Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't understand what "trading on knowledge or expertise" means. Trading what or for what. What I "sell" is my knowledge and expertise after 26 years in the industry and another almost 20 years of experience in finance and negotiations.

May 10, 2019 10:19 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I haven't gotten to that question yet.  We just don't have net listings in Cali.

May 10, 2019 12:12 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Lack of funds, not being able to perform and slow to act....

May 10, 2019 11:00 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am selling a service which includes all those things. For those who question value, i make an attempt to tell them what my value is and why it is important. For those that argue or looking for rck bottom, i wish them well and move on

May 11, 2019 05:23 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Probably #4 as they haven't heard no enough or afraid to ask!

May 10, 2019 12:23 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Everybody has their own perspective.

May 10, 2019 12:17 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many agents would prefer to be door opening paperwork filling clerks rather than true experts.

There are some unethical ones who have abused the system, though many of the laws are developed to protect us from those with more expertise than we have. 

Similar to most employment laws that are designed to take more money from the competent and put it into the pockets of the less competent.

May 10, 2019 10:41 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My integrity kept me from such nonsense Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

May 10, 2019 10:28 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I would add procrastination to the list

May 11, 2019 05:56 AM
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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!

I have to agree with Richie Alan Naggar and to that I would add laziness.

Repetition doesn't take that much effort (compared to putting ones knowledge to work creatively).

May 10, 2019 09:28 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette

I am in agreement with Nina Hollander .  I also am not fond of passing judgment on others without having met them.  As luck would have it, the agents we have worked with in our practice and now in branding and marketing are tops!

May 10, 2019 11:47 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sounds like many in the business are insecure in their 'skin'?

May 11, 2019 07:11 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Somewhere I read that you should not hide your talent like a lamp under a bushel.

May 15, 2019 04:30 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Integrity and honesty which our less than able legislators can't legislate!

May 15, 2019 05:01 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to say #4

May 14, 2019 10:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I keep my eyes on my own road. What others do or don't do, is their business.

May 11, 2019 11:51 AM