Kathryn Messina, Real estate agent in the greater New England area (Real Estate 360 Now)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

The paperwork - a licensed assistant to handle that has worked for me fo years. 

Basically, I hire out everything that I don't like to do or don't do well - photographs, measuring, specific marketing, etc.

Mar 22, 2018 05:30 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Least favorite: Dealing with dumb people.

Solution: I try to avoid dealing with dumb people.

Mar 22, 2018 06:20 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Dealing with nincompoop agents who either don't know what they're doing, have idiot transaction coordinators that F up the deal, or have huge egos and have to "win" an argument no matter what the cost to their client.

 

I have a running list of people I won't do deals with again.  I tell buyer's agents I wil only work with them.  I try to cultivate deals with agents I know and trust or double end my deals.

Mar 22, 2018 09:02 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

The getting past cliche' client fears and or pessimism part with new clients.

I do this to make it easier :

Mar 22, 2018 07:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Least Favorite:  Dealing with drama and incompetence. 

Making it easier ... HA!  I just manage my way through it making sure my clients highest and best is top of mind at all times.

 

Mar 22, 2018 06:48 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

All the paperwork, learned how to be more organized.

Mar 22, 2018 05:39 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Paperwork.. it seems to increase every year.. always a new form or a Government requirement. But with the evolution of paperless transactions it does make it a bit easier..

Mar 22, 2018 05:38 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I think that prospecting is just too hard to do for various reasons. You have to really think of something great to get attention by mail - then you have to do your great elevator speech. 

Just throw them in the car & let's go buy something.

Mar 22, 2018 10:28 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Waiting. When various parts of a sale make wyou wait needlessly, from the other agent, to a buyer r seller needing to sign, to the inspection, appraisal and buyers mortgage process. Simple communication can sure improve most parts of real estate

Mar 22, 2018 06:05 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

No least favorite parts as it is the job of listing, twisting, selling(repeat). No whines from this corner. As for how to make it easier... if you don't manage your time wisely, if you just throw money without impulse control at this and that hoping for magic mythical epic results, the job is harder than it has to be when you don't have a plan Stan ... 'er I mean Kathryn Messina ! You related to Jim the musician of Loggins and Messina fame?

Mar 22, 2018 05:53 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paperwork... but it's not going away. 

Mar 22, 2018 05:27 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was active, I hated having to cooperate with agents who did sloppy work and I was forced to redo everything in order to have my builder sign it...... and I always did that in front of the agent and his clients.... his buyer clients were very appreciative.

Mar 22, 2018 11:33 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

same as corinne ...

Mar 22, 2018 09:11 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 

   Not getting calls and emails returned promptly by agents, lenders, et al.   

   Persist.  

Mar 22, 2018 08:03 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Trying to find homes on the MLS that the buyers found on Zillow. 

Mar 22, 2018 07:26 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

The paperwork is definitely my least favorite.  It is critical in this business to develop good systems and stay organized.

Mar 22, 2018 05:48 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

being the bearer of bad news, ,,as much as i remove myself emotionally, it still flips my stomach .
What do  i do ??  Deliver the news as well as offer a suggestion for the next step in a positive light,,

Mar 22, 2018 05:44 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Always important to have a good team working with me.

Mar 22, 2018 04:28 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 Automation does help however if we make it too easy anybody will be able to do it ...

Mar 22, 2018 11:34 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Dealing with some of the agents can be a challenge.

Mar 22, 2018 08:47 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Having to share bad news.  It has to be done so of course I do so, and as senstiviely as possible, but it always make anxious. I try to put myself in the other person's shoes.

Mar 22, 2018 08:12 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Finding out what's in the inspection report and what the buyers will ask to be fixed.  Not much to do about it, but wait.

Mar 22, 2018 06:30 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some of the paperwork. If I were more active I would hire an assistant for much of it.

Mar 22, 2018 06:09 AM
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

Paperwork. I hired the best licensed TC in the business and have been as an integral part of our team 

Mar 22, 2018 05:47 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I hope you got the right answer from all of them. Good luck. 

Oct 20, 2018 10:58 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Good question and great answers. I hope it helps you. 

Oct 20, 2018 10:55 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

The paperwork is a bummer but using paperless systems help a lot. I could not live without a scanner or online storage.

Mar 24, 2018 05:38 PM
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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

Working with nice people.

Mar 23, 2018 05:24 AM
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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

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

Mar 23, 2018 04:49 AM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

tons to learn... i enjoy the process 

Mar 23, 2018 03:00 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Paperwork, it takes so much time. But I still do it myself.

Mar 22, 2018 11:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paperwork, Kathryn Messina.

Mar 22, 2018 11:00 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

telling a seller the contract has crashed and burned.  And nothing makes it easier... just rid off the band aid and make that call.

Mar 22, 2018 07:29 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

On a daily basis, keeping up with the changes in the forms and laws. In general, it varies from one transaction to an other and I adapt and adjust accordingly.

Mar 22, 2018 07:29 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The disappeance of clients. I get them all the time to watch for those who may jump ship

Mar 22, 2018 10:48 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I like it all...I dont see any downside

Mar 22, 2018 07:17 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Waiting for return phone calls 

Mar 22, 2018 07:15 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kathryn Messina Having to work with people. Just kidding! Working with people who are indecisive. My solution is to weed them out early so as not to waste time.

Mar 22, 2018 06:31 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathryn,

We were organized and had the right people to work with. A

Mar 22, 2018 06:28 AM
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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

The least favorite part is when we have a co-oping agent that is just a dumb s__t!    

Mar 25, 2018 08:14 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Open houses are my least favorite. I rarely do them myself.  There are always other agents willing to host.I'm just not a fan.

During the process, I dont really enjoy working with dovorcing and fighting couples when one or both of the parties is not being reasonable. however I do look at this as a challenge in negotiation, communication etc and look forward to resolving the situation so each party can go on with their lives. 

 

Mar 23, 2018 11:28 AM