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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Competition is good but for consumers, they need to take the time to hire the best not just the biggest,.

Sep 14, 2015 10:36 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Honest competition has never hurt anybody, as far as I'm concerned. And in reality in this business I pretty much feel I don't compete with anyone but myself.

Sep 15, 2015 12:01 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

ABSOLUTELY

Sep 14, 2015 09:28 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Tuesday morning Eric. I do agree.

Sep 14, 2015 06:20 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Eric. If used as a motivator to improve, then it is good.

Sep 14, 2015 06:10 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Of course competition is good.

Without competition, service levels sink to that of the typical government worker. 

Sep 14, 2015 04:06 PM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

The push is good for us, and so is cooperation.

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good for everything.

Aug 12, 2018 11:46 PM
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Tamara Yaromy
The Gold Star Group - Loveland, CO
Realtor serving all of Northern Colorado

Yes, competition is always good.  It helps keep Agents/Companies fair and honest.

Sep 15, 2015 09:47 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Scott Godzyk nailed this one perfectly.

Sep 15, 2015 02:14 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Bring it on!  I think good competition can make us greater.  

Sep 15, 2015 01:33 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Compteition is good in all industries.

Sep 14, 2015 11:56 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Competition is good in any business as long as it is not government backed!

Sep 14, 2015 11:42 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Eric Kodner Competition is always good. There is always enough business to go around.

Sep 14, 2015 11:07 PM
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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

There will always be good competition, and good for us.  Makes us step up and be even better! 

Sep 14, 2015 10:36 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Most definitely!

Sep 14, 2015 10:19 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

DISAGREE.

ALL real estate transactions should go through me.

Seriously, competition is good, however, the prevalent environment of DECEPTION, supported by the dollars many real estate professionals, creates a perversion in the marketplace where the spirit of competition is sacrificed at the alter of convenience.

ADD to that perversion the overt action of NAR and local real estate boards and the suggestion of competition melts away.  The competition you suggest applies only to the sand box NAR has defined. We now have the fox guarding the hen house, and call it competition.

Sep 14, 2015 10:19 PM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

Agree!! Good for the consumers and good for the agents.  

Sep 14, 2015 10:10 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Eric - I would have to agree that competition keeps us all on our toes.

Sep 14, 2015 03:50 PM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I think it is good.  Hopefully it will  keep us on the cutting edge of our profession..

Sep 17, 2015 09:59 AM
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

They keep you on your toes and make you work harder

Sep 15, 2015 06:33 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It definitely keeps us on our toes and gives us no time to get complacent.

Sep 15, 2015 04:57 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Agree, for those that stive to provide the best standard they will always have business. It just pushes a few to succeed at a higher level without government or someone else messing it up to make it better.

Sep 15, 2015 04:28 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

As long as the clients are taken care of, sure.  We recruit agents from other companies so I guess that's competition.  

As far as agent to agent, it's all in what you want.  One guy in our downtown office is super competitive.  It's what drives him and he is successful.  I'm not as competitive but just as successful.  If beating other agents drives you, so be it.  

Good question.  It made me think.   

Sep 15, 2015 04:27 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, keeps everyone on their toes and prevents complacency.

Sep 15, 2015 02:18 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

I agree with what Scott Godzyk said.  Competition is great, but can be confusing to consumers when there are so many choices.  The consumer, for the most part, doesn't know how to do their due diligence in hiring a competent agent. Too many choices is tough.  Have you tried to choose a paint color lately.?  Hardly a good comparison, but you get the drift.  Too many choices is sometimes a crap shoot.   

Sep 15, 2015 01:02 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Eric,

No question about it.  It keeps everyone on their toes.  A

Sep 15, 2015 12:19 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

competition is what keeps us fueled.... without competition, there's no urgency to perform....the fun would be gone.... real estate agents feed on competition....

Sep 15, 2015 12:15 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Agree to a point...not so when over saturated

Sep 15, 2015 12:13 AM