Why Realtor?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bayou Properties Realty

What made you decide to enter the world of real estate sales? I find it interesting to discuss this with local folks so I figured a national scale with be even more exciting!

I grew up a railroad brat. By the time I graduated college, I had moved 16 times. For every move we made, there were probably 2-3 "almost moves" in the mix. Pretty much all the time we were getting ready to buy or sell a home.

In high school I would have other kids describe their home. Then I would guess how much their parents paid. Usually I was pretty accurate. But in the interest of full disclosure I must admit that this special skill never got me a date!

After college came a brief stint on the railroad followed by ten years of college teaching. But the love for real estate was always there. Then one day I took the leap. But that's another story...

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Doug Rogers


Bayou Properties Realty


Bayou Properties Realty

301 Jackson Street, Suite 201

Alexandria La 71301

(318) 613-1994

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William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Hmmm...I wonder...the stories that would surface if anyone found this...it's a very good question, Doug. Me? At first, it was only a means of additional income, but it has taken on a life of its own, as I have discovered more about my area as an agent than I would have ever done as a regular joe, and I am excited just from the opportunities to serve others' real estate needs...

Apr 07, 2010 12:53 PM #1
Jody Lautenbach
Century 21 Premier Associates - Pella, IA

We all have our stories of how we got into the business. Each is unique and love to hear them.

Apr 07, 2010 12:53 PM #2
Dan Benefield
Benefield Realty - Decatur, GA

Interesting Doug. I hope you get some good feedback. I pretty much grew up in the business, as my father started his brokerage in 1948. I tried other fields for a while, but nothing felt as good as real estate.

Apr 07, 2010 12:53 PM #3
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Doug,   My theory is simple:  Every 5-8 years turn the key in the lock, walk away, don't look back !  And go learn something new ( real estate ) .

Apr 07, 2010 01:05 PM #4
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

My accidental segue into the real estate business began when I was searching for my own home in the mid 1980s.  I was enormously frustrated by the process and what I perceived to be a lack of understanding by the professionals of what I was saying.  Though my search proved to be exhausting, and I told myself I never wanted to look at another house as long as I lived, I ultimately recognized a need for an agent who listened and decided I could do the job better.  I've spent all these years trying to remember that early promise I made to myself, to be there for the people who chose to work with me.

Apr 07, 2010 03:25 PM #5
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