Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

with franchised operations like RE/MAX and Keller, there's no reason to even think about that any longer... I've been at RE/MAX for 20 years and it's just like working for myself, especially with a team.... but I don't need to think about leasing office space or providing services....

Jul 09, 2015 01:28 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm very happy with my current Brokerage and would consider opening a satellite office at some point.  I like being left alone to do my own thing and unless that changes, I'm good!

Jul 09, 2015 01:28 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

I never "wanted" to open my own office but the time came when the market changed and I felt getting into Property Management was prudent.  None of the traditional offices in town would allow it, so I did open my own office.  I was able to quickly build a portfolio of 65 rental units to manage.  This gave me a steady income during the downturn a few years ago.  Barbara Todaro , I was with Re-Max here until the owner got into financial trouble and had to close it down.  I loved Re-Max. 

Jul 09, 2015 01:53 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I did and no regrets.

Jul 09, 2015 01:28 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

I would love to do this, but I think I would then grow to hate my boss!

Jul 09, 2015 03:51 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Been there and done that! There are a lot of benefits to owning your own business. However, the overhead for owning your own business can quickly add up.

Jul 09, 2015 01:53 AM
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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

I think about this everyday, just making a list and when the time comes I'll have it all figured out. 

Jul 12, 2015 05:17 PM
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Carrie Perry
ReBroker - Irvine, CA
I am a Real Estate Agent in California.

Yes.

Jul 10, 2015 06:26 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I did and never looked back!

Jul 09, 2015 12:25 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I did and I do. I could not  think of anything better. But to start new, it takes lots of times, resources and money. 

Jul 09, 2015 09:23 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I'd consider setting up a satellite office. I appreciate not needing to manage the corporate side of things.

Jul 09, 2015 06:54 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We did, the guy we worked for was insanely jealous, so we moved on. A

Jul 09, 2015 05:54 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If I was 20 years younger a definite yes.

Jul 09, 2015 05:42 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Yes the last 11 years and never looked back

Jul 09, 2015 04:53 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

In smaller markets yes but not here.

Jul 09, 2015 04:06 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Nope - on the mortgage side I don't want the headaches, don't want the paperwork, etc.  I'd have no problem leading a sales team, but definitely wouldn't want to build from the ground up in the current regulatory environment.

Jul 09, 2015 03:14 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

No as I do not want that headache!

Jul 09, 2015 01:54 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. I opened my first real estate office in the summer of 1961 after graduating from law school.

In recent years, I was an associate broker in a RE/MAX office owned by others. Many can make more money by just selling real estate without burden of overhead faced by owners. 

Jul 09, 2015 01:38 AM