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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Ever watch the 3 stooges? For duty & humanity ......

May 18, 2017 10:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,778,210
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Because I could?  (With all due respect, this question has been asked and answered several times this week already and the week's not even over!) But at the end of the day, what does it matter why I became a broker... what maters is why you want to be one.

May 18, 2017 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
626,951
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

It was the only job I could get without being able to speak Spanish.  Don't get me started on that subject!  

May 18, 2017 11:05 AM
Rainmaker
219,384
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not this question again...................................................................

May 18, 2017 05:53 PM
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Fred Griffin
Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     There was no Zillow, there was no HGTV.  Somebody had to do it!

May 18, 2017 01:59 PM
Rainmaker
537,431
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Company car. Paid vacation. Health insurance. Take vacation any time I want. Be my own boss.

Well that was until I realize everyone from the buyer to seller, broker to franchise, state board to association, HOA to City codes, Facebook and Google are all telling me what to do. 

Laura Coleman I came back to add this to my reponse.

From the archives a artfully done presentation about what being a real estate professional REALLY is. If this does not sound like the standard to which you can live up to, be forewarned, this is why God Made A Realtor.

 

May 18, 2017 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Here me echo Nina Hollander.  What is the point of asking these questions Laura Coleman ?????????????????  What do you do with the responses, if anything?

May 19, 2017 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Because the judge said either marry her, or work real estate with her. I was stupid and did both!

May 19, 2017 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

May 19, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Because my probation officer said get a job or join the army.

May 19, 2017 04:50 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Laura Coleman - had to do something to feed the family...

May 18, 2017 10:07 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

I wanted to work 24/7, be the scapegoat for all things wrong with a transaction and enjoy all of the company benefits provided!

May 18, 2017 09:16 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

My reason is my reason and worked for me. Why do you want to be one and why does your instructor require you to ask a question that has nothing to do with learning what you need to know to pass your test?

May 18, 2017 08:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We were young and didn't have any better options at the time. -Kasey

May 18, 2017 07:59 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I love owning a business and being an entrepreneur.

May 18, 2017 07:15 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

to make a difference

May 18, 2017 04:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Laura,

This question has been asked several times already.

May 18, 2017 01:48 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Seemed like a good idea at the time.

May 18, 2017 01:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I grew up in real estate family and was my destiny. It is a job i have loved for 31 years

May 18, 2017 01:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

glutton for punishment....

May 18, 2017 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

As a career and for the business opportunities.

May 18, 2017 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
694,808
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

was a fool... too late

May 18, 2017 12:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Laura Coleman My Wife was in the business.

May 18, 2017 12:01 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Future security

May 18, 2017 11:56 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
National Marketing Realtors - Minot, ND
Bob Timm Owner/Broker National Marketing Realtors

Because a successful agent asked me: "Bob, why don't you get a RE license". So I did.

May 18, 2017 11:05 AM
Rainmaker
2,092,010
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

On a bet and never looked back!

May 18, 2017 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
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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

I thought I could do better financially than my previous job.

May 21, 2017 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The freedom to work when I want to work,  haha,   learn it does not work that way after the fact.

 

May 19, 2017 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
845,652
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Because "James Bond" was taken and NASA killed the space program.

May 19, 2017 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
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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

It seemed like a good idea.

May 19, 2017 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I wanted to be in business for myself and invest in real estate.

May 19, 2017 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It was the right thing to do at the time

May 19, 2017 05:29 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Wishing you all the best as you pursue the new career Laura!

May 18, 2017 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

An unstructured way of life is appealing plus human interaction...good stuff

May 18, 2017 01:20 PM