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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I offer both.  I provide information and the ability to understand and interpret it.  Like Carol Williams said, information is out there, education is knowing what to do with it.

 

Since you're a fellow techie, information is a dataset in a spreadsheet/SQL database/etc.  Education is applying an algorithm, graph or an analytical model to make the data into "actionable intelligence."  The common textbook example is sales stats.  The sales numbers are just random data/information until you start comparing sales people to find the top salesman, or which products sell the most or what days and times are the busiest/least busy.  That is education that lets you reward the top performer, have them mentor a new or lesser performer, stock more of one product and less of another or change your staffing levels or business hours.

Feb 14, 2017 10:54 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

One can become educated when they learn to interpret information. Information is everywhere.  It's often free... and often worth that price.  

My tagline was (is):  Information is FREE.  Knowledge, experience, and integrity are priceless.  

Feb 14, 2017 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I think Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA nailed this one!

Feb 14, 2017 07:58 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I offer both. I echo Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA comment. 

Feb 14, 2017 07:38 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Education is the active pursuit of information.  

Feb 14, 2017 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I always try to offer information of value to potential clients and even other agents freely without requiring or expecting something in return. I think that should be the nature of the world to help freely 

Dec 08, 2017 05:38 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love all the answers here.

Feb 15, 2017 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Both.

Feb 15, 2017 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Love..love love.. Carol Williams comment!

Feb 14, 2017 07:08 PM
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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 offer both. If they want to be educated I take extra time and patience to get them there. Information does not have to be digested or understood.

Feb 14, 2017 06:01 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I offer both.  Information to inform and education to guide, support, and empower.

Feb 14, 2017 06:00 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Yes and Yes.

 What Carol Williams said.

Feb 14, 2017 04:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I give feedback & input when asked or if I have something to say

Feb 14, 2017 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yep, both.  

Feb 14, 2017 12:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Education, which to me means explaining until you get your point across vs spouting facts.

Feb 14, 2017 11:57 AM
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sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

both. . .  depending on the question or situation. . .  some people need to be educated so they can make a decision and some people just need information to make a decision.

Feb 14, 2017 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I offer both. Information is just that, education is describing what the information means

Feb 14, 2017 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

they become educated with the information I share with them....

Feb 14, 2017 08:10 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, it takes both.

 

Feb 14, 2017 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do both - it's the obvious choice IMO

Feb 14, 2017 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

I think it takes a bit of both.

Feb 14, 2017 06:31 AM