Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No one listens or reads Annette. How about the one where my sister starts telling me staging techniquesd on my parents house & I ask her 'do you know what I do for a living'? .... she just blathers on about all the lights have to be on for showings.

Makes you want to drink.

Mar 27, 2017 10:44 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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More than half the time neither do I

Mar 27, 2017 10:17 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

YES but, by the end of the transaction, they GET it!  ;-)

Mar 27, 2017 11:06 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No because I make it a point to let them know what I do.

Mar 27, 2017 10:33 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That is correct. I've been saying for 25 years, we need to stop keeping what we do and how much we do a secret.

Mar 27, 2017 12:02 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

those who need to know, know.... those who are thinking about selling, know... those who do the right investigating and searching online and notice offline, know....

Mar 27, 2017 11:30 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

Many don't, but I try to explain to them what I do as the opportunity permits.

Mar 27, 2017 10:56 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most people never understand, not even after you tell them.

Mar 27, 2017 10:03 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Really, I dont' think some of them do.  I saw a trailer for HGTV's Property Brothers the other day and the "construction twin" asks the "realtor twin" "what is it you do".  Perception is reality.  Some people think we just drive around in pretty cars showing houses and collect big checks. 

Mar 27, 2017 12:04 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I prefer people know what I do so they can ask for my opinion.

Mar 27, 2017 11:01 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Most of them don't unless we tell them. And even then it's impossible to convey everything we have to do in a given transaction.

Mar 27, 2017 10:49 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sometimes their perceptions are incorrect.

Mar 27, 2017 10:42 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

This is my second career, and at one point, a few years after I started in this business my husband said to me, "I had absolutely no idea how much work realtors do. It's incredible."

Almost all people have no idea what is entailed in this business. They also have the mistaken impression we're all rich. Bwaaa haaa haaa.

Mar 28, 2017 03:14 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

They wouldn't believe it if I told them!!! Too much to comprehend!!!   

Mar 27, 2017 05:28 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     They know exactly what we do, thanks to HGTV and other reality TV shows. 

Mar 27, 2017 05:10 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Mar 27, 2017 10:12 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

With the technology realtors are consultants....  

Mar 27, 2017 10:05 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I absolutely think most people have no clue what I do... even once I explain it lol 

Dec 12, 2017 07:47 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Our job is all about educating the public so I don't mind the question at all.

Mar 29, 2017 05:34 AM
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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

Actually, when I went to occupational therapy it was very similar in a lot of ways to my physical therapist, OT just goes beyond PT. I did both for almost 3 years. So it would be imperative to discern and educate your clients as you meet them on what you do. It's our fault if "they" don't get it. We need to educate our public.

Mar 28, 2017 06:24 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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I have to agree with you

Mar 28, 2017 05:50 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

All the time - I specially love it when I get other agents call me to do things they're agent should be doing but is too busy

Mar 28, 2017 05:24 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

All day, every day!  To quote many, "Oh! It must be SO MUCH FUN looking at houses all day"...

Mar 28, 2017 05:15 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

They know what I do, but have no clue how it's done.

Mar 28, 2017 05:10 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Its usually because there is not enough contact between the parties.

Mar 28, 2017 03:22 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, I assume they have no clue or forgot. I'm happy to remind anyone who wants to know:) 

Mar 28, 2017 12:04 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - of course, there are many people who do not know the details of what we do in our profession.

Not surprised at all - despite lots of stuff on Google for what we do.

Mar 27, 2017 10:55 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Wait, you mean driving fancy cars and showing houses is what I'm supposed to be doing?  Well shoot!  And here I thought it was all about driving fancy cars and taking listings!

Mar 27, 2017 08:17 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Annette - I am sure that people don't know, or understand what we do. I am sure some don't even care to know.

Mar 27, 2017 07:45 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

They have a sense of what I do but I don't think they completely comprehend it all.

Mar 27, 2017 07:18 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

Being a real estate agent looks so easy which is one reason so many enter the business, then find out how it really is and leave it.

Mar 27, 2017 05:58 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I constantly remind agent to always tell everyone what you do.  Too many just assume that their neighbors and friends know what we do!

Mar 27, 2017 04:38 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 They have no idea.

Mar 27, 2017 02:57 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

They know not what they do.....says it all

Mar 27, 2017 02:35 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

I think that the more sophisticated buyers do know what real estate agents do...beyond driving fancy cars.  A

Mar 27, 2017 02:14 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do't give them a chance to ask I tell them all that is going to get done.

Mar 27, 2017 02:12 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yes, many don't fully understand, even if they think they do.  We even had an investor client who had bought and sold many properties with us decide to become an agent work in our brokerage.  He got licensed and lasted maybe a half a year and 2-3 transactions working with buyers until he called it quits, told us he had no idea what our job entailed until now and that he'd gladly give up his license and pay our fees to have us continue to represent him.  He didn't wanna do it after he realized what "it" was :-) Kasey

Mar 27, 2017 12:58 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

My sisters still mispronounce "realtor". It does show lack of interest and not really caring about what we really do and how hard we really work.

Mar 27, 2017 12:11 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The ones who don't know what i do never become clients that need to ask.

Mar 27, 2017 12:06 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 Constantly 

Mar 27, 2017 12:00 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Many people do not know. Many people wont listen. Most only learn when they see it in action

Mar 27, 2017 11:45 AM