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538,544
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

When I add new agents to my team they shadow me. When they're ready to take the lead, I shadow them before letting them fly solo.

Jun 23, 2018 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, I don't think harly anyone in my city wants to be an investment specialist. They would rather shadow someone who does listings.

Jun 23, 2018 04:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,154,108
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

Jun 23, 2018 09:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,569,287
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, and sometimes it can be uncomfortable and sometimes beneficial to the shadow! 

Jun 23, 2018 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,492,362
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sure... and way back "when" in a company where we had a mentoring program for new agents, I had new agents I mentored shadowing me all the time.

Jun 23, 2018 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,352,487
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not

Jun 23, 2018 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,264,479
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not in real estate.

Jun 23, 2018 04:48 AM
Rainmaker
870,828
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

New agents sometimes.

Jun 23, 2018 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,622,907
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Several times, they are impressed as to the amount of paperwork that goes into a listing or sale

Jun 23, 2018 01:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,605
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Not recently.

Jun 23, 2018 09:18 AM
Ambassador
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Once some years ago.

Jun 23, 2018 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
508,854
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I've been approached by many people wanting to become a realtor and want to know what being a realtor is like.  They didn't ask about shadowing, just a verbal conversation.  Everytime when I asked why they would like to be a realtor most said because of the flexible schedule and how they can get money easy. 

People with this mindset will not last long being a realtor.  Our schedule is somewhat flexible. With this hot seller's market, I often have to drop everything just to show my buyer new homes that just hit the market. If I don't the homes are gone and the buyer is going to blame me for not being available.  

Realtors also work really hard. Many things that we do are behind the scene and we put so much hours to take care of our clients and the transactions.  It's like eating in a restaurant.  The consumer only knows that they order the food and that it's good.  The restaurant has to purchase the ingredients, keep them fresh, clean and prepare the ingredients before cooking, have the right recipe, food is nicely plated, create a nice ambiance, and so forth.

Jun 23, 2018 08:54 AM
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352,876
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Yes, my office manager who insisted I attend multiple meetings a week. 

Jun 23, 2018 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
7,038,378
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Jun 23, 2018 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
708,977
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I have recruited Agents for my company. Although I am not the Broker I still provide those agents with support but it isn't in the form of shadowing me. I am there to provide advice, answer questions & I'll give them leads or opportunities that I can not take myself. I like to see new Agents succeed. 

Jun 23, 2018 07:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes

Jun 23, 2018 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I did, a few years back.

Jun 23, 2018 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
915,898
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes. But when they see the cost, they change their mind.

What is given freely is perceived as having the value they paid.

Jun 23, 2018 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
73,729
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

I do a lot of that with new agents Paul.

Jun 23, 2018 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,999
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Paul, that is part of our training for new agents. They all shadow me. I enjoy having them around and they have lots of questions. 

Jun 23, 2018 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,430,521
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  At least not in this job.

Jun 23, 2018 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,024,452
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have had new agents accompany (shsdow) me while doing open houses. It was a good opportunity to help them and get to know them at the same time.

Jun 23, 2018 10:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,358,094
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

Yes, they are called interns and I've hired a couple out the experience over the years.

Oh by the way, I've shadowed 4 Realtors I respect in the last 15 years.

Jun 23, 2018 09:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,580,884
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I did that consistently with my new construction meetings.... there was always someone sitting in and paying attention....and then we'd discuss the conversations after the meeting was over and we were alone.... it needed to make sense and that was the time for questions to be asked.... a good learning experience with every meeting and there were hundreds and hundreds of them....

Jun 23, 2018 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes & I didn't want to do it. Kind of odd having someone just sit there during a presentation. 

Jun 23, 2018 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
5,767,466
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Yes, once. A

Jun 23, 2018 07:24 AM
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577,339
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

No, can't say that I have

Jun 23, 2018 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
945,841
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Once. A client studying for her real estate license went with me on showings long ago. I instructed her to follow and observe QUIETLY, and write down any questions to ask at the end. I knew after that I would never take her on. She talked more than she listened. It was not meant to be anyway. She never did pass her tests. LOL

Jun 23, 2018 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
575,196
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

In years gone by, that is how I trained all of my people.  They followed me until they were confident and then I followed them to see if they were ready!  

Jun 23, 2018 02:24 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes.  Another agent years ago.  She wanted to see how I set up my office, back then (files) and how I did everything.  

 

Jun 23, 2018 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
2,691,478
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Something similar....

Jun 23, 2018 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
5,325,129
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, have had two clients THINK they want to be REALTORS, and spent the day with me.  They stayed at their jobs.  LOL

Jun 27, 2018 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,335,935
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have new agents shadow me for two days.

Jun 25, 2018 10:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,672,315
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sandy asks me everyday, then I get critiqued. It ain't pretty!

Jun 25, 2018 03:54 AM
Rainmaker
596,140
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Unless they worked for me at my brokerage, I just wouldn't do it.

Jun 24, 2018 07:56 PM
Rainer
320,229
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

My 1st broker offered to let me shadow her.  It could be a great learning experience. 

Jun 24, 2018 10:51 AM
Rainmaker
3,384,790
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I encourage people who want to come work fo rme to do this before and after they join up

Jun 24, 2018 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
695,882
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Yes and I've learned how to say no in the kindest ways.

Jun 24, 2018 12:53 AM
Ambassador
4,316,215
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - I am not there, yet.... lol!

Jun 23, 2018 09:34 PM
Ambassador
5,754,307
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, a few time, but I generally send them out with one of my staff rather than have them sit in my office all day watching me do boring things.

Jun 23, 2018 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes

Jun 23, 2018 08:40 PM
Ambassador
2,608,648
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Not lately.

Jun 23, 2018 08:37 PM
Rainer
92,032
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

New agents would be a typical shadow... 

Jun 23, 2018 05:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,183,950
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yes. They do expect to get leads though. You coach them and they like you to pay them as a partner.

Jun 23, 2018 04:15 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jun 23, 2018 03:29 PM