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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Not doing follow up enough.  That costs me listings.  Working on better follow up.

Apr 06, 2015 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
175,464
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I have been fortunate, so far.   Lost time on clients that wasted my time, burned me one way or another are the most costly.  I simply do not have the time to waste, it is one of my most precious commodities. 

Apr 06, 2015 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
896,338
Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616
Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT) - Mesa, AZ
Top 0.33 of 1% of 79,000 AZ Realtors

Spending too much time on people (team members and clients) who were not going anywhere.   I so want to give everyone good service though.   I have also spent FAR too much money on lead generation. 

Apr 06, 2015 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
6,374,342
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I should have purchased many more properties for fix up and resale rather than selling them to other investors. 

Apr 06, 2015 03:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not leaving my original brokerage sooner.

Aug 29, 2018 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Thankfully no mistakes in transactions that cost us anything

Aug 28, 2017 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
631,812
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I made a mistake on a septic one time...$3500

Apr 07, 2015 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,739,744
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Showing a condo, then going to a Village Inn to write up the offer.   The stove was included in MLS, but I did not include it in the offer.    Had to buy a stove.   Have never done that again.  

Apr 06, 2015 12:43 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Not being more aggressive when I first started out. Thinking back I see opportunities where I could have done things a little differently and I let it slip though my hands. Now mind you this was a long time ago.

Apr 06, 2015 09:22 AM
Rainer
26,764
Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

Not really costly, but 20+ or so years ago when I was a new realtor with 3 school age kids, I sold a tenant occupied property to my young first time buyers. Prior to closing the tenant moved out and stole the stove!! Listing agent just shrugged her shoulders and refused to even talk to her out of state seller about it....I felt bad for my first time buyers so guess who purchased a stove. 

Apr 06, 2015 06:10 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

can't really remember anything that cost me money....just fortunate, I suppose!!!

Apr 06, 2015 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
869,401
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The most costly...

exponentially more costly....

was a bad choice in forming a team with the wrong agent.

Apr 06, 2015 03:25 AM
Rainmaker
629,951
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

None!

Apr 02, 2018 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,571,372
David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

Joining NAR.

Apr 06, 2015 12:57 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Annette Lawrence proof that doing our due diligence in everything including what brokerage we become part of is in our best interest.

Roy Kelley Great point!  We Live and Learn!

Apr 06, 2015 03:34 AM