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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I still do :)    I'm not out digging ditches, nor sitting in some cubicle.  I see beautiful homes every day, some on pristine waterfront, most with wonderful people  (some, not so much!)

We are fortunate to do what we do and get paid handsomely for it.

Jun 21, 2015 02:50 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not easy but interesting.

Jun 21, 2015 03:47 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It beats many jobs.  One of our clients was cutting hair initially, and another was gluing hair for wigs and were both single moms.  Both now make seven figures today.

Jun 21, 2015 03:25 AM
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Thomas F. Scanlon
Borgida & Company P. C., CPA's - Manchester, CT
CPA, CFP

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School - If you like what you do it's not work. If you do it well the money will follow. If you are looking for easy money, good luck.

 

Cheers!

Tom

Jun 21, 2015 08:33 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

No; however I am one of those who had an agent, I knew I could do better, who did nothing! I knew an agent who I had the utmost respect for who thought I had what it took. I knew I would work hard for my money...

Jun 21, 2015 07:02 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

No!  I grew up with a 70 hour a week Realtor Mom so I knew what was coming.  

Jun 21, 2015 05:59 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School Tom Hopkins once said, ". . .selling is the highest paid hard work-and the lowest paid easy work. . . ." To answer your question, it depends how much you put into it.

Jun 21, 2015 03:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. But, I did see real estate as an opportunity to make more money that a salaried position.

Jun 21, 2015 02:52 AM
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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

No way.  I never thought it would be a walk in the park.

Jun 21, 2015 07:47 AM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

No not ever.  Many got into the business in 2005 thinking it was easy money and made money.  But you have to think about the long haul.

 

Jun 21, 2015 07:30 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Like just about any endeavor there is no simple answer. If you are passionate about what you do some things come easy, others however can be the opposite. if it was always easy then i would be bored, or I would think I am not reaching my full potential.

Jun 21, 2015 07:07 AM
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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

No, I knew you could make a lot more money working hard in it as opposed to working hourly. 

I think this is a big problem with new agents though, they watch those million dollar listing shows that really show none of the work and show the big checks they make. Some new agents expect that, most of them never renew their license after the first year I've found.

Jun 21, 2015 06:24 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

Only before I became an agent.

Jun 21, 2015 04:29 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School - if done right, it is easy money! Anything we do what we love makes it 'easy'!

And for rest, it surely is NOT easy money.

Jun 21, 2015 03:53 AM
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Jillian La Rocque
St Thomas, VI

It is easy to make the money but the money is not easy ... it is the reward of many things that we cannot count the cost of ... there is alot invested into us to become the "closer" ... it started even before we entered the career!

Jun 25, 2015 04:26 AM
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Robert Schmalfeldt
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Real Estate agent serving the Las Vegas valley

No , having several family members in the real estae industry i was fully aware of the hard work and attention to detail that is required to meet client expectations 

Jun 22, 2015 09:46 AM
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Mickey Matthews
Real Estate Options of Texas - Kemah, TX
I sell Real Estate in Galveston and Harris Cty

I believe that anything you do in life even when it comes to the money, you must love what you do

You must be sincere and honest. The money will come.

Jun 22, 2015 09:20 AM
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Pete Junta
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Pueblo, CO
Providing World Class Customer Care!

I undersood it to be more of a challeange.  It would take time to build a stable foundation with persistance and determination. 

Jun 22, 2015 07:42 AM
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Stephanie Rigapoulos
Prospera Realty - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Agent serving the Pinellas County

Captian Wayne, I cannot say working in Real Estate is easy money, however Real Estate itself is easy money. My Father always said, there is money in dirt, dirt meaning ground. So in answer to your question, yes, real estate is easy money!!

 

Gallixce

Jun 22, 2015 07:31 AM
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Ashwin Dalal
Red Bird Realty of Greater Tallahassee,LLC - Tallahassee, FL
Residential Expert. Seller, Buyer Representation

No, but general people think that every Realtor makes lots of money. They do not realize the amount of work we do and abuse we take along with rejections.

Jun 22, 2015 01:52 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  Everyone knows the 80-20 rule.

Jun 22, 2015 12:57 AM
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Adele Langdon
Los Angeles, CA
Exclusive Realty Inc.

When it's going good and everyone's happy it's great. It can be very exciting, other times it's gets so crazy I have to laugh to keep my head. I would agree with Michael not easy but interesting.

Jun 21, 2015 11:38 PM
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Not at all.  We work many long and hard hours, with no days off, and working through vacations.  I enjoy working my niche since I do get to meet and speak with fellow horse people and see many different types of horse properties.  Every transaction is an adventure.

Jun 21, 2015 10:38 PM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

No but everyone else who is not an agent seems to think so.

Jun 21, 2015 10:34 PM
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GC Realty Investments
GC Realty Investments - Chicago, IL
Investors and Turnkey Solutions Provider.

I dont think its easy money. It requires a lot of work and input. But if you are passionate about it like us, you can do wonders in the real estate sector. I firmly believe in this quote: "The best investment on Earth is Earth"

Jun 21, 2015 09:31 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Never thought it would be easy money, just a better way to make a living.. Once in the industry I learned , and am still learning, the nuances,

Jun 21, 2015 07:27 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I must admit, I did.

Till I got in and the fun began. Why this job has such wrong reputation?!

Jun 21, 2015 05:23 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes I did.  It is one of the rumor things because I have never known a real estate agent either.

Jun 21, 2015 12:49 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Never, I always knew I would have to work had in the profession.

Jun 21, 2015 12:23 PM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

Nope,  I had no idea how much money could be made.   Never thought about it.

Jun 21, 2015 10:13 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Not easy in the sense of an undemanding or a light work schedule. Yes, easy in the sense I knew I could handle it.

Jun 21, 2015 09:54 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

At times yes and other times it is extremely difficult. I guess it all balances out to what we call work. 

Jun 21, 2015 09:15 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Never thought that. What I wanted was to be in control of my own destiny.

Jun 21, 2015 08:44 AM