Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate  (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)

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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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That is a scary question Kathleen and in my market it is true. There are many sharks swimming around and that is why I hang out in the Rain, I do not feel that way here.

May 31, 2015 09:57 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
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  Many fish in the real estate pond and a few sharks.

Jun 01, 2015 12:26 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I think that agent sounds like a number one fool! Was he trying to impress the seller? I do think of the other agents as competition- we are all trying to get listings or buyers - but that is the nature of the beast and nothing that keeps me up at night- and yes - we all need to be able to show how we are unique and valuable and then the competition is easy

May 31, 2015 09:24 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Kathleen. Not at all, I view them all as possible referral sources. I refer them all and very often have a opportunity for referral in return.

Make it a great week!

May 31, 2015 08:07 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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No, we all know different people.  We are all working for the same goals, getting people moving.

May 31, 2015 03:22 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I feel like it is competition but by no means do I feel threatened by them. In fact I have close relationships with many in other companies and value their opinions and love doing a transaction with them.

May 31, 2015 01:13 PM
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John Meussner
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I think of very few people in my industry as my competition.  Those at or near the top are where I want to be, so every deal they do in my market is one less deal that I'm doing.  That being said, I have no problem helping my 'competition' either when it's required.

May 31, 2015 07:44 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Kathleen Daniels This is a very competitive business. Fortunately, you can make your own way. I don't perceive them as competitors at all. There is enough business for everyone, if you work at it.

Jun 01, 2015 12:31 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

As Mike Ferry has always said "there is enough business out there for all of us".

May 31, 2015 11:09 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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No, I consider other agents my "colleagues." That's why we call them "cooperating" brokers as far as I'm concerned. This attitude has won me a lot of friends and supporters in my market who always work well with me. At the end of the day, there's enough business to go around for everyone if they look for it.

May 31, 2015 09:35 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

We have no competition...none.  Our niche is narrow and we provide a superior service that others can't.

Eve

May 31, 2015 08:38 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Kathleen. This is a very competitive market and top producing agents are a competitive lot.

May 31, 2015 07:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Kathleen Daniels - I do not think the other agent is a competition.

They are there to help my listing sell and get a buyer for my listing!

May 31, 2015 01:48 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Some of the other Real Estate agents are the competition nd then there are those that would not bat an eye and try to steal your buyers away.  They are the competitors.

May 31, 2015 11:26 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kathleen, don't feel agents in the least are competition as we are plenty busy and you are never going to win every listing or buyer.  We offer quality and caring service above and beyond the call of duty, and if someone else gets the client all the more power to them.  It's a big market out there!

I am more concerned about the LACK of competition and how we are forced to join NAR to gain access to our MLS; that is where the US Justice Department ought to be concerned about The Sherman ATA, not about some ethereal conspiracy for agents to collude while nothing is done about price fixing in the oil, medical, insurance, and cable TV industries!

 

May 31, 2015 09:04 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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At times I do...like if I'm up against them w/ a customer and they are trying to decide.  but, I've chosen to treat a few as friends and created some productive partnerships that way. 

May 31, 2015 07:06 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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While various brokerage companies are competitors, I would hope that agents act professionally and maturely in dealing with clients.  I am appalled when I hear agents use lies about an agent or a brokerage firm to sway a customer.  I think there is enough pie for all to get a slice, but, as we know,  some don't play well in the sandbox...

May 31, 2015 07:03 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Most of them I consider as fellow professionals.

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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
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Not really

Feb 18, 2018 05:01 AM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
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Kathleen- like Nina Hollander I consider them colleagues.  After years of being in sales and feeling as if I always was in a competition, I decided to view everyone as a colleague.  It's easier and less stressful. 

Jun 01, 2015 08:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not perceive other agents as "competition." 

When the agent said that to me I walked down the stairs and extended my hand to shake as I introduced myself. I said, "I do not see follow professionals as competition."

I believe that our unique personalities means that we all have something unique and different to bring to the table.  There is enough business for everyone.

Jun 01, 2015 03:18 AM