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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I would love to kick my broker's ass, but he's been around since dirt was invented and all he has to do is sit in his office to get a buyer or a listing. One of these days, I will get him. 

Jan 10, 2016 12:22 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

More competitive with myself.

Jan 10, 2016 10:48 AM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I am competitive, so yes there is one person in my company ahead of me in AR.  It would be nice to be in first place one of these days.

Jan 10, 2016 09:53 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, I am my biggest competitor

Jan 10, 2016 09:44 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

With us, it is a daily thing..  Our team is the same way.  Our web designer just came up with another innovation for our client's web site, and we came up with a wonderful slogan for another client, and just found a way to incorporate it on the biz card.  Our graphic artist inspires us by having recently drawn an amazing California oak for the a logo...Inspiration is the food for our soul.  A

Jan 10, 2016 09:04 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Paul, Just against myself.  Try to do better each year, increase business, learn new things.  As for other agents, no one in particular that I check myself against.

Jan 10, 2016 08:46 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, anyone who is better in anything than I am ~ inspires me to try harder. You can learn something from anyone:) 

Jan 10, 2016 04:34 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington I try to be in top 5% in my office - as well as have my own higher goals to achieve!

Jan 10, 2016 03:30 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

As a self employed contractor you compete with yourself.  Why you are in the business? What is your goal? What does it take to get to the next level? It should have been determined by now.

In America one can be anything he wants. A Stanford phd can not sell any homes;yet a C student can be leader of our country.

 

 

Jan 10, 2016 02:14 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

When I was a newbie, a fellow newbie and I pushed each other, and we both had amazing first years.  He had health issues and moved away, and I really miss him. 

Jan 10, 2016 01:58 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

many I feel inspire me to do better, but I compete with myself.

Jan 10, 2016 01:16 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

Every now and then I meet someone who inspires me to do better. There are many, not just one.

Jan 10, 2016 12:24 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Absolutely.  I'm always keeping track of where I rank in my office and trying to move up.

Jan 10, 2016 11:41 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

Yes. There are several colleagues that motivate me to do better.

Jan 10, 2016 10:48 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes, myself and my youngest son.

Jan 10, 2016 10:12 AM
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LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Yes to some extent but mostly my own expectations 

Jan 10, 2016 09:30 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

There is a young man in my office who inspires me to do better because he proves that the Keller systems work

Jan 10, 2016 09:04 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

That guy in the mirror.  

Jan 10, 2016 10:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No... not for me. I don't hardly know anyone in my office as I don't go in more than once or twice a month. It's my business and that's all I'm concerned with.

Jan 10, 2016 08:02 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Having one of my sons working with me is a major support.

Jan 10, 2016 06:35 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No not really...  

Jan 10, 2016 05:46 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Yes.

Jan 10, 2016 05:13 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. I have 6 other loan officers that work for my company, they are all very competitive, we all keep the peddle to the medal.

Jan 10, 2016 03:59 PM
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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

I think most of the successful agents are driven and competitive. I've never met a highly successful agent who didn't have a degree of ego.

Jan 10, 2016 12:38 PM
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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

the MLS has a list of the agents and office points totals, which keeps everyone competitive.

Jan 10, 2016 12:37 PM
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Susan "Susie" Blackwell
Welcome Home Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Investing in Nesting

My clients inspire me on a regular basis.

Jan 10, 2016 10:17 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. I have been inspired by several of the highly productive agents in our office. 

Jan 10, 2016 09:26 PM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Yes. There are several agents that I get motivation from. I am a competitive person and I like the challenge. I like the chase, the game and love to hate a good competitor. 

Jan 10, 2016 11:19 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

As you said Paul, I'm competing with myself. I admire others, but I don't want to be someone I'm not.

Sep 09, 2016 07:10 AM
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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

There are a few agents I would like to do the same amount of business, and have gained knowledge from them on how.

Jan 11, 2016 11:42 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I think you nailed it.  I'm my toughest competition.

Jan 11, 2016 08:44 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jan 11, 2016 05:10 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's just me in the office, so no there.  In the market, not really.  Some lenders have gotten me to think bigger though.

Jan 11, 2016 04:12 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Paul,
I keep an eye out for good ideas I can glean from other agents in town or across the country but I don’t compete with anyone.

Jan 11, 2016 03:00 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It's a one on one with myself.

Jan 11, 2016 12:34 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anyone who gives another honest feedback & input does this. I give & receive

Jan 10, 2016 11:39 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't worry about what others are doing.  Just try to stick to my plan.

Jan 10, 2016 11:29 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I'm inspired by everyone who participates in our industry in my area.... I love to compete.... 

Jan 10, 2016 11:11 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I was inspired by one particular REALTOR® who leveraged his reputation and financial position to become a builder and developer. I became a builder last year and this year I will be a partner in a development. Building a home is the equivalent of 4 or more home sales in return.

Jan 10, 2016 10:16 PM
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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

We have some really bad agents who are tough to work with and I think, embarass the industry. I intend to be the positive reverse of them.

Jan 10, 2016 10:10 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Growing up in a real estate family, i always had to work harder, do the jobs no one else wanted to do, be that gopher before computers and all of it made me better today. Every day i compete against myself and some days praise myself whiles others spent thinking how to do more or do it better

Jan 10, 2016 09:47 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I am horribly competitive with myself, other agents, you name it. I don't let it show though....I just get caught up in my own head at times! 

Jan 10, 2016 08:54 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am my biggest competitor. The more I do the more I expect to do!

Jan 10, 2016 08:38 PM