Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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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

Oh, everybody's been a freaking real estate agent. If they're not going to listen to the local professional they hired, then their family member needs to preside over all of it. Solo. Enjoy getting screwed, niecenephew.

Diplomatic answer:
"Oh, that's wonderful. Why aren't they practicing anymore?" 😈

Sep 05, 2017 07:00 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I love the real estate business. Name one other profession that has so many experts?

Sep 05, 2017 08:14 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

The one I love best is "I had a real estate licens in such and such state many years ago but never practiced." Still doesn't stop them from thinking they know everything!

Sep 05, 2017 07:12 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

that's the first sign of trouble ahead!!!!

Sep 05, 2017 06:56 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Been there.  Heard that.  "Fun" is an interesting choice of words.   

Sep 05, 2017 06:55 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Nod and smile.  Then stick to your guns on price and marketing.

Sep 05, 2017 06:47 AM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

"Fun" isn't really the word I would have used for working with such clients.

Sep 05, 2017 06:25 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Family members are a wonderful source for bad advice.

Sep 05, 2017 07:08 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

*sigh* - fortunately not that often - I usually get - my parents want to help me buy the house - *sigh*

Sep 05, 2017 06:51 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

All I can say to this is Ugh.

Sep 05, 2017 06:49 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Destin, FL
Your Bucket List Broker in Destin, Fl..

Fun, fun, fun  I love real estate drama.  

Sep 05, 2017 06:40 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Oh yeas, and more than once. It can lead to confusion and bad advice with a side of lost dream homes

Sep 05, 2017 06:35 AM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals

Oh yes, a degree by proxy!

Sep 05, 2017 06:28 AM
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Theo Shaw
Baird & Warner Residential Real Estate - Evanston, IL
Serving Evanston, IL & Beyond

My reply: "Great!  Then, she'll be able to counsel you about all the changes in financing and regulations that have occured since the Mortgage Meltdown."

Sep 05, 2017 03:19 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh yes and yes - they do add to the fun, don't they?!

Sep 05, 2017 09:32 AM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Yes ... and they make me shiver,  Andrew Mooers ... typically means trouble and frustrations ahead ...

Gene

Sep 05, 2017 08:52 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
National Marketing Realtors - Minot, ND
Bob Timm Owner/Broker National Marketing Realtors

I just visited with a couple in their 90's and she was an agent over 30 years ago Andrew Mooersand obviously she let me know it.  

Sep 05, 2017 07:42 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

And I did not have an aunt would be my answer...LOL

Sep 05, 2017 06:53 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When others start quoting authority stories to me....I wonder why?

Sep 05, 2017 06:46 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lots of folks "Used to be" and agent.

Sep 05, 2017 08:41 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I hear those and that Uncle Bob is a contractor, Billy Joe is an electrician and his brother is an investment counselor. The talent runs deep in many families and we have to deal with them all with a smile.

Sep 05, 2017 06:42 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Oh . . .  yes . . .  oy!  More fun when that friend or relative is part of the Sales Presentation to the Seller of an Estate, and everyone is asking questions of you, around the kitchen table.  And the friend knows you, because you both live in the same community, and they already have 'a price in mind' that they are sharing with the Seller.  It just snowballs, what can I say Andrew Mooers.   

Sep 05, 2017 03:30 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Andrew Mooers Sure have. Wait until the Aunt talks them out of every house they like.

Sep 05, 2017 10:37 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  "That's nice, but things have changed a bit since then."

Sep 05, 2017 09:37 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yes, and sometimes they continue to explain that the person in question didn't really sell much or got out for some more lucrative or easier job. Just keep smiling.

Sep 05, 2017 08:59 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

My question is: "Is she going to be your uncle Louie?"!

Sep 05, 2017 07:19 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It is illegal to practice real estate without costly E&O insurance and laws and contract forms require current version just changed last week.

Where is her brokerage?

Sep 05, 2017 06:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Yes. I even had a client once tell me he was an agent years ago.  He never once tried to be a know it all ... always deferred to my expertise.  

Sep 06, 2017 09:42 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Been there, done that and it does get old.

Sep 06, 2017 08:01 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Oh yes.  Happens way too often.

Sep 06, 2017 05:52 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Can always be trouble with their advice.

 

Sep 05, 2017 02:35 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Of course, every single time: my ex, my family member, my neighbor, etc. etc. Every second has or had a RE license. 

Sep 05, 2017 01:48 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Some people think they know everything about everything.

Sep 05, 2017 11:28 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Many moons in Ridell High?

Sep 19, 2017 01:45 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I love the friends or relatives that live elsewhere, but seem to know EVERYTHING about our market!  

Sep 07, 2017 02:25 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

it doesn't really bother me when people have family members advising them.  I get it.  

Sep 06, 2017 09:17 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes, and it doesn't affect me one bit because I still treat them like everyone else.

Sep 06, 2017 05:28 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrew Mooers - we are all connected.... and with so many millions in Real Estate, this is ALWAYS true....

Sep 05, 2017 10:29 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Nothing surprises me now days

Sep 05, 2017 05:37 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, very often. There's usually a familiy member or a friend.

Sep 05, 2017 09:45 AM