William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.  (WHISPERING PINES REALTY)

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Bob Crane
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I have made it so many times over the years...

...and yet I am not there yet.

Oct 23, 2017 06:16 PM
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Nina Hollander
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Somehow I never think in those terms. Just as quickly as you've "made it" you can lose it.

Oct 24, 2017 03:51 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Nope. I'm a work in progress.

Oct 23, 2017 07:35 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
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In 1998 I had a record-breaking number of closings and found out I was the top agent (for sales and total volume) in Kenosha County.  That was pretty amazing -- and I held that position until the end of 2009 when the market took a U-turn.  Climbing back up the ladder is alot harder now, but I can't honestly say "I have made it!" because there are other agents in other areas of the country who have done so much more!

Oct 23, 2017 06:44 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Gosh, I can't really say that I've ever thought, muchless said that, William!

The best feeling I have in the business is when I get a call from someone who has been referred from clients (current or past) or when they leave an unsolicitated online review.

Those are the 'aww' moments for me!

Oct 23, 2017 09:24 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Yup, the day I started.

Oct 23, 2017 06:53 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I'll let you know, as soon as it happens.

Oct 23, 2017 06:25 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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First closing. 

Oct 23, 2017 06:19 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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William,

Every time I had a success, teeny tiny or huge in whatever I was doing.  It just gave me the impetus to keep going. A

Oct 23, 2017 08:30 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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Every day I wake up and am happy and healthy ... I've made it. 

Oct 23, 2017 07:26 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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My 5th deal.  I sold a mobile home park for 1.2 million dollars.  I was 29.  

Oct 23, 2017 07:23 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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There have been multiple moments along my real estate journey where I absolutely knew I was in the right place. I cannot identify just one.

Oct 23, 2017 06:57 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Real estate, like life, is full of many memorable moments.  Thankfully, they still occur.    

Oct 24, 2017 02:35 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

When I was rookie of the year my very first year in real estate!

Oct 23, 2017 08:30 PM
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Sam Shueh
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My first deal was accidental. Three weeks after getting my lincense I sold a 7 figure home at Open House. That is beginner's luck.

Oct 23, 2017 07:10 PM
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Peter Testa
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I know this is not the answer you are looking for but everytime I go to a closing I feel that way. 

Oct 24, 2017 05:57 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I can't say there has been one defining moment! Perhaps the first sale.

Oct 23, 2017 10:05 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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I live in the present - so I prefer to think in terms of taking it one step at a time and enjoying the journey!  

Oct 24, 2017 05:18 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Each day is a success!

Oct 24, 2017 04:33 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Many times

Oct 23, 2017 07:39 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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ha....39 years later and I'm still striving for that!!!!

Oct 24, 2017 06:09 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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I kept thinking there was one more stair to climb during my active career.

Oct 24, 2017 05:56 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

It took me 6 months to close a deal at 14% fixed rate FHA mortgages, and when I finally sold one I knew I could do this! 1986

Oct 24, 2017 03:33 AM
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Jay McHugh
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 I have not ... always learning and sharing ... that keeps me going....

Oct 24, 2017 02:34 AM
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Noel Mayer
FAIRMOUNT REALTORS - Montclair, NJ
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Not yet ? 

Oct 24, 2017 01:08 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, when I looked at my bank statement. 

Oct 24, 2017 04:17 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Probably when I was handed a commission check for $165K. Been downhill ever since!LOL

Oct 24, 2017 12:53 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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After I made my first sale. 

Oct 24, 2017 06:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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When I received the hall of fame award.

Oct 24, 2017 04:22 AM
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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

I'll have made it when at my funeral people talk about others I've helped along the way.  I won't have made it until I have some kind of a legacy to leave behind.  Not there yet!

Oct 24, 2017 10:16 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Those were always false hopes.

Oct 24, 2017 07:19 AM
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Nathan Gesner
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I can't nail it down to one specific moment but I have had that feeling.

Oct 24, 2017 07:18 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
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I have had a few of those moments, but life has a way of keeping you humble. The most notable was getting a call from the Wall Street Journal for an interview as a mortgage expert. The irony is that it was right before the mortgage industry meltdown, hence the "life keeping you humble" part. I left the mortgage business shortly thereafter.

 

Oct 24, 2017 06:21 AM
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One moment. 

I'm sorry but I've got to do two.

I fought hard for this single woman to acquire a condo. Able to pay cash. It is the only wealth she possesses. Every time I talk here OUT of leveraging her only collateral, I feel I have made it.

#2. At a local festival a stranger standing behind overheard my conversation. She interrupted to say, "You are the voice on the website!" That brought a smile and a feeling of relevance.

Oct 24, 2017 05:35 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

Can't say I ever felt that way in business because one never knew where the NEXT transaction was coming from.  I know when I opened my own office, I felt a sense of liberation.  This might sound corny but any feeling of "making it" was related to marrying my husband.  My greatest "sale" ever!  

Oct 24, 2017 05:35 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

Yes I Can.

Oct 24, 2017 05:28 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not know if i have ever said that, i am alwaus adapting and in this business there is no time to rest as once a home sells, you already need to be getting new listings to sell next

Oct 24, 2017 05:26 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not in those words . But I have known consistent cash flow for quite awhile .

Oct 24, 2017 05:13 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

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Oct 24, 2017 04:38 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Actually the first sale I closed and I never looked back.

Oct 24, 2017 04:36 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Always a work in progress.  However, throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field, before a Cubs game, was a fun highlight in my life!

Oct 24, 2017 01:30 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No. I'm always hungry and never have enough. There is something amazing is waiting for me:) 

Oct 24, 2017 01:18 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I don't think I've ever said that in any of my careers or even my personal life.

Oct 24, 2017 11:19 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Feela In this industry you are only as good as your next sale.

Oct 24, 2017 09:26 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Not sure  "I've made it" would be he correct terminology, but in my first year as an agent I made the "Million Dollar Club."  It was then I knew I would continue to be successful if I worked hard helping people realize their dream of home ownership.

Oct 24, 2017 08:39 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hasn't happened yet.

Oct 24, 2017 08:14 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There was a time when I thought there could be a defining moment but now through example I find that making it is too subjective and often fleeting. I let others discern whether "I have made it" or not .  

Oct 24, 2017 07:16 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

No, still waiting.

Oct 24, 2017 07:01 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
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I feel I am almost at that point.

Oct 24, 2017 06:39 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

That moment keeps on repeating.

Jul 04, 2018 10:55 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

After every closing, we are unemployed again until the next.    Cannot say that.

Oct 27, 2017 05:09 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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No, not really. You?

Oct 25, 2017 05:55 AM