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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No Way, Jose!

I'm just getting started ... I've got fire in my soul! 

Dec 14, 2018 12:01 PM
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Ken Jones, ASA | Broker & Appraiser
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc./Global Valuations - Newark, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Broker & Appraiser

Fred Griffin I left the real estate brokerage business as an active licensee in October; just thought I'd beat the rush.

I left after 47+ years in pursuit of my photo and videography interests.

Dec 14, 2018 10:43 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I'm going to say I started in this business and I'll be ending when I physically cannot do it anymore. Notice that I said nothing about mentally!

Dec 14, 2018 10:03 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

All depends. If I hit big on a certain segment of stocks I could be taking some time off. If not, I'll be around

Dec 14, 2018 11:02 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I have been enjoying being a part-time PA real estate instructor for the last 10+ years because it gives me time to enjoy my grandkids and travel with my husband.

Dec 14, 2018 10:54 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I already cancelled my license in November Fred Griffin . I've stayed in the business as a builder/developers project coordinator but I'm evaluating if I even want that much involvement at this point.

Dec 14, 2018 10:45 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I know many left because they did not make enough money.

Dec 14, 2018 09:51 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The world is changing. Always has. I imagine this will continue to do so. Change in some form is inevitable.  

 

 

 

Dec 14, 2018 12:48 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No plans to leave any time soon.

Dec 14, 2018 11:22 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I have no plans to exit - 

Dec 14, 2018 09:53 AM
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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!

Not me! I love what I do and don't see retirement anywhere in the next decade and beyond!

Dec 14, 2018 04:22 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm not going anywhere except onwards and upwards. I saw a lot of "retirements" after the market went sideways.

Dec 14, 2018 01:31 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yep, i'll still be around probably for years to come:)

 

Dec 14, 2018 11:58 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I have no idea.  We never liked the whole retirement concept in the first place.  We love what we do.  We are blessed with a great team we work with, a great list of clients, good health, love, a sense of humor, great friends and so on and so forth.  A

Dec 14, 2018 11:41 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 took a hiatus 7 years ago, with the intention of going back after a year.  When it was time to renew I didn't.  There is life after real estate... a good life!

Dec 14, 2018 11:19 AM
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Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

I went from full-time in the busines now to full-time in Senior Housing Property Management. I love it, I closed my firm and just partnered with a good friend of mine and do real estate as it comes.  I started in real estate 23 years ago and don't plan on giving up my license anytime soon.

Dec 14, 2018 11:04 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN AND WAITING FOR YOU

No plans for retirement on the horizon for me.  What would I do with all the free time? 

Dec 14, 2018 11:59 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have several years to go.

Dec 15, 2018 06:12 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

To me, retirement is just one big, long, four letter word. I don't know what I'd do with myself if I retired...2019 may be very interesting. 

Dec 14, 2018 11:24 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I just received an email from our Association of Realtors congratulating me for 30 years of service with our board.  Woah....where did time go?  No interest in retiring anytime soon.  I’m in the same market with Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA .  I think we’ll be in this for the long haul....right Ryan?

Dec 14, 2018 08:40 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I still have a few good years left in me. Lol I plan to slow down in the coming years but I don’t see myself retiring any time soon. What about you Fred?

Dec 14, 2018 04:03 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there's no reason for me to leave what I love to do.... I'll do marketing until both eyes close or I can't remember my name.... whichever comes first....

I can do my job from anywhere.... at anytime...

Dec 14, 2018 03:08 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Why?  What have you heard?

Dec 14, 2018 02:54 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Wrapping it up fully in Illinois and will not renew my license in March after 44 years. As for Florida, my hold my license active for another two years for referrals only!

Dec 14, 2018 02:21 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I had a serious fall 11/28 and will be layed up a good number of months ... so 2019 will be slow.

Dec 14, 2018 01:36 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's like Godfather III, just when I thought I was out they pulled me back in!! Hopefully my continued career will be better than that movie.

Dec 14, 2018 01:19 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Still here.

