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Rainmaker
1,049,102
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Because I like abuse...lol

I saw it as a way to have a business and be out and about instead of being cooped up in an office bldg all day AND I would be local to my home.

Mar 25, 2020 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
2,054,723
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I had never thought about it until a top agent in town said "Bob, you should sell Real Estate". I couldn't even spell it but I jumped in. 

Mar 25, 2020 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I tell the story in my profile. Just added it instead of the same ole' same ole'.

Candice edited it for me.

Mar 26, 2020 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,347,715
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

Ultimately 3 things caused it:

  1. My son was born (1997)
  2. Michael E. Gerber's E-Myth Revisted book and my coaching in the E-Myth Academy (1995-1997)
  3. Family business 3rd generation (since 1953) and we're a family of entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Mar 26, 2020 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
938,800
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I had SERIOUS karma to burn off! 

Serious. Freakin. KARMA.

 

Mar 25, 2020 05:18 PM
Rainmaker
688,269
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

To make a living and feed my family.

Mar 25, 2020 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
6,969,743
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

For the career and business opportunities. I opened my first real estate office after graduating from law school.

Mar 25, 2020 11:11 AM
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1,197,533
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Didn't want to go through another layoff at my age.  Lol. You become your own boss.

Mar 26, 2020 02:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,513,035
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

On a bet in 1974. Never looked back! Broker in 1978 after graduating from law school.

Mar 26, 2020 01:43 PM
Rainer
302,367
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

because my wife is a broker

Mar 25, 2020 02:41 PM
Rainmaker
2,684,352
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My skills bank liked the liberty and results and adopted it for its own

Mar 25, 2020 12:57 PM
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153,620
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

Initially, it was because of the earning potential (many years ago) as I was lured by a good friend who made a great living in real estate. I left the industry when the Internet started and had a great career in digital marketing until I sold my digital marketing agency in 2003. I ended up coming back as a mortgage lender (after selling my business) and had a great career until the crash of 2008. When I re-entered the real estate industry once again, it was really based on my passion for the industry, combined with a passion to guide people in their financial affairs.

Mar 25, 2020 12:52 PM
Rainmaker
572,287
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

After becoming a lawyer, a doctor, and a rocket scientist I wanted something to really challenge me.

Mar 25, 2020 01:22 PM
Ambassador
3,146,142
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

 I wish you all the best with your real estate studies!

 

Mar 25, 2020 11:56 AM