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#356389 - 11/01/10 06:28 PM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: Hunter 308]
Allison Ables Offline
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Registered: 11/01/10
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Loc: Gainesville, FL
2010 VW Routan with the entertainment package and I don't have any kids. But when you're selling residential real estate in a family-oriented community you just kind of have to go with it.

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#359458 - 12/03/10 12:59 PM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: Perky_REALTOR]
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Registered: 11/21/10
Posts: 47
Loc: St. Paul, MN
I counldn't agree more. Knowledge is more rewarded in my neck of the woods as well. Maybe it's just me, but if I was the home buyer/seller, I would think that the realtor in the fancy car can afford that car because of all the money he/she is making off of people like me! This wouldn't create any warm and fuzzy feelings for me.

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#359527 - 12/04/10 05:31 AM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: Allison Ables]
Hunter 308 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Allison Ables
2010 VW Routan with the entertainment package and I don't have any kids. But when you're selling residential real estate in a family-oriented community you just kind of have to go with it.



The families I work with usually have a baby seat in their car and are so
dam busy the husband and wife are both coming from different directions and
are often heading of in diferent directions after looking at homes. I hardly
ever carry anybody in my car except for my wife. A two door car wouldn't be
a liability when working in a big city.

I discourge clients from jumping into my car by putting a plastic snake on all
passenger seats. It is very hard to drive safely and navigate when a client want to know what you think of the price of the last home you just looked at.
This is dangerous for a person with a brain the size of mine.


Edited by Hunter12 (12/04/10 05:51 AM)

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#360031 - 12/09/10 09:06 AM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: DeanMesaAZ]
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Registered: 12/08/10
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Loc: North Oaks, MN
First impressions are everything. I think people do judge you by what you drive, as much as I hate to admit it. Some of my high dollar clients have told me they didn't hire the last guy because he drove up in a '87 Honda.



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Edited by Regenscheid (12/09/10 09:07 AM)

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#360038 - 12/09/10 10:46 AM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: Regenscheid]
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Sitting in the computer room last year when I overheard two very good agents talking, both grossed over 120k, lease high end cars and it was tax season, they looked at each other in Fear and said "were did it all go". They had no money left to pay their taxes and were very scared. I like both of these agents
and felt badly for them.


Edited by Hunter12 (12/09/10 11:15 AM)

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#360039 - 12/09/10 10:58 AM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: Regenscheid]
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Originally Posted By: Regenscheid
First impressions are everything. I think people do judge you by what you drive, as much as I hate to admit it. Some of my high dollar clients have told me they didn't hire the last guy because he drove up in a '87 Honda.

This very argument has been made before in this thread. I think the counter argument is that there are just as many people who do not appreciate flash and do not judge a book by it's cover. Some buyers are turned off or intimidated by a fancy car. So it comes down to which type of business you want to run and what type of clients you want to solicit.



Edited by Doin' bpose (12/09/10 10:58 AM)
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#360042 - 12/09/10 11:35 AM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: Doin' bpose]
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Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 33
Loc: St. Thomas Ontario
[quote=Doin' bpose][quote=Regenscheid]First impressions are everything. I think people do judge you by what you drive, as much as I hate to admit it. Some of my high dollar clients have told me they didn't hire the last guy because he drove up in a '87 Honda.

[/quote] This very argument has been made before in this thread. I think the counter argument is that there are just as many people who do not appreciate flash and do not judge a book by it's cover. Some buyers are turned off or intimidated by a fancy car. So it comes down to which type of business you want to run and what type of clients you want to solicit.

[/quote]

Like all things I think that there is a happy medium when it comes to agents cars. Unless you are focused on high end clients you do not need to be always driving brand new high end cars. Personally I think that you cannot go wrong driving a newer mid model Ford or GM.

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#360165 - 12/10/10 02:32 PM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: ByHomeOwner]
Travis MB Offline
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Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 9
Loc: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
I will be driving a 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5s. Looks nice, good on gas an lots of room for 4 adults. Will post pics when I quit my old job and begin my new career :)


Edited by Travis MB (12/10/10 02:59 PM)

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#361347 - 12/20/10 11:16 PM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: Brantford Guy]
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Registered: 08/29/05
Posts: 795
Loc: Florida
I just got my new Mercedes C300, it feels great to have a new car! It was hard to let go of my '99 Saab, but after 207k miles it was time. I leased the Mercedes for a great deal, no extras but it sure looks nice.
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#361374 - 12/21/10 07:49 AM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: zpcsc]
Vermont Offline
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Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 7719
Loc: Vermont's North-East Kingdom
You deserve it Zoila . . . . you work hard.

What's the annual mileage allowance on that C300 ?

I got 307,000 miles out of a Saab 9000 before it had to be retired.
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#361375 - 12/21/10 07:52 AM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: Vermont]
atrott Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3
Loc: Canada, Ontario
Hey everybody, I'm new to real estate, I'm actually in the car business right now if you have any questions feel free to ask away.

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#361426 - 12/21/10 02:05 PM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: atrott]
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#361690 - 12/24/10 07:02 AM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: zpcsc]
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Registered: 12/03/05
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Loc: South Central Kansas
Congrats, Zolla...

I know how it feels to give up an old ride that fits like a glove. I placed myself in a position of driving my Lexus almost 220K miles to the end of its mechanical ability without putting more money into it than its worth.

So I start the new year coming by having traded in the Lexus to get a new 2011 with more room, comfort, electronics and better looking sheet metal. All in all a better value with wrap around service and warranty agreements to 125k.

The only thing is, it was not as exciting/thrilling as it was before when I was younger buying and getting a new car...just another task I had to do. I am appreciative of the way the dealership and I agreed as it took longer to test drive the vehicle than it did transact the purchase and no hammer was involved.
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#362343 - 01/04/11 09:45 AM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: ReoSam]
H2Orealtor Offline
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Alabama
I drive an Acura TL, my second one. I love it, so do my passengers.

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#363021 - 01/11/11 01:32 PM Re: Let's talk about our cars [Re: DeanMesaAZ]
MVegasRealtor Offline
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Registered: 01/10/11
Posts: 6
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
People do judge you by your car...If you think otherwise then you are mistaken..You don't need to drive a lexus or a benz..people judge that too.. besides having a car payment creates tax writeoffs for your real estate business... When I buy a car I take price vs. economy into effect....You have to get good gas mileage if you don't want to be screwed at the pump..


Edited by MVegasRealtor (01/11/11 01:34 PM)

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