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Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I think this is one of those "it depends" situations. If it were me, I don't think I'd mention it unless it was getting in the way of my appointments/etc. If it were, I'd explain and have to find another agent to help out as needed.

 

Oct 10, 2017 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I think, anything that can affect your performance should be disclosured.

What is important: how you deliver this disclosure....

Oct 09, 2017 10:22 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

Be honest with them as you concentrate on your recovery.

Oct 09, 2017 07:52 PM
Rainmaker
466,196
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I think is a bad idea to be Anonymous.

Oct 10, 2017 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
706,552
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

WTH is with these posts? Cancer, suicide?

Not appropriate!

Oct 10, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

There are a lot of variables and if it affected the ability to take care of clients, seeking help from a coworker who can cover for you is best. You can choose to say why or not. I wish you all the best in healing and over coming it

Oct 10, 2017 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I would keep it to myself but adding a back up agent from your office might relieve some of your stress. 

Oct 10, 2017 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
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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

If you need to do so to reduce stress in your life, be honest with them. If there's no reason to tell your client, then whether or not you do is entirely up to you. Blessings for perfect health and wellness.

Oct 09, 2017 08:08 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

That is something that I would want to keep private but, that is my own personal reaction - it doesn't make it right.

I would say that it depends upon the cancer you have, the stage that it's in and the clients as well.

I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this - it's never easy but, keep the faith, be strong and don't hesitate to lean on your family and friends - they will want to give you the love and support you need to get through this.

Oct 09, 2017 08:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Sorry to hear that, it depends on your relationship with them .  I think your job is to get well now. A

Oct 09, 2017 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

If perfomance is affected, there may be a duty to disclose since it affects the fiduciary duty of performing competently.  Short of performance being affected, it can remain a private affair at the discretion of the agent.

 The response by Kathleen Daniels is a good example of properly handling such a sensitive issue.

Inna Ivchenko response is also on target!

Oct 10, 2017 10:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It depends.  I did not tell my clients until I finished chemo and had surgery. When I got the news that I am "cancer free" I did come out and tell people. That said, I had a short sale referral come to me at the same time I was diagnosed.  I did tell those clients and suggested they work with someone else. I had come so highly recommended they still wanted me to work for them. We went into it eyes wide open ... and all turned out well. 

Oct 10, 2017 07:58 AM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

That depends on you and whether the cancer is interfering with your ability to do your job. May be better to get help from a trusted colleague where appropriate. Wishing you the very best!

Oct 10, 2017 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Why would this be a topic of discussion? Concentrate on their needs.

Oct 10, 2017 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
514,987
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Why would you do that? Try to get sympathy points to sell a house? I don't understand why people are always sharing medical problems and bowel movements with others.

Oct 10, 2017 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Many people go to work until last day.

Oct 09, 2017 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

What kind, how bad, treatment, Will it affect your ability to represent.

 

ect

Oct 09, 2017 08:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Melissa Jackson
Riverside Homebuilders - Sales Consultant - Springtown, TX
Your New Home Sales Consultant in Parker County

Depends on your relationship.

Oct 09, 2017 07:52 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   ?

Oct 09, 2017 07:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It depends on whether or not it impacts your ability to perform.

Oct 10, 2017 02:05 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 honesty is the best policy

Oct 10, 2017 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

depends on the client and motive for doing so, a very personal decision. most clients would have no reason to share that, hope you are able to focus on your health and treatment and best wishes.

Oct 10, 2017 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't think that medical conditions are anyone's concern.

Oct 10, 2017 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

why would you need to do that?  it's not anyone's business other than yours.... if you're ill and need treatment, you can work a client with a partner and not go into any detail about your personal life.... their needs are being handled properly.

Oct 10, 2017 08:45 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Go away. 

Oct 10, 2017 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

For me, I would not tell.  I am very private about my personal life.

Eve

 

Oct 10, 2017 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I would, however, only if it interfered with my ability to provide the service I promised.

Oct 10, 2017 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No, remain anonymous

Oct 10, 2017 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Dennis Swartz
Rickert Property Management - Columbus, OH
ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, CMCA, MBA...experience counts!

yes-I think they may think that there is no long term for you so they may look elsewhere. Depends also on the type and curability as well.

Best of luck whoever you are.

Oct 10, 2017 02:09 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

Not sure if I would, too personal.

Oct 12, 2017 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We all have cancer; it just hasn't appeared yet

Oct 10, 2017 02:23 PM
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

Yes, especially if it's not true.

Oct 10, 2017 05:50 AM