Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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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

It's actually not "less effort, more results" leave it at that. It's the Pareto Principle of The 80/20 Rule.

More effort on the 20% that produces the greatest results and less effort, time & energy spent on the 80% that does not. It's one of the Laws of the Universe and aptly called a mystery, since I do not know why it works; it just does...like gravity.

Jan 02, 2016 01:51 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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That Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor is not just a smart real estate professional but a really smart guy. 

Jan 03, 2016 12:35 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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That is a myth I believe without hiring a large staff

Jan 02, 2016 02:27 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, working smarter produces more results.....

Jan 02, 2016 02:26 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Yes, and I love it!

Jan 02, 2016 11:01 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A trip in progress without a final destination. Keep moving forward!

Jan 02, 2016 10:07 PM
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Bob Crane
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It is a perk we all experience to an extent as we grow in age, experience and skills.

Jan 02, 2016 09:45 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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I believe if we learn to manage our time we can work smarter. 

Jan 02, 2016 09:43 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Richie. Not sure I remember when I learned this one, but quite a long time ago.

Jan 02, 2016 05:51 PM
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 Good morning Richie. I prefer to work smarter not harder.

Jan 02, 2016 05:21 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I set out years ago to work smarter not harder. That is what I taught my new agents too. Agents that do this are more successful in the long run.

Jan 02, 2016 12:27 PM
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Sandra Graves
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I 100% believe in working smarter not harder. I started practicing that in 2015 and it has been a blessing.

Jan 02, 2016 11:38 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

That is a mystery!  I still believe in working for income.  Even though it appears less effort, the work comes from a different direction.  IE: instead of calling on the phone and walking the neighborhoods, we write blogs, make videos, send emails etc.

Jan 02, 2016 10:59 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Richie - I have been a proponent of Work Smarter Not Harder for a very long time. I see a lot of people who just do not understand the concept. I have also seen a lot of people who think by doing more of the same thing will generate more business, but that certainly is not the case. You need to find the best method that produces results with the least effort.

Jan 02, 2016 10:38 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I'm waiting to get that fortune cookie.

Jan 02, 2016 09:48 AM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
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Working smarter works for me.  I like what I do so it doesn't seem like work.

Jan 02, 2016 07:07 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

I have yet to find the holy grail of working less for more.

Jan 02, 2016 05:03 AM
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William Feela
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I suppose that may be possible at times

Jan 02, 2016 05:01 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
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Not yet.  I'm working on mastery still.  

Jan 02, 2016 04:26 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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That was exactly my thought before clicking on the question ... work smart ... not hard.  I see too many people on the hamster wheel ... its exhausting and unproductive ... unless the goal is exercise.

Jan 02, 2016 03:56 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Absolutely, the same goes for skiing, most people ski uphill to go downhill.  Whoopee Goldberg once said, I am no swimming upstream, I don't want to look like those salmons at the end!"  LOL A

Jan 02, 2016 03:11 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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You can expend more than half the effort attempting perfection once you reach 90% of the goal. If the processes are sound while reaching that 90% the ffinal 10 will fall into place like clockwork. The real mystery is why it takes so long to determine this. 

Jan 02, 2016 02:35 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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Yes, but sometimes it is elusive.

Jan 02, 2016 02:17 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Haha, oh you mean the "Get the hell out of your own way" thing? Yup!

Jan 02, 2016 02:10 AM
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Sam Shueh
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In our trade one needs to explore the ingridents that works and what fails?

Often it does not happen again.

Jan 02, 2016 01:32 AM