Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andy - my story began very long ago when I used to go with my parents to view model homes in the many new developments that were being built in and around our home.  I "designed" marketing information,  "created" floor plans and "planned"  different exterior elevations and communinity design aspeits. Later in the fourth grade, each of us had to "plan" a new city and I incorporated a lot of different features. The story continues....

Mar 27, 2018 12:38 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Never too much.

I did pay monopoly as a child.

I did not know at an early age that real estate was for me.

 

Mar 27, 2018 04:37 PM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

My story? It was never easy for me...

https://youtu.be/5NeS4ueaU6w

Mar 27, 2018 01:36 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my first home was purchased when I was 24.... eventually owned 23 units.... finally down to the home I live in and one I own for family to rent until they buy.... I hope my granddaughter and husband buy this from me for what I owe.... they'll have a good head start with homeownership....

Mar 27, 2018 12:24 PM
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Came to real estate late as an agent, but always know we let go of one home to soon which we should have held on to but sold. Big mistake, but that is more investment thinking than being an agent.

Mar 27, 2018 11:59 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've always been a one-home kind of girl. There was a time when we had a flat in London and one in Paris... drove me nuts living back and forth. A was a Monopoly fiend as a kid and it hasn't changed... all of our grands are Monopoly fiends and I show them no mercy! 

Mar 27, 2018 03:03 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, can never own too many (unless you ask the people who say landlords should sell off their inventory so people can buy them to live in).

Yes, played Monopoly but always hated how when I was about to win the DOJ showed up and forced me to sell off chuncks of my properties.  Darn anti-trust!

Mar 27, 2018 01:53 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

If I had a BILLION DOLLARS i'd own 3 homes. The one I have now, a really nice motorhome to tour the country, and I'd buy the house next to Nina Hollander .

BTW, I got into Real Estate because an old pro in the business said "Bob, you should sell Real Estate".

Love the video, plan on copying it.

Mar 27, 2018 01:51 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was raised in the real estate rental business. I opened my first real estate office after graduating from law school...a long time ago.

Mar 27, 2018 01:24 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Real estate came naturally and I settled in. Been involved since my early 20's in some form or another.

Mar 27, 2018 12:59 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Andrew,

It depends answer on your first one.  I met a lovely couple who owned 12 stunning homes in the US and Scotland.

Yes, I played Monopoly loved Park Place and Still Do.

Love watching buildings grow out of the ground.

I got into it, to help Ron because he had drummed up so much business in commercial.

Why, because, we wanted to buy a house in Park Place and we did.  A

Mar 27, 2018 12:59 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No.

Yes.

Yes.

1985.

Great video!

Mar 27, 2018 12:27 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Yes.  No.  Sure.  Nuh-uh.  A while ago.  Court-ordered.

Mar 27, 2018 12:14 PM
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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

I seem to remember this from the wayback machine, Andy. You can always tell the radio people! Hahahah!
I'm a shark at Monopoly! But no, I didn't know I would be in RE for a long time. I did have a reading in 1990 telling me I would be in RE . . . I discounted it and then the Universe shook up my life the following year and within 2 years, LOL . . .  real estate. Damn psychics!

Mar 27, 2018 12:13 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Hoarder. Slum lord.

Mar 27, 2018 09:04 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There have been times that I owned more than my staff could handle, selling a few of them off this year, and sold a few last year.

Mar 27, 2018 08:43 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Love your video! I don't think you can ever own too many houses, yest I played monopoly as a kid but no I didn't know real estate was my specialty as a kid. I got my license in 1991 because I had to and was the best thing that happened to me!

Mar 27, 2018 04:59 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

My husband encouraged me to get a license so we could buy investments 

Mar 27, 2018 03:04 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not believe so - if they are managed well. 

Yes. 

No. 

January 2003 

Still working on the why (LOL)! 

Mar 27, 2018 02:58 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's good to diversify your investments, so yes, there CAN be too much real estate in your portfolio/holdings and it may not provide you with sufficient liquidity when you need to take cash our (fire sale!).

Mar 27, 2018 01:31 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

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM nailed this one!

Mar 28, 2018 05:50 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

Ask Donald Trump.

Mar 28, 2018 05:45 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - I am still learning!

Mar 27, 2018 10:38 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

In my books, the more the better as long as you can afford it and structured it properly.

Mar 27, 2018 09:56 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I've always been a natural sales person and had an affinity for driving around looking around on the weekends...not necessarily at houses.  As it turns out, though you would think that would make me a great buyer's agent, I am best with sellers.  Go figure.

Mar 27, 2018 08:01 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 got my license and moved into being broker/manager then into buyng investment property, then building homes, developing property, buying more property, owning my own company, teaching, and back to selling and managing all over again. Am I on a hamster wheel? It feels like it.

Mar 27, 2018 07:20 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When you an or keep up with your investment it is to much

Mar 27, 2018 03:32 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Agents know for a fact that buying a home and paying it off is the surest way to retire with iincome and assets. Now what quality of life is another matter

Mar 27, 2018 03:29 PM
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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

I only discovered it around the age of 40, and have loved it ever since.

Mar 29, 2018 08:32 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

20 years old is when I committed, but was in it since I was 11 years old. Yep 11. Family business.

1999 licensed.

Mar 27, 2018 06:33 PM