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stacey wuyts
stacey - Mountain View, WY
A all around great person.

For me, I think that is a great way to have you own say on what time you would like to go to work. I am a mother of 2 teens and they still need me to be there when I can. I love to know that my time can still be spent with my family and my career.

Nov 01, 2016 06:20 AM
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4,001,121
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I thought being self-employed would allow ME to decide how much I got paid.   It was a great decision.

Nov 03, 2016 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,036,797
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

People always will want to buy a home, get in it early.

 

Nov 02, 2016 01:33 AM
Rainmaker
736,966
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I've been doing this, it seems, since God made dirt. During that expanse of time, real estate career have gone through several life changes. Today, my response would be, "What have I made of a real estate career that has proven to be a great choice?"

I enter through necessity, not some mountain top vision.

Today, I know I do not work and play well with others. Being independent works well for me.

Today, I know I control where I will invest my time and gold.

Today, I know I am the only one accountable for the outcome.

Today, I can identify no better vessel in which one can travel that touches so many at so many areas of need in their lives.

Today, I know I make a difference in peoples lives.

Other that that, I haven't much to say.

Nov 02, 2016 12:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,130,677
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It just sort of happened and I went with it!

Nov 01, 2016 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,048,838
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

absolutely

Nov 01, 2016 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
2,924,380
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

After 30 years in the business, i can say freedom, flexibility, control and satisfaction from happy clients

Nov 01, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,511,628
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It was that or robbing banks. Which would you choose?

Nov 01, 2016 10:41 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Low cost to enter, endless possibilities and free time at will.

Nov 01, 2016 10:16 PM
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4,431,600
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

There are many reasons.

Nov 01, 2016 09:49 PM
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Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

You have to have people skills and be able to talk to people. You have to have a great memory because people will ask you a billion questions and you have to be able to answer on the spot. You have to be able to jump up and get out at a moment's notice sometimes to show a home. If you aren't able or willing to do these things, you might want to reconsider. 

Nov 01, 2016 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
845,955
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It was for me

Nov 01, 2016 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,812,895
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Freedom . Challenge, Recognition, Opportunity , Security

Nov 01, 2016 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
5,219,125
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You might have more family time with a salaried job with regular hours.

Nov 01, 2016 09:07 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

When I joined i did not believe it is my best nor permanent choice. But after so many years, I do. 

Nov 01, 2016 04:52 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

stacey wuyts - just happened that a friend said, I'll make a good Real Estate Professional....lol!

Nov 01, 2016 03:41 PM
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Real estate combines my passions:  people, contract negotiation, problem-solving, design, architecture and teaching.

Nov 01, 2016 01:32 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

30+ years later, I can say that it's been a very fun ride!

Nov 01, 2016 12:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,641,667
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

absolutely

Nov 01, 2016 12:30 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I spent a lot of years working hard for other people, and now I get to put my hard work to work for me. 

Nov 01, 2016 11:44 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It was a good decision for me - at the time I got my license I couldn't find a real job!

Nov 01, 2016 11:35 AM
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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

25 years and still glad I made the decision to get into real estate! Love the flexibility and the chance to serve others in making a very important decision in their lives.

Nov 01, 2016 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It turned out to be my favorite occupation

Nov 01, 2016 11:01 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

There are sevearl reasons, but the most important are the flexibility, being able to help people realize the American dream of owning a home and the ability to make a good living while doing this.

Nov 01, 2016 10:53 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It has been a wonderful career with lots of opportunity for personal growth. Becoming an investor builds personal wealth.

Nov 01, 2016 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

30+ years and still happy with my decision.  No regrets.  Good luck stacey wuyts 

Nov 01, 2016 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
3,212,206
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Endless possibilities as long as you have the skill and determination.

Nov 01, 2016 08:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

stacey wuyts Independence!

Nov 01, 2016 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,852,955
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You can have your own business with unlimited income potential, with little start up cost.

Nov 01, 2016 07:12 AM
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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

Many people get into it thinking they will be in control of their time.  NOT !  It does give flexibility but in order to be successful you will work long hours and mostly be at the mercy of your prospects schedule (not your own).  You need to have a true passion for the business and a committment to excellence or the competition will eat you alive.  The 87% failure rate of new licensee are proof of that.  

Nov 01, 2016 07:07 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

the pay is certainly better than what a teacher is paid.... I loved teaching, but I couldn't deal with so many weeks off and the low pay....horrible in MA.... 

Nov 01, 2016 06:37 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It lets me be my own boss and to pick and choose with whom I work.

Nov 01, 2016 06:35 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

For MOST people who go into it, it is not a great choice.  Best to spend some time discerning this before investing.

Nov 01, 2016 06:28 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Yes, Stacey the ability to work when you want is important when you have a family. Also, the feeling you get when you help someone find a place to call home is a big plus!

Nov 01, 2016 06:27 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

it lines up very well with my skills banks for one thing...

Nov 01, 2016 06:22 AM