Dr. Karen  Lewis, Broker 954-2489149, No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients! (K1 Realty Group)

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

I'm already offended by 'the old in real estate'. Sorry but my dementia stops me from commenting further.

Apr 16, 2017 05:21 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, here's the conundrum... if you're not reading anything how can you apply what you learn? Why are they mutually exclusive?

Apr 16, 2017 04:34 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Mixing one's wine may be a mistake,

But old and new wisdom mix admirably.

Bertolt Brecht

Choose wisely...

 

Apr 16, 2017 04:53 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
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Learn, apply, learn, apply, learn, apply and you'll have the best of all worlds!!!

Apr 16, 2017 04:37 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I'm from the old school, I know I don't look that old...  LOL

Apr 16, 2017 04:36 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Karen,

I agree with Nina Hollander .  We both are voracious readers.  We learn new things on a daily basis.  We sift through them, and apply what is valuable to us and what we do as well as our interests.  We both love to read.  A

Apr 16, 2017 06:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Learning and aciton are both important, one without the other is useless.

Apr 16, 2017 05:12 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Karen,

My philosophy is:  Whether you are reading or attending seminars, the key is to choose one or two primary ideas that you wish to incorporate into your business and ask yourself 2 questions:
How can I apply this to MY business?
When will I apply this to MY business?
... and then do it!

Apr 16, 2017 04:48 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Yes at some point you need action. Many new agents plan but never execute.

Apr 16, 2017 04:36 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If you did not read it how would you apply it!

Oh I forgot it is on a CD, tape or othet listening device so we do not need to read anymore!

Apr 16, 2017 06:17 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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The new in real estate is no different than the old in real estate. EXCEPT. You have less time to stick the landing when it comes to new techniques. If it's too complicated, you'll waste time trying to master it. The mistake is being distracted by the latest widget or made-up reveal. The solution is employing your instincts to discern what resonates with you and your goals. So much of success in this business is about emotional maturity and flexibility. A lifelong process.

Apr 16, 2017 05:49 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We all have our own level of learning.  To each his/her own!

Apr 16, 2017 05:46 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Learn, learn, learn

Apr 16, 2017 05:40 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I am really late to this question and see it has already been answered at least  as well as I could.

Mar 26, 2018 04:53 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

Experience does say something, but still think we have to read and keep learning.   We never will know everything.

Apr 18, 2017 07:06 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Get out there and just do it!

Apr 17, 2017 05:23 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I think it's important to get a solid foundation but it's also true that a new agent can get "analysis paralysis". At some point, you have to get your hands dirty and you will learn much more from experience!

Apr 17, 2017 06:21 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with Nina.

Apr 17, 2017 05:56 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - well, practical experience matters, isn't it?

Apr 16, 2017 11:31 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I agree Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor 

Apr 16, 2017 08:57 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Stop reading?  Then how will you learn anything?

Apr 16, 2017 06:35 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

Learning has to be put to good use to be worth anything. If you continue to hear it, see it and do nothing, what good is that?

Apr 16, 2017 06:12 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You need to continue learning so keep reading and applying

Apr 16, 2017 05:46 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Life is one long lesson, hopefully we all continue to learn

Apr 16, 2017 04:29 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I did not know that reading is ''old'', but it is true, I do not read( saving eyes) but I listen to a lot of great staff. But I agree, take action immediately if you hear a great idea or advice, otherwise, you'll probably will never implement that idea into your business. 

Apr 16, 2017 04:00 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

We need to implement one thing at a time

Apr 16, 2017 03:53 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

Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

Apr 16, 2017 10:00 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Why is it that the "new" is to implement?  What do you think we've been doing for all these years, reading and learning for shits and grins?

Apr 16, 2017 09:27 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I like a combination of the two. You certainly won't get anywhere just by reading if you don't apply what you learn!

Apr 16, 2017 08:17 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If you are not reading about AI, VR and AR, and neuro-science you won't have much of a future.

Apr 16, 2017 07:33 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am older than dirt.  Still learning. Still applying. Still making a difference. I am back in college learning more higher education.  What good would that do if I did not apply what I learn.  What is the point in doing anything if we cannot or do not apply it and make the world a better place. 

Apr 16, 2017 07:22 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

You have to learn in order to apply. But learning can also involve doing. Every day present opportunities to get better at what you do.

Apr 16, 2017 07:07 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

"Education without action is only entertainment." Joe Niego

Apr 16, 2017 07:05 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When one gets a degree, what to do after-wards spares no one. The degree must be activated, fine tuned and made into something useful. The learning curves demand & get respect while one adds "real life" to their resumes

Apr 16, 2017 06:57 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Application is the key !!!

Apr 16, 2017 06:47 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor From you statement, it looks like you have to have some of the Old to do the New.

Apr 16, 2017 06:38 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Bingo.... that's how real estate has always been though.... just go do it, after you've learned the basics.... you'll either sink or swim.... train as you go along....use a mentor for guidance....but go do it...learn as you go...

Apr 16, 2017 06:30 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Learn, practice, practice some more. The amatuer practices until they get it right. The professional practices until they cannot get it wrong! And, keep reading!

Apr 16, 2017 06:24 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

It's called chasing after the shiny ball syndrome.  Make a plan and stick to it.

Apr 16, 2017 06:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

My thoughts prospect first, read second.

Apr 16, 2017 05:57 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Self education is an important element of success in any field.

Apr 16, 2017 05:44 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like to learn, use what i learn in my business. I am always ready to learn to more and always ready to apply what i have learned to help me in my rela estate business and or with my clients. This business is ever changing and you have to change when it changes.

Apr 16, 2017 05:35 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You learn by doing.

You earn by completing.

You do neither warming a stool in the brokers conference room.

I could make a strong argument that a good plan for most agents is to not learn one new thing this year and act upon what they already know. Their business will grow as a result.

Apr 16, 2017 05:19 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

The biggest problem in the real estate industry is greed and  agent ignorance. 

Most agents know very little about the contract, the law, ethics and agency.

Advanced knowledge is power and something that you need daily.  The more you learn the more you will earn.

Eve

Apr 16, 2017 05:04 AM