Kevin Morris, Real Estate agent serving danville and surrounding (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty)

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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I'd like to see all the coaches (The Guru Party) who teach agents how to conduct business in a way that fuels the already bad reputation of the industry ... disappear off the face of the earth. 

Apr 01, 2016 10:32 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

Presenting offers in person.

Most of today's agents (yeah, I said that- because I've met a bunch I wish I hadn't) would fold under that pressure...organized, well dressed, polite, prepared; oh I miss that.

Apr 01, 2016 09:56 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

a simple three page contract

Apr 01, 2016 03:43 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

There is nothing I want to turn back the clock to do. I really love all the tools and technology.

Apr 01, 2016 01:51 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

Best not to dwell on the past, just keep moving forward.

Apr 02, 2016 01:09 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nothing....

Apr 01, 2016 11:46 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm with Debbie Reynolds ..I love all the tools and technology..would not be interested in turning back the clock on the way we conduct business now!

Apr 01, 2016 11:12 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Couldn't think of anything. Nothing that was there 15 years ago that I couldn't do today.... but many improvements since then.

Apr 01, 2016 08:47 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Less competition as in Z,T,R.

Apr 01, 2016 01:17 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

A one page contract. Press hard when you sign there are 3 carbon copies!

Apr 01, 2016 12:57 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It is still an option but I wish there were more face-to-face interaction within our industry rather than communication that is purely electronic or via text messaging. 

Apr 02, 2016 01:20 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

No turning back the clock here.

Apr 02, 2016 12:04 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

presenting offers in person - I agree with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor 

Apr 01, 2016 11:05 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

15 years ago.

That would be 2001. That was a bad year if you know your history.

Regarding the real estate business, I have not interest in going back 15 years. Today, one agent embracing technology is able to do MORE business than possible 15 years ago. Those who have not leveraged such technology do want to return to the perception of a better time. 

The outcome has been those who evolved saw their business grow, the successful become MORE successful. That extra business came at the expense of those watching real estate evolve right in front of them.

Apr 01, 2016 09:13 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Perhaps get away from texting and press the flesh more.

Apr 01, 2016 07:32 PM
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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Team

Hi Kevin I have 15 years with mortgage. I guess true stated for self employed would certainly help many more business owners get into home ownership. 

Apr 01, 2016 02:18 PM
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Mimi Foster
FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Wrap around mortgages . . . when the Seller carries the Buyer's loan. Buyer gets title, but Seller still has his loan in place while Buyer pays Seller. Risks, but great when it worked.

Apr 01, 2016 01:54 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

That Sellers were more interested in  the Real state agent handling their transactions, instead of deciding to do it all themselves.

Apr 01, 2016 01:04 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

No internet. People come into the office wanting to talk to a realtor. They call an offer wanting to sell homes on floor time.

Apr 01, 2016 11:54 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Pay for a good coach!

 

Apr 01, 2016 09:55 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

more clients

Apr 17, 2017 06:53 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

Most things I can think of from 15 years ago, have gotten better in today's market!  

Apr 03, 2016 03:42 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

Kevin,
I can’t think of any advantages from the old days and I sure wouldn’t want to give up all the ways our industry works better.

Apr 02, 2016 04:41 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not to be forced to join an association.

Apr 02, 2016 03:05 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

Interesting question - parked and reading

Apr 02, 2016 12:17 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There are many more options now than when I opened my first office in 1961.

Apr 01, 2016 10:42 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Nothing.

Apr 01, 2016 09:24 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Easier thresholds for qualifying for financing. No rolling back to the days when they basically kited loans but loosening the tight reins that still shut out so many buyers who can afford but cannot qualify today.

Apr 01, 2016 06:37 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kevin Morris - meeting face-2-face...........

Apr 01, 2016 04:34 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Fun question Kevin, I am enjoying reading the answers!

Apr 01, 2016 03:50 PM