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5,095,966
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It's a second career for me; spent almost 20 years in corporate finance. Current real estate career is also a second career in the industry for me.

Jun 30, 2016 04:46 AM
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3,162,054
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Still (and will be for the near future) dual career.  Engineer for a Fortune 500 company for the last 25 years and also real estate since 2004.  Bill

Jun 30, 2016 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Delivered Newspapers,Picked Fruit on a farm, pumped gas and was learning to be a mechanic with my Father, part time grocery clerk/bagger, spooled film at Kodak and went to college, back to grocery full time, owned my own grocery/deli/sub/pizza shop, auto industry having a number of positions and now real estate.

Jun 30, 2016 03:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not my first, I worked at a Maximum Security Womens Prison before getting into real estate, then for a Healthcare company and finally Real Estate.

Jun 30, 2016 02:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Communications Supervisor and Police Dispatcher, Commercial artist at several advertising firms, Owned a boardgame company, Owned and operated a pizza restaurant, Fine artist. Toured the country selling my artwork at festivals and galleries. Then Real Estate.

Jun 30, 2016 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I worked in insurance and taught for awhile. Then I was a stay at home mom before real estate. 

Jun 30, 2016 12:01 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I was a broadcast journalist for many years. Won a few AP awards. I still love broadcasting. I also worked with medicinal herbs for a small local company and I managed a photo lab back when film was what we used for pictures. 

Jun 30, 2016 10:35 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

US Air Force Veteran, 4 years, Sergeant (high-voltage electrician).

Ballroom Dance Instructor (Arthur Murray Dance Schools).

Worked for two different State (of Florida) agencies, as an Accountant.

Was a Postmaster for a rural post office. 

Odd jobs while in school:  pizza chef, delivery driver (for a florist), golf course maintenance, painter, clerk in a convenience store.

 

 

 

Jun 30, 2016 10:04 AM
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5,031,284
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I was a psychologist at New England Medical Center in Boston, then in Corporate Human Resources for 16 years with 4 different companies, plus an art gallery owner with my wife for 3 years

Jun 30, 2016 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,706,579
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

International Sales and account manager for and Ad Agency were the two other careers, real estate is a third one for me and love it the most.

Jun 30, 2016 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
5,189,410
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Real Estate since college and during law school!

Jun 30, 2016 06:50 AM
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2,809,749
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Emily - Third career for me, but 22 years in now. I was an economist and ran community non-profit economic development organizations before this.

Jun 30, 2016 06:06 AM
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986,652
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've had several careers - before real estate I was an escrow manager

Jun 30, 2016 09:26 PM
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7,785,759
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Real estate was my first career. I opened my first office after finishing law school.

Jun 30, 2016 08:27 PM
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634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I am also a business consultant and teach meditation. Years ago I managed financial portfolios but got too busy when real estate picked up again.

Jun 30, 2016 08:25 PM
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2,409,266
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I did a bunch of relatively short term jobs when in and after school including working at a shipping company, a food processor company and a furniture company. Then I did a 30 year stint in the telecommunications industry in the corporate end of things and had enough of offices and politics and the corporate life so jumped ship and am now in my fourth year of real estate. I love this business!

Jun 30, 2016 08:23 PM
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6,350,068
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It has always been a sideline investment, with our real business being in managing the Forests.

Jun 30, 2016 05:47 PM
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4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Emily Wojtowicz - this is my 2nd career - prior to that I was in IT - Information Technology on Software side.

Jun 30, 2016 04:49 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I did airline consumer protection work, first with Ralph Nader and then with a federal regualtory agency.  I also worked as a free lance flutist.

Jun 30, 2016 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,045
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

my last activity.

I hope....

Jun 30, 2016 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I used to be an IT professional Emily. I know very few people who picked Real Estate as their job, they fell into it.

Jun 30, 2016 02:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,497,848
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I used to be a Rodeo Cowboy (when I was 11), an astronaut before that... and I also did IT for some of the largest companies in their market spaces for 15 years.

Jun 30, 2016 01:25 PM
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5,199,073
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Yes, I was a trauma operating room nurse for years before retiring in 1999. 

Jul 15, 2017 09:26 PM
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544,014
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Air Force, Photographer, Computer Programmer, IT Analyst, Real Estate.

Jul 10, 2017 05:08 PM
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3,338,624
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

15 years as a paralegal, corporate America working as a contract manager, program manager, business development manager, etc. 

Jul 02, 2016 11:14 AM
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4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I was a pilot before this.

Jul 02, 2016 04:30 AM
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4,551,644
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Second career.  First was in retail while in high school/college.  Worked on the sales floor then up to buyer and positions in store management.  

Jul 02, 2016 01:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,426
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I was formerly a hitman, but I couldn't seem to be able to keep any clients for very long.

Jul 02, 2016 12:06 AM
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1,618,881
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not my only one in the past and now, but the one that I do the longest and actually enjoy it a lot! 

Jul 01, 2016 05:23 PM
Rainmaker
979,296
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Emily - I had a few careers before. I was in finance/accounting (15 years), then was in parks and recreation (5 years), and finally became a real estate agent 10 years ago.

Jul 01, 2016 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,896,654
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I was in the restaurant business for years first.

Jul 01, 2016 01:59 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

My first job ever was a busboy, then stockboy, selling newspapers, vacuum cleaners as a teenager. I bought and sold cars in high school and bought 2 new cars with the profit by the time I was a senior in high school. When to college and sold cars in the summer, but got fired for selling too many cars!!!

( It's a long story, but the sales manger thought I would run the other salesmen out of town by my success). I then managed the biggest finance office in Oregon, before switching to banking. After 20 years of banking, I became a loan originator for a mortgage broker, and soon realized they were  too dishonest for my taste. I then opened my own mortgage company 15 years ago, to show consumers that there is an other choice between crooked mortgage brokers, who you couldn't trust and banks, who you could trust, but paid for it with higher interest rates. With me, honesty is free.

Jun 30, 2016 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,848,614
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Prior to real estate I worked for large Fortune 100 companies, mostly in information technology.

Jun 30, 2016 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

My designations tell a story.

Jun 30, 2016 10:23 PM