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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I believe I have mastered my craft about as well as anyone can in a constantly changing environment. But I'm also always mastering new ideas, new techniques, new systems. So it's an ongoing process. But when it comes to the basic aspects of selling/buying real estate, there aren't too many agents out there who are better than me.

Jun 12, 2015 11:15 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I have more than 10,000 hours and I'm still learning.  Everyday.   

Jun 13, 2015 12:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I have spoken to many masters and read many books on the subject.  I have not met or read aboutanyone who feels they have mastered their craft.  We have more than 10,000 hours of practice in several fields, and I am still learning...

I think when someone gets on their high horse and claims to be a master, it just goes to show they are not.  There is always a nuance to learn in perfecting one's art...A

Jun 12, 2015 11:07 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have devoted more than your 10,000 hours guideline but am certainly in the master class. 

Jun 12, 2015 11:01 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it takes a lifetime because every transaction is different and there are new challenges surfacing consistently....

Jun 12, 2015 08:29 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. I wish I could say I have mastered what I do for a living, but am pretty damn good at what I do for a living.

Make it a great weekend!

Jun 12, 2015 07:04 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

What Nina Hollander said!  In the CONSTANTLY changing environment, we have to be able to not only see it coming, but adapt.  And survive.  We don't sell, we don't eat!  Simple as that.  Not many people can forage as we do, and make it.   The belittling of our industry sickens me.  Everyone thinks they are a real etate agent now because they can look at listings on a website.  

Jun 13, 2015 02:56 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It seems like two lives worth. If I was a cat...UM?

Jun 12, 2015 11:52 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton I believe you can be very good at what you do. However, in this business whenever you think you know it all, something new always comes up. We're always in a learning mode.

Jun 12, 2015 10:48 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

No way - still learning! Have you read the Miracle Morning for Realtors- it talks about the need to keep learning - to become a better person to create the success we want.  eMy son and daughter in law are in town and we are going to a baseball game tomorrow - I can talk Monday if that works for you. I have an appointment Monday at 10 and want to have lunch w/ my buyer agent but other than that I can have our accountability check in - Let me know! 

Jun 12, 2015 10:46 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I certainly haven't mastered that skill...as I haven't even tried.  But, I guess I'm doing very well w/ flooring sales. This has been my best year yet.

Jun 12, 2015 08:39 PM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Thats a tough one, I think I mastered the pricing and negotiaiton. It's hard to master the art of lead generation and marketing, what we studied and  applied 10 years ago does not work anymore so that in my opinion is never mastered.

With technology changing so fast in marketing  you could say we start back at 200 hours once we hit 3000 in that field! Google loves keeping us on our toes.

Jun 13, 2015 02:37 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We would - 15 years full time and both Associate Brokers

Apr 28, 2018 07:44 AM
Bill Cherry, Realtor - Dallas, TX
Broker & Wealth Coach

I don't know where that number came from, even though I certainly agree that it takes that many or more.  How is it that we have so many in our profession who are left on their own, even though they have little or no expertise?  I get tired of messing with them in co-ops, especially when I end up having to do their work for them as well as my own.

By the way, I'm getting ready to begin my 50th year as a broker.

Jun 14, 2015 01:41 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think I have mastered several classes, yet I still find new things to learn everyday.


Jun 14, 2015 10:59 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I feel like I am still learning every day.  I was license in 1984 with not internet so I had to learn the technology of working on marketing through the internet etc.  I have come a long way but you can always learn new tricks.  Just like I learn something new about horses after 42 years of owning and training.

Jun 14, 2015 03:11 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I feel I may be close to mastering Real Estate, but I have a lot to learn yet.

Jun 13, 2015 01:09 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

After working 35 years n the business and long work weeks I have several thousand hours in investing in my craft. But even still each day is a new experience. 

Jun 13, 2015 05:16 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

I'm always learning. Have I met the threshold of 10k hours sure. I do not consider myself a master. I think we all have a lot to learn come Aug 1. 

Jun 13, 2015 04:48 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton I may need lot more than 10,000 hours on some and something i just learn intutively. Real Estate is one of them - I learned it quickly.

Jun 13, 2015 04:21 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I think when you think that you know it all you become complacent. I have experienced many things in real estate however I learn something new everyday 

Jun 13, 2015 04:17 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've had at least 10,000 hours of practical experience in real estate transactions, but I wouldn't want to boast at being a master of them as something new always seems to materialize.

Jun 13, 2015 03:26 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I learn something new every day.

Jun 13, 2015 03:21 AM