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Debbie  Flem…, Real Estate Pro in Baiting Hollow, NY

How long have you been in the business, and what made you get into the business?

Asked by Debbie Fleming, Baiting Hollow, NY Tue Jan 28, 2014

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I've been in real estate immediately after God made dirt...or so it seems.
---- I didn't choose real estate. Personal calamity stranded me on this boat. With no other options I learned how to paddle and navigate. --------- The nature of this business, helping others buy and sell their real estate, touching the lives of others in a meaningful way, created the proper environment to construct my way out of the abyss of despair. For that opportunity, and the continuing outcome, I am truly grateful.--------- So many enter real estate ..... each with a idea ready to is what each one makes of the opportunity that ultimately culminates is realizing the purpose that can be applied to their lives.
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I had heard you sold Adam and Eve their first place but I did not know it was true. ("And you will notice a very nice apple tree in the front yard.")
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26 years. I was a professional oyster shucker( I worked at a seafood joint). My roomate came home driving a white cherokee jeep, given to him to drive by a large developer as part of his empolyment. He shared with me he was to drive around folks and he would be paid 600 every 2 weeks for doing so. I was driving my grandfathers car at the time and thought the ladys would love me driving that nice newer white cherokee jeep. I was increadibly aggressive in calling and making an appointment to meet the sales trainer because nothing was going to get in my way of obtaining my jeep.
I got the job and the jeep. I was the best at showing people around the development. I was unfortunately not good at selling. After 8 months of not selling anything, my friend that worked with me said, "I know why you arent selling anything" I asked why? "It is because you arent asking anyone to buy anything". After I started to use just simple closing techniques at the end of my tour, I sold 8 properties the next month then ulitimately I sold the entire development for 25 Million. Plus, that seafood joint I used to work at...I have it listed now for sale. Life is fun.
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Inspired by my mom's love for real estate (she failed exam in 1983 due to language barrier) and because I had signed what I thought was the biggest mistake in my life, a non-compete agreement on the sale of my business, I decided to join the many licensees here in South Florida in 2002. I couldn't have made a better decision, for the past 12 years I have lived, breathed, loved real estate, it was meant to be without a doubt.
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Two years (almost). I retired from the Army and figured it was time to grow up. I love people and I love houses. I also like the fact that no two days are alike.
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over 25 years. A friend that was a legendary agent in Northport area recruited me. By time alone you can see found my niche. It can be very stressful to exhilarating.
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As a child I would take rides with my great grand parents from Bellerose to Bellport and they would ask me what I liked about the houses and how much I felt they were worth. ( I guess I was groomed to be a real estate agent ). At that time I could not have realized the satisfaction of finding someone the perfect house for them, or, getting someone's house sold so they could move on to the next stage in their lives.

I'm very lucky to be doing a "job" that I have loved since childhood.

If you are interested in a career in real estate I'd love to tell you more. Otherwise, if you know someone who is looking to buy or sell real estate here on Long Island,.... I'm your girl!!! for all your real estate needs

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Irene M. Renna
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Certified Buyer Representative
Keller Williams Realty Homes & Estates
400 Townline Road, Suite 145
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Business 631-352-3210
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it sounds as if you are thinking about getting into the business. I would be delighted to discuss it with you. I've actually spent many years as a Realtor coach and as a Realtor and now as a broker. There a lot of pluses an a lot of minuses and it's important to know about all sides first.

Give me a call at 631-425-6150
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I've been an active full time licensee in 3 States for many many years. I always preferred not being tied down to a desk and having set hours for being there. Being a REALTOR allows one to set their own pace.Of course, to be successful, one must be prepared to work long and hard and that's always been okay with me. The opportunity to assist individuals and families with their real estate needs has always been an extremely rewarding career in many ways to me.

Broker Associate, GRI
Lang Realty
9858 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton, FL. 33496
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13 and the inspiration of my deceased Aunt who was a 5th Grade schoolteacher & a Realtor® in New Jersey.
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Too Long. Destiny .
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I've been in the business since 2005. I wanted to get in much sooner, but my personal bitter realtor irony is that I can't find around the corner without a GPS. I had to wait until they were accurate enough to get me where I needed to go and priced at an amount I was willing to pay.
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I'm going on 11 years

I've always liked looking at houses and various architecture, even as a kid. I didn't know I would be in real estate.

But after being laid off twice by the same company (they don't say it's because they want younger people working for less), following mergers and acquisitions, it was time to make a move.

My parents live in California...and since I have been such a rolling stone having lived in NY, NJ, FL and TX, it seemed right to move to be closer to them. And when I got here in 2001 --- literally homeless, jobless and friendless --- I had to think of what it was that would make me happy. Going into real estate seemed to be the answer. And if I have any regrets today, it's not having gone into it sooner.
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