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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The deceptions perpetuated by people. Just be honest; life will be a breeze!

Sep 19, 2017 01:42 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Other people that are in the real estate industry...

Sep 19, 2017 02:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

real estate agents who are not trained, but they're running loose in the marketplace....

Sep 19, 2017 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Lack of common courtesy - responding to calls, emails, texts, etc.

Sep 19, 2017 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Creating a large net income.

Sep 19, 2017 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

The amount of time needed to remain successful in the business. Anyone who thinks this is a 40 hour a week proposition is more than likely kidding themselves.

Sep 19, 2017 02:02 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!

Once again, I agree with John Meussner! And, it's a combination of attitude and lack of training/experience. 

Sep 19, 2017 08:35 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I don't think I can narrow down on even one.  There are plenty of challenging parts. If we look at all the answers provided by our colleagues and sum them up! 

Sep 19, 2017 04:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The parts we can not control. Appraisers and inspectors

Sep 19, 2017 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
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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

The people and their poor communication skills

Sep 19, 2017 03:30 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

All I wanted was a Pepsi. 😈
Seems this question's been asked a few times recently. We're all kind of wondering what the hell we're still doing here! LOL
Barbara Todaro echoes my sentiment.

Sep 19, 2017 02:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not working normal hours with evening and weekends required

Sep 19, 2017 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

People.  We really see people under their veil. Sometimes it is real ugly.

Sep 20, 2017 08:12 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

Dealing with folks with totally unrealistic expectations.

Sep 20, 2017 06:40 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

That's a loaded question. 

Sep 20, 2017 05:59 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

Nothing that challenging.

Sep 19, 2017 09:25 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

People....

Sep 19, 2017 01:44 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

After 27 years there have been a lot of answers I could have given at various times. I guess now it is the frustration of working with others who refuse to embrace change.

Sep 19, 2017 01:43 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Dealing with ignoramouses

Sep 20, 2017 12:19 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Dealing with the ups and downs of the market, which can be affected from local, national, and even international events.

Sep 20, 2017 05:26 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Government regulations.

Sep 19, 2017 07:50 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The requirement to respond almost instantly. I have had prospects that will not wait 5 minutes for an answer. This is totally impractical for a busy agent.

Sep 19, 2017 06:49 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Dealing with the back yard profesionals and professionals who are relatives.

Sep 19, 2017 05:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

It all depends on the day. Sometimes it can be other agents, lawyers or clients etc. 

Sep 19, 2017 05:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Doing deals with non R agents.

 

Sep 24, 2017 09:54 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

Unprofessional or untrained agents.

Sep 22, 2017 07:20 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Holly Weatherwax - make sure we learn how to deal with different types of clients - and identify what type they are - and change our style accordingly - to win them.

Sep 20, 2017 11:24 PM
Rainmaker
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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

Parked and reading...

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

It depends.

Sep 20, 2017 04:36 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

When doing a drive by inspecting a property, someone comes out stop your activity even on the road. They have been informed in writing someone will come unannounced. The don't read the letters. You tell them what you are doing they called the cops. This is a common inspection required by all lenders and insurance companies. Most home borrowers still think they own the home. The lenders, IRS do not think so.

 

Another challenge is you are greeted by a Mamaduke type dog when opened the door.

Sep 19, 2017 06:55 PM