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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not sure why most get into this game.

May 06, 2017 08:01 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

May 06, 2017 08:26 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I wanted a license to thrill both myself and others. It does all that & more

May 06, 2017 08:14 PM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

For the chicks.

May 07, 2017 01:42 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Being our own bosses.  A

May 06, 2017 08:32 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I got cheated in my first investment purchase by an undisclosed owner/agent, so got a license not to be a dummy.  

One thing led to another and I realized how no one represents buyers.

Eve

May 07, 2017 02:55 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jamie Hall - I love people - but more than that, I love my family who I need to feed....

May 06, 2017 09:43 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't remember...

May 06, 2017 09:26 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Though I'm no longer an agent, I wanted to add more drama (my entertainment) to my real estate investment activities and expand my income, for the most part, it worked out and paid well. Still in non representative real estate and loving it!

May 06, 2017 07:40 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

The freedom to work for myself...sort of.

May 07, 2017 07:52 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

For the money and to meet women!  LOL

May 07, 2017 11:17 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

On a bet! Long story. Never looked back! 

May 07, 2017 08:45 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Because I could?

May 07, 2017 07:13 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Was investing in single family houses, wanted access to the MLS.

May 07, 2017 07:10 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jamie Hall My Wife was an agent and I got my license to help her out.

May 07, 2017 06:26 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 wasn't born in the US, so being president was not available.

May 07, 2017 05:38 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Company car, benefits, copious time-off, paid vacation, retirement benefits, prestige, paid health care and get to look at houses.

 

May 07, 2017 05:23 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Because of a friend's recommendation.

May 07, 2017 05:01 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

Why not?

May 07, 2017 04:54 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I was driving around one day after retirement.  I saw a sign that said "real estate school" and thought why not give it a try, the rest is history

May 07, 2017 04:43 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

To make money while helping others sell and buy homes and to have a more flexible schedule.

May 06, 2017 09:29 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

My life was too predictable and boring. I wanted excitement, stress and to think on my toes on a daily basis.

May 10, 2017 01:54 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The free timeto play golf.   Right

 

May 09, 2017 04:11 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

My husband and I thought we would start flipping homes, so thought a RE license would be good.  

May 09, 2017 08:03 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

to run my own business

May 09, 2017 03:50 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Originally, because a college friend of mind was doing it part time and I thought it would be a great way to make money on the weekends.  That was 30+ years ago.

May 08, 2017 08:26 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

Honest answer: My husband had applied to various teaching jobs and didn't get them - art teacher is hard to find and get if you haven't put your time in. I was a waitress with no real career path on the horizon.  My dad had started a real estate company and told us to come work with him and since we didn't have anything else to do we decided that we might as well give it a shot.  -Kasey  

May 08, 2017 07:50 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I like to eat

May 08, 2017 06:59 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

The flexibility of schedule suited me and I thought I would be good at it.

May 07, 2017 07:14 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Seemed like the next step in our strategy

May 07, 2017 06:08 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Many reasons

May 07, 2017 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

glutton for punishment....and I've taken my share of it...

May 07, 2017 11:58 AM
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Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Lost a house because an agent was on the golf course at the time we wanted to submit an offer.

May 07, 2017 11:25 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Lifestyle of the rich and famous .... its been a real love story for 15 years.

May 07, 2017 08:31 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

the Rock Star position was filled.

May 07, 2017 07:16 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

As a career and for the business opportunities.

May 07, 2017 04:30 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Freedom...I was tired of working for others.

May 07, 2017 03:54 AM