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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I did not want to go back to the corporate world after we moved back to the USA from overseas and wanted to do something more entrepreneurial. Also had been the "victim" of so much bad brokerage in NYC over the years, I felt I could run rings around 90+% of the agents and I did.

Apr 04, 2016 10:56 PM
DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 )
American National Bank & Trust - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia

Years ago, I was an agent for a short time but as a Mortgage Loan Originator; I have had a great career.   I got into this industry because I got taken with a double digit, negative amortization mortgage back in the early 80s.

I swore up and down that I would NEVER let that happen to someone else if I could prevent it.   I've now spent 30 plus years living up to the promise I made to myself and it has been a joyous and prosperous adventure !

Apr 05, 2016 10:17 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Got tired of my office being seat 1A, hotels, meetings, corporate travel...

Apr 04, 2016 11:30 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

 Became...when the music stopped my chair had been removed from the table. The aspect of autonomy made real estate attractive. This question is like asking 'When did you decide to be a comptroller?" You don't. Often it is just what came your way and you make life of it.

Stayed....the challenge, the hunt. 

I've always thought if you only know one way to spell a word, you can't be all that smart. There are many ways to do real estate write (on purpose) and that suits me well.

Apr 04, 2016 11:04 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like deals and projects

May 14, 2017 09:56 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It was the most efficient means to 'feed' my entrepreneurial spirit.

Apr 05, 2016 04:38 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I thought it was something I would be good at doing.

Apr 05, 2016 04:25 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I think most of us come in this profession thinking that it is easy money and you can be very flexible in your schedule. Very soon you understand that those both are very misleading rumors. 

Apr 05, 2016 03:09 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I've always had an interest in real estate, and bought my first house at 21.  Ultimately, it came down to having control over my time and income.  The bonus has been all the great relationships I have developed over the years with clients.

Apr 05, 2016 01:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

because I was an underpaid teacher (biology, chemistry, geometry and physical education ).... in the early 1970's made $7,200/year..... went into real estate and my first year in 1978 I made $40,000!!!! that was a score....

Apr 05, 2016 01:54 AM
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers,

because I was the only one who would hire me.


Apr 05, 2016 12:39 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

For flexibility.

Apr 05, 2016 12:04 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I needed a career change.

Apr 05, 2016 12:01 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

License to thrill and make a living? Can't beat it! I'm here until flower food

Apr 04, 2016 11:55 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It's the family business, I'm third generation Realtor. My grandparents made it seem like such a fun career when I was a kid. But, the day in 1998, I truly decided (and this is as honest as it gets) was when I was TCing for my mom at her real estate office and one her commission checks came in for $65,000 and I was in shock that one deal could bring in so much. I realized being a Realtor truly had no limits; except the ones you put upon yourself.

Apr 04, 2016 11:51 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.


Apr 04, 2016 11:26 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I opened my first real estate office after finishing law school as a business and career opportunity.

Apr 04, 2016 11:13 PM