Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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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 do not work with toxic people. Key phrase: "bye, bye now."

However, when you are new, when you are broke, you tend to work with anybody.

Key point: Having more leads than you can handle on your own through lead generation (daily & consistent) through your database prevents toxic people being necessary. 

Apr 27, 2016 11:17 PM
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I am who I am.   If I don't like something about you, I remain professional.   As soon as I can, I move on but NO; you DO NOT determine who I am !

Apr 29, 2016 03:36 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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I'm OK, yer OK.
I actually don't mind the curmudgeonly and abrasive, which is sometimes just a hard shell for a soft white underbelly. We all have our struggles. I overlook with humor and compassion.
F with me too much, and I am a flight risk. On a broom.

Apr 28, 2016 06:53 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Sometimes a stretch and challenge are in order, many other times they are not.

Apr 28, 2016 04:18 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

Last year we encounterd an abusive person, and we fired them.  It is not worth our time.  A

Apr 27, 2016 11:44 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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At my age hell no.

Apr 27, 2016 11:25 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
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I used to try to help/change/inspire toxic, negative people and now I find that to be a waste of time. Because of that decision, I find myself surrounded by more positive people who inspire me.

Apr 29, 2016 12:03 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, we fire those people and move on.

Apr 28, 2016 11:25 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I've fired people for less ;) negatvity has not place in my life.

Apr 28, 2016 09:39 PM
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srikanth karumuri
SDYS - Midway, IN

ofcourse I do 

Apr 28, 2016 06:56 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Annette. Hell NO, if what you described was in my path, they are history pretty quick.

Apr 28, 2016 05:52 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No!

Apr 28, 2016 01:17 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I've been lucky to avoid these characters as clients - excet for one mean old lady who we later learned was early Alzheimers.

Apr 28, 2016 12:45 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

You make a good point Annette, but I don't let others determine who I am.

Apr 28, 2016 11:01 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I won't work with abusive people unless it is exposed after an offer has been submitted or escrow has opened.  I'm not about to throw away $10,000 or more because of having thin skin.  It's part of our lives.  Not working with them from the beginning prior to investing much time or effort, well that's another thing.

Apr 28, 2016 08:03 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No.  Only if we allow it. And if the toxins seep in ... it is up to us to manage it and protect our self against more of it.  

Apr 28, 2016 06:38 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
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I have fired one client. Otherwise , I tend to stay away from these people.  I'm pretty easy to get along with. Abusive, disrespectful people are not worth the time to get upset or even try to reason with in my life.

Apr 28, 2016 06:06 AM
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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

I choose not to work with folks like this.

Apr 28, 2016 05:02 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My BE is not subject to anyone or thing...it just is....

Apr 28, 2016 03:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Yes, if we allow their negativity to impact us, then they determine who we are.

Apr 28, 2016 03:17 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - the best solution is - stay away from such people.

Apr 28, 2016 03:03 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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No they don't determine who I am. But I avoid, or get rid of toxic people if at all possible. Fortunately they are rare

Apr 28, 2016 01:22 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I avoid toxic people 99% of the time.... 

Apr 28, 2016 12:59 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Apr 27, 2016 11:47 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 Not unless you let them.

Apr 27, 2016 11:24 PM
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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 refuse to work, or live, under those circumstances.  That is who I am not!  I have found people respect you more when you call them out on their B.S. 

Apr 27, 2016 11:17 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Someone try once to make me different, it was a huge mistake.

Apr 30, 2016 03:45 AM