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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

With over 300,000,000 people to conquer, there is a great deal of diversity. Fear will overcome some. Most will brush fear aside and take the path of prudence, wisdom, caution, and forthrightness. Various paths will lead to the same destination as we emerge stronger than ever.

Apr 22, 2020 10:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That's what the fear peddlers are hoping for.

 

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

Apr 22, 2020 10:28 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

You know what spreads faster than any virus, is fear
And when it comes to fear you can either;


Forget Everything And Run
        or you can
Face Everything And Rise

 

I believe that we will win.

Apr 22, 2020 10:22 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

NO!  The American Dream lives on!

Apr 22, 2020 10:07 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Only for those who succumb to Fear.  

 

Apr 22, 2020 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
991,763
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Stop waiting for it to be over.

This is your life, right here, right now.

Dig into it and find little and big ways to love the journey.

The American Dream is ALIVE & adapting.

Apr 22, 2020 12:43 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Even with bombs bursting in mid-air...we were not stopped

Apr 22, 2020 10:49 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Not here.  I don't succumb to messages of mass hysteria.  I live in the real world.  Sometimes bad things happen.  Doesn't have to be the end of the world.

Apr 22, 2020 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Not for me. I'm not reading your post.

Apr 22, 2020 09:46 AM
Rainer
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Kenneth J. Jones, Broker of Record
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc., REALTORS® - Red Bank, NJ
Serving Central New Jersey Since 1978

Michael J. Perry When I started as a real estate salesman way back in 1971, another salesman who was very experienced took me aside and told me this:
"There are only 2 things that make people do ANYTHING - and, those thinga are fear and greed. So, if you're going to be a great real estate salesman, just figure out which one motivates the person you're dealing with, and press that button."

I've lived by that advice and have been very successful doing so.

Both fear and greed are great motivators. So, when I'm dealing with someone who is fearful of their future, I do my best to make them EVEN MORE fearful of passing up a great opportunity - which also appeals to their greed motivation.

I'm not saying it's 100% foolproof. But, it works many more times than not.

But, will fear stop the American Dream?

Not if people like you and I use our marketing skills properly.

Apr 22, 2020 01:41 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

No. Americans are resilient. And most of us are not afraid. But I'll tell you who should be afraid. China leadership and Congress. Be very afraid.

Apr 22, 2020 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many prospective home buyers will be facing issues with debt, credit and income. The Dream will survive.

Apr 22, 2020 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

What's Fear?  

Apr 23, 2020 08:16 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Talk to any war hero who experienced deadly firefights and they will tell you that those who claim they were not afraid are liars. There is nothing wrong with fear, it motivates us to overcome the danger in front of us. Without fear we put our hand in the fire. Fear motivates us to put out the fire. If you are fearless you are either lying to yourself or foolish.

Apr 23, 2020 05:34 AM
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Well I am afraid - when I have to stand outside in a long line for 15-30 minutes just to enter a  food store -  when I am told Buying Cigarettes are more essential than buying houses your darn right I am scared  I can smell FEAR with so many out of work 

Apr 22, 2020 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

FEAR will slow it down but not stop it. Like a clog in a pipe, it is temporary!

Apr 23, 2020 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

It won't stop it probably slow it a bit. As with everyone's dream.

Apr 22, 2020 06:15 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

For some it already has - way before COVID-19 came on the scene. Many many folks are willing to give up Freedom and Liberties for Security.

For others.....never.

Freedom is not something that is won/obtained and forever after enjoyed. Freedom requires a constant willingness to fight and stand up against those that want to take it away (for your own good).

Apr 22, 2020 03:47 PM
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sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

No. . .  everyone needs a place to live . . . .If your clients can see the advantages of investing in their own home and not living pay check to pay check they will be able to make their home investment work for them.    but on the other hand landlords love renters. . . they make your monthly payments for your as long as you plan ahead and check your investment numbers -- another American dream

Apr 23, 2020 02:57 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

For many, it will. But, for those with an idea and the desire, the American Dream will live on. 

Apr 23, 2020 12:55 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, for some because they blindly following the MSM who create mass hysteria rather than depending on reliable sources for information like the CDC. Not me, I choose to be level-headed.

Apr 23, 2020 08:18 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 some.

Apr 23, 2020 06:43 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is for those letting fear control their lives. Even worse now you are seeing those that fear the most trying to control other peoples lives

Apr 23, 2020 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The message should be:

It's OUR TIME to MAKE the FUTURE.

If the consumers of toxic messages will resonate with the reality, 'IT's THEIR CHOICE."

Apr 23, 2020 05:25 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Challenges are part of life. Determination and creative spirit are the grit that creates the second, third, however many winds you need to dig deeper to come out of any life setback stronger. Families become closer, this is a wake up call for many just drifting. Planning for setbacks makes it easier than caught by surprise and unprepared Michael J. Perry . Hope is a much better four letter word to hang onto and share in anything you or I publicize.

Apr 23, 2020 02:42 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Nope! I've been involved in multiple offers two days in a row now...! :)

Apr 22, 2020 04:19 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

no it won't

Apr 22, 2020 04:05 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It might slow it down for some, but others will forge ahead, especially once we get past all this.

Apr 22, 2020 03:53 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Fear is prevalent in our history.

Apr 22, 2020 12:13 PM
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

When the CDC was first reporting scary numbers and the media was pounding them into our heads 24/7, yes it was scary the unknown. Now that we know the real numbers it's not so daunting. I am ready to get back to work, been surfing and working in my garden. No Fear!

Apr 24, 2020 03:27 PM