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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The money and the control of my business is my why. I can quit any day I want or work my butt off the next. It is my choice. I totally select who I work with and will not work with anyone that makes me stressed or I feel is lying to me. It is my choice and I love that part.

Jan 27, 2016 12:10 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

My WHY is deeply personal to me. There must be something deep within me that causes me to get up everyday and be of service to others.

Jan 27, 2016 01:56 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I do marketing for a living and I'm the sales manager of the office....and MY WHY is nothing new...it's WHY do agents think the phone will ring without them investing time, energy and MONEY into marketing....

Jan 26, 2016 11:09 PM
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Janice Carrasco
NOVACARR Realty Consultants - Poughkeepsie, NY
Real Estate Services

Everyone DESERVES a HOME.

Jan 28, 2016 07:31 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

My WHY is what gives me purpose on this earth.

Jan 28, 2016 04:19 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 My BIG Why is to have a business worth owning. To provide a level of income for the employees so that they can live the lifestyle they want.

Jan 27, 2016 05:31 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

My WHY hasn't changed in my 15 years since I founded Allstar Home Mortgage. To truely help customers with their financial decisions and to change the image of what a Mortgage Broker should really be. Money has never been a factor, because if I keep being true to myself, things will always work out at the end of the year.

Jan 27, 2016 04:41 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

My why has been a career.

Jan 27, 2016 04:19 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

To pay for the bread on the table.

Jan 27, 2016 03:18 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

There are many answers to the question Why? Like Why Not? Or To get to the Other side just to name a few... let me ponder this philosophical question and maybe I'll have a better answer.

Jan 27, 2016 02:57 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Honestly it is my brea

Jan 27, 2016 01:37 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I love working with and helping people. I find it very satisfying to be a part of such an important part of people's lives. 9-5 desk jobs are not for me.

Jan 27, 2016 01:06 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Good question. 
I am the lone agent who started out 10 years ago.

Two got FT benefited jobs. One, his licensed was revoked. A few got frustrated and became stay at home moms. Others let their license expire...

It is not meant for everyone. One really needs to motivate himself.

Jan 27, 2016 12:54 AM
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi William Piotrowski the momentum of a real estate business keeps me going it saved me back in 2011 after a personal tragedy.  

Jan 27, 2016 12:35 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

We have to occupy ourselves with something in this life, and for me it is real estate. I love it, I make it work so it is my LIFESTYLE. And having a blast at it.

Jan 27, 2016 12:34 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

My WHY has changed over the years.  Originally it was a way for me to supplement our income doing something I was passionate about... giving people competent representation buying and selling a home.  

Now, it is not about the money.  It is about helping new agents SURVIVE this crazy business.  With an 87% failure rate, there is a lot of need for a Survival Guide.  That's me, the Survival Guide.  

Jan 26, 2016 11:55 PM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Empowering women to make smart flooring choices for their home.

Jan 26, 2016 11:51 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Originally it was to give people a good resource in helping with their dreams.  While still the same, along with making a living, I no longer wear the rose colored glasses I did when first starting.  I am too stubborn to quit a profession I do not feel I have succeeded in, before moving on if I want.  Mark

Jan 26, 2016 11:31 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Because I am too old and overly-indulgent for the Army, and everything else is just too boring.

Jan 26, 2016 11:16 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The answer is found in the name of my business RAN RIGHT REALTY that is why...There is only one way to do it...the RIGHT way

Jan 26, 2016 11:09 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I enjoy finding homes for families.  It's a great and happy occation.

Jan 26, 2016 11:08 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

...Legacies worth leaving.

Apr 21, 2019 08:28 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

To help others.

Sep 15, 2016 01:27 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

The feeling of happiness when finalizing a deal, helping someone that never thought they could buy, and completing a deal you thought that never could come together! 

Jan 28, 2016 10:58 AM