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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

At my age, you don't retire, you just get Listless.

May 25, 2016 12:53 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Fred, I retired last year ans lived on my good looks...I went bankrupt in 5 days.

May 25, 2016 08:33 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I can't imagine retiring from real estate.  It's like going from the fast lane to standing still.  I'd have to transition into a marketing position like Barbara Todaro .

May 25, 2016 07:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have retired. My license is still active.

May 25, 2016 08:50 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Not for at least another 20 years or if I win the lottery sooner.

But, then I'd probably go sell property in Wailea, Maui.

May 25, 2016 11:59 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Realtors do not retire, it is too much in their blood, unfortunately, they just expire like listings. 

May 25, 2016 11:28 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We are passionate about Real Estate. We're not going anywhere!

May 25, 2016 07:13 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Real Estate is what I do not who I am.  I will retire and embrace all that comes with each new day. 

May 25, 2016 11:14 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes, I will keep my license active - it was a lot of work to get it!

I really would like to retire to Jamaica or Belize myself

May 25, 2016 10:23 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I think about retiring every day... then again, I've retired twice in my life and it didn't stick. So I just think about it, but I don't expect it will happen any time soon.

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

I have not thought of it.

May 25, 2016 09:33 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I was actually thinking about getting more into real estate when I retire from Forestry

May 25, 2016 09:00 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Walmart Greeter

May 25, 2016 08:46 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I'm an entrepreneur and I'll be doing something even if I live to be 100. I teach meditation so maybe that can fill in when I'm ready for less  RE action.

May 25, 2016 06:48 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin love the idea of retirement - however, not likely to happen with me....

May 25, 2016 03:10 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Not for many years Fred.

May 25, 2016 01:49 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

While I've been to a lot of memorial services for Realtors, I've never been to a retirement party.

May 25, 2016 01:28 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

LOL, did you say Retire?  I heard Realtors never retire ... they just die.  But ... oh you asked, 'IF" I were to retire.  Hmmmmm, I would move to Arizona and still live in Wisconsin (snowbird) and probably just oversee the business.  I can't see myself as ever being a couch potatoe ... at best, maybe I would be a consultant or travel ... there are so many places I have never been.  OK, now you got me dreaming.  ........ if I were to retire .............

May 25, 2016 01:24 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have kicked this around a lot. I am not quite ready but may be in 3-5 years. The business has changed so much in 36 years.

May 25, 2016 01:16 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope, at least not yet. I would like to take more time to travel, and visit with family, and perhaps run an art gallery again with my wife!

May 25, 2016 10:46 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would be bore.

May 25, 2016 10:28 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Good question. Live in a vaccum.

May 25, 2016 09:31 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

5 years away from it and have a second home in Jupiter Florida. Will be selling my business but will have a license active in Oklahoma and Florida.

May 25, 2016 09:31 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I was a listing agent, and I decided 12 years ago to create a team and not to compete with them....I referred all business to them..... and I'm so thankful I did..... now I just market and there's no more team for daughter is the Todaro of the Buliung Todaro Team.... 

I market for them and for my past business partner Lorraine Kuney.... I can do it from anywhere and at anytime..... I make the phone ring and have a written agreement with all of clearly spells out the referral fees for each type of referral....lisitng/ buyer/ new construction .....

I make a very good living....have time to devote time to enjoy what I love to do....

it was a good way to continue to make money and not deal with stress and pressures of competing....


May 25, 2016 09:11 AM
Grace Hanamoto
Intero Real Estate - Sunnyvale, CA
Quality, Knowledge, Professionalism, Experience

I was inspired to keep selling and keep working in Real Estate after seeing a Realtor in Hawaii who at 94 may be the oldest Realtor in America.  He said that his "best years" were in his 80s when he was selling.  Everyone uses him because he's got so much information and so much knowledge.  His young clients tell him it's like working with a professor in buying, and his older clients say he makes them feel "young and vibrant" when selling.

I'm thinking...yep, I'll keep sellling til I "drop in harness" as they say.

But IF I did think about retiring, I would build a home on a big piece of land somewhere in the South, build a barn where I could put in a craft room the size of...oh...a BARN and teach craft and jewelry classes along with keeping my own line of art going too.  Wait, I do that NOW...okay, so

Yeah, nothing would change.

May 25, 2016 08:47 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes, but I do not know what I'd do. I have pondered it since the great meltdown.

May 25, 2016 08:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We love what we do, not retiring nor giving up our licenses...A

May 25, 2016 08:34 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

The only way out for me will either be down or winning Mega bucks in a lottery and with the latter would probably keep going til the downer!

May 25, 2016 08:23 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I worked hard for the license to sell!  I won't give it up!

May 25, 2016 07:51 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Well, let's think about . . . What would I do . . . ?  Still thinking 🤔

May 25, 2016 07:26 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Yes, I have. I would likely keep my license active for referrals. I would become a professional volunteer!

Oct 06, 2016 01:05 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think Barbara has the best of both worlds, and something to think about.

May 30, 2016 12:19 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I've tried retirement three times...I just am not cut out for it!

May 28, 2016 12:46 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

My answer is in harmony with your picture. I would still keep my license active, but not all outrages fees. 

May 26, 2016 07:09 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nah, this is my retirement gig!

May 26, 2016 05:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Semi-retired with active licenses in two states!

May 26, 2016 12:07 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am okay with doing the type of Real Estate deals that I enjoy doing until I cannot. Why not keep the old license active. I write books, do book signings, lectures and one on ones of which I find satisfying. The two endeavors have one common help people help themselves to a better quality of life

May 25, 2016 11:56 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Working on it right now.

May 25, 2016 10:51 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

If i knew i would be there however a future selling new homes or new condos in a large deveoplement on a South or West Florida Beach may be calling

May 25, 2016 10:34 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We did - and did so after my emergency hiatus in 2014.  We decided in December 2015 to "re-launch" in real estate.  Regardless, we would have kept our licenses - of only for referrals.

May 25, 2016 10:34 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Nah, probably not. I am motivated by Dorothea Rodimon who I worked with in La Jolla, CA who outsold all of us and continued selling well into her 90s!

May 25, 2016 10:09 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I have no plans to retire but if I did, real estate would still be part of my life but too a lesser extent. And yes, the license will stay just never know when you will need or want to use it. 

May 25, 2016 04:03 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i am working on it.  i will focus on my other business ventures.

May 25, 2016 01:12 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have not thought of this yet.  I'm sure I'll be on a beach somewhere working part time with new construction. O... Maybe a resort!

May 25, 2016 11:46 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I would if I knew I could make good money doing something else. I could do several other things, but age and health and amount of money I had to work with would factor in on helping me decide. I would keep licenses active because building and selling a few houses a year would be on my list.

May 25, 2016 10:25 AM
Toronto, ON

1)  No

2)  Pursue other interests

3)  It depends on many factors

May 25, 2016 09:53 AM
ZELDA kohn
RE/MAX Accord - Alameda, CA

retiring? nah! i'm planning to have time off now and then, enjoy what i like, work with clients i approve of and let the business flow as it may. 

May 25, 2016 07:50 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

keep going on with work....just  on my terms.... perhaps no one will have anything to do with me... as my terms mean half naked (not a pretty sight) on a moped crusing for fisbos   :)

May 25, 2016 07:33 AM