Peter Mohylsky, Let me help you find your path to the beach.  (PrimeSouth Properties)

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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Guess it works in politics!

   

Oct 01, 2018 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No, not my business. They call every year trying to get me to sponsor score cards & I won't do it. 

Oct 01, 2018 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
785,249
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I can see the playing of golf helping to improve your business as you are with others but watching golf? 

Oct 01, 2018 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
568,340
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I started practicing at the driving range when I was pretty young. Never really thought about my short game. Played at courses here & there. When I worked corporate our company president had us play at his CC & I actually did OK. 

Oct 01, 2018 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,396,298
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's not how I spend my time but who am I to say? 

Oct 01, 2018 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,101,529
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

That would be like watching Breaking Bad to improve ones meth cooking skills.

Oct 01, 2018 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Golf for me is not relaxing. I am too competitive an dcan get frustrated easily when the ball on it's own takes a sharp right into the pond

Oct 01, 2018 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If you are taking time to recharge your batteries, you can make a case!

Oct 01, 2018 05:11 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 get the playing but, not the watching! To me, it's like watching paint dry on the wall, Peter!

Oct 01, 2018 07:54 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Well, maybe there are some strategies that can be used in real estate but I just couldn't ever get into watching golf. There was only one time I took a lesson from a friend, and the sport just didn't interest me. I do play mini golf but just if someone else wants to; I don't particularly care for it.

Oct 01, 2018 05:26 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Better to take out the frustrations on the little white ball than a client or another agent!

Oct 01, 2018 05:05 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

If you are playing golf, you are meeting people. So yes, go ahead and play golf.  If you are watching on tv, not sure whether it improves your business.  I guess if it makes you happy, why not.

Oct 01, 2018 12:01 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

For sure, Yes

Oct 01, 2018 10:07 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

For Sure!

Oct 01, 2018 10:02 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Not for me, but I know several brokers and agents who conduct business on the golf course.

Oct 01, 2018 07:52 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

Only if I can get a Mulligan.

Oct 01, 2018 07:41 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I can see where playing golf would be, if you socialize after you finish playing.... the 19th hole works well for many....

Oct 01, 2018 07:24 AM
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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

Not as a regular work strategy, more for fun, but I have in the past.

Oct 01, 2018 07:08 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

no.

Oct 01, 2018 07:07 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never watch golf, it's like paint drying to me.

Oct 01, 2018 06:44 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

I think there are business lessons to be learned from the game of golf... probably more from playing than watching. Plus, I did a lot of business with my golfing contacts. I've actually written a blog or two about it.

Oct 01, 2018 06:41 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I can see it helping people's business. I am not a great golfer, so I can't say I am the best candidate.

Oct 01, 2018 06:34 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Reasonable business expense... relaxing activity.  And, if it brings business, an added bonus.  Oh, short answer, yes.

Oct 01, 2018 05:48 AM
Rainer
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Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

yes..have done a handful of business on the course

Oct 01, 2018 05:32 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

Never played or watched golf, but would enjoy learning about how this helps your business.

Oct 01, 2018 05:24 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm not a golfer, but maybe playing will improve your business - it could certainly lead to new clients - but I don't know about watching it!

Oct 01, 2018 08:48 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Oct 01, 2018 05:34 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Are their people involved?

Does the opportunity to talk to them occur?

Are these people qualified to make real estate decisions?

Do they know people qualified to make real estate decisions?

Is the agent sufficiently competent in swinging those sticks to not announce incompetency in other important areas. (Intentional situation comedy exempted).

Is there a better, more productive way to spend those 4 hours?

It sounds like golf could be right thing to do for ANY business.

Watching golf from the comfort of one sofa is a complete waste of time. But we all celebrated Tigers 'comeback' and felt good because of it. After all, we still have the image of Wilma's tantrum fresh in our mind.

 

Oct 01, 2018 05:33 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I am not - I don't play nor do I watch - to me it's the most boring of sports in existence LOL

Oct 02, 2018 04:15 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I am not. How about baseball? -K

Oct 01, 2018 09:09 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It has been said that "golf" is a game that you play against yourself

Oct 01, 2018 08:03 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have not golfed for 7 years Peter Mohylsky and I was a scratch golfer. I lost my equipment in our flood and even though I purchased clubs shortly after wards I just totally lost interest. People always wanted to play me to beat me, not sure I ever remember anyone who had outside of my close personal friends. Those same people were usually sore losers so I just stuck with a few select friends.

Oct 01, 2018 05:58 PM
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sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

yes. . . great way to stay in touch and catch up with clients. . . . . .

Oct 01, 2018 05:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do watch some golf but do not count on it for business improvements.

Oct 01, 2018 02:10 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Neither holds any appeal for me, sorry to say.

Oct 01, 2018 12:52 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

The discipline of improving one's game .... does. 

 

Oct 01, 2018 12:26 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It could. Unfortunately I just do not enjoy it....

Went to Pebble Beach saw homes there are more affordable than Silicon Valley.    Do you know the HOA due is $29/ month covering trash, road maintenance..... Tourists are paying for most of the expense....

Oct 01, 2018 10:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Only if I can show a trick to get through the windmill.

Oct 01, 2018 09:59 AM
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Denise Ho
Real Estate eBroker Services - San Diego, CA
Real Estate Agent

Interesting. 

Oct 01, 2018 09:30 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

No, but know it is good for business, just hate golf.

Oct 08, 2018 06:59 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If I am out with clients that play golf yes

Oct 07, 2018 11:23 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I suppose ther could be something there

Oct 02, 2018 08:17 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I network with other brokers while I play...

Oct 02, 2018 12:18 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hmmm. I don't play but enjoy watching some but do that mostly from my sofa.

Oct 02, 2018 08:48 AM