Mark Don McInnes,  Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate    -    208-255.6227 (Sandpoint Realty LLC)

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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I can only speak for me. I am always professional and caring. It has nothing to do with the market.

Apr 02, 2021 07:06 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. More agents are desperate which makes them do desperate things.

Apr 03, 2021 04:46 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Real estate professionals understand different markets.  The pace of a particular market(hectic or not-so-hectic) does not determine the professionalism.  

Apr 03, 2021 07:22 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I think professional agents always seek to improve themselves and their service

Apr 03, 2021 04:24 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If you are not becoming more professional, you are falling behind and your cusomers are being left behind.

Apr 03, 2021 04:19 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Taking excellent care of our clients has no relationship to the market conditions. 

Apr 02, 2021 10:59 PM
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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've been consciously improving my skills

monthly for 22 years.

I demand it of myself, which is why I coach

with Buffini & Company  and read books by the masters! 

Apr 02, 2021 06:08 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'd like to think that how I deal with my clients does not depend on what the market is doing, but on what is best for them and their needs! But one certainly has to be sensitive to what's going on right now and how it impacts our buyers and sellers and how we can best support them.

Thoughtful question, Mark! Thank you!

Apr 02, 2021 09:02 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Regardless of what the market is doing Mark, my clients are  always treated very well and deservedly so.

Apr 02, 2021 05:58 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Either an agent is keenly aware of their fiduciary duties or they are not.  Market has nothing to do with it.   

If you are actively engaged in your market, you will adjust as needed to work within its pace.  If that means "caring more" then that's what it is.

Apr 03, 2021 08:54 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

For me personally .... my standard of care, caring, and professionalism is always present - the market does not change that.   It seems that with all that is happening around us people do need different levels of care, kindness, and compassion. 

I've been told I am "wrong" to spend as much time with people listening to them as I do.  I say to those people they lack compassion. This profession for me is not all about money. It is about making connections and lifting others that need lifting. 

When we do good, good comes back to us in ways that often cannot be measured. 

Apr 03, 2021 08:46 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Why does the market have anything to do with caring for your clients?

If you are not caring for your clients then there is something wrong with you not with them.

Apr 03, 2021 06:16 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

This is the wrong audience. A survey of those who recently purchased or sold a home would be more accurate.
More professional for an agent means something entirely different than the meaning applied by the client.
But, if it is helpful, I observe agent in todays hectic environment are not more capable of READING that those who operated in the more leaisurely past.
I have been adapting, that doen not necessarely mean more professional which is kind of a foggy noation.

Apr 03, 2021 04:59 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have always been 1000% professional in my dealings with clients, regardless of market conditions. Market conditions come and go, but my care for my clients is consistent.

Apr 03, 2021 04:51 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

Those of us who remember the way the market was last time it was fast and furious would certainly be . . . but frisky markets bring in new blood and they won't always know how to CYA and their clients off the top . . . and the beat goes on . . .

Apr 03, 2021 12:08 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

long ago I upped my caring standard through the roof and it has served me well enough. Anyone who places their welfare in my hands is protected...

Apr 03, 2021 10:45 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mark,

Those are professional continue to be that way, and those who aren't cotinue that way also.  A

Apr 03, 2021 03:04 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Level of professionalism is likely to remain constant.

Apr 03, 2021 11:39 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

New skills are in demand.

Apr 03, 2021 11:13 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think agents are getting more sloppy and are getting away with it.

Apr 03, 2021 09:17 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

The good agents are always professional and can ride the real estate roller coaster , it's always been an either 10% do 90% or a 20% do 80% of the business. The good agents hang on tight !

Apr 03, 2021 06:08 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 couldn't imagine working with clients and not being professional and caring, no matter how crazy our market! 

Apr 03, 2021 06:51 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Once you've been through a few real estate cycles, the what to do and when, how only improves if you adjust your "sales". If you do not deliver what your buyers, sellers, others in the real estate circle want, those who will step up and eat away at your market share. Reinvent what you do daily. Stay enthursed, passionate and cutting edge or rot out and think about retirement. Lead, follow or get out of the way.

Apr 04, 2021 07:58 AM