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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Court-ordered community service.

Dec 09, 2018 06:02 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Easy money.

Dec 09, 2018 05:12 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Because I could.

Dec 09, 2018 05:14 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I was laid off from my banking job in the aftermath of a hostile corporate takeover. A client who was a real estate broker suggested that I look into real estate for my next career. Twenty years later...here I am. Getting laid off made me change my direction. Best thing that ever happened to me.

Dec 09, 2018 05:14 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

Because God knows this industry needed another space blonde!

Dec 10, 2018 04:41 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I was a teacher and truly hated so much time off!!!  wanted a full time job, and that's what I've had for the past 40 years.... an exciting and rewarding career in real estate!!!!  and I'm also a glutton for punishment....

Dec 09, 2018 05:19 PM
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KAREN FUNK
1st Choice Realty & Associates - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor Elk Grove Sacramento Seller Buyer Investor

I have this friend who has the ability to get you to go along with her latest project, including selling jewelry at home parties and becoming a realtor. I was a hairdresser for 27 years and needed a change, bigger paycheck. She was newly licensed and already doing great things, suggested I do it too. I NEVER saw myself as a salesperson , yet I took the online course, got licensed and retired from hairdressing, all in! 14 years later, my past hair clients have become my real estate clients, because it's about the service, not the sale.

Dec 09, 2018 11:28 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

A family tradition for four generations

Dec 09, 2018 06:40 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!

Flexibility - freedom to make my own choices and make a positive difference in others' lives. 

Dec 09, 2018 06:30 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Seemed like a good idea at the time.

Dec 09, 2018 05:59 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I wonder too. Why?!

Dec 10, 2018 11:53 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

How creative!

Don't you have a better question? Say hi to Kevin.

Dec 10, 2018 11:02 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Because I could. This has been asked and answered hundreds of times here.

Dec 10, 2018 04:17 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

To work for myself and make a positive impact on the industry. Missions accomplished!

Dec 09, 2018 05:58 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

 Good luck with your studies.

Dec 10, 2018 02:56 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Because.

Dec 10, 2018 07:52 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

A very successful agent suggest I'd do good at it and that he would mentor me Caleb Brinker .

Dec 10, 2018 07:25 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Because I wanted to raise the bar of the industry. 

Dec 10, 2018 05:02 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

After 30 years in a major corporation, I was ready for a career that was all about real people.

Dec 10, 2018 03:12 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

Family business and didn't know what else to do with our lives at the time (we were 23). -K

Dec 09, 2018 09:25 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

right place right time

Dec 09, 2018 08:46 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It was a long term goal that I finally accomplished.

Dec 09, 2018 07:53 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I was a fool wanting to provide fool service.

Dec 09, 2018 06:55 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

my wife told me I had to

Dec 10, 2018 03:05 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There are so many crossroads out there and this be one of them. It made sense and presented itself at that time. I took that road and traveled it

Dec 10, 2018 12:23 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I became a real estate broker for the career and business opportunities after finishing law school.

Dec 10, 2018 10:49 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

For the salary, paid vacation and company car. Oh wait... I choose the wrong career then. I started when I was 18, I listed and old new construction. I love dit so much 33 years later I am still here 

Dec 10, 2018 05:22 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

On a bet! It worked out!

Dec 10, 2018 05:15 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Independence

Dec 10, 2018 05:14 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I heard the streets were paved with gold.

When I got here I found the streets were not paved with gold.

I found out the streets were not paved at all.

And realized I would be the one doing the paving.

Newbie agent, there is a message beyond humor in the 'streets are paved with gold' reality.

Dec 10, 2018 05:07 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Because I choose to wear the blue and gold R, the hardest working letter in all the alphabet. The game of Monopoly got a little out of hand.

Dec 10, 2018 03:57 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seemed like a good idea, and I wanted to get to the training vaults at Keller Williams.

Dec 09, 2018 07:21 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It was a good idea at the time.

Dec 10, 2018 04:54 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Ha! Good question...

Dec 10, 2018 04:39 PM
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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

Why not?

Dec 10, 2018 07:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Many reasons.

Dec 10, 2018 02:12 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I originally to my license to purchase real estate for myself.  Then I decided to practice real estate full time.

Feb 12, 2019 12:23 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

They make the BIG BUCKS.

Dec 13, 2018 09:10 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

More time to place golf, wait did I say that.

 

Dec 11, 2018 01:12 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It sorta fell in my lap

Dec 10, 2018 08:23 PM