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

I'm beyond the participation ribbons.  My self esteem is healthy and I am happy to reward myself after a job well done.  My mind chatter is always positive so anything external is a bonus!

Mar 04, 2016 10:13 PM
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

A smile, a handshake, a kind word, a commission check; I am appreciated in so many ways at the office but if not, if I have a bad day; my husband always makes it better when I get home to one of his big bear hugs.   

Mar 05, 2016 02:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

always, always.... they thank me in public postings on facebook and my compensation reflects all the thanks I need....

Mar 05, 2016 12:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I follow the Stuart Smalley philosophy of self-appreciation.  

Mar 05, 2016 12:12 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is more important to me to thank those who put their trust in me.

Mar 04, 2016 11:48 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Mar 04, 2016 06:33 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

It too feel compensated emotionally with a deal, but even better when the client says thanks.

Mar 06, 2016 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, for most things.  Somethings no.

Mar 05, 2016 08:23 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

At times

Mar 05, 2016 06:56 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Knowing human nature and how infrequently people compliment each other I feel I get more than adequate praise Michael.

Mar 05, 2016 06:24 AM
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Kelly Spencer
Ben Kinney Team Denver - Englewood, CO
Delivering The Dream of Home Ownership Everywhere!

Absolutely! And the universe levels itself out for the few clients we may not feel appreciated by. We have others that go out of there way to say thank you and show gratitude . My reward and thank you is the check at the closing table, the wonderful reviews they write and the referrals they send my way. About 98% of my business is referrals so I feel very well thanked 😊

Mar 05, 2016 06:23 AM
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602,269
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

From some clients, yes. Other clients, not so much.

Mar 05, 2016 06:19 AM
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Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

Yes, Most of the time my clients appreciate me for my  hard work.  

Mar 05, 2016 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
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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

I get adequate verbal compensation, Michael.  But inadequate financial compensation!  

Mar 05, 2016 04:39 AM
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Yes I do, just got a box of cookies and a 3 months of wine sent from one of my clients. Excellent customer service always brings rewards.

Mar 05, 2016 04:35 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

It's nice, but not expected.  I receive enough I guess.

Mar 05, 2016 04:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Hard work is not always appreciated. It is best to count on your personal satisfaction.

Mar 05, 2016 01:13 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I have learned to self-appreciate.   There are clients that get what we do for them, but there are also moments when you are the closest person in a stressful situation and they take it out on  you.  You have to have a healthy self-esteem to be a successful business person in any field. 

Mar 05, 2016 01:11 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Generally I would say yes I do! But my own thoughts about what I have done may be even more important

Mar 05, 2016 01:04 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

As part of a Team, my 'compensation' comes from Roger as the Team Leader, as opposed to our Manager or other realtors in the office TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. .  He is always their first 'go to person'.

Mar 05, 2016 12:51 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

You have to give yourself compensation for your efforts.  That is where it begins.  What comes from others is a bonus.  A

Mar 04, 2016 11:44 PM
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Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

I do the best job that I can for my clients daily. I fill my life with gratitude. The best compensation I recieve is a clear conscious and a great nights sleep and the continued referrals from my past clients. Priceless!

Mar 04, 2016 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

the check clearing is the best validation

Mar 04, 2016 11:24 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I marvel of what comes out of me thanking the one who put it there daily

Mar 04, 2016 11:11 PM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I don't think about others appreciating my accomplishment.  When I see my businesses succeeding and doing better every year, I know I am doing good.  No one needs to tell me. 

Mar 04, 2016 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sure; otherwise I wouldn't do this !

Mar 04, 2016 10:39 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. Yes

Mar 04, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
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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

sure

Mar 04, 2016 10:03 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I am compensated like I should be, and seeing happy clients at the end of a transaction is enough "thanks" for me. Repeat clients and referrals ate even better!

Mar 04, 2016 09:31 PM
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1,158,337
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

As long as there are no compliants my job is justified.

Mar 04, 2016 09:27 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As long as I know the pay checks are coming in no.

Mar 04, 2016 09:22 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Not really but as long as I know I've done an outstanding job I'm okay with it.

Mar 04, 2016 09:00 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Most of the time.

Mar 04, 2016 08:48 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Saying no makes me feel unappreciative. Sometimes seller/buyers have no idea. Or ... like in your case, they might know appreciate your broad range of knowledge to do a thorough inspection.

Sometimes it's our own fault.

I found my dog taking a nap in my office on a letter of recommendation that a seller sent me. That makes it OK when I think back. Don't like the fact that it's got paw prints on it now.

Mar 04, 2016 08:43 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

In Real Estate most do not even know the challenges behind the scenes that got their sale or purchase to even close, that is ok, if they didnt notice, i did a good job

Mar 04, 2016 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Most of the time yes, but every once in awhile, no!

Mar 04, 2016 08:07 PM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

no

Mar 04, 2016 07:23 PM