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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Oh, I detest the term 'expert!' 

Reminds me of 'expert witnesses' who are often those who THINK they know their subject matter but, can't get real jobs in their field of expertise!

Apr 26, 2017 06:31 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I consider myself an expert in a few subdivisons that I've sold in. I think after you've sold so many in a group of 500 you can call yourself well versed.

It is an overused phrase which is why you posed this question. 

I also consider myself an expert in a few towns in my area. 

well versed, previous results, know the product like models, know the benefits of the neighborhood, know the prices in the neighborhood, etc.

Apr 26, 2017 06:53 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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That guy in the photo to the left.

Apr 26, 2017 06:36 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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I don't consider anyone an expert .... I never use that word.... "well-versed," great phrase to use....

Apr 26, 2017 06:35 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Expert is someone who knows their market, knows the contracts, knows negotiation, knows what to do and not to do to avoid litigation or otherwise harming a client.

It does not mean inherently, honest, professional, or doing the right thing.  

An "expert" can do good or do harm. It all depends on how they choose to apply their expertise. 

Apr 26, 2017 06:24 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Roy Kelley nailed it! Once everyone is an "expert", nobody is an "expert"!

Apr 26, 2017 06:23 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Uncommon skills over an above a normal practitioner combined with length of experience and quantity of activities? Maybe?

Apr 26, 2017 06:16 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think it is a bit egotistical to call yourself an expert in this business. If your clients believe that because they are being properly served then that is my definition.

Apr 26, 2017 06:08 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Knowing your selling area is necessary to be effective and successful but does not require an expert status.

Apr 26, 2017 03:53 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Years ago I heard that an Expert in Real Estate may not have every answer at their finger-tips, and when they don't, they know where to go to readily find the answer.

Apr 26, 2017 02:12 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

That definition is not as easy as it sounds - just because someone has decades of experience does not make them an Expert.  You may not have sold many homes in a particular area/development/community, nor know that area well for comparables, home model floorplans, their HOA, proximity to stores, hospitals, shopping, school districts, etc.  Since I am almost always learning something new every day (and I like that!), I may never become someone's definition of an Expert.  I'm 'ok' with that, which doesn't mean I don't strive to 'Be The Absolute Best I Can Be'.  If I can answer questions about my niche, and have done sales and purchases in that area, along with Negotiations, I think I'm definitely qualified to be considered knowledgeable and informed Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041!   

Apr 26, 2017 01:58 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I don't know if that is definable. But 'Amateur' sure is!  3:)

Apr 26, 2017 10:22 AM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
K1 Realty Group - Miramar, FL
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I hear that alot...I agree with Richard Bazinet.  I do believe that when most agents use that word "expert" it sounds good but are we really an expert..I also think that if you say you are an expert in certain areas that you should tell me where the nearest restaurant, when was the last house sold, what schools are in area, etc.  

Apr 26, 2017 06:23 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This broad term has little meaning in real estate.

Apr 26, 2017 06:21 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I do not like the word expert either..trusted resource fits better.

Apr 26, 2017 05:20 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Someone knowledgeable in his field, more so than the average person. I don't believe there are measurable markers for expertise.

Apr 26, 2017 01:02 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Avoid using that work. Many people are experts at bs'n the public.

Apr 26, 2017 07:42 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Espert is one of the most misused words and does not mean a thing.  If you have to brag that you are an expert, you are not.  A

Apr 26, 2017 07:28 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Just like a crystal ball, there are too many variables to say one is an expert!

If we were an expert we would know from the get go exactly what was going to happen and when!

Apr 26, 2017 07:18 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Knowledgeable

Apr 26, 2017 07:04 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

if one has a mastery of a subject matter...credible & relate-able

Apr 26, 2017 06:07 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

I think it's in the eye of the beholder.

May 01, 2017 05:38 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

More listings, more sales. The biggest bite of the real estate market share pie does not happen on its own. Real estate is a jealous master, a sport that takes lots of skills, plenty of creativity, over the top work ethic.

Apr 29, 2017 03:54 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 one who knows a bit more about the topic compared to most others is an expert! 

Apr 27, 2017 11:06 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In the California courts, an "expert" witness is defined as "someone who knows more than the average person."  This is the definition I use, since I've provided expert testimony in the past.

Apr 27, 2017 10:09 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

A ha-been drip under pressure.  Don't know what the measurable PSI is. 

Apr 26, 2017 10:40 PM
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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

I'm an expert where I'm an authority, or a sought after resource for others to learn or benefit from. When they feel they can do no better than you, you are the expert.

Apr 26, 2017 09:43 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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It means that you are the go-to person on a particular subject. I have become the expert on HOA's from my blogging and get calls from builders, other agents, homeowners, lenders and title companies asking questions. I usually have the answer they are needing.

Apr 26, 2017 06:36 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Expert is a personal description that is not the same for everyone.

Apr 26, 2017 05:49 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

That's a very good question since EVERYONE labels themselves the NEIGHBORHOOD EXPERT LOL

Dec 17, 2017 08:00 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Kind of goes 'hand-in-hand' with a Top Producer claim?

May 01, 2017 06:38 AM