Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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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!

I traveled from NC to Seattle for RainCamp in 2011 - does that count?!! LOL

I'm with you, Jeff - tardiness is not in my DNA and those who are habitually tardy for these classes should be excused!

Dec 12, 2018 08:27 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     To my keyboard, for online CE.

       Seriously... I have attended many FAR and NAR conventions in Orlando.  I have gone to Tech seminars in Atlanta, Sarasota, and Miami.  In the early 2000's I spent a week in Manhattan at an SEO forum.  Also a convention in Nashville.  And four weeks in Scottsdale, AZ with a tech company.  And Salt Lake City for tech.  And others.

Dec 12, 2018 07:54 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 don't think I've traveled more than 2 hours for a training class in real estate.  (Though, it the airlines I once traveled from Florida to Seattle for a week-long class.

Dec 12, 2018 07:35 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

You are quite the trooper! 

Dec 12, 2018 07:30 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

The kitchen & I was exhausted after the trip. Whew.

I never travel for anything with internet video stuff. No way.

Dec 12, 2018 08:04 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

CE classes in Fargo are a 300 mile drive for me Jeff Pearl .

North Dakota and South Dakota alternate our State NAR meetings. I did attend one in Sioux Fall SD and that was about 500 miles. That would be my all time longest just for CE credits.

Dec 12, 2018 07:51 AM
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Ken Jones, ASA | Broker & Appraiser
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc./Global Valuations - Newark, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Broker & Appraiser

Jeff Pearl In pursuit of my real estate appraier education, I've traveled from central New Jersey to Columbus, OH (527 miles), Chapel Hill, NC (467 miles), as well as closer regional areas.

I've also traveled from central New Jersey to Phoenix, Arizona several times to take my AZ real estate broker's CE (about 2,500 miles each way).

So, I totally understand your frustration.

Dec 12, 2018 07:33 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

From Atlanta to New York City.

Dec 12, 2018 10:41 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

Toronto, Canada from San Diego, CA 

Texas

Washington

All over CA

and Arizona too.

Dec 12, 2018 08:41 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

San Jose CA

Dec 12, 2018 08:29 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

If you want to count attending classes at national meetings, I have traveled from California to Florida.

Closer to home...I have drive 175 one way to a class.

Dec 12, 2018 08:11 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

From Houston TX to Portland OR about 2200 miles.

Dec 12, 2018 07:29 AM
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Susan Hale
Re/Max Realty of Defiance,Inc. - Defiance, OH
Re/Max Northwest Ohio Realtor

I typically get my CE at the annual Ohio Realtors convention wherever it is held. Either Columbus, Cleveland or Cincinnati.  However, a nice cruise in warmer weather would be a more ideal location:-)

Dec 12, 2018 07:22 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

About an hour and a half

Dec 12, 2018 08:53 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When I was getting my CRS I visted Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

Dec 12, 2018 08:01 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

For CE, I'm always local... about 3 miles away from my home. I've gone as far as Baltimore, Atlanta and Richmond for other types of training.

Dec 12, 2018 07:38 AM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Wow

Dec 12, 2018 07:29 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I would estimate 60 miles.  People who are always late are late no matter how far they travel.  

Dec 12, 2018 04:59 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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NAR Las Vegas

Dec 12, 2018 04:45 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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45 min

Dec 12, 2018 04:43 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Earlier in my career, lots of places including just a few Vegas, Texas, Boston etc. 

Dec 12, 2018 04:15 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Europe

Dec 12, 2018 03:34 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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10 minutes.

Dec 12, 2018 02:46 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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3000 miles when I was managing a franchised brokerage to learn what their expectations were and how to work their website backend.

Dec 12, 2018 12:35 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when Century 21 Regional Office was in Burlington MA, I had to travel about 50 miles every day for a week to finish one course.... 

Dec 12, 2018 12:22 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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3 hours from Cape Coral 

Dec 12, 2018 12:10 PM
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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

Only in Southeast Florida.

Dec 12, 2018 11:18 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

PA to Vancouver BC

Dec 12, 2018 11:15 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

1-1.5 hours to take the license test That's about it. Rewarded myself with eats

Dec 12, 2018 10:18 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

about 10 hours drive time

Dec 12, 2018 10:03 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I've gone to several between two and three hour drives from home a while ago but webinars are now where I continue to gather insights from the comfort of office or home.

Dec 12, 2018 09:59 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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It would need to be one HELL OF A CLASS for me to drive that far!  The most I'm willing to do is 30-45 minutes.  Most of the classes in my area a 3 minutes from my house... IN TRAFFIC!

 

The last long distance class I went to was 45 minutes away... but it was a shooting class and that's where the nearest public outdoor range is.

Dec 12, 2018 09:46 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

From Washington to Michigan or Ohio (not sure which one was actually further as I flew).

Dec 12, 2018 09:25 AM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

4000 miles. Chicago to Honolulu.

Dec 12, 2018 09:15 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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All over the country.

Dec 12, 2018 09:01 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Under one hour.

Dec 12, 2018 08:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I went to San Antonio from Virginia for a course while working on my CPM designation. I took an appraisal course in Georgia.

Dec 12, 2018 08:27 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

My son was sent to London for training from west coast. Due to time change he slept through 1st day. Day 5 flew back economy class. Next Monday go to work in west coast.

As for me, they have not paid me for the lectures I gave 3 months ago.  I did have realtors came 100+ miles away. I reward the fartherest student a lead.

 

Dec 12, 2018 08:11 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Florida for the International Builder's Show. If they are late, lock 'em out!

Dec 12, 2018 05:38 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I'll readily go an hour (Orlando) or for something really special, 5 hours (Miami). Once I went on an all expenses paid trip to Austin for 'assimilation.' It didn't take.

However I have attended training from much, much greater distances, but the training was not the prime objective and the tax benefit at the time made it a 'no brainer.'

Although closer, I would have zero interest in traveling to the state capital, Tallahassee for training even if Hillary was the instructor.

Hmm, what could she teach? "How to cope when your partner goes wonky."

Dec 12, 2018 11:16 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

In the past i would drive an hour, but now we can take it online, so no need to travel anywhere

Dec 13, 2018 05:19 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I flew from Chicago to San Fran for a 2 day seminar! Was on time both days!

Dec 13, 2018 04:36 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Probably Honolulu for CRS Sellabration in 2007, about 2700 miles...but it was multiple sessions. Does that count?

Dec 12, 2018 10:40 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Only to Orlando. 

Dec 12, 2018 08:19 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

From Georgia to the west coast, but multi purpose trip

Dec 12, 2018 06:25 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 flew to Tracy CA for the last CRS class, and was the ONLY REALTOR there from out of state.  I did walk away with two referrals.

Dec 16, 2018 10:28 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I travelled from Maryland to San Fransisco for a conference once. I have also been to many conferences where people flew in from other countries, including Asia and Australia.

 

Dec 16, 2018 08:24 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

From Denver to Calif

Dec 15, 2018 07:00 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

RELO convention many moons ago in San Diego, CA

Dec 13, 2018 01:41 PM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Jeff ~ I have flown to the West coast for Sell-a-Bration in Coronado, CA... well worth it.

Dec 13, 2018 10:10 AM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

For real estate, only about 60 miles to the NJAR annual conference. Kudos to those who drive hundreds of miles!

I also am upset with those who are late but really despise the instructor's phrase of "we'll wait another another 5 minutes for some others" - especially when we're already 10 minutes after start time...
Bruce

 

Dec 12, 2018 08:05 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Suppose that depends on your definition of training.... Hawaii

Dec 18, 2018 08:04 PM