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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There is always that possibility, no matter in what industry and even from well established people.

Nov 09, 2021 10:22 PM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

Is that a problem with newbies?  Or is that a problem with all types of agents?  Or maybe it's not even about agents, but about people.

Nov 09, 2021 07:30 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I loved your response to one of the earlier answers.  I was going to come here to comment about the "Participation Trophy" generation myself.  Seems like a lot of people think they should be starting out at the top and not have to work their way up.  So when advice is offered that might include doing some actual work and putting in the time it has a tendency to fall on deaf ears. 

Nov 09, 2021 05:27 PM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

I always like and wish I practice what my father always told me and I now believe it's the best advise for newbies "Stay GREEN and GROW!" LOL

Nov 09, 2021 12:45 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,

But he who heeds counsel is wise."

                                    Holy Bible, Proverbs 12:15 



Nov 09, 2021 12:26 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

The biggest mistake Newbies make, I believe is thinking thy ar going to enter the business, and change everything.  Organized real estate has been around now for over 100 years. not much changes, as it has been refined and perfected over that time period.  Some come in wanting to, and thinking they can, reinvent the wheel.  Theyy will get slapped down awfully fast by some seasoned pros who have a lot of traction to sustain their business.

Nov 09, 2021 10:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Offer advice. Between stimulus and response man has the power to choose. Nobody ever said all choose wisely!

Nov 10, 2021 04:07 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Well. In my other profession I give advice for $$$$$$. So I'm kind of spoiled like that.😎
Imagine if we ALL charged for advice. LOL
Maybe they might listen more.

Nov 10, 2021 03:19 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Sadly, the need for instant gratification has permeated through every aspect of our lives.  Newbies of all ages in this business are afflicted with it, not just the younger folks.  Real Estate has been seen for too long, as a get rich scheme for air heads not qualified to be a success at anything else.  I welcome them in and wish them well when they leave.  Everyone deserves the chance to try.

Nov 09, 2021 03:39 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I might start marketing the “Magic Pill”

Nov 09, 2021 02:01 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Those coming or wanting to get into the industry don't realize the behind the scenes work it takes to forge ahead in this business.  They can't see beyond the commissions for what they think is showing homes.  As to advice? I point them towards the bigger brokerages to learn the ropes. I can't possibly teach them what I've learned in a lifetime that makes me a successful boutique brokerage. 

Nov 09, 2021 01:03 PM
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 never offer advice unless it is asked for. If they ask and ignore it I will take that into consideration for next time.

It's like I tell my kids (and other people):
"Don't ask a question you don't want to know the answer to."

Nov 09, 2021 10:49 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

You can lead a horse to water...

Nov 09, 2021 11:39 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Why yes!

Nov 09, 2021 03:49 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Lots of people listen to advice, others think they know better and I don't really understand why they ask.

Nov 09, 2021 03:35 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Some people like to learn the hard way?

Nov 09, 2021 02:02 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It could be this issue is not the newbie but the presumption of oldies assuming 'TO KNOW' what is in the mind and heart of a newbie.
Most olders say "FOllow the formual we've perfected over the past 50 years."
Newbies thinks "That was 1970! Something certainly has changed since the year after I was born."
Oldies know it a union shop and resistance if futile.
Newbies are not yet aware of what they signed up for in the system.
Too much money being made within the system until someone with money changes the system.

Nov 09, 2021 01:46 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not just newbies Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 


Nov 09, 2021 11:20 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I'm with Carol Williams on this one.  It's kind of funny to me when someone asks for advice and then fights it for whatever reason.   Fine by me, don't ask me anymore if you don't want advice!

Nov 10, 2021 03:16 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Pride, arrogance and indifference is no myth and the young & inexperienced prove the point constantly. I sometimes point out things here and there but I reserve my best input for those that inquire & want to know

Nov 10, 2021 05:35 AM