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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In my 27th year and during that time I shifted from investors to short sales and BPOs. You devolp the skill sets necessarty for market conditions.

Jul 03, 2017 04:41 AM
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

15 years.  You will suffer set backs and pull backs during your career.  Be a good steward of your money.  Live well within your means and you should be fine.  

Market pull backs drive the greedy and unprofessional out.  I think it's a good thing once in awhile .

Jul 03, 2017 04:40 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

30+ years.  You ride the storms out, you maximize the good times.

Jul 03, 2017 07:06 AM
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

First year!

Jul 03, 2017 02:55 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

20 years and those hard years happened at a time when I needed the time to take care of family

Jul 03, 2017 02:54 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have been in real estate for 31 years, started at the age of 18. I have seen 3 recessions and 3 boom times. There is no doubt we will this cycle repeat itself again.Make the best of each and change when needed to thrive in any economy

Jul 03, 2017 05:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I opened my first office in the summer of 1961. You need to be prepared for some difficult times.

Jul 03, 2017 03:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Everything has a cycle, One adapts

Jul 03, 2017 06:54 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have been in real estate for the past 13 years.

Jul 03, 2017 06:44 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Started in September of 1972 and have seen many ups and downs over the years. Be prepared and save a bit for the slow times!

Jul 03, 2017 06:44 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

A LONG time! 

Jul 03, 2017 06:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

25 years... I've survived very successfully in all kinds of market conditions. Most of my business is repeat and referral and it's less affected by market conditions. In my worst years in 2009, I still did six figures in commissions with 90% of my business coming from my sphere.

Jul 03, 2017 04:44 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ashley Squire - 15 years and going strong...

Jul 02, 2017 11:49 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Operating equipment and vehicles depreciate every year, whether in Real Estate or not.

Jul 02, 2017 09:42 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I hadn't been in the business but, a few years when the recession hit. 2009 was my worst year - I Closed $5M in sales (had 2 in college so, I HAD to figure out the market quickly)!  So, I focused on short sales, doubled my business and Closed over $11M in 2010.

It was horrible - I worked pretty much 24/7 but, was able to keep my boys in college, which was my primary focus...well, that and keeping food on the table!!

When you don't have anyone else to depend upon for income, you just make it happen!

Jul 03, 2017 07:33 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Licensed since 2004.  Yep, survived the Great Recession.  We became short sale specialists and sold 178 short sales on the listing side over 5 years and a bunch representing buyers as well.  It was hard!  But this market is hard too representing buyers in multiple offers.  Every market has it's challenges, you just need to be able to adapt. -Kasey

Jul 03, 2017 07:31 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have been in the real estate business for more than 20 years and never experienced depreciation although I do believe there is medication for that issue.  

Jul 03, 2017 07:09 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I actually got into real estate just as the market was crashing. Our market doesn't have big swings like other areas, so it slowed down and even went backwards a little but we didn't have tons of foreclosures or see drastic price reductions. Besides, I got into property management and it's been growing like gang-busters!

Jul 03, 2017 07:06 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

12 Years agent + 6 years Escrow Manager + 18 years investor

Jul 03, 2017 06:48 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This wasn't my first up & down so I knew how to ride that Real Estate bronc. Decades in the business has taught that we were not put here to be defeated in regards to anything that comes our way. These little storms of life are where the answers are to be found... cleverly hidden but discoverable

Jul 03, 2017 06:32 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Let me see it 'Deprication'  or Depreciation? Never seen a market that 'droped'. Seen them dropped though. Then there is that hard 'sopt'. Still we did make it 'though', er, I mean through.

Jul 03, 2017 06:13 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

one must redefine themself during a turn in th market to survive

Jul 03, 2017 06:02 AM
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

35 years investing & property management, 18 years Realtor.

It made me a better Realtor. I got creative, re-trained, became one of the top short sale agents in San Diego and rode the storm out. I'm a Winter Patriot, I watched many Summer Soldiers leave the industry. They'll soon be leaving again...real estate is cyclical.

Jul 03, 2017 05:58 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't understand how depreciation can affect a Realtor?

Jul 03, 2017 05:54 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I was there when God made dirt.....well it seems that way.

How does one make it through the roller coaster rides of the real estate business?

1. Rely on ones ability to react.

2. Rely on ones ability to forecast.

One dives under the wave while the other rides the wave.

When the big waves come, it is hard for everyone. Those who survived did not let the first failures to dictate their future. Success is built on failure.

Jul 03, 2017 05:06 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I barely scraped by but I made it out a lot better than other agents. I pretty much lost everything & had to start over. It was just too long to recover even moving to a different market of buyers only.

34 years, I'm tired of letting people think that time was wonderful.

Jul 03, 2017 04:53 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The best time to get in is when the learning curve is steepest, the lessons learned to survive are never forgotten. Because you work hard for every listing, every real estate sale. 38 years of re-inventing the list, twist, sell. Rates were 16.5% adjustable starting out. First home I bought was 12.25% and thought what a great rate... it is all relative to the market you have to work with... adjust your sales.

Jul 03, 2017 04:15 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

17 years. Markets are always cyclical, even if this one was dramatically so. You create multiple income streams, unrelated to each other. I freelance wrote during that time, did a lot of BPOs and had a couple of other sources of income to keep going. Plus, most importantly, a great referral network and regular/repeat clientele.

Jul 03, 2017 08:26 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

14.5 years. 


Short Sales were the core of my business during those times. 

Jul 03, 2017 07:39 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ashley Squire I have been in the business for 32 years. Real estate is a very cyclical business. The good times have to carry you through the rough spots.

Jul 03, 2017 06:19 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've been in the business for 39 years.... always full time from day one.... have experienced many different markets.....

Jul 03, 2017 05:25 AM
Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

I have been in the business 17 years, seen a few ups and downs. I am located in an oilfield generated economy area. Things are slow when the price of oil is down. I have survived because I own my own firm and operate out of two rooms in front of my resident which saves a lot of money.  



Jul 03, 2017 03:30 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Strange question. I got in the business in 1980. Rates went to 21% the next year or two. I never knew it was to be easy. There have been ups and downs. That is the cycle of the financial world. You make your way through it all if you are going to succeed.

Jul 03, 2017 07:54 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

15 years

Short Sales.

Jul 03, 2017 07:48 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

30 years.  In 08 to 11 our area experienced about a 60% drop in prices. To say it was dramatic is an understatement. We're back to normal once again.

Jul 03, 2017 02:43 PM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

I've been in RE since 2006.

Jul 03, 2017 02:06 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I'm not sure I understand the question. Do you mean loss of value (as opposed to the accounting term for depreciation)? If it's loss of value, we just deal with it - price accordingly, but it's a bigger shock to the sellers.

Jul 03, 2017 10:29 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Since 1992.

Jul 03, 2017 08:24 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm in this business for 10 years and your results depend only on you, not time or economy. 

Jul 04, 2017 12:17 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 was in real estate 30 years.  Retired in 2011.  I experienced high appreciation and flat markets but never depreciation in my market.  

Jul 08, 2017 01:30 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

20 years in the business,  back in 2008, I had to cut back on marketing and get into my nestle egg a little but kept moving forward.


Jul 05, 2017 04:43 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

2006-2008 was some tough years, but luckily made it through.  Many did not, left the business.

Jul 05, 2017 06:51 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

18 years licensed, 30 in the business.  Like all things, real estate has gone up and down in value.  Over time, it goes up.  Homes that I could have bought new for under $300k a decade ago are now selling for $900k.

Jul 04, 2017 10:27 PM