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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

MOST of my clients are a LOT smarter than I am.
The people I seek advice from are A LOT smarter than I am.
Many people who ask for my advice, hell, most of them, ALREADY KNOW what to do and just need a little pat on the butt. 

I'm not ego-invested in being smarter than anyone else . . . only in paid on-the-job training! And hopefully a few cocktails to celebrate that we got it done!

Jan 04, 2020 05:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Life offers many experiences.  I continue to learn. Each and everyday.  Different perspectives can enhance disciplines. 

Jan 04, 2020 05:56 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

It is rare to have someone who does NOT think they know more about real estate than all of us put together. They learnded it all on the interweb don't ya know.

Jan 04, 2020 06:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not really... I don't provide guidance for anything but real estate... and rarely run into a client who actually has more experience than I do.

Jan 04, 2020 05:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not in residential resales but in commercial many times. In real estate law many times. All were a learning experience.

Jan 04, 2020 05:53 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Yes. And the person let me go on and on about some aspect of real estate ....I'm pretty sure he was just "testing" me to determine whether or not I was full of something.

Jan 04, 2020 07:43 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I have not been in that position.  

Jan 04, 2020 06:29 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Of course but that's all part of the game, isn't it?

Jan 04, 2020 07:18 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

And then when you give it they say that it cannot be right!

Jan 04, 2020 05:59 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Anyone that has ever had children have been in this situation. The good thing about being a parent is that you can give advice even when it is not needed (and even if they are not your kids).

Jan 04, 2020 08:23 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

No I haven't. I do remember finding out that one buyers uncle was a physicist & was dually impressed.

Jan 04, 2020 08:08 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Sure, but it's also common for them to think they are more qualified.

Jan 04, 2020 07:48 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I surround myself with people who are far more qualified than me on a multitude of topics. I love learning from them but, I also love that they appreciate input from others. 

In my mind, that is WHY they are as smart as they are - they listen...and LEARN and they build upon the knowledge they glean from others in their respective disciplines.

Jan 04, 2020 11:46 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We do interview our clients, and that is part of the discovery process.

Jan 04, 2020 08:25 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not my lane to bowl in.

Jan 04, 2020 07:47 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
Jan 04, 2020 07:41 AM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Most my clients think they know more about my job than I do

Jan 04, 2020 11:43 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

everyone I know is smarter than I..... and I don't give advice unless I'm damn sure I have the right answer.... never legal or accounting direction.... 

to answer your question, NO, I've never been in that situation. 

Jan 04, 2020 09:02 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Many of my clients are smarter than me...rocket scientists...electrical engineeers... and such but generally do not know more about the industry unless they are playing as secret real estate agents.

Jan 04, 2020 08:34 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not recall a time that I became aware of.  Most if not all of the time I do know more than clients.  I've spoken with attorneys (California Association of Realtors) attorneys that knew less about a subject matter than I did. That is why I do not use them as a resource ... I call my risk management attorney who darn well better know! 

I wish I knew what Dodgeball Penalty Box means.  I must have missed something. 

Jan 04, 2020 08:32 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

100 times more qualified? no.  More qualified? perhaps but generally speaking there was nothing sudden about said realization, I knew from the start. Like showing property to a real estate attorney for example.

Jan 04, 2020 08:32 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is no all-seeing all knowing person on earth thus we all have blind sides and feedback and input are the keys to those doors providing we allow them. The exception: When one attains the mastery or counsel of the wise

Jan 04, 2020 08:13 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Since mostly dealt with investors and developers, they were definitely people to learn from, and we did.  The same with retailers.  A

Jan 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  I usually shut up and learn at that point.

Jan 04, 2020 09:27 AM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
klm Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
Residential sales and retail & office leasing

I cannot think of a specific circumstance, but I am cracking up at the "Sent from the Dodgeball Penalty Box". Dying!!! You do know how to make a point, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041.

Jan 08, 2020 05:46 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Many clients think they know more than we do.

Jan 07, 2020 03:58 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Not possible

Jan 06, 2020 09:19 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Lots of my friends, family and clients are far more qualified than I in disciplines other than real estate.

Jan 06, 2020 07:02 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

While we are never as dumb as our customers think we are, they still come to us for answers. Some people think they know everything better, that is until they trust you to make things happen. We are experts in our profession. Don't forget that and be intimidated by people that know a little more than the average person

Jan 06, 2020 06:06 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lucky this does not happen to me.


Jan 05, 2020 09:11 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I offer advice when asked.

Jan 05, 2020 08:46 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Why yes, yes I have.  It's an ongoing learning day, almost everyday 365

Jan 05, 2020 02:23 AM