28, 2015 05:22 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

We all come from somewhere else.

Hmm, maybe I should do lending and inspections on the side.

Only then can we truly appreciate the "OTHER" side.

Nov 28, 2015 03:52 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't know any who are active RE agents but some who used to be or just did the class for education. I think the knowledge is helpful but as active agents there could be conflicts of interest.

Nov 28, 2015 03:44 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It doesn't bother me as much as them not performing their jobs while I'm trying to do mine.

Nov 28, 2015 03:37 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

A lender agent told me he does loans(refin) on same house several times. With home he can only sell/buy once.  He does a package deal.  

My son tried his loan and deals are way better than bank retail. He gets wholesale rate. Fees paid by the broker.

Inspector ? Very few have realtor license in my area. Appraisers yes.


Nov 28, 2015 03:10 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It would be good for them to know what we do. The problem would be if an agent was then inspecting their own sales while taking the mortgage application

Nov 28, 2015 02:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good for them to have an intimate knowledge of the profession, but getting and using the license may get them into some conflict situations.


Nov 28, 2015 02:12 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Here they would only be able to perform one or the other but not both with the same client.

If they were trying to do both it might also mean they were not proficient in one or the other.

Nov 28, 2015 02:03 AM