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Rainmaker
651,028
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

No complaints here.

Jan 02, 2019 11:25 PM
Ambassador
4,693,374
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like most of the changes, many I have a choice in.

Jul 11, 2018 06:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,405,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Winston Heverly 

1 - Face-to-face presentation of offers. This allowed the agent to present their buyer's offer in the best light in the interest of the client. Now, you email it and hope the agent responds that they at least received it.

2 - Agents paying more attention to Article 11 of the NAR COE.

Sep 05, 2015 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
31,801
Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

Firts - I miss the respect as a knowledgeable professional. My clients respect and trust me, but I see so much pushback in the media and in different forums that occasionally makes me feel defensive of our profession.

I firmly believe that experienced Realtors add value to transactions. Seems like lots of Toms, Dicks and Harriets believe they can buy and sell RE because Zillow gives them all the tools they need. We know it's not true, but sometimes gets tiring justifying my value.

Second - Low entry barrier for new agents. There should be more requirements and training before a new agent can start writing contracts for someone's biggest financial transaction of their lives.

And yes, I'd like some cheese with my whine! :)

Sep 05, 2015 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,017,618
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Handshake deals over coffee (or martinis) and professional attire; that was the way it got done when my grandparents sold homes. As a kid in the 1970's, I'd witness this. As a third generation Realtor, I can remember 5 decades of the business though.

Otherwise, I enjoy where we are with technology, training and coaching that wasn't available back then. We have worked historical times ourselves; surviving the Depreciation of 2006-2011.

Sep 05, 2015 11:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,826,627
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

nothing. I try not to look back but to embrace the present. I don't think the past way of doing business was that great. 

Sep 05, 2015 09:43 PM
Rainer
230,824
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i miss the personal touch. agent to agent. brokers caravans. so many rules. so much paperwork. as Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor  said, we used to have a lot of handshakes. now were afraid of catching something ;)

Sep 06, 2015 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
699,027
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I guess lack of brokers opens.

Sep 06, 2015 09:33 AM
Ambassador
1,770,455
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Mostly the days when Z and T were not around

Sep 06, 2015 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
88,157
Stefanie Cohen, PA
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty - Cooper City, FL
"I Love to Sell Real Estate and it Shows"

I think overall, the entire business has gotten less personal. Most buyers and sellers prefer to be in contact by text or email. Contact with other agents is by text or showing requests. I like to call after receiving a showing request to confirm the the time and date are accurate. When I do that, I usually get a HUGE thank you for calling. How many times is a showing request made, and the agent never responds. I know we are all very busy, but the personal touch adds something, that I think we are missing.

Sep 06, 2015 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,337,531
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The ability to do an open house, and not have to worry the Seller's possession could walk out the front door, or our safety! 

Sep 06, 2015 05:27 AM
Rainer
270,811
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

As more of us work from our car or home I miss coffee in the break room where we brain storm on a problem

Sep 06, 2015 01:31 AM
Rainmaker
815,975
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Miss - the greater latitude to sell real estate to occupant buyer before Dobbs-Frank.

Miss - the complete elimination of occupant buyer financing through sources other than the big banks and mortgage companies. Private and alternative lending sources face to much risk helping occupant buyers.

Standards should be raised by eliminating all agents with BMI greater than 25 and older than 55. Actually, in a question yesterday there were many good suggestions that would result in the right outcome. But anyone chanting' raise the entry standards' are exclusionists wanting to protect their mountain. The problem is and has always been the BROKER!

Sep 05, 2015 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,838
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not miss the old way of selling homes. Those mls books, phone booths to make calls. carrying maps with youfor directions,  etc. I like my cell phone, multiple listing online and gps.

Sep 05, 2015 10:40 PM