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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

To represent myself flipping homes...then, never flipped another home after I got my license!

Mar 13, 2019 09:20 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Because I could. Why do you ask? Why would this be important to you? And by the way, I'm not an "agent." I am a full-fledge broker.

Mar 14, 2019 04:11 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Why do you ask? are you an agent? are you thinking of leaving the business? or are you thinking of joining the business? Keep in mind it is a business, Endre

Mar 13, 2019 11:09 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Life and stuff. 

Mar 13, 2019 10:06 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

For freedom from a 9-5. Be careful what you wish for though; every trade-off has it's +/- & no matter how good you may be at this real estate can crush you like an ant. 

Mar 14, 2019 05:32 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I am not really sure of this question, I am not an agent.  I am a realtor which is a profession I try to be very good in

Mar 14, 2019 04:42 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Independence

Mar 14, 2019 04:38 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm a glutton for punishment....

Mar 14, 2019 04:27 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

independence, freedom, I'm my boss (or so I like to think...lol), good money

Mar 14, 2019 07:30 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In was 1989 and my memory is fading.

Mar 14, 2019 07:26 AM
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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

Hi Jose,
Many people come in with Rose Colored Glasses and soon discover the reality of surviving in the real estate business. It is demanding and complicated.  I think a great question to ask experienced agents/brokers would be Why have you stayed in the real estate business considering how demanding and complicated it is?   That might be interesting.

Mar 14, 2019 07:25 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It was the next logical step.  A

Mar 14, 2019 07:18 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Jose Salas I just "un-became" an agent. I originally became an agent because a very successful Realtor told me I'd be good at it. I have now retired from RE and am doing something I enjoy even more.

Mar 14, 2019 07:15 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My previous job disappeared. I was invited by a real estate broker to get into this business 20+ years ago. Thus, I made the change.

Mar 14, 2019 06:55 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A new challenge and a great way to access the KW systems and integrate them into my other businesses.

Mar 14, 2019 05:25 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

On a bet and never looked back!

Mar 14, 2019 03:48 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Licensed to thrill....first me and then others

Mar 14, 2019 07:18 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Wanted to stay in Bellingham WA and jobs that I was qualified for were slim pick'ns (even though I was a degreed and experienced Mech. Engineer).

Mar 14, 2019 09:40 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

100% sure it will not on salesman license...

Mar 14, 2019 09:19 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It's part of my evil plan!

Mar 14, 2019 08:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

For the career and business opportunities.

Mar 14, 2019 08:20 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Was the right move at the time.

Mar 14, 2019 07:49 AM
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Wendy Lawrence
Home & Family Blogging Mom - Crown Point, IN
Full-Time Wife, Mother & Blogger for Families

I am not but I assume people choose for a variety of reasons like people choose most professions so their reasons are unlikely to be the same as yours. Just ask yourself why you are or want to that's what's important.

Mar 14, 2019 10:04 AM
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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

My husband and I thought we would flip homes, but got divorced instead.

Mar 25, 2019 11:53 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Of course the big money and free time to play golf.

 

Mar 17, 2019 11:22 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

To better myself

Mar 16, 2019 06:24 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Inquiring minds want to know!

Mar 15, 2019 09:55 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The merger in my corporate job ended with a game of musical chairs. And I was left without a seat.

So, where could I go and now re-start at entry level and be somewhat autonomous?   How could I turn down be our own boss, work your own schedule. unlimited income, endless vacations and easy as picking money off the sidewalk AND they said "We got train'n."?

Mar 15, 2019 05:29 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Honestly it feels great to help people reach for their personal and financial dreams and to be a part of helping them to achieve them. It makes me feel GREAT and those feelings for me last LONG after the commission checks faded in the distance.

I have been happy to help people in Northern Virginia sell and buy homes for years and hope to keep doing so for many more. Let me know who you know that I can help they can find me here or on my website HERE

Yes, IT FEELS That Good

Mar 14, 2019 10:29 AM