Camilla Granasen, Residential  (Deasy/Penner)

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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

When I had left what I thought was going to be my dream job working in radio ad sales and landed in retail. I made 3% commission selling diamond rings IF the entire store met its sales goal.  I decided I needed to move the commission sales job to a higher level and got my license.

May 24, 2016 09:19 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

My husband and I were investors from Ca. first - we went into business with our agent in FL - which didn't last that long.  But we made the best of the move and turned that into a prosperous new career

May 24, 2016 09:43 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I had retired from the corporate world; lived overseas for a few years. When we returned to the US, didn't want to return to the corporate world despite being heavily recruited to do so. Felt if I was going to work again, I wanted to be more entrepreneurial and independent. Also, had had so many poor experiences previously with agents, I felt I could run rings around most of them and I did and still do.

May 24, 2016 09:22 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I decided when I was 28 years old and thought the time was right.

May 24, 2016 10:57 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In my youth, I saw a guy, sitting in a small little office at a desk who was an agent. I knew nothing about the business but that told me right then & there I wanted to sell Real Estate like he was doing...It was more a mystical experience. It was to come to pass in its timing

May 24, 2016 10:48 AM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i started by accident, because all the agents in my area were so terrible i couldnt get decent representation

May 24, 2016 04:54 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It is something I always wanted to do...it was a matter of not if but when.

 

May 24, 2016 02:59 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I was bored with my day job as a government lawyer and my aunt had been a realtor so I decided to give it a try- that was over 30 years ago! 

May 24, 2016 02:05 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I was buying investment properties for myself; I wanted access to the MLS.

May 24, 2016 01:45 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

We fell into it.  We flipped homes for a few years and Amanda got her license to help learn the market and save on commissions.  After a while we decided I would get my license and we'd jump into it full time.  So far so good!

May 24, 2016 10:07 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I retired and was looking for something to do

May 24, 2016 10:06 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I was mid-20's & wanted to buy a home. The agent we used was a total disaster & I said to myself, I can do what this idiot can do only better.

May 24, 2016 09:50 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I got my license when I was in the late 20s.... just looking for something to do on the weekends...  This is deja vu-2nd time for something to do aussi. 

 

May 24, 2016 09:12 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

After 30 years in corporate America when I realized I wanted to actually help "real" people in their day to day lives.

May 24, 2016 09:05 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

When my first commission check was more than I made an entire year teaching.

May 24, 2016 08:21 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

While I finished up high school to help out my folks.

May 25, 2016 10:05 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I did, my mother had sold real estate now for 50 year, much of my life. I would go with her to see all the new homes and knew it was for me. Now i have been at for 30 years since the age of 18 

May 24, 2016 10:50 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Actually when I was a child I suggested that we visit new homes that were being built.   I was in another career prior to getting my license. 

May 24, 2016 10:22 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

After I experienced two layoffs within two years in the "stable" world of healthcare I decided to take matters into my own hands.

May 24, 2016 09:27 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

When my Son was in high school.

May 24, 2016 08:57 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

We relocated to a new city and I realized I just couldn't do the daily grind any longer...my husband had told me for years I would be great in RE, but I told him he was crazy.  It turned out my degree and background in marketing were a perfect fit for RE and I could ditch the daily routine and commute.  Win win!

May 24, 2016 08:56 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Camilla Granasen - at least for me, it was a conscious decision to switch career to Real Estate...

May 24, 2016 04:08 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I saw an opportunity

May 24, 2016 02:16 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

At 21 , I sold the first house I showed !

May 24, 2016 01:13 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

When I bought our first home I got the bug.

May 24, 2016 12:51 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Thought we were renting to own for a period of time then purchasing.  Well we were scammed.  Then while working with a Realtor she asked why I was looking for a lease.  Explained the situation and she proceeded to educate me.  I feel in love with a HUD property. We bought it!  

During my empty nest syndrome, tired of the OFFICE JOB I decided this is what I want to do.  Educate the public and help people find their happy place.  

May 24, 2016 12:26 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

When my husband & I decided to buy and flip homes.   

May 28, 2016 11:42 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I am from a long line of real estate professionals, but when my husband and I had been doing fix and flips for years, it was a natural progression.

May 26, 2016 03:55 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Started investing in my mid twenties.

 

May 25, 2016 04:13 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It was a second career for me after I turn 47.  Looks like a good business to get into and make money.

May 25, 2016 12:38 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Never dreamt about it; just jumped in with both hooves.

May 24, 2016 11:31 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Camilla Granasen My wife already had a real estate license. If you can't beat them, you join them.

May 24, 2016 11:27 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never thought about real estate until it just happened!

May 24, 2016 11:17 PM
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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

to stop getting on airplanes 2 to 3 times a week in Corporate America...

May 24, 2016 10:34 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When my dreams of being an actuarial or comptroller or life insurance sales came to an end.

May 24, 2016 09:59 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I decided on real estate as a career while in law school.

May 24, 2016 09:58 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

When I realized how much money I was making for agents as I represented investor-buyers I decided to add real estate agent to my business portfolio.

May 24, 2016 06:53 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Roger had mentioned to me, a few years ago that he thought I would make a good realtor, and would I be interested in working with and assisting him in real estate Camilla Granasen.  I thought it would be fun to learn something new, though loved my current job, just wished I had more hours.  It took me a long time to finally make that decision and go back to school.  During this time I took a break from my volunteer work, because of classes, though still kept my job and took my classes around it, as they were weekdays, and my job was evenings and weekends, with occasional weekdays.  My company knew I was going back to school.  Very hard decision for me to make, even during school, though I knew I would complete my hours and take my two sets of State and National Exams.  Evenually I did give my Notice for my volunteer work and my job, and now have been working with Roger for almost one year. 

May 24, 2016 01:10 PM