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Rainmaker
5,134,698
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

25 years and it's a love/hate relationship... some days I love it and some days I hate it.

Jul 27, 2016 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

This is my 36th year and yes I like it. Do I love it? I love certain parts like the freedom to set my own schedule, determine my own income and who I work with, what I specialize in but people have changed in 36 years and that part I don't like.

Jul 27, 2016 01:04 PM
Ambassador
5,072,985
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

14 years. Yep I love it but not the bad behavior and when those involved don't do what they are supposed to do. But that's true in life, too!

Jul 27, 2016 03:32 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

38 years..... I'm beginning to become fond of it!!!!

Jul 27, 2016 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,416,088
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

30 years, been here since I was 18 and still LOVING it

Jul 27, 2016 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,629,080
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

9 years and the more I'm in here, the more I enjoy it. 

Jul 27, 2016 04:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Paul Savola Real Estate SEO - this is my 14th year in Real Estate - and....what I love about the career in Real Estate is the smile on my client's face when the move to their new home after selling the previous one..

Jul 27, 2016 04:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,255
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Almost ten years, and yes, I love it.

Jul 27, 2016 02:34 PM
Ambassador
6,454,094
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Been playing with real estate for nearly 30 years, though I've passed the test, never felt it advantageous to get the license so far, but someday maybe.

Jul 27, 2016 02:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,912
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

7 years and counting.  There's nothing like it!

Jul 27, 2016 02:05 PM
Ambassador
2,684,929
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

30 years+.  

       I love most of it... although some things I don't love include:

    NAR  and their closed shop union / mandatory annual tax.

    A few prima donna agents that I have encountered along the journey.

    Luddites who won't accept technological changes.

    Protectionists who lobby for "minimum service laws".

    Government regulatory interference, like TRID.

Jul 28, 2016 04:05 AM
Rainmaker
2,790,178
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I get to use the word "decades" & like any profession, that means something

Jul 27, 2016 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
700,255
Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

I have been working on properties for about 16 years now.  I love and hate the real estate industry.  I love the purity of buying fixing and selling real property.  Not a fan of rentals or dealing with the bureaucracy. 

 

 

Jul 27, 2016 11:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Since 1992. I love it.

Jul 27, 2016 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
152,661
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

This is my 9th year and I enjoy it very much. There are times I really love it, and others where I don't.

Jul 27, 2016 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
7,902,206
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I got my first real estate broker license in October, 1960. The industry has been good for me.

Jul 27, 2016 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,731,527
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I appreciate the real estate industry, but do not love it; 30+ years!

Jul 27, 2016 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,860
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

14 years and yes

Jul 27, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
634,532
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Over 12 years and I like much of the business but would love less paperwork! 

Jul 27, 2016 05:51 PM
Rainmaker
4,273,107
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I practiced 3 years taking care of a corporation property management and 18 years as a Realtor. Love is such a strong emotion Paul Savola Real Estate SEO?

Jul 28, 2016 02:04 PM
Ambassador
3,355,609
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

14 years and like Nina Hollander - it is a love hate relationship. Love the many wonderful clients I am blessed to work with and not so much working with agents that do not know what they are doing or bully agents. 

Jul 28, 2016 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,597,536
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

First licensed in 1993.  Love but don't always like it.  

Jul 28, 2016 12:44 AM
Rainmaker
823,679
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Thirty years this month and this is an industry that will reward you for your hard work, knowledge and creativity with occasionally a little luck thrown in.

Jul 28, 2016 12:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul Savola Real Estate SEO I've been doing this since 1985. There are a lot of good things about being in this industry.

Jul 28, 2016 12:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,562,278
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

30 years: property management & investing.

17.5 years in sales as aRealtor.

No, I love my family, music, travel & my friends, etc.

I'm very passionate about being an entrepreneur, I love the feeling it gives me to be a leader and in service to people and I really enjoy real estate for providing that. But it I had to say "I love this career!" that would have been my 28 years as a DJ! I was blessed to work & live the dream job in my life and I have another one on the horizon beyond real estate.

Jul 28, 2016 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,976
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have been practicing real estate and still love it.

Jul 27, 2016 11:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Still love real estate business after 30+ years

Jul 27, 2016 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
4,992,614
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Since 1997 and love every minute of it.

Jul 29, 2016 01:16 AM
Rainer
56,940
Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
Realtor with Century 21 North Shore!

14 months and yes! 

Jul 28, 2016 01:24 PM
Ambassador
3,754,043
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

33 years, and most of the time I do love it.

Jul 28, 2016 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Well over a decade and I love it.

Jul 28, 2016 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

19+ years and yes!

Jul 28, 2016 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've been doing this for nine years and I do love it. I love the easy transactions and the difficult ones. I love the challenge the difficult ones can bring on, and I always learn something new. I also love meeting people, and helping them to make a dream come true. 

Jul 28, 2016 12:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

12 years.  It's a love-hate relationship.

Jul 28, 2016 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,510,303
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

18 years licensed, close to 30 years in a variety of capacities.

Jul 28, 2016 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
904,383
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Since 2004 and don't necessarily love all aspects of it.

Jul 28, 2016 02:25 AM
Rainmaker
993,552
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

11 years as agent + 10 as escrow +  10 as investor

Jul 27, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainer
28,891
Paul Savola Real Estate SEO
Paul Savola Internet Marketing - Killeen, TX
Real Estate SEO Expert | Real Estate Leads

My company internet went down and not sure if I'll be able to answer all the replies today.

Aug 02, 2016 05:07 AM