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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Huh? Why raise such a question. Honesty is important in life, in general. But in real estate we are fiduciaries for our clients. It's a given that we need to be honest.

Nov 11, 2015 08:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Is the Pope Catholic, Is Snow White, Is Honesty Important!  Indeed, it should be part of your core.  A

Nov 11, 2015 01:08 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Honestly?  Is this a serious question?

Nov 11, 2015 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
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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

If you show you cannot be trusted, they will find someone they can trust.

Nov 11, 2015 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Absolutely. It does worry me that you thought there was a need to ask this question.

Nov 11, 2015 07:49 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It is important in all aspects of life. I can detect a liar from a mile away.

Nov 11, 2015 07:31 PM
Rainmaker
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Thursday morning Tony. If you do not have honesty and integrity, you have nothing.

Nov 11, 2015 05:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It is important for all aspects of life.  Just like you wouldn't want your school being dishonest with your education or grades.

Nov 11, 2015 02:18 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Honesty is important in all aspects of my life. It's me and the way I live. 

Nov 11, 2015 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Honesty is important in everything you do.  It's reflective of your values, your credibility and your word. 

Nov 11, 2015 12:55 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I think it is impotant in every business, not just ours.

Nov 11, 2015 11:27 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Because my Mother told me it is.  Moms Rule!

Nov 12, 2015 01:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

REALLY?

Nov 11, 2015 09:51 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

without honesty, your on a path to the courthouse front door....

Nov 11, 2015 08:28 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Honesty and ethical behavior is what our clients want and expect from their Realtor. 

Nov 11, 2015 05:52 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tony. I don't if anything is more important in any business.

Nov 11, 2015 04:06 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Tony - Honest is important in everything you do. Who wants to be with, or work with someone you can't trust, or who will screw you to get what they want.

Nov 11, 2015 03:40 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

in real estate?  Honesty is important in every industry and life in general.  who likes liars?

Nov 11, 2015 02:19 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Tony, honesty is important, because home buying is a major decision for many people. 

Nov 11, 2015 12:34 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Same reason it's important in life.  If one lies about something, let's say "advertises on the radio making track record claims that are blatantly untrue to encourage the unwitting public to contact that agent ()to buy or sell" then how can that agent be trusted to act honestly in a transaction when they are on the "other side"?

Nov 12, 2015 12:48 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

There is a book by Brad Blanton called "Radical Honesty".  It might be a good read for you.  Transformed my business.

Nov 11, 2015 11:05 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Because the ante or stakes are so high. One boo-boo or oweee and its curtains

Nov 11, 2015 10:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony Trotter Honesty is important in real estate because it is right up there with integrity.

Nov 11, 2015 10:18 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

honesty is what we base our transactions with our clients and fellow agents on - without honesty who wants to do business with us?

Nov 11, 2015 09:59 PM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Because if your dishonest you won't be in business too long

Nov 11, 2015 09:56 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

INVALID question.

HONESTY is important in EVERYTHING.

Should investors be transparent in their identity?

Nov 11, 2015 09:51 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As we have to live with ourselves it is a definite way of life.

Nov 11, 2015 09:50 PM
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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

We're supposed to be honest? ooops.

 

We trade on our names & reputations, enough said.

Nov 11, 2015 09:43 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

It is important in all business and in all aspects of your life.

Nov 11, 2015 09:13 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Same reason why it is important everywhere.

Feb 04, 2019 11:37 PM
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Honesty is important in everything. It allows us to have the best possible information in order to make educated decisions.

Nov 15, 2015 08:10 AM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

It's the ultimate in this industry ....without it you won't be in it long!

Nov 15, 2015 03:57 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes it is important in all aspects of life.

Nov 13, 2015 12:20 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Your reputation follows you. Not being honest can be the end of your career.

Nov 12, 2015 10:55 AM
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Jayne Meaut
Exit Allstar Realty - Mobile, AL
Graduate of Real Estate Institute

If you don't know the answer to that question, you shouldn't be in the business.

Nov 12, 2015 05:59 AM
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Eric McLellan
Keller Williams - Frederick, MD
Realtor Serving all of Greater Frederick

Simpleist answer, our ethics require it.  

Nov 12, 2015 02:11 AM