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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Neither. First I study it before adoption. Some change works, but the individual in me declares that I will not allow others to tell me what to do, how to do it, or when. Take OzeroCare for instance.......

Jun 01, 2015 08:40 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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OH gosh.  I fear as I'm getting older I tend to fight it more.

But, the truth is, it depends how the change occurs and how much control I feel of it.  For example, there are certain things my franchise is forcing upon us that are frustrating.  Most of these cost more money and take up more time, and I get frustrated.  But, one of the things they did I thought was smart and actually leads to more sales.  While I'm resistant to changing my sales approach, I'm keeping an open mind and trying to embrace and incorporate parts of it.

There are some things that are changed by great forces, like the economy. Then, I learn ways to adapt and when they are self imposed solutions, I feel good about those.

Jun 01, 2015 08:17 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I keep an open mind.

Jun 01, 2015 11:16 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Both, Joe. It depends on the day, my mood and sometimes the extent of the change!

 

 

Jun 01, 2015 10:53 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I embrace change.  If it anit broke, break it.

Jun 01, 2015 09:38 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Depends of if the change benefits me or those important to me.

Jun 01, 2015 09:18 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Honestly it depends on what it is - I love new bright shiny pennies in business- my team keeps trying to slow me down- I love new restaurants, don't care about new clothes, and really dislike the change going on in my hometown - which is growing like crazy - 

Jun 01, 2015 08:58 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

By nature, I admit I tend to resist it, because it often means I have to then conquer something new and I don't always embrace the challenge.  But since everything is constantly changing, may as well embrace it. 

Jun 01, 2015 08:55 PM
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

 Kaitlyn Jenner (aka Bruce) is the new "embodyment" of the word change.  That change; however, I would not "embrace".  The only thing constant in this world is change!

Jun 03, 2015 03:37 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

My nature is fairly conservative (not in the political sense - although it is) in that I do not like change.  However, as I get older I am training myself to be more flexible and think out of the box.  

Jun 03, 2015 01:49 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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Always depends on what the change is.  I don't believe in change for the sake of change.  I also don't believe in the "change you can believe in" promised by a certain POTUS.  But I do believe in progress, and keeping an open mind to new things. 

Jun 02, 2015 01:18 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Joe,

We are more likely to embrace than fight it.  We do our due dilligence prior to adopting changes, and read trusted sources.  We have accepted that this is part of  the  times we live in, especially with technology moving at a rapid rate.  I am reading that innovation is slowing down.

Jun 02, 2015 01:09 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Joe -- I'd like to say I always embrace change but realistically there are times when I shake my head -- is this change for the sake of change?   I like to know the reasons behind the change and I have better grasp how to embrace or fight. There's typically a workaround that can be put in place.  

Jun 02, 2015 12:23 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Some of us in the advanced seniors age category have been too slow to embrace changes. It is not a matter of fighting it but the learning process can be challenging.

Jun 02, 2015 12:02 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

I remember someone telling me that in order to succeed in real estate you have to be a "Hybrid Agent". What he meant by that is you have to be flexible and be able to use your skills and adapt them for other things and new markets. I am always trying to figure out how to use my skills and capture new business opportunties. I think that should be part of everyones marketing and business plan.

Jun 01, 2015 09:52 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If it is related to my business I do not fight it. I learn about it as much as possible.

Jun 01, 2015 09:06 PM
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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 depends.

Jan 23, 2019 07:28 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Norm nailed this one!

Mar 02, 2018 06:08 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I really like change if there is a meaningful purpose. I don't think we should change just for change's sake.

Mar 13, 2017 06:20 PM
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

It depends on the change!  If it's technology, I let others try it first, then I see what doesn't work about that version and wait for the next version or a fix to the issue.  If it's about marketing, i'm all over it!

Jun 05, 2015 06:59 AM
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
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It depends on the benefits and economics.

Jun 03, 2015 09:49 AM
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Rose O'Reilly Sievers,CRS,SRES
Carlsbad, CA

I like to learn new stuff, especially if it helps my business.  Changes are happening all the time and it is sometimes hard to keep up, you learn something new, and then another better system pops up,

Jun 03, 2015 06:21 AM
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Bob Crane
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It all depends on whether the change is needed or not, and what the roi is on the change.

Jun 03, 2015 04:50 AM
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Sandra Paulow
Aspen Properties, Inc. - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ
REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR

It depends on how I feel about the change.  If it is a good change I will embrace it.  If it is a something I don't agree with , I'll adapt but I may fight it if there is a chance of stopping it.

Jun 03, 2015 02:34 AM
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Thomas McCombs
Century 21 HomeStar - Akron, OH

It has been said that change devalues experience.

Many of us resist understanding that the older ways of doing things, using very effective systems that we developed over many years are not as useful in today's environment.

It seems that I at least, spend an ever increasing percentage of my time learning new stuff instead of what I consider to be listing and selling real estate.

 

Jun 03, 2015 01:05 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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There usually is no point in fighting it. I tend to embrace change. 

Jun 02, 2015 01:52 PM
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Paul McFadden
Paratex - Seattle, WA
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I embrace it. Move forward. A person can't stand still! Thanks Joe. 

Jun 02, 2015 08:33 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
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It depends on the actual change which is taking place. Some change is for the better and some is for the worse and some change actually remains the same but is just called by a different name. 

 

Jun 02, 2015 07:32 AM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
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I love CHANGE!

Jun 02, 2015 05:46 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Joe Petrowsky - as long as I am comfortable with the change, I embrace it.

If someone wants me to start cold calling, I'll fight it - unless I decide to adopt that style of lead generation.

Jun 02, 2015 04:43 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
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I don't fight it. I embrace it when it seems like a good or necessary shift.

Jun 02, 2015 03:46 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Depends on what the change is.  

I create change.  <---------------------DANG that is brilliant!  

Jun 02, 2015 03:29 AM
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Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
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I embrace change! It makes me appreciate the constants in my life!

Jun 02, 2015 03:12 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I used to fight it ... now I am willing to change with the times. It creates peace for me which is my ultimate goal.

Jun 02, 2015 01:58 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Embrace it, it is the only way to stay on top and not just enjoy it for a short time. Always have to adopt and change!

Jun 02, 2015 01:54 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

Joe Petrowsky - A little bit of both!

Jun 02, 2015 01:48 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I just embrace change now.... previously, I would have fought all changes....

Jun 02, 2015 01:27 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I love change-either as it's happening or years later when I look back-having resisted it initially. At times, I count on it, because today may not be great, but tomorrow has the promise to be anything I choose. Some change I cause: moving to San Diego for example after 35 years in The San Francisco Bay Area. That created a whole lot of change in my business I'll never regret, even though it was a tough transition professionally. Other change is tough: the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, but with every goodbye we learn and with each change we grow.

Jun 02, 2015 12:05 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Embrace, without that you can just go stand behind the door.  Change can sometimes be frustrating like getting to know a smartphone but once you know it, life is so much easier.

Jun 02, 2015 12:01 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It depends on the change whether it is good or bad we will have to adapt one way ot the other.

Jun 01, 2015 11:20 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Change is inevitable but like the others it all depends on what is about to change.

Jun 01, 2015 09:59 PM