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292,535
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I like to eat 

Mar 02, 2016 08:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

My Wife. She was already in Real Estate when the company I worked for downsized and eliminted middle mnagement.

Mar 02, 2016 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

in 1978, I was a teacher in the Franklin MA public school system....I made $7,200/year!!!! purely financial....I loved teaching...

Mar 02, 2016 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,437,714
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Kara. The desire to continue buying real estate.

Mar 02, 2016 05:57 PM
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634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I was consultant for several investors and acted on their behalf for several purchases. Decided it was smarter for me to be making those commissions!

Mar 02, 2016 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
532,994
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i got into the industry by complete accident 23 years ago when i wanted to buy a rental property.  Then I sold 3 open houses 3 weekends in a row and was hooked.

Mar 02, 2016 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I love helping people, I love houses, house plans and decorating and I love the flexibility it allows.

Mar 02, 2016 01:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Darin Henderson
Holland Realty Services - Kirksville, MO
Guiding You Home

Frustrated in my corporate job.  Friend's family owned a brokerage and suggested I might like it.  Read an investment / self help book while on a forced, use your vacation or loose it time off period.  I left that corporate job 2 years later.

Mar 02, 2016 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My grandma (Realtor for 50 years)  really sold me on it, she talked about how it was in the 1950's-1970's and I remember the 70's version of her as a Realtor. Handshakes & martinis back then. Now it's paperwork and lattes.

So as a third generation Realtor in this family Kara Pagliarulo , I never stood a chance...oh I tried, but in the end, well it's 17 years later and I still have fun with it.

 

Mar 02, 2016 12:27 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

Being my own boss

Mar 02, 2016 12:19 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

To be my own boss plus I love Real Estate.

Mar 02, 2016 12:03 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've spent a good part of my life working hard for other people and making them money. One day I decided it was time to work hard for me. 

I had also purchased two properties and neither one of the transactions went smoothly, and I think the agents could have done a much better job. I thought I could do better than them and really help people. So I got my license. 

Mar 02, 2016 12:01 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I couldn't get a real job!

Mar 02, 2016 11:55 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Flexible hours

Mar 02, 2016 11:00 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

It sounded interesting and I liked that I could flex my schedule around my daughter's schedule.

Mar 02, 2016 09:59 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

boredom with my day job - and then success as a realtor

Mar 02, 2016 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,457,227
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kara Pagliarulo My wife was an agent.

Mar 02, 2016 09:46 AM
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Mom.   She got tired of hearing me complain about my double digit, negative amortization loan.   She told me she didn't want to hear about it any more unless I was going to do something about it.

Well, here I am 30 plus years later still helping people NOT get caught up in bad mortgages.   Mom's legacy continues.   

Mar 02, 2016 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Working with Roger, as part of 'Team Angeloni', Kara Pagliarulo.  He has always encouraged and supported me in different endeavors, and when he needed the help in return, I knew it would be interesting.  I knew it would be another 'Adventure in Life', was fine with potentially working 7 days a week, and knew I would learn 'patience' when working with difficult people!

Mar 02, 2016 08:59 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Independence

Mar 02, 2016 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kara,

Fame and Fortune!  LOL.  I loved working in commercial real estate, it was a time of great development in Los Angeles, and we were on the leading edge of finding land and buildings to develop, and finding office and retail space for the next new foods, technology, etc...A

Mar 02, 2016 07:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

It was a career where I could be the driver and help people as much as I wanted.

Mar 02, 2016 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
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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

A passion for real estate and the desire to control my time and income.

Mar 02, 2016 07:07 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Very simply, I was broke. That was 1989.

Mar 02, 2016 06:58 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 It was a good fit. I can employ all of the talents I have learned through life.

Mar 02, 2016 05:48 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not believe, I was very motivated my first years, since I really did not know what i was doing. Now, satisfied clients, closed escrows, and paychecks are good reasons to look forward. 

Mar 02, 2016 03:07 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kara Pagliarulo - well, I had written a post about it in one of the contest.

I am sure we all have our own story....

Mar 02, 2016 12:53 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Several things but they all lead back to $$$$$

Mar 02, 2016 11:50 AM
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I love working with Buyers and visiting homes for sale.

Mar 02, 2016 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Since I was brought up in a family with a long history as carpetbaggers, I figured, Why change?

Mar 03, 2016 06:37 AM
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597,669
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Kara,
My wife was looking to go be a professor at some small colleges across the country. Real estate is the most portable business.

Mar 03, 2016 02:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

An alternative to practicing law.

Mar 02, 2016 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

The desire to eliminate domestic and international air travel 2 to 3 times per week as part of my "routine"...

Mar 02, 2016 09:56 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I didn't want to return to the corporate world after we moved back to the USA from overseas and I wanted to do something more entrepreneurial without the hassle of having to open my own business with bricks and mortars and employees.

Mar 02, 2016 09:32 PM