Joe  Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)

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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

Moving from San Francisco to San Diego and starting my life & business over in 2003. New bride, new city, zero contacts/prospects. Greatest thing I could have done for my new marriage, my business & my soul. We all grew from it. I'm about to take another big one and start a team soon, blending 3 Realtors from 3 brokerages, into one new one, I'll keep you posted. 

Jun 15, 2015 11:05 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes ....... I plead the Fifth. 

Jun 15, 2015 11:28 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

#2 husband

Jun 15, 2015 10:35 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've taken alot of risks in my lifetime, but I think what I'm most proud of is the risk I decided to take to get healthy.... to get a "fresh start" with my health.... it was physically VERY RISKY FOR ME....I only have one lung that inflates...every surgery I have is a risk.

Jun 15, 2015 11:33 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Joe Petrowsky Starting my own commercial real estate company would be one.

Jun 15, 2015 11:24 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We did it our way.  A

Jun 15, 2015 11:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I opened my first real estate office just out of law school with no experience in real estate sales or office management. 

Jun 15, 2015 10:29 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Yes. Starting this business.

Jun 15, 2015 07:21 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

Going into the Air Force.

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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Even in the hardest of times sticking with building the business and putting every penny into something that at the time was not making money. Otherwise I'd probably be working an hourly wage job hating life, that is what everyones advise was to go get.

Jun 16, 2015 04:48 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Leaving a comfy, cozy life in DE to chase dreams in CA.  No contacts, no business, and not even a license to work in CA, but I was determined. 

Jun 16, 2015 04:25 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes, and since you did not ask us to tell what it is ... I'll remain silent on the issue. But, I am very very proud of it.

Jun 16, 2015 12:51 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

After I returned to the US from overseas and decided not to go back to work in the corporate world where I was in great demand but to work for myself in real estate--that was a big risk giving up a six figure income, bonuses, stock options, benefits. But it paid off.

Jun 16, 2015 12:45 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When I left my home town and headed for the BIG city.

Enrolled in college.

Said 'Yes' to a sincere proposal.

Learned to ask, "Is there more?"

Learned to say, "Yes you can because....."

Everything else has proven insignificant.

Jun 15, 2015 08:47 PM