Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I knew going in, decades ago, that a 2nd skin was necessary to survive.  Like Barbara Todaro, I've shed a few of them over the years and each one has been replaced with a new and improved version. 

Jan 01, 2016 05:00 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Richie,  I feel I got the skin, lost it in a battle, gained it again, lost it and gained it again.  I do admit to getting knocked down but I get back up and keep on dancing.

Jan 01, 2016 05:33 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Took emotion out of business years ago when in Corporate.  Some misbehave - they pay the price - not us...

Jan 01, 2016 10:16 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I might disgress a bit on this one. A second layer may m,ake it more difficult to remain empathetic. Maybe just learning that hurt and disappointment never kill you might just keep you down to one layer witha good feeling.

Jan 01, 2016 04:06 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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third, fourth, fifth and sixth.....

Jan 01, 2016 03:58 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have gone through many challenges during my real estate career.

Jan 02, 2016 05:44 AM
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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

Over the years you do attain many layers, but there are still issues that pop up that sting.

Jan 02, 2016 01:15 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
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Probably not, but definitely should. I took a break from it for a bit, so I could adjust and refresh. Now it feels invigorating again to use my skills and experience and it's fun again.

Jan 01, 2016 10:48 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Gave up on that; I think I am on my fourth or fifth.

Jan 01, 2016 09:59 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Skin like leather after all these years!

Jan 01, 2016 09:25 PM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

I learned to roll with the punches a long time ago. People will be people and I don't think anyone deliberately trys to disappoint me or let me down.

Jan 01, 2016 08:48 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Richie. There are plenty of business that require a so called "second skin", but at this point I have a number of layers.

Jan 01, 2016 05:56 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Richie. I think we all need to develop a thick skin when we are in this business.

Jan 01, 2016 05:19 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

Still rather thin skin, but full of scars and bruises.

 

Jan 01, 2016 02:47 PM
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Rain Silverhawk
Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

Even after 30 years and just about as many skins, I still get a tear in the armor and have to patch it up again.  

Jan 01, 2016 02:36 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar sooner we get the second skin, better!

I used to get upset for a buyer buying from another agent after taking hours of my time and expert advice. I used to get sad when a seller virtually worked with someone for higher price and lower commission - eventually expiring the listing.

Not any more! Professional and Personal - two different aspects - and yes, now I have the SECOND SKIN - which gets hurt sometimes, though.

Jan 01, 2016 01:35 PM
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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

Richie - Oh yes, I have a second skin, and am working on my third.

Jan 01, 2016 01:06 PM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Mine is kevlar by now. Interesting how the occasional other agent tries to lob stuff at me every now and again. Doesn't stick, bounches right off. Makes good skin.

Jan 01, 2016 12:57 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Oh yes!

Jan 01, 2016 12:29 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think if you stay in Real Estate any time at all, you get tough skin sooner than later.

Jan 01, 2016 11:39 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, then, after that explaination I have received several new skins.

Jan 01, 2016 10:56 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think I was given my second, thicker skin several years ago. 

Jan 01, 2016 10:55 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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By now, I'm on about my eighth skin.

Jan 01, 2016 09:42 AM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
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Yes, and it's not going anywhere this time. 

Jan 01, 2016 09:32 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Mostly so but sometimes the situation works it way all the way through that second skin. On days like that I know it is time for a vacation.

Jan 01, 2016 09:15 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I think we have to have multiple skins.  New things come up and we readjust.

Jan 01, 2016 08:15 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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it's always been like water off a ducks back for me.  I've never taken it personally and I am good at dusting myself off and moving forward again.

Jan 01, 2016 07:44 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Second this week and maybe 332 all time over the last 30 years. 

Jan 01, 2016 07:43 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Oh yeah, Richie, it happened early on the only change has been the quality of my moisturizer. You gotta stay supple to stay in the game!

Jan 01, 2016 06:22 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Richie Alan Naggar I hope so after 31 years in the business.

Jan 01, 2016 06:17 AM
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Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

Yes, it took a little while though.

Jan 01, 2016 06:06 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I deal with 20 agents.  Shot me and the bullet will bounce back...

Jan 01, 2016 05:52 AM
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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Team

Definitely, I'm entering my fifth year. I'm no longer the naive girl from Minnesota door knocking NODs.

Jan 01, 2016 05:22 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Stand like mountain, flow like water . . .

Jan 01, 2016 05:09 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Interesting, Richie Alan Naggar In thirty years I have never heard that term.  Never too old to learn something new.  Happy New Year.

Jan 01, 2016 04:30 AM