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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

To say no EVERYTIME my gut tells me to.

Jan 28, 2023 08:35 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Honestly, not one thing.  When I got my license I had been married to a successful real estate broker for 12 years and I was good.

Jan 28, 2023 09:10 AM
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Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

It's okay to walk away from a Deal. So, stop beating a dead horse that didn't have the Money anyway!

Jan 28, 2023 07:56 AM
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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

I don't 'sell' anything!
I help people turn their cash into property, or property into cash.

If I needed to learn anything, and it was one of the few things not taught to me by my first broker . . . 

"Some inquiries are not worth working. If your instincts say don't, then don't. Red flags are fairly easy to spot. Don't imagine things could change if you already feel you need a shower after talking to someone."

Too many brokers tell their agents 'work every lead'. 

Work every LEGIT lead. Vet them first before you get on their clock.

 

Jan 28, 2023 06:13 AM
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Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

That I could be myself.  There are enough clients out there that even like me.  😉

Jan 28, 2023 09:10 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

How incredibly low the bar is in the real estate industry - the lack of professionalism.  Such a culture shock.

Jan 28, 2023 08:57 AM
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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

1. How to Set Work Life / Personal Life Boundaries.
2. Not to buy leads in year 1 and 2...total scams and a waste of money.

Jan 28, 2023 08:16 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

To listen to my gut when I knew buyers weren't serious, for example, so as to avoid wasting time on them and never to give in on "we need to see it right now" - tire-kickers.

Jan 28, 2023 10:01 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It was about people first for countless reasons & not the money to be made. Second to that? Knowing what I am talking about in regard to buying, selling, investing, escrow procedures, paperwork and handholding. 

Jan 28, 2023 06:58 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Switching from being a lender to a Realtor, I thought I knew everything.  I got my ass  handed to me my first year.  There were, I discovered, some seasoned pros out there who had the benefit of years of traction.  I look back and can chuckle at how naïve my thinking was.  

One thing I tell my new agents is:  Remember, it's your client's hard earned, after tax money, that is being spent.

Jan 28, 2023 10:05 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

finding a mentor to jump start my career!

Jan 29, 2023 04:18 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Not to spend A DIME on the new shiny things that the MASSES try to sell real estate agents! 

Jan 28, 2023 10:30 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

No one wants to be SOLD" anything. Matchmaking after serious listening is what the real estate hokey pokey is all about. Hey. Nothing I wished i knew and no regrets.

Jan 28, 2023 01:34 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

a nice closing gift will make an impression on my clients and most likely keep me top of mind.

Feb 02, 2023 04:52 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

How easy it can be.

Jan 28, 2023 10:55 PM