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

I don't think people do as much as they did in the 80's.  I've had the luxury vehicles and I now go for quirky cars.  I've found I'm not thought to make TOO much money and neither do people presume I don't make ENOUGH.

My vehicles are talking points now and I find people will often wave to me almost like I'm leading a parade!

Sep 16, 2015 09:17 AM
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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

I am sure some do.  There are all types of people out there.

Sep 16, 2015 01:08 PM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
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I hope not.

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Yes, it happens.

Aug 18, 2018 10:04 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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some do

Sep 16, 2015 11:50 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Michael Thornton I don't think so anymore. All the cars on the road look similar today whether new or older models.

Sep 16, 2015 11:47 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Absolutely...they judge your vehicle in the same manner that they judge your looks and the way you speak.

Eve

Sep 16, 2015 11:23 PM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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Hope not - I am going to resist the temptation to fall prey to this --- my success has surpassed the look of my wheels at this point -- I am now rather proud of that.

Sep 16, 2015 10:09 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

to an extent I think so - 

Sep 16, 2015 08:54 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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My 7 year old Toyota and I hope not :)

Sep 16, 2015 08:41 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not care what they think about my car( prius, btw) or my watch( I never had one), my presentation~ is the key what makes them decide if they want to work with me or with someone else who drives a better car.

Sep 16, 2015 04:46 PM
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

I wouldnt say all but there are some for sure that judge by what others drive, where they live, what they wear etc.

Sep 16, 2015 03:39 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
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Michael - I am sure there are those that do judge a book by it's cover, and an agent by the car they drive. However, I know a lot of very rich people who drive average cars (no BMW's or Mercedes). Not all rich people like to spend their money on cars, jewelry, clothing, etc. I would never judge.

Sep 16, 2015 02:34 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I think they do to some extent.  I used to drive a eleven year old Ford Explorer and it was fine with me, but it became clear it was hurting me.  

I went out and bought a two year old Lexus sedan and people seem to be happy with that.  I'll drive it as long as I can get away with it.

Sep 16, 2015 01:54 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh, yes!  And in these parts, hybrids seem to score points.

Sep 16, 2015 12:50 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Some people do this. I don't. I actually had a new buyer that questioned why I wasn't driving a Lexus SUV with all leather interior. I told him I liked my Subaru just fine. 

Sep 16, 2015 12:08 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Some people may Michael, remember you can't judge a boook by it's cover......

Sep 16, 2015 11:42 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I think that is more in the eyes of the driver unless you are dealing with luxury properties.  Then I think a clean car matters more than the make or model.

Sep 16, 2015 10:36 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

To some extent they do. People always seem to be judging others instead of looking in the mirror.

Sep 16, 2015 10:21 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Unfortunately it is what some people think, you are as successful as what you drive Michael Thornton 

Sep 16, 2015 10:03 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes they do but not as much as in the 90's.

Sep 16, 2015 09:32 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Absolutely.  Would you rather buy a property from a guy with a Rolex or a Timex?

Sep 16, 2015 09:15 AM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Gold District Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
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Working real estate and a ranch gives me little option on having a nice car. I have two trucks and if one is in the shop the other is the vehicle I use, both have a few dings and I know people do judge but I don't think that is what makes an agent being good at your job matters more.

Sep 17, 2015 03:19 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Hi Mike, unfortunately, I think most people would.

Sep 17, 2015 02:02 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It can be telling - quality may reflect success and condition may reflect modus operandi.

Sep 17, 2015 01:08 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton well, I drive Prius - a Toyota hybrid and I don't think I look at it that way...

Sep 17, 2015 12:26 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Some do.   What you drive, Where you live.  What you wear.  The color of your hair.   

Sep 17, 2015 12:20 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The type of vehicle, clothes, posture, speech, actions and opinions. Yes

Sep 16, 2015 09:23 AM