William  Piotrowski (Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )

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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Ha ha ha. 

I know, like it will help new agent to get better car if we answer that question. 

By the way, today is so easy to get a good deal and lease it.

Jun 13, 2019 06:45 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

William, your questions are redundant. You can garner more points if you take each one and create a blog post. I wrote one regarding Riding Dirty...about how a clean car gives a great first impression. A clean car in good condition works for most people.

Jun 13, 2019 07:21 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What is the question here? What we drive or why this question gets asked?

Jun 13, 2019 05:35 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I think it needs to be need, clean and reliable. No matter how one feels, you will be judged if you pull up in a rusted hunk of smoking metal. 

Jun 13, 2019 05:26 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I think an up to date car is just fine. For me, it’s a reflection of my good taste, wise. choices and personality. I drive an Audi Q5 and an Acura TL AWS

Jun 13, 2019 08:50 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

I have too.

Jun 13, 2019 07:24 AM
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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

That was recently posted. Actually a few of your long list of questions have been recently posted. A couple of good ones, but you probably should have scrolled down to see if you were being repetitive.

Jun 13, 2019 06:55 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Well lets explore it:

1. You drive up in a $80k dollar car. It says you are experienced, well-off and know what you are doing. It also may say you are arrogant, above everyone and are in it for the money only

2. You drive up in a $5k dollar car. It may say you are not successful, lazy, lack initiative and not doing very well. It could also say you are thrift, not ego driven and someone easy to relate to.

First impressions are a study unto themselves. In the end, it is what comes out of the mouth of the person you are engaging. That's who they are and should be assessed accordingly via Q & A and conversation....

Jun 13, 2019 06:40 AM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Cars are funny things. They can give a buyer confidence, and they can make a seller think you make too much money. In my part of the world, you want the best car you can afford that can navigate the mountains in the Winter. That means something higher and four-wheel drive. I do have a car for suburban neighborhoods, but I love the bigger vehicles.

Jun 13, 2019 06:39 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Agree, silly question. And it was asked so many times.

 

Jun 13, 2019 06:32 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

So what's your question???

Jun 13, 2019 05:58 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Functional and clean would be good. In the north, all-drive.

Jun 13, 2019 05:54 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes that question has been asked and answered many times.

Jun 13, 2019 05:45 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

A car that's reliable and clean. When I first started I had a smaller car but it was always squeakly clean and clients were fine with it. And hey, somehow I lasted 32 years in the biz!! How I don't know LOL!!

 

Hey William - I just noticed you posted a lot of questions at once. It would be a good idea not to hog the Q & A board - just  a little friendly advice.

Jun 13, 2019 10:51 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Probably not a 2 seater or something with a sidecar. 

Jun 13, 2019 10:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Every once in a while I'll see it on one of the forums I'm in.  It was asked here yesterday.

Jun 13, 2019 09:56 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

So have I.

Jun 13, 2019 09:04 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

William Piotrowski you seem to "borrow" the majority of your repetitive questions from Lab Coat Agents.  Have you garnered that they are not welcome here?  Please stop attempting to manipulate the page and instead, spend your time reading up on Dale Carnegie who will do more for your business than this!

Jun 13, 2019 09:01 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

what's YOUR question?

Jun 13, 2019 06:25 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

As long as it is clean and well cared for, it would not matter.  Not everyone can afford a brand new one or may like the one they have. 

It has to be used for signs, showings and sometimes the area is a little muddy.  In rural areas harder to keep clean.

Be comfortable with what you drive.

Jun 13, 2019 06:21 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

I think it is a personal choice. I had an agent tell me a seller asked him what kind of car he drove before he'd let him come interview for the listing. He wanted to make sure he was successful. I keep trying to talk my husband into the new BMW X4. He doesn't want one. I wouldn't want to drive it for my business. It's too nice. I still take people in my car. I've had kids throw up in my car, people eat and drink in my car, muddy shoes in my car, and rocks hit it on the highway. I have a very nice Honda Pilot. It is very roomy even for my tall clients who may have to sit in the backseat. It has great storage space in the back. I love it. 

Jun 13, 2019 06:00 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

In NYC it is bus someone taking clients to show homes.

Jun 13, 2019 05:54 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have too.

Jun 13, 2019 05:51 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

One doesn't need to drive a new car but the vehicle you drive should be cared for and clean

Jun 14, 2019 06:22 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

Me too!

Jun 13, 2019 08:55 PM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

William- are you ok buddy?

Jun 13, 2019 03:02 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Would you like me to tell you about my Go Fund ME loan?

Jun 13, 2019 11:35 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Tell is about your recommendations in a blog.

Jun 13, 2019 10:35 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Clean and reliable. 

Jun 14, 2019 07:39 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A clean one with four wheels and an engine! It gets you around!

Jun 14, 2019 05:08 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yep, and what is your question?

Jun 13, 2019 11:18 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

What is the question? It seems that part of your post dropped off.

Jun 13, 2019 10:14 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

What we drive is our business and ours only.  We drive what please us.  A

Jun 13, 2019 01:25 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

A reliable one, and definitely clean.

Jul 03, 2019 04:42 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The car is our office so it has to me nice.

 

Jun 18, 2019 06:48 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

Reliable and clean. When we started, we were 23 and had a used oldsmobile. We just made sure it was always clean. Yes, people judge, but you can't control that. People judge if you have to fancy of a car too. Hummers were wildly popular real estate agent cars around here during our last boom and I had clients and friends who made fun of agents and said they'd never use an agent who drove one. But I'm sure they impressed others. We draw the clients we need to. -K

Jun 14, 2019 03:36 PM