Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe)

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Kenneth J. Jones, Director
Institute of Real Estate Technologies - Newark, NJ
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS Being the same age as Barbara Todaro I'm ALWAYS learning new tricks.

I create and maintain 4 of my own websites, write and teach real estate courses and seminars; record, edit and post a podcast; create, edit and publish my own videos, among many other things.

I'm always alert to new time-saving technologies, and advise my "followers," subscribers and students of them continually.

I may be "older," but I'm certainly far from being OLD.

Jul 12, 2017 04:54 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

This 71 year old dog has learned many new tricks with business (marketing) and personal ( getting into shape and weight lifting heavy weights ,,, 205 dead weight)........ I did say I was old, right????? 

Jul 12, 2017 04:33 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Iit depends on the dog, and the tricks I suppose, but I'd say generally yes. There are certainly lots of tricks to learn here on AR.

Jul 12, 2017 05:38 PM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
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Woof!

Jul 12, 2017 05:31 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       Learn new tricks, or get left behind.

    

Jul 12, 2017 05:09 PM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Absolutely..the only thing constat in the world is change!

Jul 12, 2017 05:37 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Yep!

Jul 12, 2017 05:26 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

As I don't own a dog, I cannot answer with any experience. But I can say personally, I can always learn something new. 

Jul 12, 2017 04:45 PM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Dogs live for any stimulation and are always willing to learn new tricks.

Supposed "experienced" agents avoid learning, because they think they already know everything...

I'll take Barney any day.

Eve

Jul 12, 2017 04:32 PM
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Shanelle Cahill
The Wyman Group - Kokomo, IN
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It depends on if they want to.

Jul 12, 2017 05:37 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Baltimore, MD
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It depends on the dog...does he want to learn? It's about the teacher wanting to share with others. 

Jul 12, 2017 08:48 PM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Ditto what Fred Griffin said.  Especially when it comes to technology and real estate.  

Jul 12, 2017 08:02 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

You sure can.

Jul 12, 2017 06:28 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

YES!!!

I'm not the same agent today I was a year ago and I'll be a better agent a year from now...coaching, mastermind groups, mentors and lots of reading and networking (including Active Rain) assures that!

Jul 12, 2017 06:21 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

It's usually better than rolling over and playing dead.   

Jul 13, 2017 03:19 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Yes ma'am my wife teaches me something new each day.  If I do good she gives me a treat

Jul 13, 2017 02:37 AM
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Work in progress.

Jul 12, 2017 11:32 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

It depends on the treat

Jul 12, 2017 09:09 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

Oh, I'm a firm believer in being able to teach an old dog new tricks! So cute that your Barney is clever enough to take the long-lasting chewy over the 'instant gratification' Milk Bone!

BTW, when I worked the operating room, I had a surgeon that was always chewing nurses out. We all had to rotate through his room; when we met at the board to see our assignments at 6AM and I was assigned to that particuar surgeon, I'd proclaim, "You must have known that I wore my Milk Bone underwear today!" LOL

Jul 12, 2017 09:08 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Anna,

Not a day goes by that either of us learn somethign new.  A

Jul 12, 2017 08:59 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Dallas, TX
Dallas Specialist

Yes, old or new we are all learning every day!

Jul 12, 2017 07:04 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Depends on the trick. 

Jul 13, 2017 04:55 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

Not my dog. She makes up the rules as she goes along, and I am expected to follow them.

I like to have a few unused tricks up my sleeve. Don't underestimate me. EVER

Jul 13, 2017 02:30 PM
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Abby Stiller
Premier Realty Homes of SWFL - Cape Coral, FL
Real estate agent serving SWFL.

Yes! It's never too late!

Jul 13, 2017 11:50 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

You've got to learn and adapt to last....-Kasey

Jul 13, 2017 09:12 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

My dogs only learn tricks they WANT to learn. I'm the same way. Give me a good enough incentive and away I go!!! We are talking real estate, right? That's why I have many "niches". It would be way too boring to just do one thing over and over and over and  ...yahn...

Jul 13, 2017 08:53 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Sure why not! I learn something new hear practically every day.

Jul 13, 2017 05:01 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

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Jul 13, 2017 04:35 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

We have no choice but to learn new tricks, Anna, if we want to remain relevant in our businesses. Keeps the brain sharp and age from hitting us.

Jul 13, 2017 03:54 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
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If they want to learn.

Jul 13, 2017 01:05 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

It is difficult to learn after certain age. But if you have enough motivation and support buddies, it is much easier. 

Jul 12, 2017 11:45 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've never tried.  I usually teach all the tricks when they're a pup.  Just like I'm going to do with my new pup!  Lexi, go find the missing boy!

Jul 12, 2017 10:52 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I sure hope so at my age.

Jul 12, 2017 08:34 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Anna, You CAN teach us  old doggs new tricks...but it takes more times showing us and a lot longer for us to catch on.

Jul 12, 2017 07:45 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

Ruff, ruff. I'm hoping to learn a few new things this year.

Jul 12, 2017 07:30 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Absolutely. Yes. Indeed.

Jul 14, 2017 08:18 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing 

Jul 13, 2017 12:04 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

If you're not learning new things, you are degrading. If you are not moving forward, you are moving backward. 

Jul 13, 2017 06:36 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS Only if they want to and are willing to learn.

Jul 13, 2017 06:26 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

You can try, but not al will listen. I have to agree those that take the step to come to the Rain, are more likely to want to learn

Jul 13, 2017 06:11 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Learning new tricks is what makes life interesting!

Jul 13, 2017 06:04 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

New tricks! It is part of what any business owner must be able to do.

However, there is a difference between new tricks and learning something new.

One is a derived from what one already knows while the other is NEW.

Learning the dietary implication of Celiac disease by someone outside of healthcare on behalf of someone important to you is different than learning new 'Twitter Tricks' commonly refered to as hacks.

Choosing to learn something really new, keeps the mind agile and abates the advance of losing that ability completely.

 

Jul 13, 2017 05:36 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

I would choose the big chewy thing too, Anna.  

Jul 13, 2017 05:10 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I like to tackle the big issues with small bites. Gluttony never pays.

Jul 13, 2017 03:42 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS - I think this question should be featured....

Indeed many of us are for education and networking! It helps us in our business - and what is needed is just the time commitment!

Jul 12, 2017 10:50 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

It's been my experience that yes you can teach a new agent better habits.

Jul 12, 2017 10:19 PM
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Mike Kelly
The Kelly Norman Team-Keller Williams Realty - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Quickest way to become an old dawg is to quit learning new tricks! Being in a constant "learning mode" is my clarion call.

Jul 12, 2017 09:34 PM
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Lise Howe
Long and Foster - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I think dogs are more likely to learn new tricks than people. 

Jul 15, 2017 07:08 PM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Oh Barney.  Of course he picked the big one.  Smart boy!!!!  There are lots of agents who need to learn new tricks, but will they?  Probably not!

Jul 15, 2017 05:25 PM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals

Barney made the right choice. Milkbones get a lot of bad rap, I am not qualified to say if they are good, bad or ugly, but I don't give them to Finlay anymore. I make my own puppy cookies and they are always the first choice.


As to us, those with open eyes will always try something new no matter our age, we are moving with the times. Those that don't are dropping off the bottom of the pole.

Jul 14, 2017 06:08 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The newbie never fails to entertain as I fondly recall my start-up ignorance's

Jul 13, 2017 06:28 AM