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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Good luck.

Jul 06, 2015 07:47 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

Good luck and bye bye.  If you find down the road that you need my help, I'm always here for you.  Then go and burn their contact info.

Jul 06, 2015 06:36 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose - Best of Luck!

Jul 06, 2015 01:31 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I tell them that it can be done but that there are many aspects that they may encounter that will throw them for a loop. Some people thing they are as smart and have all the tools of a real estate agent and that it can't be that hard.

Jul 06, 2015 11:32 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Ask them "Why"?  Then deal with the objection. Buyers and Sellers usually think they are going to save money.  It rarely is the case, and the legal risks far exceed any real or imagined savings.  There is data available to support the benefits of working with a real estate agent.  Use it to your benefit. Also, I found buyers who wanted to go it alone weren't usually qualified and you'd be wasting your time anyway.   There are other reasons too... so be sure you're addressing the real reason.  

Jul 06, 2015 11:16 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

See ya in couple of weeks

Jul 06, 2015 10:48 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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Good luck!!  and when you're ready to cave, call me....

Jul 06, 2015 09:56 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Good luck!  I'll be here if you need me!

Jul 06, 2015 08:56 AM
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Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

"Go ahead"....but then I do give them paperwork with advice about the dangers that would lie ahead.

Jul 06, 2015 06:56 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose Educate them on the importance of having representation. I believe buyers/sellers know the importance of representation, they just don't want to pay for it.

Jul 06, 2015 06:37 AM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Chances are a buyer will end up walking into a listing and then deal with the listing agent, who will double-end. I would explain the fiduciary responsibility of the listing agent. As to the seller? Nothing. I don't bring buyers to FSBs

Jul 06, 2015 06:32 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Richie,

Just let them be, and wish them the very best.  Many come back because of that, it just is not that easy out there on your own.  A

Jul 06, 2015 06:31 AM