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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I honestly don't remembet 25+ years back. And I began my real estate career in NYC, where if you did one transaction a month you were a superstar.

Mar 06, 2019 03:37 AM
Rainer
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Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

Kate Steven I passed my real estate salesman license exam in July 1971 and started selling real estate in early September 1971 (it took that long for the real estate commission to process the licenses back then).

I sold 1 house a week in my first 10 weeks before the owner of the company I worked for left town in the middle of the night and took the money in the company trust account with him. All of my transactions closed, but needless to say, I never got paid a penny of my commission.

After that, my pace slowed to about 2 sales per month for several years until 1976, when I had 51 transactions (sales and listings sold), then in 1977 had 73 transactions, then in 1978 had 101 transactions, then leveled off back at about 80 transactions per year (because I now owned my own brokerage).

My numbers dropped big-time in 1981 when interest rates were at between 18-20%. And, after that, my appraisal business also cut into my sales production, and I was also more and more involved with commercial transactions.

Sorry. I guess I got carried away with my answer. 

Mar 06, 2019 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,042,729
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have a hard time remebering what I had for lunch yesterday.

Mar 06, 2019 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,889,268
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

One or two - I was a part-time agent, moving from one county to another, changing my name, getting married... I definitely started slow!

Mar 06, 2019 03:17 AM
Rainmaker
468,799
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Not many, 3 or 4. My 'net' income was only $6G after paying expenses. Thanks goodness for a wonderful spouse that had a good job. I coulndn't have started in RE without her.

Mar 06, 2019 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It was a long time ago, and I really don't remember the annual number. I do remember having 4 sales the first month, and it about made me crazy because, like most new agents, I had no clue how much was involved in the whole process. 

Don't be disillusioned by these answers:  The first few months can be very difficult!  It's not uncommon to go 6 months without your first closing.  Dan Pittsenbarger's answer is probably most typical for new agents.  

Mar 06, 2019 05:57 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I had somewhere between 6 and 8. Was doing a lot of stuff for my broker that may be considered indentured servitude on today's standards. Looking back I should have probably affiliated with a different broker to start my career.

Mar 06, 2019 05:28 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A complicated question with our varied businesses, some homes, some investment properties, some forestland, some appraisals, some mgmt plans, and some timbersales.  Of course all of it was done with the help of a great team.

Mar 06, 2019 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I started a long time ago as a part timer on a bet. My first broker did not even cooperate on her listings with associates. Times were different. Not enough would be my answer!

Mar 06, 2019 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,616,999
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

one, I came into the business just one month before the crash.  

Mar 06, 2019 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
894,690
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I started out here during interesting times. I no sooner got my desk set up that 9/11 happened, everybody freaked out but then the market went crazy. Then I had a fairly big surgery that grounded me for a month or so and when I got back we were all slammed. So out of a 10-month year probably a dozen transactions which is pretty good for a brand new stupid agent.

Mar 06, 2019 03:39 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Back in 1985 coming out of college it took about six months to get the hang of the business and get into a routine, as I recall it was less than a handful.

Mar 06, 2019 03:05 AM
Rainmaker
883,324
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Six, all from my sphere, do you understand that term?

Mar 06, 2019 02:52 AM
Rainmaker
991,135
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Gee, I don't remember since it was 1976 when I got my license and I started part-time

Mar 06, 2019 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

more than I ever expected....but I was fed!!

Mar 06, 2019 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Don't remember.  How about you?

Mar 06, 2019 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Back in 1985 at the ripe age of 18, I was thrown right into new construction. While going to college I sold 20 homes that year. 

Mar 06, 2019 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
888,887
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I started out in commercial.

The two sales during my inaugural year were significant, stress inducing and delivered high anxiety.

Mar 06, 2019 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
796,899
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Eight- I was fortunate that I found a niche with investors.

Mar 06, 2019 03:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,173
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Production is not something I discuss publicly.  Suffice it to say, I had a great year for anyone in a highly competitive market, let alone a new agent.

Mar 06, 2019 08:04 AM
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3,055,932
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

If I told you, well you know, it would not be pretty... 

Mar 06, 2019 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I had a good year.

Mar 06, 2019 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Wow! Not sure I can remember that far back.  Obviously enough to keep me afloat.

Mar 06, 2019 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,491
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

2

Mar 06, 2019 07:51 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I had to buy my own, to get my first sale.  Then sold it 6 weeks later after fixing it up.  It started a fun time in my career. 

Mar 06, 2019 07:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

0...

Mar 06, 2019 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Acton, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

12

Mar 06, 2019 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Like Nina Hollander I don't remember.  In his first year, Ron did very, very well, while I was working on our management consulting firm.  I joined him, and together we soared.  A

Mar 06, 2019 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
535,339
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

20

Mar 06, 2019 07:09 AM
Ambassador
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

twelve.

Mar 06, 2019 09:13 AM
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Tera Barber
Century21 Judge Fite Company - Addison, TX
I am a listing and buyer agent in North Dallas.

i'm 8 months into my first year. i've had five transactions so far. 

Mar 06, 2019 05:22 PM
Rainmaker
910,796
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Three

Mar 06, 2019 04:42 PM
Rainer
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Fred Zeilner
Coldwell Banker Residential - Flossmoor, IL

I had 9 and was a bit disappointed! I learned to prioritize time spent with potential clients - suspects vs prospects!

Mar 06, 2019 02:39 PM
Rainmaker
761,962
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

13

Mar 06, 2019 12:53 PM
Ambassador
3,755,185
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Twelv

Mar 06, 2019 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I started my first year mid year yet I still made the million dollar club that year Kate Steven .

Mar 06, 2019 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,550
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

1

Mar 06, 2019 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have no idea. That was long before you were born.

Mar 06, 2019 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It has been almost 23 years, and truly cannot remember.

Mar 21, 2019 02:06 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

After 23 years...I don't know

Mar 11, 2019 06:48 PM
Rainmaker
800,646
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

I managed 4 and was darn proud of it! The next year the market tanked...Still here!

Mar 08, 2019 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
4,013,306
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think 9 myu first year.

 

Mar 07, 2019 12:51 PM
Ambassador
4,579,055
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't remeber that far back!

Mar 06, 2019 09:59 PM
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4,257,193
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I did 14 and all were from my sphere and neighborhoods that I sold in. 

I kept everything on a spreadsheet - didn't know I needed a CRM...oh, there is so much I wish I had done differently to set processes in-motion back then!

Mar 06, 2019 07:51 PM