Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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

It depends on who it is. There are some people who are so obnoxious that I just shut my ears off & shut them down. Often times here on AR, I read nothing short of a commercial for how good someone is.

I'm like Nina - neither.

Apr 22, 2017 05:27 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Actually, neither. I "compete with myself." 

Apr 22, 2017 04:59 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I get motivated when I read of other people's success. 

Apr 22, 2017 05:13 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

I doesn't really affect me one way or the other.

Apr 22, 2017 05:30 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When I hear successful people speak of their vision, I do get motivated.

I don't get motivated by the stories othere tell about Jobs obsessive tendencies that some say drove the success of his enterprise.

Apr 22, 2017 05:14 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning again Paul. Never argue with success. Just keep on plugging and learn.

Apr 22, 2017 04:11 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

If they share their "how's" I get fired up. I out grew comparing myself to "The Jones" years ago. I'm where I am by choice, if I want change, that's up to me. Other people's success is their choice. It's all choice.

 

Apr 22, 2017 03:43 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I enjoy hearing of others successes.

Apr 21, 2017 11:00 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Other people's success is an indication/proof that  "it" can be achieved, whatever that "it" is for you.  It is an inspiration, or you can get bummed which makes no sense to me!  A

Apr 21, 2017 09:38 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I'm always of the mindset that success breeds success, the more the merrier in whatever your field.

Apr 22, 2017 05:40 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Motivated.

Apr 22, 2017 05:40 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Motivated, that is why I read them.

Apr 22, 2017 04:05 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm very inspired by stories about successful people or just someone I know. I always ask my friends share all good news with me and celebrate any even small achievement. 

Apr 21, 2017 11:43 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It is inspiring!

Apr 21, 2017 10:40 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I can honestly say that there are times when I get "bummed"!  When a "tear down" in my market would sell for $100K and 3 hours down the road they're in multiple offers in excess of $1M !!   The unbelievable prices that are being paid bum me out   

Apr 22, 2017 12:45 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I get excited for them and hopefully can pick up some ideas from them that will help my success.

Apr 22, 2017 06:36 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

If they can do it, so can I.

Apr 22, 2017 06:16 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

motivated. Call that person ask more questions

Apr 22, 2017 06:12 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When someone anyone comes into their "win"...I am happy for them. This mindset is based on turns of which we all have coming even more than once

Apr 22, 2017 06:03 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, It is a motivational factor. It's time to work harder.

Apr 22, 2017 06:03 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Always embrace new ideas and techniques!

Apr 22, 2017 05:29 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

i LOVE reading about new listings, pending sales and closed sales. I am one to get happpy when other people are happy. 

Apr 22, 2017 05:29 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

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Apr 22, 2017 05:23 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I love joining in the victory and celebrating others successes!!

Apr 22, 2017 05:11 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I get PUMPED UP! ...it is really motivating to see the success of others and to learn from it. Let the poor in ATTITUDE weep  all they want.

Apr 21, 2017 10:01 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

It can be quite motivating.  I don't see any reason to see the negative side of it, so being bummed is not an option.  I may be inspired by their journey.

Apr 21, 2017 09:31 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!

My heart smiles for them - IF I know it's true success!  

There are some BIG blow-hards around that if I know their real data and read about their self-proclaimed successes, I don't get motivated or bummed - I just shake my head at them!  ;-)

Apr 22, 2017 10:14 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Honestly a bit of both... I wonder why I hadn't thought to do something they were doing so that feels bummed. I determine to find and implement better methods.. so that's motivated 

Dec 16, 2017 05:58 AM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
K1 Realty Group - Miramar, FL
No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients!

I am like Nina Hollander - I compete with myself in every way..I may wake up in the morning and say I don't want to drink coffee for 3 months just to see if I can do it..I am always challenging myself..But I love to see others succeed...It lets me know that God is no respector of person..I can do the same thing as long as I am willing to put in the work...

Apr 26, 2017 06:37 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

Paul - It depends on the person. If I like the person, then it motivates me, and I am very happy for them. If the person is a lying cheat, and just an all-around bad person, it bums me out because I don't think they deserve their success. Other people are more deserving for sure.

Apr 25, 2017 11:48 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

I get motivated too, and know I can do the same.

Apr 24, 2017 06:15 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Motivated.  I enjoy hearing about others success. 

Apr 23, 2017 10:14 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

It depends on whose success it is I hear about.

Apr 23, 2017 06:26 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Certainly motivating and I try to come away with a helpful tip or two. Envious? A very destructive and regressive quality.

Apr 23, 2017 05:27 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, - yep, and through my Peak Producers training I push them to do something that makes them successful!

It's a WIN-WIN!

Apr 22, 2017 10:34 PM
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Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

Motivates me

Apr 22, 2017 10:30 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Neither

Apr 22, 2017 08:38 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I am excited to see my former students do well.  I will call or send text to congratulate them. 

Apr 22, 2017 04:01 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  It depends on who that other person is.

Apr 22, 2017 03:55 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I cheer them on!  Why would I get bummed?  That seems weird to me.

Apr 22, 2017 11:45 AM
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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 know that I would call it motivation but I do find pleasure in seeing others succeed.

Apr 22, 2017 11:28 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I get motivatied for sure.

 

Apr 22, 2017 11:27 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if it's something I can use, I'm psyched to have found it.....

Apr 22, 2017 10:17 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Friends: I cheer for them.

Competition: I see if I can learn anything from it.

Others: Send a congrats if appropriate or ignore.

Apr 22, 2017 09:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I celebrate the success of others ... nothing to be bummed about ... just happy and excited for them.  Does it motivate me?  More inspires than motivates. 

Apr 22, 2017 09:51 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I'm motivated, because I'm happy for them, and always looking for something new and different that I may take away from them, and their experience.  I realize different things work for different people, and that there is certainly more than one way to handle a situation Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,  

Apr 22, 2017 09:19 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I have my own business plan that I follow. If others have a different one and are successful at it, I might tweak mine, but that's it. To get "bummed" is a waste of emotions. You need "stones" to be in this business.

Apr 22, 2017 09:19 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Depend whose it is LOL

Apr 22, 2017 08:45 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I'm my own biggest competitor... paying too much attention to  how others are doing doesn't help me.  That being said, I do pay close attention to how I stack up at the monthly meeting but also rarely listen/watch the company's "good news videos" (it just doesn't matter to me who got checks and who turned in deals...  I know when I get checks and how my board is looking and that's what's most important/motivating to me).

Apr 22, 2017 08:05 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

I do not get bummed by other's success - I'm happy for them.  I'm not necessarily motivated by it though either.  I have other internal reasons for motivation rather than someone else's success. -Kasey

Apr 22, 2017 07:46 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

My motivation would not come from another; it is those bills that want to be paid each month!

Apr 22, 2017 06:18 AM