Rose Mary  Justice, Synergy Realty Pros (Synergy Realty Pros)

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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 had a wonderful mentor who helped me to encourage new agents at my old brokerage to "be excited but, never nervous!"

When you come from a trauma nursing background, used to having people's lives in your hands, real estate seemed so far removed from that stress that I truly never even thought about being nervous!

Oct 05, 2018 09:18 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not nervous as much as ignorant.....

Oct 05, 2018 06:36 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not very... I came to this profession after almost 20 years in executive management in corporate finance in Fortune 500 companies, living in numerous countries, etc. I'd been through a lot of "testing" in my life and really had no qualms. I knew I had a lot to learn, but had no fears I couldn't or wouldn't.

Oct 05, 2018 08:35 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I was fearless Rose Mary Justice . I jumped in with no savings, a mortgage, a wife and two kids. 

Oct 05, 2018 07:10 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I never remember being nervous. I do remember getting my first listing appointment. Those were the days with no training in offices or online it was strictly reading books, role playing in front of a mirror and OJT. I assumed my broker would go with me and his response was he would go if I felt I needed him. Of course I said I didn't and off I went to get my first listing. I kept telling myself that I knew more than the sellers about real estate. The sellers gave me the listing.

Oct 05, 2018 06:29 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Not nervous at all. I had project managed multi million dollar projects for years.

Oct 05, 2018 08:21 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

stage-fright nervous.

Oct 05, 2018 06:26 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not nervous.  Apprehensive maybe. 

Oct 05, 2018 08:49 PM
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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

Not very.  I had a lot of sales experience already.  I didn't know what I didn't know. 

Oct 05, 2018 08:48 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

What's there to be nervous about?

Just adding another project to the business, much less complex than most of our projects.

Oct 05, 2018 06:57 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No matter what Rose Mary, you know more than they do.

I don't remember being nervous.

Oct 06, 2018 05:35 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I was more excited than nervous and a little overwhelmed in the beginning. That did not last long, though.

Oct 05, 2018 09:29 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't recall being nervous, just not feeling a sure about the process and what I knew as I would have liked. But having bought and sold a few times before made a big difference.

Oct 05, 2018 08:26 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Only first time when the commission question came up.....

Oct 05, 2018 08:00 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not very after 16 years owning retail stores.

Oct 05, 2018 07:05 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Never nervous, but really lacked knowledge and skills on so many levels, Endre

Oct 05, 2018 11:48 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I was more nervous taking the Exams than first starting real estate Rose Mary Justice.  I wasn't nervous going back to school, and because I knew Roger and I would become an immediate Team, and he had years of experience over me, I was very lucky as I was not on my own, in the real sense of the word. 

Oct 05, 2018 10:13 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I was not as I had been in people professions before

Oct 05, 2018 07:24 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Was.

Did not know how to write a contract, offer was for $920,000. :)

Oct 06, 2018 11:43 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Not at all. 

Was with Mom. Still with. 

Oct 06, 2018 11:42 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I was not nervous at all....now ask me if I should have been!!  YES, I should have been because in 1978 there was very little training... I attended what I was offered, and then it was "on the job training by flying solo... and bullshitting my way through the first listing.... learned alot.... never made the same mistakes again....and I did finally drop the price enough to sell it....

Oct 06, 2018 09:06 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I would say the range of emotions went something like this- excited, bewildered, determined.

Oct 06, 2018 08:31 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I wasn't nervous to start in R.E. BUT my first listing appointment was a cause for nervousness.

Oct 06, 2018 07:32 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 didn't know enough to be nervous.

Oct 06, 2018 06:27 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I was most nervous about talking to new people. It took doing it over and over, accompanied by a mentor where i got my introduction down pat, got my sales pitches down and learned the most important thing, when to talk and when to isten. Once i was comfortable, the fear was gone and i soared

Oct 06, 2018 05:30 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I was nervous when I went to Vietnam, not when I started real estate.

Oct 06, 2018 04:00 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Not nervous at all.  Nervous is not what I feel in business ... as a general rule. 

Oct 06, 2018 08:52 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       My previous job was sales, and teaching ballroom dancing, so my confidence level was pretty high.  It helped that my Broker went with me on my first couple of listing appointments.

Oct 06, 2018 07:44 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 don't recall being nervous. I was working with my husband and dad though too.-Kasey

Oct 06, 2018 07:37 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

I was more excited than nervous. I'd already owned two businesses and I grew up a third generation REALTOR. Therefore when the nerves hit was when I got my first client, a $600K buyer, then I felt nerves of responsibility.

Oct 06, 2018 07:21 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

I wasn't nervous. I was excited and couldn't wait to get started.

Oct 06, 2018 06:24 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not much until my first listing presentation!

Oct 06, 2018 05:36 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Too clueless to be nervous.

Oct 06, 2018 05:21 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I wasn't nervous at all.  The first time waiting to see if my offer was accepted had me on pins and needles. 

Oct 06, 2018 05:15 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I only get nervous when life threatening events occur. Surprise encounters with black bear, wolves, moose, water moccasin, eastern diamond backs and such have gotten the adrenaline pumping. Compared to those real estate is a piece of cake.

Oct 06, 2018 03:37 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I spent almost a year with my husband as my mentor and so when I was finally licensed I was more excited about "jumping in" ... no jitters ... my first appointment was a listing appointment ... I got the listing and got a double bubble in 2 weeks and closed in 30 days!  It was a Great Start!!!!  It just comes very natural to help people get what they want!

Oct 06, 2018 01:03 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not.

Oct 06, 2018 09:03 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not nervous at all. Just another sales activity and I had always been in sales

Oct 06, 2018 07:34 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not nervous but excited to start a new journey. 

Oct 06, 2018 02:07 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Rose Mary,

I was not nervous, I was really well prepared thanks to my mentor.  A

Oct 06, 2018 12:58 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

VERY!  My insides were shaking for the first 6 months!

Oct 07, 2018 01:55 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Consiering no one told me what I had to do, I was very nervous - but after the first fsbo I spoke with, I was on a roll - no problem!

Oct 06, 2018 07:21 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No nervousness but was so grateful for wonderful mentoring and was excited to be in the business.

Oct 06, 2018 03:02 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

not a bit.  What is there to be nervous about?

Oct 06, 2018 02:34 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lucky, I sold a house the first day I had my license.

Oct 10, 2018 07:37 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 did not know to be nervous.  Have always been a people person, and thought I was in heaven to talk to everyone for a living.

Oct 10, 2018 06:38 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not at al

Oct 08, 2018 04:14 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was very confident. 

Oct 07, 2018 11:47 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I was 21 and I had little to risk 

Oct 06, 2018 09:10 PM