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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

That's abig question, Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz! I'll name the two things that matter most to me when I have an acting broker signing off on my contracts. Availability and expertise.  

Mar 15, 2016 06:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

One who listens! Seriously thought "great" can have different meaning to different people. It's like falling in love... you know when it happens but you can't necessarily articulate it. Same with a great agent--you just know when you have one of them.

Mar 15, 2016 11:38 PM
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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

One word that immediately came to mind was  COMMUNICATION !

Many of my best brokers and agents have mastered this ability.   One of the biggest delays in completing a mortgage package can be chasing an agent by phone, email or personal pursuit trying to get contracts or documents.  

Another thought is:  COMPASSION !

By exercising compassion for their agents, their contacts and especially their clients; they make people WANT to do business with them.  This leads to a steady stream of business which rolls over into a never ending referral flow.

Mar 16, 2016 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One who really cares not just acts like they care

Mar 16, 2016 12:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

When your clients listen to you, respect your advice, and keep coming back. I don't believe it is "self proclaimed"; rather, how clients treat you and what they have to say about you.

Mar 15, 2016 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
140,495
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

Honesty, integrity, and humility. I don't like smooth talking chest thumpers who tell you what you want to hear.

Mar 15, 2016 10:33 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

Say what you do, do what you say, when you say you're going to do it....

Mar 15, 2016 10:56 PM
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883,427
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Self-proclamation!

Hmm, maybe we will be able to buy some letters from a NAR approved vendor to append to our name. 

 

Mar 15, 2016 10:15 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

Competence & Character that builds relationships.

Mar 15, 2016 07:35 PM
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661,105
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Knoledge, Honesty, Patience, communication.

Mar 16, 2016 03:41 AM
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Thanks for all your comments and I will stop by later and leave a little reply to some of my favorite comments 

Mar 16, 2016 02:45 AM
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david murphy
nation wide realty llc - Las Vegas, NV
nation wide Agent las vegas

Honesty , Integrity, Care and Concern for Everyone

Mar 16, 2016 01:01 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

One who is always willing to consider alternative viewpoints and sugestions.

Mar 16, 2016 12:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I loved what Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® said.... but then, Hella IS a GREAT Broker.... 

Mar 16, 2016 12:28 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Promptness

Knowledge

Personality

Integrity

Mar 16, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz Integrity

Mar 16, 2016 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

enthusiasm for doing the things that have to be done

Mar 15, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

One who can develop trust and is dedicated to service!

Mar 15, 2016 11:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Caring.

Mar 15, 2016 10:56 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When I become great instead of only very good I will be able to let you know

Mar 15, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

Their practices and standards.

Mar 15, 2016 09:16 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Class.

Mar 15, 2016 09:14 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

That is a broad question Bob, will read the answers to see what variety of answers you got.

Nov 26, 2017 11:10 PM
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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

That does have different meanings to different people.

Communication and follow through.

Mar 17, 2016 04:40 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

communication

Mar 16, 2016 03:28 PM
Rainmaker
530,285
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz There are many things that make a great agent.  One of them is a great nickname.  For example:  "Vegas Bob".

Mar 16, 2016 02:20 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

There are so many things that makes a GREAT agent. Communication, listening to your customer's wants and needs, honesty,  looking at your lender as a member of the team as opposed to just anyone, knowing that you don't know everything,  being one time, and knowing finance, not just knowing programs, and not having an attitude.  It takes work to be GREAT agent, you just need to work at it.

Mar 16, 2016 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Robert,

Communication skills, Kindness, and Mindfulness.  A

Mar 16, 2016 06:20 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I think that answer may be subjective, though the tried-and-true elements always win out in the end:  honesty, professionalism, communication, and two of the big C's - class and caring!

Mar 16, 2016 06:02 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

Not sure.  But, when I find out, I'll try to be just like them.

Mar 16, 2016 04:49 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Good question! What do you think?

Mar 16, 2016 04:44 AM
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Lisa Perry
Duprey Real Estate LLC - Pomfret Center, CT
Real estate agent serving Windham County, CT

I belive that it takes prompt, courteous and honest answers, coupled with complete follow-through to make a GREAT Real Estate Agent and Broker.  A GREAT Agent/Broker should make every single client feel like that they are the ONLY client because they are that attentive to the clients' needs.

Mar 16, 2016 04:40 AM
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John Maley
LandCore Realty - Helendale, CA
Specializing in Raw Land Investments in California

I recently got my license and therefore am on a journey to become great agent, and then someday a great broker.  Being very new to this business, I am definitely learning alot as I progress, and my definitions of great agents and brokers will also progress. As I see it now, I believe a great agent is one that can establish an honest, proffessional, relationship with a client, that discernly communicates the necessary expertise of the industry. 

Mar 16, 2016 02:46 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

To always remember, you need to wow your clients

 

Mar 16, 2016 02:06 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Knowledge and communication (two way communication that is). Along with certainty in application.

Mar 16, 2016 01:38 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not a 25 words or less answer but a god question.

Mar 16, 2016 01:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

They are a learning based Visionary who doesn't Micro manage people !

Mar 15, 2016 10:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Several things

Mar 15, 2016 09:32 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Intellect helps.

Mar 15, 2016 08:45 PM