James Hoff, Real Agents Work (Century 21 Award)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

 The first thing I did was celebrate with champagne!! 


What I wish I'd done differently?  I wish I'd been able to think bigger, better and expand my horizons quicker.

Jun 15, 2016 12:47 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I can't remember going back 25 years.

Jun 15, 2016 09:34 PM
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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

1. I held my 2 year old high and danced with him when the license came in the mail that morning. 2. I went to Sears and bought 3 suits and six shirts & ties. 3. Went out to dinner with my (then) wife and celebrated the last day of my "so called normal life." 

Differently: nothing, I have to say I joined Brian Buffini's coaching in the first 6 months of my career and that was the smartest thing I ever did, so early in my career, 17 years ago. Maybe I wish I implemented what I've learned faster.

Jun 15, 2016 09:34 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was happy to to be licensed.

Jun 15, 2016 08:29 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I went with a small company and was glad for it - I had a great broker who was a wonderful mentor and supportive

Jun 15, 2016 02:32 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

after 38 years, I would not have changed one thing....my business and how I approached and orchestrated it resulted in the perfect method of exiting the profession....and entering a more relaxed sector of the business....and one with the flexibility to work from anywhere and at anytime.... yet, continue to make a very healthy income....

Jun 15, 2016 10:46 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Went out to lunch, called my broker, listed a house on the way home!

Jun 15, 2016 10:37 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i got my license, cut off my shoulder length hair, and sold 3 open houses in a row my first 3 weekends.  It was a big change.

Jun 15, 2016 04:35 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

I wish I'd gotten a new car sooner, I really only remember getting my new business cards and rider signs right away.

Jun 15, 2016 01:34 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would talk to more people more often

Jun 15, 2016 12:37 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

James Hoff - I missed coaching then! Though I still attended all possible training and learned the tricks of the trade, along with calling friends and family. Though it was a word of mouth business then.

Jun 16, 2016 03:27 PM
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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

I would do things differently.

Jun 16, 2016 05:06 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

When I finished my exam and took it the proctor after about 45 minutes - he asked me "giving up?".  I told him I finished it quickly, rechecked my answers three times and sat there for a few minutes looking around at the other students.    He gave me "one of those looks" and said you'll get the results in six-to-eight weeks --- I found out I passed a few days later.   

First thing -- I called a couple of people.   I don't remember much more than that.  

As far as doing the same or changing an approach -- the past is over....

Jun 16, 2016 12:49 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I would change everything. I would now figure out the entire world was lying to me about my outcome/progress.  I didn't set goals at first, neither did anyone else BTW.  I would hire a coach & then if I didn't do well in a year, I'd be outta there.

I could scream when I think of some of the things we used to do. Very time in-efficient but that's how things were done.  I was selling prior to computer MLS's BTW.

Jun 16, 2016 12:29 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Mailed out a note to all my friends (I would email now, faster)

I would of got a better broker like I am now

 

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

1. Walked tall with head up

2. Wanted to put it to work

3. Realized it was just the beginning of a long journey to be

I saw how vicious sales were so I got into property management where there was no competition, lots of opportunity & got me going onto loans, appraisals, some sales & even lending. Once broken in, all was possible

Jun 15, 2016 11:31 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Got my first license to supplement my income through part-time endeavors. Would have gone full-time looking back!

Jun 15, 2016 10:12 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wrote a business plan, I set up a data base, I started calling everyone I knew to let them know I was now in real estate.

Jun 15, 2016 10:03 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

1. Got back in the limo

2. Continued on to the airport

3. Got on the umpteenth flight for corporate of the year

Celebrations had to wait for the following weekend...

Jun 15, 2016 09:58 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not remember.

Jun 15, 2016 09:43 PM