Val Evans

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have a pretty good database, and eventually will work out a plan for a percentage of business that will continue.  Of course I will keep my license active.   Investments made properly will provide a good living.

Dec 01, 2015 05:08 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Real estate is my lifestyle, so I don't plan on "exiting" it.

Dec 01, 2015 10:20 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

I just hired him.  And he just sold his first house! 

Dec 01, 2015 09:00 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Death. Try to stay healthy and work as long as possible. Avoid assisted living.

Dec 01, 2015 07:43 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Work until I die

Dec 01, 2015 06:38 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Be expense free completely and then cruise into the end times

Dec 01, 2015 05:10 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Debbie and I have a financial adviser that has us scheduled to retire.  We can dream ..... Right?

Dec 01, 2015 10:07 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

In a box, feet first.

Dec 01, 2015 09:38 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Val.  today I started following you so post often.  I have no exit strategy, that is until they place me in the ground.

Dec 01, 2015 08:12 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Leaving us already?  I thought we are together for life......

Check into same nursing home talk about good old days.

Dec 01, 2015 12:06 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Over the years, I've been to a lot of memorial services for Realtors in this area.  But not one single retirement party!

Dec 01, 2015 10:56 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Val,
I own my boutique brokerage which includes commercial and residential. I have trained an excellent broker associate who is younger than me so I hope to slowly coast out and let her carry more and more of the business.

Dec 01, 2015 05:08 AM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I have always invested in rental real estate.  I like to buy, not sell. 

Dec 01, 2015 02:50 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am not ready to retire but starting planning for retirement about 30 years ago. Everything is in order but I will continue as long as I am enjoying what I am doing.

Dec 01, 2015 11:48 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

My exit strategy is, someday I will die.  When I do I will quit working real estate. Larry will step into Broker position if I go first and I have two agents who I am grooming to take over.

Dec 01, 2015 11:36 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

proft share, a great buyer agent to take over for me, and some investment properties

Dec 01, 2015 10:31 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I have a long time before retirement, but I have 401K savings and other savings that I started in my late 20's.  If I get married, may rent out my place, too...and will have a very nice asset based on where I live.

Dec 01, 2015 09:41 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Have enough passive income to not work now. Have a plan to sell the business in 5 years.

Dec 01, 2015 06:15 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

rentals and sell my brokerage

Dec 31, 2016 06:15 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Val Evans so far, I'd admit - none.

And it's a good idea to think in that direction.

Thanks for your question.

Dec 05, 2015 04:09 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Val - I do have plans to purchase more rental properties, and possibly getting my brokers license. However, I hope to be helping people buy, sell, and invest in real estate until the day I die. I don't really want an exit plan.

Dec 03, 2015 01:44 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

I am working hard at training a staff of people who can take over this ship someday soon.

Dec 02, 2015 01:23 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I think the exit is through the revolving door next to the cosmetics counter.   Housewares in the basement, fine jewelry in the corner, lingerie on the third floor.  

Dec 02, 2015 01:40 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

My best answer is - that's what this month is for determining.  I wrote a blog post yesterday that explains why.

Dec 01, 2015 11:06 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As I did retire at 55 it was becoming a boring life.

My Father always told me it wouldn't last and I would exit out working somewhere!

Dec 01, 2015 10:03 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have one yet.

Dec 01, 2015 10:02 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Why would I want to retire form this?

Dec 01, 2015 09:40 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I always hear about people taking retirement, but don't see myself completely retiring.  We have several investment properties and are still continueing to purchase for rental income, we also have stock portfolio's.  The rental income will be enough to keep us sustained, as long as we don't have a down market or too many repairs.  Still working on minimizing some outstanding debt but mostly have everything paid.

Dec 01, 2015 08:32 PM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

Sell out and work on other interests.

Dec 01, 2015 07:06 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I am with Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Dec 01, 2015 12:32 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not have my own team, so I can not sell my business(yet?). But I'm very happy with a first choice: investment. 

Dec 01, 2015 07:10 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I plan to ease out of the business over the next couple of years so I can do more traveling.

Dec 01, 2015 05:41 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I enjoy work and may be happy to keep at it until I die. But in my other job as a financial and business consultant I counsel clients to have an good financial plan. Mine includes my second business (consulting), a diversified portfolio of stocks and some real estate, and an "emergency fund" of easily-liquidated assets to carry over 6 months.

Dec 01, 2015 05:07 AM