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

Quite simple for me regardless of the profession . . .   the Golden Rule will never lead you down the wrong path!   Treat others as you would like to be treated.

 
Jul 08, 2016 10:35 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Aubree,

Once again, I am agreeing with Susan Emo .  A

Jul 08, 2016 12:38 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Dress and act like a trial lawyer. 

Scare people with your knowledge and experience.

 

Jul 08, 2016 12:18 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Do be on time

Do answer your phone

Do be prepared

Do listen more than you talk

Jul 08, 2016 11:53 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Start with these........

Say what you mean...repeat if necessary

When approaching the fine line...know when to stop

Be patient as the other fellow is learning too. If he is arrogant or ignorant, be extra patient. It comes back to you

Realize your word is you. YOU are your word. This is non-negotiable

Finish what you start. Don't start if you wont finish

NO EXCUSES

Ask Questions. Repeat and never stop until relieved or fulfilled

When representing someone, this is sacred trust called fiduciary. Keep to this and honor it no matter what. Their welfare is entrusted to you.

Always give all you have or you will not have all you want meaning deep down satisfaction. Whats missing will always be what you held back

 

 

Jul 08, 2016 09:41 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ditto under Kenneth J. Jones 

Jul 08, 2016 11:18 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A good place to start is the Realtors COE.

Jul 08, 2016 09:26 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do a 2 hour class for new agents on professionalism and it includes everything from returning phone calls to putting an agent's sign back up if it blew down. It is all about the Golden Rule principles.

Jul 08, 2016 02:05 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

No Commingling is the biggest Don't

The Biggest Do is pretend to make your client your best friend. It helps makes it less stressful for you both.

Jul 08, 2016 12:20 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I was going to say what Susan Emo said. No lying, no theft, obey the rules, don't do what you are not qualifed to to do, etc. It's not unlike other professions

Jul 08, 2016 10:49 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

not much different than a Monk's . Dont lie, cheat , steal. Then have a adult beverage nightly to try to forget how us  boy scouts have a more difficult time making a buck versus the slime out there,  selling stuff...

Jul 08, 2016 09:57 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Aubree Matheson If you abide by your fiduciary duties, there are no don'ts.

Jul 08, 2016 09:32 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Like my mentors Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan said... "Be excellent onto each other."

Jul 09, 2016 05:51 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Like Susan Emo answered "do unto others..."

Jul 09, 2016 02:37 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there are books written about that topic...  the best answer I can give you is to "do unto others as you would want them to do unto you".....that might be a good start!!

Jul 09, 2016 01:08 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I find the word "professionalism" often thrown around to include anyone who does business of any kind.. period.

Obviously, that's not the true definition but - be yourself, be cordial, dress appropriately and speak with authority and knowledge...

Guessing will get you in trouble every time

Jul 08, 2016 09:15 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

This is a topic for an entire post, in my opinion. And Kenneth J. Jones has written that post in an answer in Q&A.  Not much to add... but I will say always being on time is good and treating others like you'd wish to be treated is also good. Richie Alan Naggar also provided an excellent answer.

Jul 08, 2016 09:13 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

How would you like to be treated if you were buying or selling a home? Think about that and go beyond that with your clients. It also pays to get along and work well with other agents. Keep your ego out of it. 

Jul 08, 2016 03:03 PM
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Century 21 - Redwood Realty - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

Answer your phone with a positive voice, even after losing that that offer made in the last 10 minutes.

Jul 08, 2016 01:54 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Honesty and I believe appearence is number one.  I have gotten listings because I appeared professional when i arrived at the sellers home.

Jul 08, 2016 12:56 PM
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Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

Ditto to all of the above

Jul 08, 2016 12:54 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

That is what a broker supposed to teach you. Business and common sense helps. Some are born with it. Some characters get fired as rookie agents breaking the rules.

Jul 08, 2016 10:31 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Susan Emo stated the honest facts..agree!!

 

Jul 09, 2016 05:33 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

The others have answered.

Jul 09, 2016 04:34 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

Same as in most other businesses.  Treat others as you would like them to treat you.

Jul 09, 2016 03:56 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There are too many to enumerate, but I would say starting with integrity and knowledge is a good beginning.

Jul 09, 2016 02:15 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Susan Emo has it down.  I would add to it, Learn from others and be open minded and join a Board.

Jul 09, 2016 01:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Susan Emo sums it up well. Keep it simple!

Jul 09, 2016 12:06 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Tell the truth, but don't sugar coat it.  Be nice.  The client's interest ALWAYS comes before yours.

Jul 08, 2016 11:51 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

The number one DO for me is to perform for the client at all times.

Jul 08, 2016 11:44 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Do know your market and your contracts.

Don't try to fake it.

Jul 08, 2016 10:22 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

What Kenneth J. Jones said...in spades...

Jul 08, 2016 09:32 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is a nice picture.

May I ask...., are you from Utah? 

Jul 08, 2016 05:45 PM