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2,970,381
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

1. Because I could.

2. Because most of the people I had experience with in the business were idiots who didn't listen and I knew I could run rings around them. And I have for 25 years now.

Dec 16, 2017 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,163,750
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

On a bet! And, I never looked back!

Dec 16, 2017 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,477,246
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Thought it would be easy to job where I can make a lot of money. No one said to me that it is...... a conspiracy. 

Dec 16, 2017 12:00 AM
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3,981,932
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I wanted to be in control of my schedule and earnings. It has done both, most of the time.

Dec 15, 2017 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,023,712
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Dec 15, 2017 08:38 PM
Rainmaker
910,452
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My brothers and sisters and I got together and I drew the short straw; it’s the family business. 😆😂🤣

Dec 15, 2017 08:22 PM
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3,182,425
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Seemed like the logical move from flipping to buy and sell my own properties. I got so busy with resales that I haven't personally flipped another home since I got my license!

Dec 15, 2017 08:00 PM
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1,619,944
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I was court-ordered.  It was either that, or seven years hard labour.  It was a tough decision.

Dec 15, 2017 07:43 PM
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2,343,939
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Money

Dec 15, 2017 07:31 PM
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4,052,738
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seemed like a good next step.

 

Dec 15, 2017 06:39 PM
Rainmaker
2,422,951
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It was presented and I consented

Dec 15, 2017 06:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,563,010
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It was a slow progression from selling seeds as a 10 year old .

Dec 15, 2017 06:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,210,204
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

For the groupies!

Dec 16, 2017 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
557,116
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I wanted to work for myself and be responsible for my own success/failure.

Dec 16, 2017 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,366,627
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

James Kauli My Wife was in the business and I thought it would be fun to join her.

Dec 16, 2017 06:30 AM
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4,796,451
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It seemed like the right thing to do at the time.

Dec 16, 2017 05:40 AM
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277,188
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Family business , I'm 3rd generation. Grandfather was licensed in 1910

Dec 16, 2017 04:09 AM
Rainmaker
742,782
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No eight to five existiance. Lengrhy vactions. Benefits. Company car. Make my own decisions. Work when I want to.  Money.

Then I woke up.

Dec 16, 2017 03:47 AM
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1,610,522
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Seemed likie a good idea at the time.

Dec 15, 2017 06:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,206,067
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Froggy House If the frog could sell houses, so could I.

Dec 16, 2017 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Many reasons

Dec 16, 2017 11:24 AM
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4,864,595
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I'm a glutton for punishment.... I say it all the time....

Dec 16, 2017 11:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,771
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Tired of my office being in seat 1D and many hotel rooms both domestic and internationally...

Dec 16, 2017 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,258,780
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

As a career and for the business opportunities after finishing law school.

Dec 16, 2017 06:34 AM
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1,443,418
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Work with people. 

Oct 02, 2018 07:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,019,177
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Mama said so

Oct 02, 2018 07:01 PM
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4,298,221
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

To feed the family is #1 reason.

Jan 21, 2018 09:45 PM
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3,063,553
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

To work my own hours and the big checks.

Dec 18, 2017 04:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,018,153
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When I was married, my husband and I thought about fixing and flipping homes, and being an agent would save some dollars.

Dec 18, 2017 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
525,189
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

My career as a heavy metal rockstar never took off

Dec 17, 2017 08:34 PM
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428,814
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Not so I could answer questions like this from people I do not know.  The real answer is it matters not why anyone else chose their career but YOUR why to become an agent ot not is paramount and one of the most important factors to being successful or not.

Dec 16, 2017 03:56 PM