Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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

I have no desire to herd cats!  I have had my systems in place for years and with the technology available, employees are no longer necessary.  (other than my husband of course, who follows directions very well!)

Jan 24, 2016 09:15 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I work solo. My husband has a broker's license and does my books and any "errands" I need when appropriate. Use a closing coordinator, when necessary. Had a team many years ago. Not going there again. Just want to be left alone at this stage of my life to run my little business the way I see fit.

Jan 24, 2016 08:38 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler CRS Still a solo agent - and do all my 'chores' myself. Time to give the control over to others....as I want to grow a team this year (it was my 2015 goal). My wife is about to join me - so that's the beginning of my team.

Jan 24, 2016 03:08 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I'm kind of a lone ranger type.  No team or transaction coordinator for me.  I feel disconnected from the transaction if someone else is doing the paperwork, etc.  

The sellers hire me and it's me that they get. 

Jan 24, 2016 11:53 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have a secretary and a personal assistant (who I'm training to become an agent) Jeff Dowler CRS and I still can not keep up.

Jan 24, 2016 10:15 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

I am not a solo broker and have an assistant/residential buyer agent while I handle commercial and most listings. BUT I do a lot myself and have systems in place. No desire to grow a team. I have backup when I need it and that is enough.

Jan 24, 2016 09:24 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I've had a Team for 10+yrs.

Jan 24, 2016 09:05 AM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

If your time is worth more than minimum wage then I would seriously think about putting a team together. If real estate is just your hobby, then I wouldn't worry about it.

Jan 24, 2016 08:13 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

I loved working as a team with Ron.  We had a blast.  When we opened our offices we hired two guys, and on some of the really big listings, we worked as a team.  The key to a good team is to have self-motivated people.  A

Jan 24, 2016 08:05 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I am a solo agent and not really interested in growing a team.

Jan 24, 2016 07:58 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I am a solo agent.  I do it all myself as I have no office.  I don't know if I would have a team.  I'm a good leader, but I would probably be too busy directing others to do my own job.

Jan 24, 2016 07:56 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I magnify my talents through a team of great people.

Jan 25, 2016 09:34 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Solo. Our office has support staff for conveyancing.

Jan 24, 2016 08:32 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I am currently working as a solo agent but have a transaction coordinator. I'm not currently looking to grow a team.

Jan 24, 2016 07:12 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 Jeff. I have two full time assistants that are at my office, they allow me to continue to grow my business.

Jan 24, 2016 05:14 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Jeff,
Just me as the broker / owner and the wonderful Kim Gaston as my broker associate as well as expert stager. We are each other’s “team.” It has worked very well. No plans to change.

Jan 24, 2016 01:13 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 am solo with an unlicensed part-time assistant. I am not interested at this time to build a team. Been there done that.

Jan 24, 2016 12:58 PM
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Anita Allen
Levin Rinke Realty - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

I am a solo agent and have no desire to grow a team.  There is an agent in my office that I am very good friends with.  We cover for each other as needed.

Jan 24, 2016 12:57 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I work alone and have always, however, Larry is one of my back ups and Mandi is my Concierge. I am now developing a team for my land and new construction business.

Jan 24, 2016 12:39 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

I am a broker, run an office and have an assistant.  I also still list and occasionally work with buyers.  

Jan 24, 2016 12:28 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'm solo.  Trying to sync up with my assistant to get the full benefit of having her.  I'm finding I'm a bit of a control freak and need to let that go.

I would absolutely consider growing a team.  But see above.  Need to let go of the control freak thing.

Jan 24, 2016 11:41 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am a solo agent

Jan 24, 2016 11:39 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jeff Dowler CRS I am a solo agent.

Jan 24, 2016 11:00 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jeff - I am a lone wolf right now. If business were to grow, I would consider hiring others.

Jan 26, 2016 03:06 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 am a solo agent for my company, have tried a few virtual assistants, and one assistant that have not worked out.   I have a TC now set up for the next transaction and HOPE it works, as I could use some help! 

Jan 25, 2016 10:54 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am as solo as I can get...  No help unless I have to be gone I have an agent that takes over the files

Jan 25, 2016 07:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Jeff Dowler CRS - I work solo. I have hired transaction coordinators in the past. I spent more time chasing down things that if I had done it myself. Having worked high tech as a certified project manager, transacting a file is a cake walk. And, being the broker I need to review files and ensure they are BRE compliant. 

Which reminds me, I have 2 files I need to close out today.

Jan 25, 2016 05:32 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was active, I always worked as a solo agent...when I started my team, I stopped working as an active agent and referred all of my business....and also marketed for the team members....

Jan 25, 2016 12:18 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler CRS Just me, myself and I taking care of business.

Jan 24, 2016 10:55 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

Team and Yes

 

Jan 24, 2016 10:48 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I work as a solo agent; and have a number of agents that do not like working with buyer's so I have a constant stream of referrals.

There is an assistant in each office and are a God send.

Having been on a team once it was a pain in the arse so no to growing one.

Jan 24, 2016 09:40 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Solo agent here, but I do have administrative support of sorts at my brokers offices. 

If I ever grew The Thacker Group, it would only to have my own assistants, not buyer or seller agents. I'm too much a control freak!

Jan 24, 2016 08:52 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Jeff Dowler CRS . I know a lot of folks who work as teams and it seems to be a model that works for them.

Jan 24, 2016 05:20 PM