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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I'm not sure if I understand your question correctly, but I think the answer is yes.  It is a profession that offers us the opportunity to deliver meaningful success in the form of helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals and needs & providing a career with unlimited possibilities for those who work it properly.  That seems like meaningful success to me.  It isn't the profession itself that provides it but the person who enters into the profession who has the opportunity to deliver it. -Kasey

Feb 15, 2017 12:03 PM
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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

The profession certainly has no barriers to success.  It is the individuals who are often ill-equipped for success.  Fooled by:  Rose colored glasses, the idea licensing classes prepares them,  myths about easy income,  Reality TV, and the list goes on and on.

Feb 15, 2017 11:47 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the person's definition of "meaningful success". 

Feb 15, 2017 08:46 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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'Meaningful success' can be defined in an infinite number of ways, as personal and individual as the humans involved.
To answer the first question: sure, depending on the individual's concept of the second. ;)
Also, what constitutes 'success' is apt to change over the life of a career. It definitely does not mean the same to me in 2017 as it did in 2001, or 2005, or 2008.

Feb 15, 2017 07:13 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is up to the individual to become successful.

Feb 16, 2017 05:15 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Well, Kasey & John Boles and the team at Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC (Kasey) and I share the same philosophy - what we do is absoutely meaningful!

Feb 15, 2017 10:07 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think we are, and I donate some to good causes

Feb 15, 2017 04:38 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If you are willing to work yes.

Feb 15, 2017 04:01 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Some are equipped, many are not.

Feb 15, 2017 11:36 AM
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Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Buying or selling a personal home is one of the most important decisions someone might make in his/her life. Of course it's meaningful! :)

Feb 15, 2017 11:06 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Yes, exactly ... what does meaningful success mean?  How is it measured. For me it would be a successful transaction that provided an overall good to great experience for my client. 

Feb 15, 2017 09:35 AM
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Sam Shueh
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It is a meaning full success if someone appreciates. However, I am not opt to be someone's BF Goodwrench or doorman...... After a couple of showings you better express your desire that you are serious.

Feb 15, 2017 08:36 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Only when all the parties involved strive for the same outcome; a closed transaction.

Feb 15, 2017 08:34 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

Finding a family a good home is meaningful success in my book.

Feb 15, 2017 08:20 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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Yes. That is a strong YES. 

However, it takes a good attitude, lots of hard work and the desire to help others expecting no gain.

Feb 15, 2017 07:34 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I think we are and it sure has served me well over the years by allowing me to see many happy and satisfied clients.

Feb 15, 2017 07:16 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

Finding the right home for someone is meaningful.  A

Feb 15, 2017 07:05 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Feb 15, 2017 06:26 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I believe we all look at success in different ways. My level of success may be measured by annual goals as opposed to financial gain.

Feb 15, 2017 06:03 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If you equip yourself for success, success in this profession can be yours

Feb 15, 2017 05:58 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The profession of being a real estate agent is NOT equipped to deliver meaningful success. There are so many variables all looking to bring you down. First "meaningful" success would be a house that sells, a buyer that closes on their dream home and at the ed of closing, looks across the table, some times tears of joy and gives a heart felt thank you to ther agent. The pay back can be a referral and in some cases several 

Feb 15, 2017 05:42 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

every success, no matter what the magnitude, is meaningful....and we are responsible for creating our own success....

Feb 15, 2017 05:41 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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I am really not sure what you mean by the question.

Dec 08, 2017 05:50 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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that is a personal decision

Feb 18, 2017 09:27 AM