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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

"It is what it is" is fairly common around here, and " you know what I mean? " is also fairly common. "I'm looking for foreclosure or house where I can build sweat equity - know what I mean? " Yeah, I know what you mean. You want a $450,000.00 house for $300,000.00, and you want to waste everyone's time looking for something that doesn't exisit and you want to submit low offers that have zero chance of being accepted.

Apr 08, 2017 03:34 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

At least they talk.  I hate going out with clients who barely speak.

Apr 08, 2017 06:09 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Fred Griffin Once, I had a client repetedly used "You know" I felt very uncomfortable, and told him I don't know.

Apr 08, 2017 04:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

"Ya feel me?" - Um no I don't

Apr 08, 2017 04:22 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes.  Every other word is "like" It's like ... you know ... like when the sky is falling ... like .. it feels like ... 

Apr 08, 2017 03:55 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

"Let me make a long story short..." is typically only partly true. 

Apr 08, 2017 10:42 PM
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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

Well Fred Griffin it is what it is, know what I mean?

Apr 08, 2017 06:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

As long as they are buying, I can ignore the white noise...

Eve

Apr 08, 2017 03:38 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sure... yada yada, yada!

Apr 09, 2017 02:59 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No yadda-yadda-yadda? They must not be Seinfeld fans.

Apr 08, 2017 09:32 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Just another challenge in the life of a real estate professional.

Apr 08, 2017 05:05 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Fred are you having a trying day!!

Apr 08, 2017 04:41 PM
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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

Oh yes.  These are the folks I put on the speaker and then go to ActiveRain and the Q&A section.  

Apr 09, 2017 05:33 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Ya know, if they're buying or selling with me, I don't mind - It is what it is...blah, blah, blah!  

Apr 08, 2017 10:14 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred.

Yes, and I would do my best to find a subject that they may be passionate about.  If not, smile a lot.  A

Apr 08, 2017 03:38 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'd rather hear those crazy nonwords then stupid people from other areas trying to be smart about mine. But, they are what they are. LOL

Apr 09, 2017 07:47 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

So he's stuck in Jerry Senfeld reruns? Nothing you can do but ask the questions differently to trick him up lol.  At least it's not umm's every 10 seconds.

Apr 09, 2017 05:41 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I know what you mean, Jellybean!!!

Apr 08, 2017 07:46 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I hear people say "at the end of the day...." ad nauseum....

Apr 08, 2017 05:15 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

You just have to be patient.  Sometimes that is a real challenge.

Apr 08, 2017 04:30 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No but I have a lot of investors who are here for work from foreign countries and that can be a challenge.

Apr 08, 2017 04:21 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

"Please tell me more" and hope it is forthcoming!

Apr 08, 2017 03:54 PM
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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

Toadally dude... 

Apr 09, 2017 05:59 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - I hear you....

Apr 08, 2017 10:00 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Yes and it is very annoying.

Apr 08, 2017 07:28 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't know what you mean. Whatever!

Apr 08, 2017 06:50 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I usually repeat back to them what they have said in the form of a question to try to help people become more aware.

Example:

So you really think it is a blah blah blah?

You want to know if I know what you mean?

Do you think it is what it is?

When they have it thrown back to them, they tend to really hear/see it

Apr 08, 2017 06:37 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

Yes, I know a few folks who have this habit.

 

Apr 08, 2017 04:01 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I know a guy who says every sentence with a "something like that"?

No wonder he is often employed.

Apr 08, 2017 03:44 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

It can be annoying, but I've learned to anticipate it and tune it out as much as possible. You get my drift?

Apr 09, 2017 12:45 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Guess that is better than saying, "Having said that" at the beginning of every sentence.

Apr 09, 2017 07:19 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Like,like,like

Apr 09, 2017 06:09 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

"Know what I'm saying" and "it is what it is" are irksome. When I start filling my conversation with these phrases I know it'll be time to hang up my hat.

Apr 09, 2017 05:35 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I had a client who was obsessed show business.  After every showing and after virtually every sentence, she'd say "Aaannnndddd....scene."

It drove me more than a little bit crazy. 

Apr 08, 2017 09:28 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

OH Yea!

Apr 08, 2017 09:07 PM
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shirley cicero
United Country Ponderosa Realty Associates - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

How about when they barely say nothing at all and you find your self trying to drag information out of them!!!

Apr 08, 2017 08:04 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

My favorite is "like". It seems to be the younger generation that uses like for every second word.

Apr 08, 2017 06:27 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Every day Fred Griffin but I always like a challenge.

Apr 08, 2017 05:30 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is a nervous tick. Many years ago I ended most sentences with, you know. My husband quickly identified it, told me how annoying it was and I corrected it immediately. I never realized I was doing it, You Know?

Apr 08, 2017 05:28 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I think many people myself included tend to fall into phrase patterns sometimes hopefully not too often though

Mar 24, 2018 07:02 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We both have the same client!

 

Apr 13, 2017 08:00 AM
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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

Fred - I know what you mean, you know what I mean.

Apr 11, 2017 11:57 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Reminds me of my Canadian / American buddy who hadn't been to Canada in 20 years.  When he came back and said: "boy, they sure say 'eh' a lot.  Do I say 'eh' a lot too?"  Yes Bud, you sure do!

Apr 10, 2017 05:02 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Drives me crazy!  

Apr 09, 2017 08:29 PM
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Mimi Foster
FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I met the tenant at a listing yesterday. She giggled at everything I said and didn't reply. I was exhausted when I left her, trying to get her to say something

Apr 09, 2017 07:35 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I grew up near the San Fernando Valley in the 880s and 90s.  Like Oh My God!  Gag me with a spoon!  Like Totally!  AS IF!  Oh and let's not forget "Tubular" and "Woah dude!"  and of course the multi-purpose word "Dude" or it's variations "Dudester" "Dudemeister" "Dudearoni".

Apr 09, 2017 06:37 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I can't say that I have recently Fred Griffin 

Apr 09, 2017 05:05 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

There is a ROI time factor formula for this. It has to do with hearing the certain phrase of  "let's put in a offer" per time period of hearing gibberish or nonsense words. It may be on the Appalachian business formula website.

Apr 09, 2017 08:54 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Ha, Ha... Fred, try almost anyone under 25 these days... unless they text. IMHO

Apr 09, 2017 07:07 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Jeff Pearl nailed this one if you know what I mean.

Apr 09, 2017 06:29 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I'm paid to listen.

I feel personal achievement when those I work with are better educated than before they met me.

I model the behavior that gets the best results.

The most frequent response, "Why do you enunciate every word correctly?"

My response, "How else are you supposed to pronounce them?"

"Hmmm. You are the first REALTOR I've met who pronounced their title correctly."

We will not go into the opossum and armadillo pronunciations.

You know, it is what is what it is, are not so bad as using as a punctuation mark the word like.

Apr 09, 2017 05:38 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Yes sir, on a weekly basis.  Yada, yada

Apr 09, 2017 03:16 AM