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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It varies from person to person and situation to situation.

Dec 15, 2015 12:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends on the person, the situation and the time available.

Sometimes it's more efficient to give out fish to the hungry while other times it's important to share the process of knowing how to fish.   


Dec 15, 2015 12:18 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, otherwise I end up acting as a shadow broker which my E & O does not cover.

Dec 15, 2015 12:39 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I love to teach people how to fish but it seems more and more people are "vegans" !!

Dec 15, 2015 12:32 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I am a teacher. Sometimes even when people don’t want to learn.

Dec 15, 2015 12:11 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Always teach.

Dec 15, 2015 04:07 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Varies from situation to situation.  Sometimes I just want to be out fast or the topic is one that needs to be answered quickly.  Other times you have the time to teach someone how to use google...

Dec 15, 2015 04:02 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I do a lot of volunteer work with the homeless, where we are coached to give and help without question or judgement.

But I do keep a note of names and skills and try to match people to jobs around town whenever possible.  Sometimes it helps, sometimes it does not, but until it does we give out fish without asking any questions.

Dec 15, 2015 03:41 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I love to help people learn how to do it themselves.  Unfortunately, most don't appreciate this and just want the quick answer.

Dec 15, 2015 03:23 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

It depends upon what they want help with. A kid trying to get a first listing I will try to teach how to fish. If its an experienced agent who may need help putting together a document I "give out fish".

Dec 15, 2015 02:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I make the phone ring for my agents....and I guide those who need guidance.... but I also teach them how to network and find their own business....

Dec 15, 2015 02:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The same solutions do not apply to all.

Dec 15, 2015 02:12 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar I believe in a mentoring program. Every newbie should go through a program so they can get off to a good start in this business. I would even go as far as saying we should have an apprenticeship program for newbies. At least teach them how to throw out a line.

Dec 15, 2015 02:10 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

When time is short I give out fish, otherwise I take the time to teach them.

Dec 15, 2015 01:41 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I have been an educator most of my adult life. However, at a point you make the distinction between those who want to learn, and those who want you to do it for them. The former, I will patiently assist, whatever it may take. "Give till it feels good, not till it hurts."

Dec 15, 2015 12:59 AM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I do a little of both, it depends on the situation.

Dec 15, 2015 12:33 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Richie - I am a big proponent of teaching people how to fish so they can feed themselves for a lifetime, and I don't have to keep feeding them. 

Dec 17, 2015 09:05 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Guilty of sometimes providing the fish and not taking the longer but more beneficial road!

Dec 15, 2015 09:55 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I teach people how to fish--that being said, I've found that as often as not whether you give them the fish or teach them how to fish, many are just to lazy to follow through.

Dec 15, 2015 08:48 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar - obvious answer should be, Teach People to fish -- though not likely to do that with my business!

Dec 15, 2015 03:43 PM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I like to teach people how to fish, they appreciate it but with how fast technology changes they will pay every year to just stay on top of learning the latest fishing techniques.

Dec 15, 2015 01:24 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Richie Alan Naggar Some people like to give fish, while others teach how to fish.

Dec 15, 2015 12:49 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do a bit of both...but mainly I hand out. Dogs and cats aren't really good at fishing from a kennel. Animal charities are near and dear to me, and they don't screw you over, 

Dec 15, 2015 12:44 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


First time, you may have to hand them a can of tuna.  Next time they have to learn to work to buy that can of tuna.  LOL A

Dec 15, 2015 10:53 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Depends on how much time you are willing to invest in the given situation. Clearly, teachiing to fish is the better way to go as it secures a future, rather than being a one-shot deal.

Dec 15, 2015 05:53 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

If you are talking about a real estate associate in need I teach them how to fish. If it's a homeless person at the traffic light it's a fish well most probably a minnow.

Dec 15, 2015 05:25 AM
Toronto, ON

I don't do either but I do help out in other ways in a variety of situations.

Dec 15, 2015 01:30 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

  We do everything we can with Short Sale repair...finding "second chance" lenders...Helping self employed folks with marketing plans... I am a snow crab gal myself :)....but fishing is a good thing...casting nets everywhere we can !

Dec 15, 2015 12:56 AM
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX

It depends on the situation that the other person is in.

Dec 15, 2015 12:36 AM
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

I'm a coach at heart. Which is why I'm a student too. I offer guidance, tips and stories, but you ake your own decisions with me. Sometimes I learn from my clients decision to do something contrary to how I'd have done it.  Other times, they ignore my advice and they're allowed to walk off the cliff, so that the next time I say "the bridge is out, go this way" they'll be inclined to listen. 

I do my best to preach with my feet; (hard to get that across when I blah, blah, blog), but I really think we should lead by example and coach up our clients, same as our kids. Trial and error, failure & victory, are ultimately the educators, I'm just there to guide them along the way and learn as I go.

Dec 15, 2015 12:27 AM
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

It's always easier to give the fish, Richie.  If I have the opportunity to teach how to fish, I would do so.  

Dec 15, 2015 12:18 AM