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

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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I amaze myself regarding the volumes of the worlds most useless information that is occupying space in my brain. For example, there is only one state in the USA with no natural lakes. Who could possibly care?

Unfortunately, we do not have a 'clear disk' function to remove the clutter.

The puzzle is when do you know you don't need to know that a baby kangaroo is called a Joey?  Might come in handy if you select the "Jumping" category on Jeopardy.

 

Sep 07, 2015 02:37 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 do remember a lot of stuff but it is mostly fun facts and business information so I think it helps me. Show me a picture of a famous actor or music person and I can not tell you who they are. So I guess I fill my mind with stuff that seems important to me, knowlege most people seem to just know I don't know at all.

Sep 07, 2015 02:39 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do this all of the time. It is so easy to lose focus.

Sep 07, 2015 02:33 AM
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Sara Wagner
Woodland Management Service - Adams, WI
The Forestland Experts!

Info overload.

Jan 04, 2019 11:19 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lots of it.

Jul 14, 2018 07:34 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do.  I like learning new things and curious how things are done. Yet, it is not about how much or how little you know, but about ''know-it-all-attitude''~ that can be quite annoying.

Sep 07, 2015 12:45 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Actually my wife thinks I should go on one of those trivia shows.

Sep 07, 2015 10:49 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Paul, I have so much useless information crammed into my head!  There should be some way short of a lobotomy to clear it out.

Sep 07, 2015 07:39 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Going into college in 2004, I had to unlearn to make room for what they wanted me to learn. They missed the mark but that is what you must do to get a degree. Then, after graduating with highest honors possible, I unlearned it all and returned to my present state. I know what I must know, as I go, and I get there, wherever there is. Works every time too. Thank you for your most excellent question

Sep 07, 2015 06:19 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I can't say I have to know all that I do but I'm an information resource for a lot of people and find it useful.

Sep 07, 2015 04:53 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes.   It's crowded in there.   I'm always glad when something good comes out.

Sep 07, 2015 04:45 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I do not do it intentionally but I have one of those memories that if I see it, hear it or read it, I remember it. This goes all the way back to when I was 2 years old so I have a head full of useless information. I am fun at reunions though!

Sep 07, 2015 04:39 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

I fill my head with a lot of junk . 

Sep 07, 2015 04:07 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I love to read all kinds of subjects.  I have not had an instant of where info was useless.  I remember a life and death incident, when my father's memory of what someone may think of as useless information saved the lives of everyone in the camp including my mother's when he was supervising construction in Saudi Arabia.  A

Sep 07, 2015 03:51 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Garbage in, garbage out.  No

Sep 07, 2015 03:09 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Nope, not at all. In this day and age, it's more about knowing how and where to access information on an as-needed basis.

Sep 07, 2015 02:49 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 seek to learn things that I WANT to know, whether I NEED to know them or not.  My husband was a scientist.  He was very intelligent but didn't have space in his brain for the little things.  He had a great sense of direction, though.  LOL

Sep 14, 2015 01:49 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not if I can access it easily, that is - know where to find it if I need it.

Sep 08, 2015 03:08 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Only with info I want to know.  Otherwise, it is available elsewhere.

Sep 07, 2015 05:47 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I think sometimes by accident I probably do fill my head with useless information. However, I am certainly not a walking encyclopedia like the people I know you are talking about.

Sep 07, 2015 04:34 PM
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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

I mostly fill my head with information I need to know.

Sep 07, 2015 11:43 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I then to know a lot of trivia, it is always fun to ask people questions about trivia.

Sep 07, 2015 06:20 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i would love to see the happy thoughts blogged...

Sep 07, 2015 03:18 AM