Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles (Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)

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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I prefer listings; however, will always work with buyers.

Sep 18, 2017 05:15 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I worked buyers for the first 6 months of my career....ENOUGH....I have been a listing agent and referred ALL buyers after that first 6 months, when I was active.... I would only work with buyers who were my sellers and did not want another agent in the equation.... 

my daughter is following in those footsteps.... NOW....

Sep 18, 2017 06:39 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do both and like the variety of working with both. Working buyers tends to take less time and creates less heartache for me.

Sep 18, 2017 09:23 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It takes a special love to work with buyers...

Sep 18, 2017 07:56 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Good for you to make that decision! I do both

Sep 18, 2017 07:29 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 do all kinds, but prefer listings. Often, I get calls from buyers on my listings and, when I talk to them, they sound like they are just "shopping". And I just can't get excited about helping them.

Sep 18, 2017 07:21 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 continue to do both sides.  I hope your choice works well for you in the future.

Sep 18, 2017 07:21 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Both whenever we can

Sep 18, 2017 07:15 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      More than once I have sworn to be an Exclusive Buyer's Broker, and then lo and behold some relative, friend, or trusted acquaintance comes along with an ideal listing.  So I break my vow and take the listing.

Sep 18, 2017 06:27 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No one can tell you how you "should" run your business.

I do both sides and dual agency when possible. List to Last is what I was taught. If I was asked to choose one or the other; I'd take listings over buyers because listings get you buyers and are wonderful billboards in the neighborhood they are located in. 

Good luck with you plan, we all have to play to our strengths, even if they go against conventional wisdom. You know you.

Sep 18, 2017 06:21 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my firm does both, personally I prefer listings, it's my strength. I refer out buyers with few excepttions of past clients and personal referrals.

Sep 18, 2017 06:05 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I do both and have historically been heavy on the listings but, with the incredibly low inventory here in Charlotte, have seen those numbers flip-flop the last few years. 

Kudos to you for being able to give up one side, Corinne Guest, Managing Broker. I just don't think I could ever give up listings - I love the marketing too much! I will say that the cost of doing business in a lower inventory market (with fewer listings myself), has decreased tremendously though! Buyer expenses are far lower than seller expenses, for sure!

Sep 18, 2017 05:55 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

In small rural markets it is listings are king, have the inventory covered in spades. We list, market, sell what we list. Lots of empty chairs at the real estate conference room table. No stagers, no home inspectors. $20,000 housing stock makes the pie too small to add the layers of players.

Sep 18, 2017 05:48 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I prefer listing homes, buyers come to me, listings being more listings and sold listings attract new clients. Many who sell and buy a new home. I do work on the buyer side with those referred to me and also refer out the massive amount buyers who didnt want my listing but want something else. 

Sep 18, 2017 05:46 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

While I prefer listings, I do both.  

Sep 18, 2017 05:33 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I prefer listings, but will help anyone who needs me.

Sep 18, 2017 08:09 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I prefer listings

Sep 18, 2017 04:33 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Oklahoma is a transactional state with 10 core duties that if you don't do them for one or both parties you have to check them off and get the client or clients to acknowledge.

Sep 18, 2017 02:14 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do any side - I enjoy the whole aspect of RE sales

Sep 18, 2017 10:42 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

In recent years, I have referred listings to associate agents.

Sep 18, 2017 07:01 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I do both.

Sep 18, 2017 07:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I prefered the listing side when I was more active. Have now moved to mostly referrals!

Sep 18, 2017 06:36 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker I do both.

Sep 18, 2017 06:31 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I do not do deliberate Dual Agency 

Sep 18, 2017 05:48 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Richard Weeks nailed this one!

Sep 18, 2017 05:23 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I do both and like to have a balance in my business. I believe I am a better listing agent if I work with buyers and a better buyer's agent when I work with sellers. I get a perspective regarding the "other" side. When the market went "sideways" in 2009 here, I saw a lot of strictly listing agents disappear from the business because they did not work with buyers and listings were not selling.

Sep 18, 2017 05:20 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I prefer listings but work with both buyers and sellers.

Sep 19, 2017 04:55 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - any decision is a great decision - once you have made up your mind.

Good Luck.

Sep 18, 2017 10:15 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Corinne,

This is one of those AR debates that can get the fur flying, I will pass on this one.  A

Sep 18, 2017 07:48 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

In 90% of the time just one side.

 

Sep 18, 2017 05:48 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have always been more of a listing agent, but worked with both. It's a personal preference/strength. Loved being on both sides (it's legal in CT).

Sep 18, 2017 05:31 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

My team does both

Sep 18, 2017 05:03 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I just committed to not work with buyers.  I will be 100% listing. That is truly in my wheelhouse and in my market the only way I can guarantee I will every be paid for the endless hours I work. 

Sep 18, 2017 03:40 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I both and sometimes at the same time

Sep 18, 2017 03:07 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

  I'd trade 5 buyers for a listing. I remember years ago being at my first Mike Ferry seminar and Mike recalled how he'd take all these open houses to try and get buyers and his listing friends would spend the weekend in Palm Springs golfing!  John Pinto had a system on how to "list buyers" but I'll prefer to concentrate my business around listings. An old adage states, "You list to last"! 

 

Sep 20, 2017 06:48 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 still enjoy working with buyers and sellers.  Good luck on your new business model.

Sep 20, 2017 06:07 AM