Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Hello Jack,

Whenever, we were asked that, I had them define the word "deal". Some made sense and some did not.  A

Feb 05, 2016 02:15 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Very few are for real and many want you to cut your comission! Need to find another sucker!

Feb 05, 2016 09:29 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree they are not worth my time.

Feb 05, 2016 09:03 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jack. I am always looking to purchase real estate, so have made the statement many times. Fortunately there are no shortage of "deals".

Feb 05, 2016 06:55 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have to ask that person what they mean by deal. 

Feb 05, 2016 11:43 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I would not ask an agent to do this, most do not understand my criteria and their priorities are different than mine.

Feb 05, 2016 10:55 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I find people talk a great game more than they play one.

Feb 05, 2016 08:31 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

What's a "deal"?  Usually the answer is vague and all over the place. You could be spending a lot of time looking for something like that without ever hitting the "deal" target. 

Feb 05, 2016 07:58 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Yep.  I tell buyers that sellers are not giving properties away.   When  I get a call/email and they are an "investor" I am very careful as that usually means I YOU to do a lot of research, show a lot of houses, make many, many offers to pick up one low ball property.  No thanks, that is not the business I conduct.

Feb 05, 2016 07:37 AM
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
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Defining "deal" is the issue most of the time

Feb 05, 2016 07:33 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Full of hot air! Same as those who come, after the sale, and say "gee, I would have paid a lot more."

Feb 05, 2016 07:06 AM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

A few times. I just say yeah, yeah, I'll keep my eyes open.

Feb 05, 2016 06:55 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

So many times, you never know what a deal is to them.

Feb 05, 2016 06:54 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is a statement to good to be true, so for me 100% it isn't true.

Feb 05, 2016 06:15 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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To many times

Feb 05, 2016 06:14 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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I say that all the time!

Feb 05, 2016 06:00 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

When pigs fly ..... same concept.

Feb 05, 2016 05:48 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Never.  Does not sound like the kind of client I want to work with. What is a deal ... anyway?  Perspective.

Feb 05, 2016 05:23 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

All the time.  Though for these folks I will require a $2,000 retainer fee for the time it takes me to search for their deals.  And, all of a sudden they are not so interested anymore.

Feb 05, 2016 03:40 AM
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Jack, Thats so funny....they say it as if something is going to fall out of the sky and right into thier lap. And even if you say its a deal, they want it for less, and come up with a reason not to buy it.

Feb 05, 2016 02:29 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
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Jack - Based on my experience, no matter what you bring them, they will always want something better. I don't think most of these people are legit, or realistic. You really need to ask them some specific questions so you know exactly what they are looking for, and to make sure you are on the same page before proceeding any further.

Feb 07, 2016 09:11 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Many times, and then they come up with another reason not to buy.

Feb 07, 2016 02:06 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Jack Lewitz more times than one could imagine.  There has never been a good enough deal for this type of person.

Feb 06, 2016 04:52 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have been very successful with investors who purchased properties that were listed for sale. Pocket listings are not for me.

Feb 06, 2016 03:47 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Real buyers buy.   

It's easy to talk a big game.

Feb 05, 2016 09:37 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I hear it all the time... the problem is their definition of a deal. Ain't never going to see a deal like that in reality!

Feb 05, 2016 09:30 PM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

If I'm a serious buyer, I'd have my representative looking for every deal possible. That would include FSBO's, off markets, and knocking on doors of homes I would be interested in. If whoever I hired felt uncomfortable representing my needs, then I would find somebody else.

Feb 05, 2016 08:35 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Sounds like a blow hard to me!

Feb 05, 2016 07:44 AM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Jack Lewitz Mostly curiosity seekers.

Feb 05, 2016 07:07 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Depends on my relationship with the client. I have clients who I would--DO that for but I don't doubt that my time will be rewarded. And I have clients who I would do it for and not charge a dime, as part of a bigger picture plan.
A blind inquiry from a Trump-Helmsley on speed hybrid graduate of some infomercial seminar . . . nope!
And like Alexandra said above . . . what constitutes a deal for them will drive the response.

Feb 05, 2016 05:01 AM