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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Thanks Annette, I enjoyed it.

Jun 09, 2017 06:06 AM
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Carol Williams
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I like the hiker with a walking stick depiction.  It's no super highway we're on... in spite of the misconceptions filling their heads.  

Jun 09, 2017 05:28 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
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Thanks for sharing

Jun 09, 2017 06:14 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Don't need to look at any graphs... the fact that 9 out of 10 agents don't renew their license after one year tells me everything I need to know about perception versus reality. The fact that 20% of Charlotte area agents earn less than $10,000 a year tells me all about perception versus reality.

Jun 09, 2017 05:30 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I liked the ones you posted.

Jun 09, 2017 06:51 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Sargeant Shultz said it best for most new agents: " I see nothing"!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 09, 2017 05:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Thank you.

Jun 09, 2017 05:35 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When about 90% drop out the first year...that should tell you.

Jun 09, 2017 06:46 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I have worked with hundreds of new agents and some get it, some don't. One thing they all seem to understand after being in the business a couple of months, it is a lot harder than it looks.

Jun 09, 2017 06:33 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Very real blog, Annette.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 09, 2017 04:51 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I heard a great line on Flash last night.  The four steps of planning:

  1. Make a plan
  2. Execute the plan
  3. The plan goes sideways
  4. Throw out the plan

Seems about right for a new agent's plan to be rich and retired in a year.

Jun 09, 2017 04:25 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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Nice graph. -Kasey

Jun 09, 2017 08:19 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Interesting ... just last night I had a discussion with my son.  The bottom line was ... "beliefs are powerful" ... to which I added even if the beliefs have no basis in "TRUTH".  Most of the time we can change our "reality" by changing our perception and perhaps our beliefs about certain things. 

Jun 09, 2017 07:35 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

New anything lacks actual experience....

Jun 09, 2017 06:50 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 The reality is that this is an easy business. You show a house and cash the check. A big surprise awaits them when they get their license.

Jun 09, 2017 06:31 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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just do the right thing

Jun 09, 2017 06:24 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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great comment by Nina Hollander and that holds true, give or take a buck, in many states throughout the country....

Jun 09, 2017 05:33 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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I think the biggest misconception of new agents and the general public is that this business is EASY.

Dec 23, 2017 05:10 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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Pretty much. Some see the obstacles and some keep their eye on the goal. Some see obstacles as insurmountable and others see them as a challenge and a journey.

Jun 11, 2017 06:52 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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Love the reality graphic. True in so many ways. Been there; done that!

Jun 10, 2017 06:40 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I don't really concern myself with this.

Jun 10, 2017 05:39 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - lovely post, OMG!

Jun 09, 2017 11:22 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Great graphics, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - and you are spot-on about the trials and tribulations...just HANG IN THERE! Push through the downs and NEVER GIVE UP!  

I see way too many here in the Charlotte market give up - they won't admit they're giving up but, you simply can't live on their income.  Every new agent needs to see this graphic (the reality graphic)!

Jun 09, 2017 08:34 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Interesting blog.

Jun 09, 2017 07:35 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Can't really say.

Jun 09, 2017 10:20 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks.

Jun 09, 2017 07:28 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Annette,

We don't focus on generalities.  They annoy us.

Jun 09, 2017 06:52 AM