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

The right people have a way of finding me.  Not too many of my people discuss their own careers let alone mine.   There are just too many other interesting things to talk about.

Jul 23, 2015 09:48 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I am when I go the extra mile and give excellent customer service Paul. 

Jul 23, 2015 01:40 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

I am very proud of what I do. But I don't bring it up unless it comes up in conversation.

Jul 23, 2015 01:33 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Oh my word YES! I have waited my whole life to be doing just exactly what I am doing, and I never saw it coming!

Jul 23, 2015 01:25 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Absolutely.  I think the secret is being interested and not interesting.  When you can listen with compassion, people become interested in you and what you do.  And I agree with Susan Emo there is so much more to talk about than real estate.  A

Jul 23, 2015 10:09 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I am very proud of what I do and who I am. However, I do not typically spout it out to everyone. I tell people what I do and if they want to hear more, I wait for them to ask me.

I know, I am horrible at sales, but I am excellent with my service.

Jul 23, 2015 04:10 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I did get into real estate to help people. I know that sounds trite, but my husband and I had done a few real estate transactions together and none of them went smoothly and it was all because of the agent. It was never the seller. We also seemed to find motivated sellers that worked with us, and that's a good thing. 

In our first transaction we got left with no place to live. We had been renting. Thank goodness the sellers let us move in and live there for the next six weeks we had to extend closing. Our cash funds were there, but the agent hadn't alerted the title company to the issue of transfering a trailer on the property. It's complicated, but the agent didn't follow through on the mobile we were moving into on this mountain property. 

Jul 23, 2015 02:50 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, I think that we provide some very important services.

Jul 23, 2015 01:47 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes...or I would not do it. Thus if I do... do it, my confidence is hard to hide

Jul 23, 2015 11:18 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, without a doubt!   I insert what I do as soon as the time is right.  I may start the conversation by asking others what they do...most times it comes back to me.

Jul 24, 2015 03:18 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes.  And anyone who want this profession should embrase the code of ethics and your state real estate laws.

Jul 23, 2015 10:31 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We're both very proud of what we do.

Wayne has worked very hard to polish his elevator speech. We both wear our name tags and strike up conversations with people all the time. Listing a home this weekend from a man he met on line at Quick Chek.

Jul 23, 2015 09:51 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Totally, Paul! If I wasn't, I shouldn't be doing it! Or I should be looking for ways to do it so I would be proud. But I don't start conversations by telling people I'm a Broker--it feels too pushy.

Jul 23, 2015 09:24 PM