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Rainmaker
4,980,178
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

My goal is to always provide superior service. We are salesman if we believe we recognize opportunities for our clients and interpret their signals of wanting to buy and provide the guidance through the process for a seamless transaction.

Sep 04, 2016 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,866
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm both at the end of the day... a salesperson who provides 5-star service. (I'm also a consultant.)

Sep 04, 2016 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,533,163
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I'm an entrepreneur- a salesman serving others. There's no separation of the two; sales is serving others. Sales is the art of skillfully connecting people with what they want or need, when they lack the ability to do so on their own. We are the bridge from fantasy to reality.

Its only people that view sales from the position of a bad sales experience that feel they need to separate the two. But, sales done well, is serving others and they are intertwined. Furthermore, if you know your value and can convey it to your prospects, then they see the two as one, too!

Sep 04, 2016 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Just like a bartender we have to listen abd then provide an outcome.

Sep 04, 2016 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Donna Foerster We provide a service to our clients, but the bottom line is we don't get paid until we make a sale.

Sep 04, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,499,368
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Both.  I provide amazing service and that means I have to sell things.

Sep 05, 2016 02:30 AM
Ambassador
1,447,619
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm very proud to be a salesperson.  It is a highly skilled profession and one in which I do very well.

Sep 05, 2016 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,723,426
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

More of the former than the latter, but acually more of a facilitator

Sep 04, 2016 11:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would have to say both.

Sep 04, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,197,704
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Buyers make the decision to buy. I am only a guide to the possibilities. So, service provider is more apt!

Sep 04, 2016 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

BOTH, I am selling service and homes

Sep 04, 2016 10:43 PM
Rainer
74,457
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

I see and market myself as a service provider.

Sep 04, 2016 10:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,840,906
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Service provider mostly.

Sep 04, 2016 10:03 PM
Rainer
58,611
Annie Adjchavanich
Secret HQ, Inc - Los Angeles, CA
CRE LA, Orange Co, SFV, South Bay, Inland Empire

I think I'm both but lean more towards service provider.

Sep 04, 2016 05:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Service provider for sure

Sep 04, 2016 03:41 PM
Ambassador
5,036,199
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

The focus is on service to the client, not selling to them

Sep 04, 2016 03:13 PM
Ambassador
5,205,375
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Oh gosh, I know I'll get slammed for this but, service provider!  Yes, I do sell homes but, I feel like that is such a small part of the process.

Sep 04, 2016 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
987,652
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We're both - we provide unique and valued services to our customers who help us to afford to offer our services by paying us when a sale is made

Sep 05, 2016 02:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,776,741
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Customer service all the way with a warning that I speak persuasively

Sep 04, 2016 11:51 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Donna,

I think that Dorie Dillard said it beautifully and it applies to every profession.  A

Sep 04, 2016 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Several excellent answers from AR members who arrived here before me.

Sep 04, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,178
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've always been a listing agent and I've always considered myself a "marketing agent"....that's what listing agent do....they market.

Sep 04, 2016 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Door #1

Sep 04, 2016 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Both.

Sep 04, 2016 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
7,799,084
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Neither. I consider myself to be a real estate professional.

Sep 04, 2016 08:16 PM
Ambassador
6,362,764
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I believe that Service is what the S in WMS stands for, but I am a good salesperson too, and most of my clients appreciate this.

Sep 04, 2016 02:41 PM
Rainmaker
5,852,044
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Definitely a service provider and more of customer service.   Cannot sell a home to someone who doesn't want to buy.    

Sep 10, 2016 01:25 AM
Rainer
39,867
Elizabeth Murphree
Elizabeth Murphree @ Ikon Realty of Ashburn 5 - Fairfax, VA
Helping Baby Boomers Boom in Northern Virginia!

Both. Excellent question.

Sep 09, 2016 12:12 PM
Rainmaker
2,352,654
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

sales person,consultant, psychologist, psychiatrist, marriage counselor, new best friend, decorator, peer, parenting advisor, grandmother, team leader, service provider, coach, and that is just tonight!

Sep 05, 2016 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

An extra service provider.

Sep 05, 2016 01:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,862
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Definately a service provider.

Sep 05, 2016 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Service Provider

Sep 05, 2016 11:49 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I consider myself some of both and think my sales skills are very sharp and persuasive. I want my clients to make their own decisions but I present a very good argument in the direction I think is best for them.

Sep 05, 2016 11:42 AM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I help people buy great houses that are prefect for them.

Sep 05, 2016 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
290,919
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Technically both, though my first thought is Service Provider, because that is what I offer, a service Donna Foerster

Sep 05, 2016 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I help other people. I'm not necessarily a salesperson, but I do have to sell myself to get some of my business. 

Sep 05, 2016 06:10 AM
Ambassador
3,383,084
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Salesperson because at the end of the day, if I don't make sales, I make no money.  That doesn't mean I employ a hard sales approach.  I use a consultative sales approach.  However, to consider myself a service person, in my mind, is to devalue what I actually do.  Service folks are people that check you out at a store, or help you in a store. 

Just consider if this makes sense.  How many services did you make last year, last month?  To take the world sales out of sales is not accomplishing anything.

Sep 05, 2016 04:54 AM
Rainer
216,904
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

First and foremost would be a real estate consultant.  I want to interview them as much as they want to know more of me.  It may or may not be the right fit or the right time to buy or sell. 

Sep 05, 2016 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
898,368
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think you need to be able to sell your services first. That is the tough part of real estate - you have to sell yourself before you can get to your great services.

Sep 05, 2016 02:48 AM
Rainer
232,019
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Sevice profividing sales person, chief chef and bottle washer as well

Sep 05, 2016 02:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,557,997
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Michael Setunsky has a nice grip on the reality of this question.   

Sep 05, 2016 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,908,194
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I like to think as a s a friend helping others buy a home.

Sep 05, 2016 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

A little of both.

Sep 10, 2016 11:40 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Both.

Sep 07, 2016 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
850,011
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Definitely a service provider.

Sep 06, 2016 10:01 PM
Ambassador
2,680,289
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes!

Sep 06, 2016 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,858,349
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Problem solver

Sep 06, 2016 02:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,716
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Both. Providing excellent service is how eventually we can make more sales. 

Sep 05, 2016 04:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Donna Foerster - Salesperson's job - CEO is to generate leads - is 5 times more important than my other hat - COO - servicing  the clients. (Now that's from Peak Producers training that I am teaching some agents at my office.)

Sep 05, 2016 04:00 PM
Rainer
187,002
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Put down that coffee, coffee is for closers! I'm a red, white and blue salesman that knows how to close and THAT is my service!

Sep 05, 2016 07:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,820
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

deal breaker/

Sep 05, 2016 02:37 AM