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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Biggest Challenge:  Working with people. We all have a freak flag and we all fly it differently.  

Keep a positive attitude and choose to not work with some people. 

Jan 09, 2017 12:14 PM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals

Time management. Not enough hours for everything which includes another biz and a new dog.

Jan 09, 2017 01:15 PM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

I work 16 hrs a day and I find it still a challenge to get everything done that I require myself to get done, as a business owner the challenges are little bit different for me than for most, and carry many responsibilities. 

Jan 09, 2017 02:01 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

Second answer first:
Drink. Kidding. Not that much.
The biggest challenge is dealing with people who take themselves wayyyyy too seriously. This business is generally a hoot.

Jan 09, 2017 03:49 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Constantly refining my ability to disagree without being disagreeable!

Jan 09, 2017 02:31 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Like Kathleen Daniels said, dealing with people is the biggest challenge.  Not usually clients, but other agents.  I have an ever growing list of agents I would not accept offers from.

When it comes to transaction coordinators, I'm about ready to start saying "hell no" to them as well.

Jan 09, 2017 01:51 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Jennifer,

Get know for some aspect in your marketplace and stay visible there.  My feeling is that agents are afraid to specialize for fear of losing business that they have.  When you have a specialty it is much easier to market that instead of 52 communities scattered over a large urban area.  A

Jan 09, 2017 01:39 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Building efficiency into my daily schedule.

Jan 09, 2017 08:37 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Honestly, I love FORD'ing my sphere/clients but, I HATE asking for business! 

I made my 30 calls today and had one former buyer (who I speak with quarterly) ask,  "So, are you still peddling real estate?!"  

WHAT?!  I completely failed at asking in the past but, he and his wife receive cards, newsletters, etc. from me...etc.  He asked that question and I almost fell out of my chair!  When I said, "I hope you're kidding but, OF COURSE I am!"  He said, "Well, I'm going to text you one of my co-workers contact info - he needs your help selling his house."  It totally made me realize that I have GOT to step out of my comfort zone and ASK for business!

Jan 09, 2017 07:19 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In my 27th year and don't need to work anymore so the challenge is creativity an innovation to always try something new.

Jan 09, 2017 03:00 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Learning to not get your feelings hurt and that buyers and sellers will take advantage of you. I am about there.

Jan 09, 2017 02:04 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No BIG challenges only the growth that is common for the workforce

Jan 09, 2017 12:57 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

opps

Jan 09, 2017 12:47 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

maintaining consistent marketing..... It certainly puts a dent in my personal time!!!

Jan 09, 2017 12:12 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Running into issues in a transactions due to the other side not doing their due diligence.

Jan 11, 2017 08:45 AM
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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

Time management.  Haven't really come up with a good answer yet.

Jan 10, 2017 05:32 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Sometimes the days are too short, and I run out of time to get things done. I've gotten pretty good at being more efficient and delegating some work to our newest office assistant. 

Jan 10, 2017 03:09 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

To get more listings.  But you need to plant lots of seeds to get a deal.

 

Jan 10, 2017 02:59 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. - Washington, DC
For Your Home in the Capital

Staying in touch with the level of enthusiasm I had as a newbie. 

Jan 10, 2017 08:14 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Getting started was a toughy

Jan 10, 2017 06:51 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Biggest challenge?  Ignoring all the noise. There are so many potential distractions to our time and money.   How to overcome it?  Keep the "big why" top of mind, keep my nose down, consistently apply what works and move forward one day at a time.

Jan 10, 2017 04:37 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Jan 10, 2017 04:31 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I agree Kathleen Daniels 

Jan 09, 2017 10:49 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

There is no bigger challenge than surviving the horrendous recession we went through for about 5 years.  Survival was by the Grace of God, family, reserves, faith, trust, living on minimal.  Reward for surviving is priceless.  We learned about who was in our life for love and who would abandon ship when the waters got rough.

Jan 09, 2017 09:38 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Increasing the net profits.

Jan 09, 2017 07:06 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Government meddling in so many areas of business, real estate and forestry.

Jan 09, 2017 07:02 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

seek assistance

Jan 09, 2017 06:58 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Finding enough time to spend with all the clients

Jan 09, 2017 05:41 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Way too many offices and agents for our market.  You have to stand out.

Jan 09, 2017 05:36 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

My biggest challenge is getting noticed in an Ocean of big companies. For me providing better service gets me a great deal of referals from past and current clients Jenifer Lower  . My goal is  to reach consumers through blogging to let them know there is a difference when it comes to service

Jan 09, 2017 04:00 PM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jenifer Lower - myself!

Jan 09, 2017 03:37 PM