Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)

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Cathy Starkweather
La Rosa Realty, LLC. - Celebration, FL

Either, "How's the market doing? Or, "Are you doing well?"  Or, they begin telling me all about the market.

Dec 07, 2015 08:39 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Everyone always knows more than me

Dec 07, 2015 08:01 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

It depends on how they perceive the market.  

They often act as though they feel sorry for you if they think the market is bad.  If they think the market is good, they act like you're making easy money.

Mostly though, people ask how the market is doing. 

Dec 07, 2015 09:23 AM
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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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"Oh, my motherfathersisterbrotherfriendneighborteachereveryoneonGodsgreenearth is too . . . do you know ___________ ?"

Dec 07, 2015 09:09 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

Usually they want to know how the market is, what my predictions are for the near future, and specific questions about their neighborhood. 

Dec 07, 2015 10:22 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Usually, people give me there opoinions of the current market. I just listen!

Dec 07, 2015 08:40 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

"I've been thinking about getting into or trying out real estate, myself."

Dec 07, 2015 08:20 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

In my "haydays" they used to come up to me and say " you're that real estate guy on TV"! I miss that Now they just go "Oh" and ask questions about the market.

Dec 07, 2015 07:18 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Larry. Everyone wants to talk about real estate, so it is an each conversation opener.

Dec 07, 2015 04:39 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Oh. And that's usually followed by...How's the market?

Dec 07, 2015 01:43 PM
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Bob Crane
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I dont admit to being a real estate investor to very many people.

Dec 07, 2015 11:10 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

How is the market? 

Dec 07, 2015 10:51 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I get asked, How is the market? I love to be able to open the conversation up about real estate.

Dec 07, 2015 09:08 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I try not to tell people

Dec 07, 2015 09:02 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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They usally ask me how much is my home worth.

Dec 07, 2015 08:31 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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How long you have been in the business?

Must be nice to drive a fancy company car looking at homes.....

Dec 07, 2015 08:30 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I get mixed reactions.

Dec 07, 2015 08:30 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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How is the market?  Is real estate licking up yet?  

Dec 07, 2015 08:09 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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how's the market.... I hate that question....

Dec 08, 2015 01:37 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Everybody likes to talk about real estate. That is one of the best reasons to wear career apparel or a name tag.

Dec 07, 2015 11:06 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Larry Johnston No, I don't want to sell my house. LOL Usually they ask, how is the real estate market?

Dec 07, 2015 10:49 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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How's the market?

What areas do you cover?

Can I buy you a drink?

Dec 07, 2015 10:48 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
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How's the market doing? 

Dec 07, 2015 10:38 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Larry, it is a positive response from the people who ask.

Dec 07, 2015 10:30 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"Larry Johnston is in a situation exactly like that. Let me introduce you and see if you can help him."

 

Dec 07, 2015 09:42 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Like others have said "hows the market, any good deals"

Dec 07, 2015 09:09 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Most ask how,' How is the market doing?' 

Dec 07, 2015 08:47 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Sometimes questions about the market.

Dec 07, 2015 05:20 PM
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 Good morning Larry. I don't know. I am looking to find out

Dec 07, 2015 05:16 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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Larry,
Usually people know a little about me first and then find out what I do. No big reaction one way or the other.

Dec 07, 2015 09:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Larry,

They are interested especially in the branding and marketing aspects of it.  A

Dec 07, 2015 08:03 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Larry - I would have to agree with Wayne Martin on this one. Once they find out I am in real estate, they usually start telling me what the market is like, or they tell me about their last deal, good or bad. I just smile.

Dec 09, 2015 03:05 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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generally I don't have to tell people if they are local. Out of my area people usually either know the business and ask about the market, or ask about the business.

Dec 08, 2015 12:07 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Usually a question about the market.  Which is nice, because in Information Security (my last job) no one knew what that was and thought I was a mall cop.

Dec 08, 2015 03:49 AM