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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not specifically this month but it happens.  It doesn't bother me -- it could even create possible referrals if they do become and stay licensed but discover real estate is not a good match for them.   

Jul 29, 2015 10:59 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I tell them they have to love and embrace the letter D:

  1. Death
  2. Divorce
  3. Debt
  4. Downsizing

That's what makes up the majority of our business and that's what happens to the majority of Realtors too

 

Jul 30, 2015 12:11 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Two this month.  In the spring it seemed like everyone was talking about jumping on board. 

Jul 29, 2015 11:50 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

I like michaeks idea. I am flattered when someone asks us of our work and curious to join, as they asked you, and they thought enough of you for your opinion

Jul 29, 2015 11:01 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I've been asked often.   My standard response; "Become a Realtor and you can set your own hours.  I can work my 75 hours a week at any time I like!"

Jul 30, 2015 04:27 PM
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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

Only one this month.  And after talking to her, I believe she'll stay in her present career.  

Jul 30, 2015 04:22 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

No one 

Jul 30, 2015 02:01 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

When the market is as hot as ours has been many people think our job is easy. Just put a sign up, the house will sell and you will get to cash a check.

Jul 30, 2015 12:41 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

We get calls from students wanting to get into the real estate business. 

Jul 30, 2015 12:34 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

None this month. 

Some companies recruit agents on a constant basis with the knowledge that they may make a few sales to family and friends before giving up.

Jul 30, 2015 12:09 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Not recently, but frequently in the past. I think they want to ride the wave. I consider it a compliment - we must make it look very glamorous!

Jul 29, 2015 11:43 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Only one person so far this month has asked for my opinion on getting into real estate.  

Jul 29, 2015 11:42 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

One, and he might follow through, but he is moving to Southern VA and just wants to be a part time agent.

Jul 29, 2015 11:28 PM
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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

Not this month, but it does happen. If they are actually interested and it seems like they would work hard in it I am happy to assist & advice. Sometimes you get people that think this job is like they see on TV though, those agents usually don't last longer then a year due to lack of passion and work ethic.

Jul 29, 2015 11:24 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I always encourgne them to proceed with the attached line, "we need your money." 'What?" they respond.

"It is the money brought into the business by newbies that keep the lead generation, template website companies, postcard folks and brokers rolling in money. This constant churn of new money if supported by the reality so very, very, very, very few see their second year anniversary. "

I continue, "If you are serious..really serious regarding making a commitment to a successful real estate career, I do have the time to help you." 

"What! Did you say less than 90% make it! No way. I'm outta here."

Jul 29, 2015 11:24 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Shanna Hall When the market is hot, recruitment is always up. Many people think real estate is easy money.

Jul 29, 2015 11:05 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have had 2 but it does happen all the time, i agree as few if any ever go ahead with it. 

Jul 29, 2015 11:02 PM