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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Need I say more?

Jan 20, 2017 08:19 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

IMHO they are stupid.

Jan 20, 2017 07:28 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

You mean test to see if they have one? Oh if only.

Jan 20, 2017 08:08 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

They have tests for that?

Jan 20, 2017 07:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not always accurate and can have a negative influence upon people's decicisions! Too much dependence on the results is just plain stupid!

Jan 20, 2017 02:52 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Strange question. Each agent has their own personality and may click or not click with clients based on this. I don't think there is a need to take a test for this.

Jan 20, 2017 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not needed, mst you can figure out the first call, interaction or a lack of a return call. 

Jan 20, 2017 12:19 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Would it be pass/fail? 

Jan 20, 2017 12:05 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I don't see the point.

Jan 20, 2017 11:59 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Need more data related to your question.

Everyone has a personality or two, the one they think and the one others think and the one locked in the closet.

I prefer the 'genius' test to design the team with complimentary types and to understand the optimal mode to benefit from the genius of each member.

Like all such tools, their value lies completely within the willingness to use them.

Most often they are used to retrofit an outcome to precursors, much like the old horoscope. No wonder, he's a Libra, what could you expect. Or, she is passionate, anarchy was the unavoidable outcome.

Jan 20, 2017 11:32 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I have no feelings on the subject...how do you feel about personality tests for real estate agents. Go with that feeling.

Jan 20, 2017 10:37 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Piotrowski Since when does personality trump experience? Rapport is a better qualifier.

Jan 20, 2017 10:33 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

not necessary.... I can interview an agent and know the personality of that agent.... it's not difficult to determine with the right conversation...

Jan 20, 2017 09:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

Why would you need a test?  

Jan 20, 2017 08:57 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I would pass on a personality test.. but if only there were tests on honesty,  integrity, being professional, being ethical, and putting the needs of your clients first, then I'm in!

Jan 20, 2017 08:47 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

What would be the point and who would look at them?

Jan 20, 2017 08:27 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I think you can tell more about a person by taking them out to lunch and putting them into a contentious situation. Read their political posts on Facebook.  That will tell you in a hurry if they know how to be tactful and could be a good negotiator.  LOL

Jan 20, 2017 08:10 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I suppose if a test helps you better understand your style and tendencies it can be a help.

Jan 20, 2017 07:44 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

How do I feel about personality tests for LO's?  hmmm, I guess they are ok, they do show tendencies that we can work around.

Jan 20, 2017 07:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We did "true colors" at the hospital I worked at.  All I could do was sing the song all day.  Such a waste of time.  I've done these at several companies, some HR person thought it would help improve morale or some BS like that.

 

You either get along with someone or you don't.  You don't need to know they're INFJ, ENMO, EMO, DTF, GTL, Blue/Green, Red/White/Blue to talk to them.

Jan 21, 2017 10:36 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would not rely upon the test results.

Jan 21, 2017 07:30 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What's the point? My business is my business and my personality is my personality. And I'm totally with Kathleen Daniels' response. Have never been big on all this psycho-babble that popped up in the 1970's.

Jan 21, 2017 04:10 AM
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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

WTF???

I never pass them.

Jan 20, 2017 07:04 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have seen excellent real estate agents with all personality types so what's the point in testing?

Jan 20, 2017 06:02 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  If I can't figure them out after a 10 or 15 minute conversation, they need to be in a psych ward.  Or maybe I do.

Jan 20, 2017 05:58 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I thing I share the same sentiments as Richard Weeks 

Jan 20, 2017 05:08 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Kathleen has my opinion also

Jan 20, 2017 05:02 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I support the selfs: reflection, improvement, evidency and correction

Jan 20, 2017 04:43 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Why would they need to take them? There are agents with various personalities and all attract certain clients.

Jan 20, 2017 04:01 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

The results can be very interesting.

Jan 20, 2017 02:54 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Must like people.  But there are plenty of axxHoles hated by everyone is doing well.   

Jan 20, 2017 10:41 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Very strongly. The DISC Report is what we recommend. You can do one for free at the Tony Robbins website.

Jan 20, 2017 08:17 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It has value when developing a team.

Jan 20, 2017 07:53 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Sometimes they make an employer feel good!

Jan 20, 2017 07:52 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

The same way as the same tests for other people.

Jan 20, 2017 07:48 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Personality tests in order to hire an agent as a buyer?  To hire an agent as a broker or team leader?  As a person who just wants to know their personality type?  I'm not sure what the purpose for the questions is.  I personally think personality types tests are fascinating and I think they can be very valuable in the hiring process as well as knowing your own strengths and weaknesses as an agent.-Kasey

Jan 23, 2017 08:55 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

I have heard they are pretty accurate.

Jan 23, 2017 10:40 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Time is the best test and the results will be be everyone's to see,

Jan 23, 2017 06:31 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Being a Realtor is a personality test, we're nuts!

Jan 22, 2017 05:08 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Bring it on. I want to know who I am. 

Jan 21, 2017 07:42 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Now is that for real estate agents in general, or for me specifically William Piotrowski.  I wouldn't actually care about the test for other agents, as I would work with a particular person for numerous reasons, and it would work out well.  For myself, I also wouldn't care, becauuse I would probably not 'pass' the test!   

Jan 21, 2017 12:03 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Never had one taken in Real Estate and do not make my agents take any.

 

Jan 21, 2017 10:42 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I could use my time more effectively.

Jan 21, 2017 10:08 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

Not much.

Jan 21, 2017 05:38 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What!!!!!

Need I say more!!!??? 

Jan 21, 2017 05:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Jan 21, 2017 04:44 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Issued by whom?  the client or an employing brokerage?

I think that KW uses a lot of these.

 

Jan 21, 2017 04:43 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It works for me

Jan 21, 2017 03:58 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Piotrowski very important - to know who you are!

Jan 20, 2017 10:31 PM