Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hopefully we are working together for the same goal. Like in real life.

Mar 30, 2018 06:43 AM
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

You have to view the people that come into your business like a card game.  For the most part, you can play every hand.  Sometimes they make up a great hand, but usually, you are dealt a hand you can play.   Every once and a while you are dealt a bad card - then you have the ability to discard it or continue to play the game - every once and a while you will be dealt a Joker - I've occasionally tossed them back into the pile.  Just like you can't change the numbers on a card - you can't change the people.

Mar 30, 2018 07:27 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

You can never change a person. And one thing I've always followed in my business is that I can choose whom I do or don't work with. So when I encounter issues I don't ever consider them problems to attack. Challenges to overcome, maybe...

Mar 30, 2018 06:44 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I hear you. Some days, I feel like I earned my psychology degree. And other times my psychiatry degree.

Mar 30, 2018 07:38 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I am flexible and adaptable, and I can train a client when needed.

Mar 30, 2018 09:20 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I focus on getting the job I was hired to do and don't let drama get in the way.

Mar 30, 2018 07:20 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Navigating through the different personalities should be taught in school

Mar 30, 2018 07:07 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I am not in the business to change people just situations. The best part of this job is if we don't want to work with certainly personalities we can refer them. 

Mar 30, 2018 06:50 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Let's buy or sell your house first.   If we get to be friends during the process, then maybe we can share our personal lives.

Mar 30, 2018 06:48 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - we should have just one goal with our clients.

Mar 30, 2018 08:29 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't try to change anyone, but endeavor to listen to them and try to put myself in their shoes to have a better understanding of "where they're coming from". 

Mar 30, 2018 11:07 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Andrew,

Never try to change someone...we just use patience.  A

Mar 30, 2018 10:52 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I take it on a case by case basis...you are not going to change a person so not point in trying and I usually have a good sense of whether we will work well together during the initial contact. If it becomes problematic, I refer it out.

You can please some of the people some of the time...

 

Mar 30, 2018 10:11 AM
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

I attack the problem and get the job done . You cannot change people . 

Mar 30, 2018 08:32 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Nope on the changes part. Just work with what you have. I remember working with a guy in car financing that used the F word to describe everying both good & bad that happened. Hey, it's the way he was & I was selling him a house not marrying him.

Mar 30, 2018 07:59 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Haha! Well. As they said in the swingin' 60s, I'm okay, you're okay. Even if you happen to be a raving lunatic. As long as we just stick to the facts in evidence, you won't get to see that I'm a raving lunatic too. 😈

Seriously, it takes a good degree of dispassion to navigate these waters at times.
It's a challenge, because our hearts go out to people.

Mar 30, 2018 07:52 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

you can't change people....  you can work with them and sway them and compromise and hope they hell it all closes....

Mar 30, 2018 07:08 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Fred Griffin covered this one well.

Mar 30, 2018 06:59 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Just the sale.... just the sale.

Mar 30, 2018 06:57 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

I believe that sometimes we have to be chameleons...we can't change them but, we can adapt to their needs very easily. 

Apr 29, 2018 03:36 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We do have to work with many types of transactions! 

Apr 03, 2018 08:43 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I like to have a near friend relationship with my clients to gain the trust I need

Apr 01, 2018 07:49 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with Nina

Mar 31, 2018 10:38 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 try to react.

Mar 31, 2018 06:11 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I never try to change anyone. But we change if we get into new environment. Most of my friends try yoga and start paying attention on what they eat. As for clients, we often become friends. I do not push, I educate people and they make decision what is best for them. 

Mar 30, 2018 05:20 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I deal with issues and resolve them.  It is IMPOSSIBLE to change others. I can only change me. 

Mar 30, 2018 02:58 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sorry, can't get past the every word capitalized.

Mar 30, 2018 09:31 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not try to change anyone. Every client has received the best advice that I have been able to provide.

Mar 30, 2018 09:17 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

I just try to keep everyone focused and moving towards the finish line. Some days it requires a lot of hand holding and empathy. We deal with this every day, but our clients are making life changing decisions and the stress can be overwhelming at times. I have a great deal of patience and try to be as understanding as possible as I guide them through the process. 

Mar 30, 2018 08:33 AM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Cannot change the person but if you just cannot click at all it's best to move on and let some-one else have them.

Mar 30, 2018 08:07 AM