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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have a belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to own their own home, so in a way, my answer is yes.

However, not all homes are to my taste.  I do believe there is a buyer for every property, no matter it's appearance, size or price tag.

And, I believe in my ability to get the job done.

Sep 04, 2015 12:37 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have to believe that it is priced right for the market, otherwise the anticipated profit generation is a fizzle.

Sep 04, 2015 12:56 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

It helps.

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, it makes it tough to sell something you do not believe is a wise buy.

Jul 05, 2018 07:19 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I see the positives in every property and understand there's a chair for every butt.  It's the perfect house for someone.

Sep 04, 2015 02:24 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Susan Emo sums up my feelings -- very good answer with one exception:  not all people should be homeowners.  There are many valid reasons why it may be best for someone to be a tenant.

Sep 04, 2015 01:34 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"believe in" ??????

It is real, so I believe.

However, my job is not to believe but to make others vision themselves in a house in which they can flourish.

I need not believe, but my job is to assess the buyer and make their value parameters properly align with the house attributes, where ever possible.

I can be a non-believer, but I can not let that interfere with the dream of another. There is a buyer for every house.

Yes, I've put lips on pigs, and did my job. Some pigs are a challenge. 

(no pigs were harmed in the writing of this response)

Sep 04, 2015 12:42 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

There are some listings that I like more than others. I absolutely have to feel I can sell it in order to be a good Realtor for the seller.

Sep 04, 2015 12:29 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

It helps but is not mandatory.  There is a buyer for every home (or other listing)... if it is priced right.  It's about the buyer pool, not you.   Just put it out there.

Sep 04, 2015 12:19 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I believe you do. For example, how can you sell a property you know is overpriced and won't sell. If you don't truly believe it will sell, all you will have is a listing.

Sep 04, 2015 12:17 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I am always excited when buyers show up and like my listing whatever it is. It doesn't have to be my taste, just what the buyer is looking for. The only time I would not "believe" in my listing, is if there are hidden problems and those I don't take unless I can disclose them.

Sep 04, 2015 10:37 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It sure helps to sell it if you like it. Always find the best in any home and focus on that

Sep 04, 2015 06:45 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It does help

Sep 04, 2015 03:14 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No sure what it means to believe in a listing, but I don't have to like it to sell it. I do need to believe it is salable, not grossly over-priced or saddled with too many problems to overcome.

Sep 04, 2015 03:02 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I think it helps.

Sep 04, 2015 02:34 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Yes!  

Sep 04, 2015 01:47 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

No, but it helps a lot and makes working on it a lot more enjoyable. 

Sep 04, 2015 12:41 AM