Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo (Summit Real Estate Group)

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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

ESSENTIAL!!!

We are never stable, but we're certainly more in demand, needed and essential as we help our clients navigate the pandemic market with our expertise.

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Jul 17, 2020 03:46 PM
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Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

Hasn't really affected my business.  I'm a builder though.

Jul 17, 2020 02:54 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

My real estate career is stable during the pandemic. There are challenges with unpredictability and uncertainty when the governor eases restrictions and two days later require businesses to close again.

Jul 18, 2020 07:59 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My career is stable. I just have to adjust to the new way of doing business. It will not be a problem.

Jul 17, 2020 04:03 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

That "personal" touch is the controversy  LOL Yes it's better methinks

Jul 17, 2020 03:31 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

There is always, always a real estate market. Feast or famine for buyers or sellers but price it foreclosure level low, those who saved invest heavily. These are the best of times if you know how to adjust your sales. It is not business as usual. It is COVID19 causing shifts and relocations from high cost not so safe cities to the burbs or even out into the countryside. Telecomuting, the buyers already are on shut down and shelter in place. Just get a longer Internet cord needed. As folks cash in their chips, pull back from the kitchen table and head out into the wild blue yonder for quality of life. The agents who got in when you only needed to know how to get to the closing for the easy peasy slide the keys one way, the check the other are going to have it tough. Those who started practicing during an uphill tough limited real estate market take nothing for granted, have savings, will do well. They don't whine, predict, waste daylight. They see what they need to do to capture the largest bite of the market possible.

Jul 18, 2020 04:29 AM
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

It's  given me more time to surf and windsurf with visitors not coming to the islands.

Jul 17, 2020 11:29 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We are not affected either way.  A

Jul 17, 2020 04:19 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'd say more stable.

Jul 17, 2020 03:37 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Tony Lewis It depends on the area, but Covid-19 has made some impact on Realtors.

Jul 17, 2020 03:27 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Things are still the same just different

Jul 18, 2020 07:17 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Luckily I retired before the COVID-19 crossed the waters!

Jul 18, 2020 07:07 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I'd say Covid has made everything less stable.

Yes, I've seen an increase in business at the moment, but that could change with a word or two out of Washington, or frankly anywhere else.  It's all a house of cards that could collapse at a whim.

Jul 18, 2020 05:20 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Less stable for some, because they basically shut down. Others remained stable and just adjusted to circumstances.

Jul 17, 2020 06:11 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Instability is directly related to the foundation of the agents business.

Some agents who are not muliti-dimensional, will find new business hard to find.

Some agents, who are not reactionary, saw the middle-sphere growing and adapted accordingly. They are will configured for the enduring consequence of changed buyer expectations.
In our business the trend of the big getting bigger will accelerate. If a lot of 2 transaction a year agents equal 'instability' then its certainly on its way.

Jul 18, 2020 12:14 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Thankfully, I think it has eliminated some of the dead wood.

Eve

Jul 21, 2020 08:47 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I do not have an opinion on this.

Jul 20, 2020 06:49 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

I think it depends on how agents have responded to the pandemic.

Jul 19, 2020 09:24 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is an opportunity for those who know how to use their technology at a high level to shine.

Jul 19, 2020 11:45 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I don't know that it is more "stable" over the long term. Right now, buyers and sellers need us to navigate all the regulations. We still need to "mine" for clients, and the competition is fierce. 

Jul 18, 2020 12:19 PM