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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

A very successful agent/broker associate asked me "Bob, why don't you sell Real Estate?". I had never thought about it before that but then I jumped right on it Angela Stephens .

Apr 23, 2018 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

The short answer is: I enjoy helping people.

Apr 23, 2018 08:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Tired of the corporate world.

Apr 23, 2018 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I was a teacher and wanted a full time job.... I'm a glutton for punishment..

Apr 23, 2018 08:44 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I was investing in rental houses.   I wanted those MLS books and a lockbox key!

Apr 23, 2018 08:36 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Freedom

Apr 23, 2018 05:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Because I could.

Apr 23, 2018 08:28 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'm doing a copy & paste here, and that's OK- Because if you're going to sell something you might as well sell the most expensive thing you can. 

Apr 23, 2018 11:29 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I opened my first real estate office for the career and business opportunities after finishing law school and passing the bar.

Apr 23, 2018 09:51 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I like working for myself. 

Apr 23, 2018 09:42 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Independence.

Apr 23, 2018 09:06 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Something fun to do.

Apr 23, 2018 05:10 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Corporate burnout ... and a laundry list of other reasons personal to me. 

Apr 23, 2018 01:25 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

Flexibility, income potential, personal growth, sounded interesting.

Apr 23, 2018 06:54 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

We were young, married less than a year and my husband couldn't find an art teaching job so we joined the family business while we continued to look for other work. Then we never quit. 14 years later...-Kasey

Apr 23, 2018 06:17 PM
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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 move from the flipping side of real estate to the sales side....among other reasons.

Apr 23, 2018 06:03 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Family Business...4 generations now since 1910

Apr 23, 2018 04:08 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

To better myself

Apr 23, 2018 03:57 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great answers to your question!

Jul 06, 2019 01:14 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

My husband and I were going to do fix n flips, but ended up being an agent.

Apr 26, 2018 09:07 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

It seemed like a good idea.

Apr 24, 2018 05:21 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Angela Stephens - sometimes you just do the things when someone tells you, you'll be good at!

Apr 23, 2018 09:05 PM