Jane Kalinowsky, 3rd Generation REALTOR® SRES®, CCS® (Luxury) (Pantanella & Partners)

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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I totally agree with Gabe Sanders . An excellent answer. 

Apr 22, 2015 01:37 PM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

A. You can do B and donate your money back to the buyer or seller if you wish.


Now to clarify. I do this to supplement my rental investment income so I could technically watch Jerry Springer all day if I wanted to (is he still on?). However, I work in this profession because I love it and I do enjoy helping people (those who appreciate me especially).

Apr 22, 2015 09:30 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jane - Honestly, I am in this business for both, and I truly believe that helping others and making money can go hand-in -hand, especially in real estate. The more people I can help, the more money that will come, but I also enjoy the feeling of owning my own business, and my ability to work my own schedule.

Apr 22, 2015 08:08 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

B.  I offer as proof teaching in the high school classroom for 31 years before starting a career in real estate.  I have witnessed  some agents in action who just focus on the money.  No thanks!

Apr 22, 2015 07:53 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm in this business to make money.  Helping people is a perk of the job.

Apr 22, 2015 06:58 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My reality is I can help more people if I make more money. I'll vote for A.

Apr 22, 2015 06:47 AM
Grant Howard
Keller Williams - New Albany, IN

One of the reasons I got into real estate is because when I purchases my first home I truly felt I was not given good advice at all. And I ended up paying huge for it. I know that if I can focus on helping people then the income will follow.

Apr 22, 2015 06:15 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

B - I have been luckly enough to make money but I really want to help people and make sure they do no get screwed.

Apr 22, 2015 05:52 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jane Kalinowsky I think everyone comes into this business to make money. Agents don't move around over commission splits because they want to help people. However, I agree with Roy Kelley that once agents become successful, helping people has a lot of personal satisfaction.

Apr 22, 2015 05:39 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Both. However, the compensation is a driving factor for many.

I chose this business to become a business success. The ability to help people is a bonus that adds much personal satisfaction.

Apr 22, 2015 05:10 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya


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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Gabe nailed this one!

Oct 01, 2017 06:23 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Honestly I'm in real estate to make money. But I also strongly believe in "Do the right thing, and the money will follow."

Apr 28, 2015 03:00 PM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert

Both - I am not a charity worker, I am a full time professional and this is the way I make my living.  I earn my money by helping people.  So I got in the business to do both, and stay in to do the same.

Apr 22, 2015 11:34 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Both...If I help people I will get paid.

Apr 22, 2015 10:53 AM
Craig Gallegos
Fairway Independent Mortgage - Phoenix, AZ
Your bridge between Contact, Contract & Closing

The great aspect about what we do is that the rewards go hand in hand.  Like the saying goes - 

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want

Apr 22, 2015 07:42 AM
Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

I am located on the south side of San Antonio. It is an under served area of town. There is not one major franchise in the entire southern sector of our city except me!! Now do other offices list and sell on this part of town??? Of course, but I am here and I feel I provide a great service to my area. I have a team of agents that are experts with first time buyers, we pride ourselves in being on top of the latest market trends, we are educated about all programs that can help our part of town, we promote our good neighborhoods and try and get investors to buy abandoned homes or eyesores so they can be renovated and resold to first time buyers. I love my job and I love working on "my part of town"!!

Apr 22, 2015 04:59 AM