Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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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

You do not need to compare yourself to people that are choosing to be selfish and break the law; I totally agree with Bob Crane  -there’s so much that can be done before you need to meet with people that still further your business forward. I'm super busy and have been home for 14 days.

You don’t want to be seen violating shelter in place, you are your brand you are your business.

Now more than ever, people In your community are watching you and your behavior.

We just got deemed essential in California on Saturday yet we still have a shelter in place order that I am honoring even though technically I could go out. Think about your health, think about other peoples health and think about the bigger picture.

Mar 30, 2020 09:48 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul - Your question makes me think of the theory of abundance versus the concept of shortage, lack and need as well as all the related words/terms that may enter your mind.  In my opinion, this is true at any time not just now.  

Stay well, continue to be healthy and keep prepared for better times.  

Mar 31, 2020 04:07 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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So many things to do in building a business that do not involve meeting with clients.

I am busyier than ever and have not met with a client in weeks.

This is a time to do double the work and emerge from this ordeal on top.

Mar 30, 2020 09:21 PM
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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

Now's a great time to work on prospecting so when we are back to "normal" there will be clients ready to go!

Mar 31, 2020 05:38 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I'd follow instructions of your broker.

Mar 31, 2020 03:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Best to play it safe.  Much the same happened here.  We had shelter in place orders and the state AOR told everyone to stand down.  Not many listened.  I got many a "buyers need" and "new listing" email during the non-essential times.  We're now essential in Cali.  Same as a Starbucks Barista.

Mar 30, 2020 09:46 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We Realtors in NH are essential. However little to no customers right now. But preparing for the future. If you have a stay at home order, you should still be able to work from home?

Mar 31, 2020 05:09 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

As if there have never been renegades in our business!

I control what I do. I do not control what others do. I need to work towards my vision and do my best and not waste fruitless effort worrying about others.

 

Mar 31, 2020 09:09 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

You can't worry about what the other guys are doing.

Mar 31, 2020 07:57 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Man the phones. If told that someone is breaking the rules, your question should be: "Are you comfortable doing business with a rule breaker and possibly be labeled that yourself"? Then wait for the answer!

Mar 31, 2020 05:59 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is a good time to be creative while facing new challenges.

Mar 31, 2020 08:30 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Continue to be Top of Mind and pay attention to YOUR CLIENTS, send out a postcard, a small gift or call them. OTHERS are not yours unless they have signed a contract with you.

Mar 31, 2020 07:46 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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1. Align with abundance. Not lack.
2. The cheese got moved, but it's still out there. Find it. Be on the front line.
3. Let Karma take care of the rest.

Mar 31, 2020 07:31 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

The consumer is watching.... do the right thing & you'll be rewarded with work by those who recognize the appropriate actions, not greed.  Use this time to educate the public as to why you're doing what you're doing. 

Mar 31, 2020 06:41 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Putting your life in the hands of another requires a pause & ponder. Never surrender your own common sense and if you do, Why? How? For what?

Mar 31, 2020 06:31 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Paul,

You are obeying the law and God is with you.

Mar 31, 2020 05:44 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Not long ago, here on ACTIVE RAIN, many real estate professions were very much convinced in regards to creating a more appropriate OFFER to the consumer. Some even said, "IF they can't afford my fee, they shouldn't be looking to buy or sell."  Never invested the energy to look beyond FEE.

There may be a weeding of the garden. 

"My company has told me to 'stand down."  More information needed. 

Are you an employee receiving the benefits of an employee?

"I am losing prospects?" Did you modify your OFFER?

Mar 31, 2020 05:26 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

We're the same up here: told to stand down.  I am high risk as is my 92 yr old Mother so I did not question it.  Disgusted to see so many New Listings on our Board this morning.  Solds don't bother me as much as these were listed prior to the crisis.  But the New ones annoy me to no end!

Mar 31, 2020 02:11 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I stay in my own lane.  What others do is their business. We cannot fix stupid. Sadly, some stupidity will die with the virus. Unintended consequences?  I believe so. 

Mar 31, 2020 09:59 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

WOW, that's a tough spot to be in Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . This is one of the reasons I obtained my Brokers license and worked as an independent. I'd be out there working no matter who told me to stay home.

Mar 31, 2020 06:34 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I am in full agreement with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets .And we have been happily busy, and just found out that another big project may be a go.

Note that sometimes what may appear a loss is the best thing that could have happened to you.  A

Mar 31, 2020 12:28 PM
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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I feel your frustration.  We were able to get the Governor and the state of CA to declare agents essential only for the county to say no you are not, stay home.  I am very frustrated by it.

Mar 31, 2020 09:32 AM
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Ernie Steele
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - Lebanon, PA
Call me, let's get started!!! 717-273-3774

Where I am we are not even permitted to go to our offices for ANYTHING...We are not permitted to show or list properties or visit with anyone face to face for any reason...We have agents monitoring other agents and reporting them...They could lose their license if caught...Also, the broker license is in jeopardy...For now, other than emails and phone calls I'm out of business...One settlement last Friday postponed at least 2 weeks...Attorney's offices shut down also as non-essential and our local courthouse is closed.

 

Mar 31, 2020 03:53 PM
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bob gordon
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Boulder, CO
Boulder Real Estate Services + Blogger

You ever watch Forest Gump? After the hurricane wiped out the gulf shrimping fleets, he and Lt Dan had a much easier time finding shrimp.  I think if your competition keeps running around, long term you might be the only shrimper left. 

Apr 03, 2020 12:09 PM
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Adam Cornett
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Portland, OR
Portland Agent, US Tango Champion, Web Developer

Paul,

   My company has told me that OAR specifically worked with Gov. Brown on allowing us the ability to continue to practice real estate and to my understanding, it was agreed as long as we practice social distancing. 

Adam Cornett

Premiere Property Group, LLC

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Apr 01, 2020 01:47 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

If a tree falls in the middle of the forest with no one around, does it make a noise?

Apr 01, 2020 09:24 AM