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Rainmaker
4,414,439
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

After paying the broker split, buying a sign, a lock box, paying a showing service and a photographer, I don't think I had a dollar left over.

Apr 27, 2018 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,572,790
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, I have real artwork to hang on my walls, lovingly collected over many, many years. I took my first commission check and handed it over to my husband, who handles our finances and my accouting.

Apr 27, 2018 03:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,394,222
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I spent it like a 18 year old would being handed a great check. I bought 2 jet skis. That was 30 years ago and only if i would have saved a few of those green backs, but boy did I have fun

Apr 27, 2018 05:01 AM
Ambassador
1,893,539
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

You mean like this? ... it hangs in my kitchen!

Apr 27, 2018 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
920,078
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I looked at my dollar. Then looked at the pile of dollars going to the franchise and broker, then spent that lonely dollar to 'get the he** out of there.'

Apr 27, 2018 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,305,611
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't tecall but I know I have not saved/framed any dollar bill or check.

Apr 27, 2018 03:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,205,128
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I took a copy of my first check and framed it.

Apr 27, 2018 05:02 AM
Rainmaker
563,728
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I do remember going out for a celebratory dinner with family - and the rest was deposited into my bank account.

Apr 27, 2018 03:57 AM
Ambassador
2,117,973
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Haha, no. I needed every bit of it to pay bills. 

Apr 27, 2018 03:38 AM
Ambassador
1,938,883
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 don't remember.  I probably used it to pay bills.  That was a long time ago. 

Apr 27, 2018 03:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,059,380
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I can't find it anywhere

Apr 27, 2018 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,623,382
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir,

I spent every penny

Apr 27, 2018 01:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,372,815
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

Framed $1.00 that came from that check, yes. And bought my first "real estate car" a 1999 Lexus ES-300. I was driving a van prior to that 

Apr 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Since I was broke it definitely didn't go on the wall.

Apr 27, 2018 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,439,321
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Deposited it in the bank and spent it on something over the years.

Apr 27, 2018 08:27 AM
Ambassador
2,613,313
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Paid Bill S. with it.

Apr 27, 2018 07:48 AM
Rainer
23,827
Andrea Moore
Welcome Home Loans, LLC - Winter Garden, FL

I believe I bought things for my home- comforter, set of pans, etc. Grown up things to replace my college dorm life stuff.

Apr 27, 2018 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,457,333
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The check was cashed and the better half took control of it!

Apr 27, 2018 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,190,994
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Bought food & gas. Estaba hambriento.

 

 

Apr 27, 2018 06:38 AM
Ambassador
3,175,249
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Nothing out of the ordinary.  Deposited in the bank.  

No dollar on the wall. 

Apr 27, 2018 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
5,768,742
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We just added it to our income.  A

Apr 27, 2018 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
2,143,211
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Was a lake camp we sold five more times over the last 38 years. And woo hoo $9500 the first time for a sale price. Used the commission to help shift the draw from savings on household expenses. Have an Australian dollar over our door because what else can you do with it but to strike up the we sold a property to a buyer from down under mate. Had a buyer from Ireland we found with video and sold a listing that our seller from England owned. Currency from those two countries just pushes the point we market way way beyond local Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, .

first dollar in real estate photo

Apr 27, 2018 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
7,129,888
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Too long ago to remember. I did not save my first dollar.

Apr 27, 2018 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I paid off my debts.

Apr 27, 2018 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Spent it. No.

Apr 27, 2018 05:38 AM
Rainer
364,904
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I paid on the note I just took out on the purchase of my home, with my first check. If I had it all to do again today, I may make some changes.

Apr 27, 2018 05:07 AM
Ambassador
2,118,449
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No, I got a check and took it to the bank!  :-)

Apr 27, 2018 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Apr 27, 2018 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
796,878
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Started filling the accounts back up and anxiously awaited the second one... 

Apr 27, 2018 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
715,452
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Pretty sure that went straight to paying the bills. I should've saved a copy of it though, would've been fun to look back at. 

Apr 27, 2018 04:13 AM
Rainmaker
2,114,650
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I bought my families first meal in a month... not really but I'd guess we celebrated with a trip to Burger King Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

Apr 27, 2018 07:59 AM
Ambassador
4,776,298
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Boy, you are challenging my memory. I don't recall but no dollar on the wall!

Apr 27, 2018 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,700,735
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Some of it is spent before I get it. Other parts go to replace the kitty & the rest for maintenance & of course the rainy day fund. Feast or famine dictates

Apr 27, 2018 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,775,857
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Nope didn't do the dollar thing. That is for new businesses I thought? At the time I wouldn't have considered it.

Apr 27, 2018 05:17 AM
Rainer
67,209
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

OMG, that was 34 years ago and I can not remember! UGH

May 03, 2018 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,215
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Nope have never done such a thing or even thought to lol

May 02, 2018 10:51 AM
Rainmaker
5,400,056
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That was so long ago, probably just deposited it.   It was a small condo, so sure my portion was pretty small.

May 01, 2018 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,633,637
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope, it paid for my last semestter of law school!

Apr 29, 2018 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,254,004
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Ormond Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I made a copy of the check. 

Apr 29, 2018 01:18 AM
Rainer
187,002
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

I spent my first few commission dollars on weed and smoked it.

Apr 28, 2018 08:57 PM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We probably went out to sushi. Otherwise just put it in the bank. -K

Apr 28, 2018 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
259,217
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Spent every cent.. never thought about holding back taxes etc,,
Things have since changed!

 

Apr 28, 2018 05:36 AM
Rainer
225,515
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I put a dollar on the wall, then bought a Bose Wave Radio. Still have the radio and listen to it every day, to remind me what it takes to own one.

Apr 28, 2018 05:17 AM
Ambassador
4,318,202
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I do not recollect, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

Apr 27, 2018 09:38 PM
Ambassador
3,987,060
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Of course not. Part of it went toward a new color TV. That was over 37 years ago.

Apr 27, 2018 08:14 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I paid bills

Apr 27, 2018 07:56 PM
Rainmaker
516,974
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I probably spent it on overdue bills. 

Apr 27, 2018 05:03 PM
Ambassador
5,826,171
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It has been so long that I cant even remember the first dollar earned in this business.

Lots of money in, and lots on it's way out, I dont pay much attention to it, just let the bookkeepers handle that part of the business.

 

Apr 27, 2018 04:17 PM
Rainmaker
5,581,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my first commission was $300 in 1978.... sale price was $13,000...my list/sell.... we all represented the seller then....  it was buyer beware!!!  

and we went to the cape for a week that summer.... that paid for a new home rental on a private beach....

Apr 27, 2018 02:50 PM
Ambassador
3,085,470
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It was in 1994 and I used it toward the downpayment of the purchase of the real estate firm I was working for. :) 

Apr 27, 2018 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,054,223
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Used it to live on. That is why I got into this business.

Apr 27, 2018 12:55 PM
Rainer
216,394
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Deposited the check.  It is not my thing to frame money.

Apr 27, 2018 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,568,380
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It was barely anything left after CB took all they could possibly take.

Apr 27, 2018 12:45 PM