Dec 14, 2018 12:30 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I just do what my wife/broker says.  And for now that means keeping my license.  But real estate is not my primary job, it's my Friday, Saturday & Sunday gig.

Dec 14, 2018 12:29 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I am FAR too young to retire, Fred Griffin .   However, I do know of several as well who have retired, but others still working in their 80's.  When you are doing what you love, it isn't work.

Dec 14, 2018 12:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Already retired.

Dec 14, 2018 10:13 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Not yet. 

Dec 15, 2018 01:18 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'm nowhere near retirement age. Ideally I'd like to continue to work even once I hit retirement age; preferably out of a desire to stay active & not because I have to. That's the goal. 

Dec 15, 2018 07:38 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Sadly, for many, I'm still around for 2019! Ha... ha, ha, ha ha.....

Dec 15, 2018 07:01 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

about 4 years then done...and when I'm done, I'm done.

Dec 15, 2018 03:25 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No plans to make a change but I know several who retired this year and are off enjoying their lives

Dec 14, 2018 10:17 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hoping to see more retirements than funerals this year.

Dec 14, 2018 08:16 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

When I originally got in this business, I made a vow to quit if I ever said I don't like what I'm doing. So far I have no plans of going anywhere. Still loving RE!!

Dec 14, 2018 04:50 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Opportunity isnt through knocking at my door but the day will come where I may not answer....

Dec 14, 2018 03:14 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

New 9 year cycle starting for me in exactly 17 days. So if I'm out, I'll know pretty damn soon, otherwise y'all stuck with me!

Dec 14, 2018 02:42 PM
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Susan Hale
Re/Max Realty of Defiance,Inc. - Defiance, OH
Re/Max Northwest Ohio Realtor

When I renewed my real estate license this past year for the next 3 year period, it was the first time I actually wondered if maybe maybe I might retire in 2020? My husband says, no keep working:-)   It's been 39 years to date being a Realtor.... 

Dec 14, 2018 12:41 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm just starting! If all goes according to plan, I'm moving almost to the other side of the country next year, and I am already working on my new web pages/links/strategies for my new location. 

Dec 15, 2018 03:13 AM
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Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

No exit for me anytime soon. 

Dec 14, 2018 06:51 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

 We aren't going anywhere. Not yet. -K

Dec 14, 2018 05:33 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

I'm not leaving yet, but I'm opening the door and putting one foot outside.

Dec 15, 2018 08:46 AM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Fred ~ No plans to throw in the towel anytime in the near future... my son is only in 5th grade.  Though it is interesting that a couple of 30+ year agents in my office are talking about going abroad in 2020, so I am thinking that there are opportunities to take on books of business of those who move on.

Dec 15, 2018 07:22 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I'll have lost 6 by the end of the year, some moved out of state, others just quit because they had no sales this year

Dec 15, 2018 02:19 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There are those I think should call 2018 their last year but that is not as much fun as speculating who will be back in real estate in 2019. According to Nancy, it will be The Don.

Dec 14, 2018 02:31 PM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I love what I do, no plans to retire. 

Dec 15, 2018 10:13 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Dec 15, 2018 02:32 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

Still love real estate, so won't be retiring, but will be making a change for my company.

Dec 19, 2018 07:16 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Depends if we have a shift some could leave.

 

Dec 18, 2018 03:29 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I quit every night when my head hits the pillow, but start over every morning when I get up. 

Dec 17, 2018 08:05 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I see myself getting to 70 or so.  Just a few more years

Dec 17, 2018 04:43 PM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

Not leaving, expecting my best year ever!

Dec 17, 2018 08:51 AM
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Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS

No plans to do so any time soon. I've been in this crazy business, & loving it, since 1993 & hope to remain so for at least another 15 years. It would be nice to actually sell properties to a 3rd generation of one family. :)

Dec 16, 2018 08:15 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am not able to retire yet, but have considered a move to South Florida if I could get a gig selling new home and or condos perhaps

Dec 16, 2018 06:51 AM