Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)

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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Some people may have been raised with an abundance of praise for mere existence and participation in life, while others are praised for their continuing efforts to actually accomplish things.  

It is in the effort we find confidence - not in false praise for results we did not earn.  

I cannot imagine being particularly successful without being self confident. 

Apr 06, 2016 08:27 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I believe inherent confidence helps a lot in life. 

Apr 06, 2016 09:23 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. You are so right, for me it is an important component to what I do on a daily basis and yet as you said, we interact with many that just seem to lack in confidence.

Apr 06, 2016 05:53 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Confidence is good.  So is humilty.  It's that balance thing.  

Apr 06, 2016 11:13 PM
Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

I have never had a problem with confidence. I enjoy challenges and learning is part of the challenge.

Apr 06, 2016 07:40 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Confidence comes naturally to some people but most need to develop it, practicing skills and adding to their proven abilities until it is easy for them to assume they can handle that area of their work or life.

Apr 06, 2016 06:22 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

there are many who are insecure about what they do and/or how they do it.... I give strokes.... I boost egos.... it's a good thing to do.

Apr 06, 2016 11:25 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Confidence is a must!!!

Apr 06, 2016 10:29 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You bet.

Apr 06, 2016 10:07 PM
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Confidence can help both in your personal and business life. Some have it some learn to have it!

Apr 06, 2016 10:05 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Confidence is not a problem for me!

Apr 06, 2016 09:30 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I'm very confident in my abilities,  I'm also confident I don't know everything but I'm willing to learn.  I try and pass on my knowledge to those who listen

Apr 06, 2016 09:30 PM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Yes...but to a point! Then it becomes a negative.

Apr 06, 2016 08:59 PM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

There is a type of person who needs to be reassured and who needs their ambitions to be reinforced by someone external to their sphere. Others are better at self-actualization.

Apr 06, 2016 07:47 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Absolutely! But there is a fine line between confident and seem arrogant, espcially if you clients are shy quite people. 

Apr 07, 2016 05:21 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't think it is essential but it is a great asset to have. Many successful people are able to produce and have low amounts of confidence. I do believe they would do even better if their confidence level was stronger.

Apr 07, 2016 02:17 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I'm with you.  Evelyn and I can do anything.  If we don't know how, we find out and then go do it.

Apr 07, 2016 12:31 PM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637


Apr 07, 2016 06:58 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've always felt it is essential for both.  Sometimes I have it, other times I need to build it (if I'm new to a skill for example).

Apr 07, 2016 04:48 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I agree with most comments, confidence should be an inherent part of your presentation to others, without being too cocky.  Balance is key.

Apr 07, 2016 04:44 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Pretty much the same.  Though, I also run into people that are confident yet do little or no work or preparation and are quite unsuccessful, yet still confident.

Apr 07, 2016 04:33 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As is honesty and the 'Golden Rule'

Apr 07, 2016 02:41 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bob Crane You have to have confidence in this business, otherwise you will probably not make it.

Apr 07, 2016 02:03 AM
Dan Greenberger
eXp Realty - Framingham, MA
Realtor Serving Metrowest towns in mass.

Confidence to walk into any situation knowing you can accomplish the task at hand is the key to getting the job done.

Apr 07, 2016 01:45 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I feel confidence and self-esteem are two different animals that are often confused one for the others.  Lots of people have confidence and lack self-esteem.  I see lots of people lacking self-esteem. 

Apr 07, 2016 01:43 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Confidence is what one has and it is evident because one does not need to puff their chest and tell the world how wonderful they are.  A

Apr 07, 2016 01:28 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Essential - probably not.  A differentiator - absolutely!

Apr 07, 2016 01:00 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Confidence is a winning trait, in life, in business, in sports. However, it should not border on arrogance.

Apr 07, 2016 12:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD


Apr 07, 2016 12:14 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Con-fideo is the Latin root meaning with knowing or with God. Absolutely! When one is given to understand the why & how of living, abundant life will visit with you. That is confidence, the real one and travels onward with you

Apr 06, 2016 11:50 PM
Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

No matter where you are, always walk in like you own the joint....


It takes years of practice to become that obnoxious...

Apr 06, 2016 11:39 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I'm not sure it's essential but it's important.

Oct 01, 2016 05:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

You have to show your clients you have confidence in yourself, or they won't see it.

Apr 08, 2016 05:56 AM