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Mike Rock
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i would think as a independent contractor, while policies need to be followed. and there should be periodic get togethers, YOUR client and biz need to come first. do i want to be at meeting where we talk about contract problems and i havent had a problem in 4 years? hell no

Oct 08, 2015 11:46 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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I'm a big believer in agendas. Also, agents who have issues should try to get on them so that everyone can come prepared. I don't believe in meetings just to have meetings that aren't organized.

Oct 08, 2015 10:46 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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First off, I am reporting a LOT of spammers this morning! 

Secondly, answering the question, I do like to have an agenda beforehand. We have meetings weekly at my office, and I rarely make them. Not sure why, I always seem to have a list of items to do to further my business, and I don't have time to attend. Maybe I should try harder?

Oct 08, 2015 08:34 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I think it would be nice to know whether or not you want to attend.  Perhaps that is why they don't tell you...

Oct 08, 2015 12:14 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

Our office used to have meetings on Wednesday, and yes, wanted to know what the subject matter was before committing.   

Oct 08, 2015 12:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Always.

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Debbie -- for company-wide meetings, there is typically a topic and agenda presented in advance.   I wish the same were true for office meetings which are held weekly.  

Oct 09, 2015 06:59 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

There are certain subjects that I wouldn't want to miss.  Attorney, New Homes or City updates would be at the top of the list.  Yes, knowing that they will be at the meeting is important for me as well as the presenter and our company.  Having a free lunch, not so much.

Oct 09, 2015 05:45 AM
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Jack Wickham
Clarksville, TN
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I like to know what is on the agenda of any meeting I am invited to attend. In a busy world it takes prioritizing to get the most important items done.

Oct 09, 2015 04:00 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I would think so, especially if it might involve lengthy travel and a good commitment of time.

Oct 09, 2015 02:39 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. That would be a  helpful practice but it is not what I have actually experienced with office meetings. 

Oct 09, 2015 01:35 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds An agenda is always nice to have prior to the meeting.

Oct 09, 2015 12:27 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I always try to attend as it sets an example for the newbies and you never know there might be something to help my business.

Oct 08, 2015 11:10 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I look at the agenda and if the topics are of interest and I have time, I may go.

Oct 08, 2015 10:59 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Our Broker always announces the topic in advance. I like the idea.

Oct 08, 2015 10:43 PM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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Yes, I think it only courteous on the part of the broker to provide an agenda. Many of our meetings become more promotional pitches for sponsors that real updates on the market or industry.  

Oct 08, 2015 10:36 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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If the broker has betrayed the agents previously by presenting a pile of BS, the agent reserves the right to protect their most valuable, non-renewable asset, their time.

My broker has so few meetings I would compel myself to be their. It will be important.

I've learned long ago, there is a reason no agenda is published. If you knew what was to be presented you would not come. A CLUE.

Oct 08, 2015 10:31 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Office meetings are rare these days, although the last one a few weeks back was to be on the new TRID regs. i had already paid and registered for that class at NVAR, so I didn't attend the office meeting. So yes, I would like to know what the office meeting is for ahead of time so I don't end up registering for the same class twice. And I can't rely on the office to schedule meetings on topics I want to learn more about.

Oct 08, 2015 10:18 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Debbie. We seldom have office meetings, but when one is called, everyone knows there is a good reason.

Oct 08, 2015 06:59 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

When we had our meetings, I expected everyone to be there.

Oct 08, 2015 12:47 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I would try to be there no matter what. Although we quit doing formal company meetings a few years ago. I was the one that kept forgetting to show up after they changed the day. When you only have three people in your office, though, it's easy to get together and we now have impromptu meetings. 

Oct 08, 2015 12:21 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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I enjoy our meetings as it is nice to see the other agents in the office.  But yes, I do check the agenda as every day has its priorities.

Oct 08, 2015 11:05 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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Sounds good to me Debbie, we have a meeting every Monday morning at 9:30 and you do not get an agenda. I do enjoy the meetings though.

Oct 08, 2015 10:56 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Like Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint our brokerage has regular meetings. We make sure at least one of our team is present and we find they are generally valuable.

Oct 08, 2015 10:46 AM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Out of respect for my broker I do my best to make all the meetings.  They are held same time so my appointments can easily be made around the meeting.  No not every meeting is stuffed with information I felt absolutely necessary. Mark

Oct 08, 2015 10:43 AM
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

yes for sure there are topics that could be of value

Oct 08, 2015 10:35 AM