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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Usually when others slow down, i get busy because they stop generating and i increase it. A busy agent is working on pending sales getting then to close. They are ytrying to sell homes they have listed. May be trying to get buyers to purchase homes and seeking new clients, buyers and or sellers for the future. Now that is busy to me. 

Aug 16, 2015 09:59 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

maybe they are just really good and they are busy when others are not. Real estate is very individual

Aug 16, 2015 08:35 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

In real estate there is always a rabbit hole to go down.

Aug 16, 2015 11:23 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Many agents say that to avoid any negatives regarding their business level.

Aug 16, 2015 10:55 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

they're usually doing "busy work"....not working new business.... I've witnessed it....

Aug 16, 2015 10:10 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Most agents say they are busy if they are working with many clients and have appointments every day . The buyers may not buy but it takes time to show homes and to make appointments. I have not heard of anyone using the term for positive affirmations.

Aug 16, 2015 09:57 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The transaction count is equal to or higher than the 2005 to 2008 years. And there are currently fewer agents.

When an agent says they are really slammed, that is what they mean. 

Another interpretation is the agents are too busy working in their business that they realize there will be a price to pay for not committing sufficient time and resources working on their business.

"//giving themselves positive affirmations...."  where did that conjecture come from?

Aug 16, 2015 09:32 PM
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Who wants to hire an agent that is not in demand?

Nov 11, 2018 02:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Could be both, or they could be busy being busy.

Mar 25, 2018 11:38 PM
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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

They want everyone to think they are the busy ones because they're so great.

Aug 18, 2015 10:55 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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When the market was slow I was slam so I think some agents are prospecting, some are showing investors and some agents are giving themselves positive affirmations.

Aug 18, 2015 02:58 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

I think it depends.  There are an awful lot of things in the industry that can keep us extremely busy but make us no money.  Maybe they are slammed, but not with closings.

Aug 17, 2015 07:23 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Fake it until you make it.  I look at it this way, I'm always busy.  I'm either building the fire or enjoying the heat.  Keep moving and keep positive.  No one want to hear us complain or brag.

Aug 17, 2015 03:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

It is a great way to tell someone, that they don't want to talk to you or be with you.  I know many do that, and not just real estate agents.  It is the universal excuse, and a way not to hurt someone's feelings.  A

Aug 17, 2015 02:20 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

Many agents have the affliction of confusing activity with progress.  You can keep busy in a rocking chair but you won't get anywhere.  Hopefully, they are busy marketing, prospecting, and working their Sphere.

Aug 17, 2015 12:58 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton i believe they are letting their business work them rather than working their business.

Aug 17, 2015 12:21 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Or are they competing in the "Who's busiest" contest? It seems that there's some sort of status symbol associated with working the longest hours and being the busiest. 

Aug 17, 2015 12:14 AM