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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 like food with my meals #1.

and then...

The gratitude and referrals from my clients and the joys of entrepreneurship.

Jul 24, 2020 09:41 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Similar to what inspires you.  A note card of gratitude means more to me than anything.  I truly enjoy working with and helping so many amazing people. 

Jul 24, 2020 09:51 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Wherever I am I tend to be grateful to be there and contribute. Real Estate has rewarded me richly and I marvel at all the different personalities, properties and results to this day. Very satisfying as a contact sport as well as eduactional and fun. I look forward to my remaining times....

Jul 24, 2020 01:31 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I still have a LOT of karma to burn off, clearly. LOL
This AM I got a PM in FB from someone needing a resource . . . to match a property with its owner (a trust) and its unnamed individuals. He was under the gun to grab that info TODAY NOW YESTERDAY.

I told him send property address, I got this. (He's in another state)
30 seconds later . . . I got it.

He was like damn, you didn't have to even respond and my problem is solved. I owe you bigly! 

Nah. I told him I love the PI shiz.

THAT'S why I do this. For the PI shiz. 

It's fun. And it pays well.

Jul 24, 2020 09:55 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Nicely done card,

thoughtful client

satisfaction of job well done.

Jul 24, 2020 03:14 PM
Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! What inspires me to stay in real estate???

Well, I have a "love-hate" relationship with real estate.

I absolutely LOVE designing it, building it, renovating it, admiring those works of others, analyzing it, teaching about it, talking about it, writing about, it, and getting a better understanding of it.

But, with very few exclusions, I absolutely HATE dealing with the many morons I have to deal with to accomplish getting listings, making sales and leases.

You'd think that since I'm starting my 50th year in this industry, that I would have been able to better tolerate morons. But, it seems as I've become older, I've become MUCH LESS tolerant.

Jul 24, 2020 10:53 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

If I was not in the real estate industry, I would not be in any industry. I would be retired.

That was very nice of your client to post such praise of you, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Jul 24, 2020 04:20 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely note to get!

Jul 24, 2020 09:49 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

A check which is used to supplement my retirement income as I'm no longer working 40+ hours/wk

Jul 25, 2020 05:47 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I enjoy the job. With turning 65 next Feb. I think I am going to start winding it down. 

Jul 24, 2020 06:34 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The personal satisfaction of knowing I kept someone from booking passage on the Titanic..

Latest personal story. Thursday I past client introduced me to a Friend looking to FSBO his house. Of course he knows everything. At the conclusion of the walk-about I voiced I respected his cost saving and self-empowered approach to not spending a dime. I asked, 'Are you aware that only a 'cash' investor could buy this house in its current condition?" 
'It's just cosmetic and dirty. It is a good deal and sweat equity opportunity!" with some indignation.

"The HOLES in the exterior 2nd level wall means BIG trouble ahead." This could only be seen from the furthest property line on ones tippy-toes. The damage was extensive.

My past client jumps in, "I told you she was exceptional and you can trust her."

The following day the phone rings...."How do I fix this?" he asks.
In many cases I can not prevent problems but I can prevent them from ambushing the unprepared.

I see real estate in the same light as kids playing in the street. It's a bad idea but yet there they are. The risk to everybody is high but saving one has real meaning.

Jul 25, 2020 05:50 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Like your notecard! Retirement takes time to get used to!

Jul 25, 2020 05:49 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The family that lost an elderly loved one needs help to guide the what do we do now... List, market, find a new owner for that house. The out of state couple who want a low cost piece of recreational land for cheap vacations. Find them the perfect affordable property. The want to live off the land buyer, help them homestead. The investor looking for multiple units to generate apartment rental income, you have those listings to match make for the best fit.

Couple needs more room with a growing family. Or second marriage couple blending eight kids between the two combining households. Find them a bigger place. Or help someone downsize. The retiring, relocating buyer who wants to be on the water. List, promote, find the buyer for that lakefront property listing out in the audience.

People, that's the kick and helping them sell or buy. You meet a lot of great people. Your real estate matchmaking job combined with family, local volunteering to be heavily involved in your community. It makes life very worthwhile and satisfying.

Jul 25, 2020 03:13 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I love working with clients and helping them fulfill their life's dream of home ownership.  It is fun working with past clients and helping them sell homes I helped them buy knowing that it was in the best location with best schools and neighborhood that fit their budget.  Life, as a Realtor, has made my life challenging, rewarding and thrilling.

Jul 25, 2020 08:41 AM