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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!

No way!

I prefer ownership of both. Now, I do own property and lease out to others!

Jan 25, 2018 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
3,862,160
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

1. I've leased my car for at least 15 years. My husband and my accountant feel it makes more sense for me financially.

2. I do "lease" my phone. It worked out cheaper with T-Mobile than buying one and I get a new one each year without any additional charge. And I'm not stuck with an old phone. I'm always one generation behind in phones but last year got a good deal on a Samsung 7 Edge for $15 per month because the 8 had come out. In March I'll switch to the Samsung 8.

Jan 25, 2018 03:56 AM
Rainmaker
862,728
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I didn't know YOU COULD lease your phone!
I have leased a vehicle in the past; I drove too many miles for it to make sense. I don't drive that many miles anymore, but I own my babytruck free and clear. ❤

Jan 25, 2018 02:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,508,961
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, and Yes. Apple actually offer it, you just change your phone as soon as they launch a new one. 

Jan 24, 2018 10:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,703,275
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, I have been leasing cars for the past 16 years. I lease for 3 years and then get a new car with all new technology and zero miles. I would have to look into the phone lease to make a decision. 

Jan 25, 2018 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
3,583,631
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I used to lease my cars and before the market tanked I said to Diane I need to buy a reliable car so we do not need to worry about monthly payments.... That was fifteen years ago and two Lexus later RX 330 & RX 350....free and clear...Endre

Jan 24, 2018 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
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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

Other than on vacation using rentals, I've never leased a car and I would not lease a phone.

Jan 25, 2018 07:04 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

N/A

No

Jan 25, 2018 07:00 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I leased a car in the past, but i put so many miles on it does not work out for me. As far as my phone, I just tried SPRINT FLEX. It is 18 payments on the Iphone X of $32 mo. after 12 months i can upgrade to an new iphone if out and if i want. 

Jan 25, 2018 05:30 AM
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

N/A and depends on the numbers...

Jan 25, 2018 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,977,454
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have never leased my car and until just recently always owned my phone. Now, my new phone, if it ever arrives, will be on a lease. At the current rate, I will have to trade it in on delivery for updated technology! 

Jan 25, 2018 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't lease either one.

Jan 25, 2018 05:15 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Leased car once, did not like it; we are car owners. Might consider leasing a business phone given such frequent upgrades.

Jan 25, 2018 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never leased our vehicles or phones.

Jan 25, 2018 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

no and no.  I drive a lot of miles during the year, lease won't work.  Cell phone not only no but, heck no.

Jan 25, 2018 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I never lease.

Jan 25, 2018 04:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I haven't ever leased a car, so cannot provide any feedback on that. I might consider a lease on a cell phone, since we sort of do that now anyway (new phones are typically paid over a period of years, hidden in the bill). It would depend on the fine print.

Jan 25, 2018 03:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,197,546
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coastal Properties

I prefer to own cars and phones. 

Jan 25, 2018 03:04 AM
Rainer
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I tried that, twice, and simply don't like it. Both times mileage got me-once I even bought more miles!

Jan 25, 2018 02:05 AM
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820,847
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Never leased a vehicle, but I'm open to it. Leased a cell phone once, only because I had to. It was when the small cell phones first came out in the early 90s and there was no option to buy with the model that I wanted.

Jan 24, 2018 11:17 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have leased a car in the past and probably will not do it again.  And I do not believe I would lease a phone.  IMO

Jan 24, 2018 10:40 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I lease a Supra. If I like to lease cars I would get a Tesla. 

I never had to lease anything otherwise. 

 

Jan 24, 2018 10:26 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 have two cars, personal car I own, the business car I lease.  I do own my cell phone, paid in full when I bought it.

Jan 27, 2018 06:25 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, with the number of miles I drive, I have never leased a car!

Jan 25, 2018 09:02 PM
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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 leased one car and will never do that again. I am now leasing phones and at the end of the lease I owe it but during the meantime I get a better rate plan from my carrier. It actually saves me money. 

Jan 25, 2018 07:56 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am a buyer, not a renter, and most agents should spend more time promoting buying over renting.

Jan 25, 2018 06:52 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not on the car had no choice on the phone

Jan 25, 2018 10:49 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have never leased a car.  I prefer to purchase. 

I most likely would not lease a phone either. 

Jan 25, 2018 09:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm in my first lease right now.  So far I'm way under the annual miles (the many benefits of most things being within 10 miles of me).  Leasing made financial sense even though I could afford to pay cash on the spot.  Let them take the "drive off" hit in value.  Plus if something new and "must have" comes out in three years, I can easily transfer over.  I do have to say though, this is a really weird feeling having a car payment for the first time ever!  Luckily, I have it on auto pilot now.  A bank account with enough to cover the full lease term in it and automatic payments each month.

Jan 25, 2018 09:26 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I met with my tax accountant and I took a tax accounting workshop - and I've been told/instructed NOT to lease a car in 2018 because of the new tax laws.

Jan 25, 2018 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We follow our accountant's advice.  And I do know you can lease your phone in order to get the latest and greatest each year.  A

Jan 25, 2018 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Car leasing makes sense for the indivudual who says so. On leasing a phone, it remains a choice for now. However, too many releases of new technologies will make the consumer lean toward leasing more to keep current & satisfied

Jan 25, 2018 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, I would not lease a car or a cell phone nor do I believe in car or phone payment plans.

Jan 25, 2018 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
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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 don't like to lease.

Jan 25, 2018 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
2,007,969
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Too much pressure to keep it perfect 

Jan 25, 2018 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Having been an auto salesperson no.

Not leasing just requires more detail to write off the vehicle and one has to remember the value will be less because of the miles and wear and tear.

 

Jan 25, 2018 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jan 25, 2018 04:25 AM