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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

That is a loaded question. I'll send you a copy of my book when it is finished.

Feb 14, 2016 04:17 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

To get this, you could buy my book, The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate, available on Amazon.

Feb 14, 2016 02:20 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Pretty good, when making money.

Not so good when last check was in October.

Really sucks if the new agent thinks the broker is going to take care of them.

 In exactly the same spirit, 'What life like as a student at the Utah School of Real Estate?

Read my blogs. Get my book.

Feb 14, 2016 09:51 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Nice, we like it

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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

What a great question and answers!

Nov 28, 2019 08:55 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It's not as big of a deal as most would have you believe.

May 18, 2019 11:29 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Lot of work lot of rewards

Feb 14, 2016 11:20 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I lounge all day drinking bloody marys, sell a house here and there, attend closings, get big checks.  

EASY PEASY.  

#cashingchecksallday

Feb 14, 2016 09:13 PM
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Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

life as a licensee doesn't really mean anything. i took some classes and passed a test filled with info that i never use. much like my organic chem class from college.

 

life as an agent? it's a life of daily dichomoties. simple and complex, frustrating and rewarding, expensive and lucrative, boring and exciting.

 

go meet with an agent in your market one on one to get a full picture

Feb 14, 2016 08:56 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I will email you a link to a post that I wrote on active rain.

Feb 14, 2016 08:44 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It is the life I have chosen!

Feb 14, 2016 08:03 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is like running your own business. You are fully responsible for your results( including financial). 

Feb 14, 2016 03:58 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

There is not enough time or space.  But read a few thousand blog posts here and you might get a glimpse.

Feb 14, 2016 01:29 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I could easily write a post about this rather than just answering the question

Feb 14, 2016 12:37 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It can sometimes be hard to get motivated, so you need to have a plan and stick to it.

Feb 14, 2016 09:16 AM
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Angelia Bynum
Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors - Atlanta, GA
Realtor® serving all of Atlanta

It is amazing, rewarding, stressful and fun all at the same time!  For example, I thought I was going to be with a client for at the max 2 hours yesterday and ended up spending the entire day with her.  We were together for 8 hours, never stopped for lunch or dinner, but she placed a contract on a new construction home.  There you have it; stressful, fun and rewarding all at the same time!  By the way, my husband was happy but after he realized my whole day sacrificed was not in a vain.

Feb 14, 2016 08:25 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

With nearly 36 years in the business I don't have enough time left to give you all the details of what my real estate life has been. Saying that I am still in the business should be proof that is has been good to me.

Feb 14, 2016 05:41 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

This is a subject for a week-end seminar, not a Q&A.  LOL

Feb 14, 2016 05:32 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I can't take the time to explain my work life, Shawn. Suffice to say we work more than full time and have to prioritize carefully.

Feb 14, 2016 04:48 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

In a nutshell, it's a lot of work.

Feb 14, 2016 03:37 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The best way to describe it is a Real Estate agent needs to be available when others are off. That means nights, weekends and weekdays

Feb 14, 2016 03:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have a license to thrill...myself and others with a life-changing event

Feb 14, 2016 03:06 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's a good thing but different for everyone. Decide for yourself.

Feb 14, 2016 03:03 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I love being  a broker.  I got tired of handing over so much of my commission to someone for doing absolutely nothing for me.

Feb 14, 2016 02:35 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I had 38 years of it, and the past 10 years have been marketing for others....I love what I do and always had a niche or two ..... new construction carried me through in fine style.... but I earned every penny.... was a licensed builder in MA and had a thorough knowledge of the product and the process.... dealt with the best builders in the area and had their listings for decades..... they were good to me and I made life easy for them.... a great working relationship that I'll always be thankful for....

Feb 14, 2016 02:33 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Shawn Richardson You have come to right place.  Keep reading ActiveRain posts

Feb 14, 2016 02:23 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Get ready to work long hours and wear lots of difference hats!

Feb 14, 2016 02:10 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is simply a matter of a career selection.

Agents and brokers are not all the same.

Feb 14, 2016 02:07 AM