Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I did get such a request once Jeff Dowler - I was highly recommended by a past client to one of his co-workers.  That was not enough ... they wanted to talk with three of my past clients.  I was wildly uncomfortable asking my clients to speak with them.  I did it and I was hired. Today I would pass on working with anyone who wants to speak to my clients. I respect their privacy. 

Apr 05, 2017 07:56 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, I do.

Apr 05, 2017 09:27 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No but every once in awhile someone slips in this question & I have to tell them I'll get it to them right away. Don't carry those #'s with me but clients are always glad to help.

Apr 05, 2017 11:20 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I have never had a potential client ask for references. They have asked to see sales over the last year, but that's about it.

Apr 05, 2017 10:14 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

I've not had anyone ask me for references, but I would be happy to provide them with permission from my customers, of course!  

Apr 05, 2017 09:54 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

The answer to both your questions is yes Jeff Dowler 

Mar 17, 2018 08:54 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler - since I work by referral, they already have the references!

Though it is a good idea to have this handy.

Apr 05, 2017 10:41 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Yes.

Apr 05, 2017 08:31 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

Yes, all of them! 

Working By Referral has it's privileges! 

Apr 05, 2017 06:26 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes I do

Apr 05, 2017 05:27 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes I do a long list of clients that are more than happy to do so for me.

Apr 05, 2017 04:09 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've seldom been asked for references but I do have them as needed

Apr 05, 2017 12:10 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

good idea

Apr 05, 2017 08:43 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jeff - Have never had anyone ask for references, but I could certainly give them any of my clients names, so I do not need to keep a list.

Apr 09, 2017 10:11 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes and yes. I have a testimonial page and PDF I can provide.

Apr 08, 2017 02:48 AM
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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

Yes, I have a few families that have said they would give references.

Apr 07, 2017 07:38 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

All of my past clients speak very highly of me, so my list is my past client list.  I'm with Kathleen Daniels on that I've seen it once in 30 years.

Apr 06, 2017 04:30 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have it on my survey if they would refer me and I also mail business cards out 3 times a year.

 

Apr 06, 2017 09:09 AM
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Jay Hogue
The Hogue Group-KW Western Upstate - Anderson, SC
Investments, Commercial, Residential Real Estate

Yes.  I have clients that would serve as references

Apr 06, 2017 07:32 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never had the request! Did have a customer call my broker years ago for a reference!

Apr 06, 2017 05:57 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

Yes, I have a list and I'm checking it twice.

Apr 06, 2017 05:46 AM
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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

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM nailed this one!

Apr 06, 2017 05:10 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I used to but I wasn't getting many requests for referrals and the list got stale.

Apr 06, 2017 04:59 AM
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Roy Kelley
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No.

Apr 06, 2017 04:21 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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that is a must

Apr 06, 2017 04:15 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have a 10+ page document with testimonials from past clients which I hand out to both prospective buyers and sellers. Testimonials are also available on my website. As a result, I've never had a prospective client ask me if they can call one of my past clients.

Apr 06, 2017 03:53 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Sometimes I do, but generally I just pull out my phone and tell them a few names and numbers.

Apr 06, 2017 01:09 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I don't keep a specific list but there are many that would come to mind if needed.

Apr 05, 2017 10:08 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Yes, I do, since I recently made an effort to create a small list. 

Apr 05, 2017 09:49 PM
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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, I have a top-50 list and if they ask for references, I phone 3 of my top-50 and ask if I can share their contact information for a prospective client. They are happy to help, Jeff Dowler and I'm sure your folks will be too!

Apr 05, 2017 08:48 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes

Apr 05, 2017 05:17 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have three lists ab&c that I use; A being the best for referrals and references...

Apr 05, 2017 02:47 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 don't keep a written list but have those in my phone's address book that I can readily call on or share with a new prospect. Of course I have gotten their permission to do so.

Apr 05, 2017 11:33 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Yes.

Apr 05, 2017 09:43 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Through with that aspect of my life. Today, hire me up and let me go to work

Apr 05, 2017 09:41 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Apr 05, 2017 08:23 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes we do and obtain written permission.

Apr 05, 2017 07:48 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes.  At closing we ask for testimonials

Apr 05, 2017 07:48 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes...my daughter asks for a testimonial from every client...she gets it...

Apr 05, 2017 07:47 AM
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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 and yes.  I can only remember ever giving out their contact info for a prospective client to call twice (with their permission of course).  Generally I just point them to my Active Rain profile where I have a bunch of testimonials. -Kasey

Apr 05, 2017 07:35 AM