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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Any business can be stressful Annette. Maybe the best approach is to learn how to un-stress yourself. Practice meditation, go to the gym, get into an organized sport, take a break from the business, meet a friend for lunch, meet with like-minded business people, take a day off, take the dog (a neighbor's dog) for a walk, volunteer for a wellness organization...

Mar 17, 2018 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Hahaha, my late sister was like that. She was so smart and clever, but we looked at life in diametrically opposed ways. She could mezmerize with words, convince people the sky was green. She was my negative polarity post. If she said move, I would stand completely still. She never took my advice either. LOL
Most of the people that I confide in have great insights and common sense. I do miss my sister, though. We did share the exact same taste in music. đź’–đź’•

Mar 17, 2018 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have several people I can turn to, most are members of the AR community. I know the discussion is confidential, and I trust their professional opinions. It is NOT to do the opposite. 

As for doing the opposite ... that would most likely be those I would not ask in the first place. 

Mar 17, 2018 08:38 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

No, if I'm stressed so much that I need to share the situation, I share it with someone who will ease my stress...not add to it! 

Mar 17, 2018 08:05 AM
Rainmaker
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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

That would be a waste of time.

I turn to my mentors who's advice is gold.

Mar 17, 2018 07:10 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

No. Not that person.  Not again. 

Mar 17, 2018 10:05 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My dog.  Her answer is "Chase squirrels and lizards and bark at people as they walk by."

Mar 17, 2018 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

You need to be able to cope with the stress in this business.

Mar 17, 2018 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

hell no.... I wouldn't bother talking business with that type of person....

Mar 17, 2018 08:42 AM
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

That's a bit twisted. I turn to those whose advice I respect.

Mar 17, 2018 08:15 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   No. 

Mar 17, 2018 07:25 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

I hang around more complementary people, and many are on my support team.

Mar 17, 2018 09:52 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do turn to those mentors that give me great advise in the time of need.

Mar 18, 2018 09:03 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

All businesses are stressful, if you ask me. That being said I remember very, very few painful outcomes... so few that I really can't remember many. I don't share situations like that as I can think through issues for myself. And I definitely would not share with anyone whose advice would be so bad that I'd know upfront to do the opposite.

Mar 17, 2018 01:41 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Not the opposite.  My person to turn to gives good advice.

Mar 17, 2018 01:30 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

No, and Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR has great advice here. A

Mar 17, 2018 12:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I am very fortunate to have a partner in my life that I can confide anything with. Unfortunately (maybe fortunately) she often sees the error of my ways and straightens my axx out.

Regarding the real estate business sometimes you just get yourself into a situation that requires you to seek help. While my current brokerage offers help, it is such a large company that it is often impersonal. But I remember a few years ago I worked for a small brokerage and the designated broker was a great manager. He taught me a lot about the business, and always had a way of making you realize that every problem had a solution and it wasn't the end of the world. I still remember his advice.

 

Mar 17, 2018 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Actually, I usually keep everything internalized which is not good.

My wife, however, does share her situations with me quite often, and she usually does the opposite of my responses.    ^_~

Mar 17, 2018 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Good counsel is hard to find. Lean not on your own understanding and seek wisdom for best results. At the very least, ask, seek  knock every opportunity

Mar 17, 2018 09:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope! I have learned to count to ten and approach a situation in a different way. Stress goes away!

Mar 17, 2018 08:04 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

Someone whose response is ALWAYS the wrong advice? No I don't seek that kind of counsel ;-)

Mar 21, 2018 02:30 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

Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR nailed this one!

Mar 18, 2018 06:58 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 don't need this.

Mar 18, 2018 05:49 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - outcome should be the one we desire for! 

Why should we need to turn to someone? We write our own destiny.

Mar 17, 2018 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Husband. Couldn't do it without him. It's tough if your spouse doesn't empathize and know what you are going through.  -K

Mar 17, 2018 05:28 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Some people have really bad judgment. But even a stopped clock is correct twice a day

Mar 17, 2018 04:42 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Why the opposite?

Mar 17, 2018 01:35 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not get stressed easily. 

Mar 17, 2018 10:37 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is necessary to share sometimes.

Mar 20, 2018 07:12 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Any business is stressful.Our lives are stressful in general. For me it is yoga and jornaling, since when you share your bad mood or worries with families and friends, you share that awful energy, I care about them too much to do that to them. I share, but in a loving positive way.

Mar 19, 2018 01:57 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yea, my wife!

Mar 18, 2018 05:25 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It doesn't bother me that much.

Mar 18, 2018 08:22 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I can't add anything to Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR 's answer.

Mar 18, 2018 06:49 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do not. I handle things totally on my own and keep all confidential things, confidential.

Mar 17, 2018 06:00 PM