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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It often does not take much energy as it is obvious in every day real estate tasks. Try calling them with a question or set up a showing and no answer. Ply the expired listings and listen to the stories of the sellers whose homes went unsold. 

Jan 09, 2017 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,882,674
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Jan 09, 2017 05:25 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - not exactly - however, I have learned a lot here at ActiveRain on best practices and how to serve our clients best - apart from my excellent coaching with Buffini & Company.

Jan 09, 2017 03:19 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, I don't look at REALTORS® as competition. I think that is a bad path to follow. I do believe you should obseve best practices.

Jan 09, 2017 06:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All the time...Why reinvent the wheel and what one can do, another can do

Jan 09, 2017 06:32 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It's not all that hard to find out and I keep my eyes open.

Jan 09, 2017 05:53 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 take an occasional peak.

Jan 12, 2017 06:31 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh, all the time! Most of the agents around here are transparent about how they do business.

Jan 10, 2017 07:43 AM
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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

Daily, it all a part of learning how to be better tomorrow than today.

Jan 09, 2017 09:54 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No. I've occasionally stumbled across information, which is nice to know, but I don't spend much energy worrying about it.

Jan 09, 2017 08:33 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have better thigs to do

Jan 09, 2017 05:55 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 No. 

Jan 09, 2017 05:18 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't really done this, but I know my competition is reading my blog. I ran into a new employee at the local chain office, and she spilled the information to me. 

Jan 09, 2017 03:32 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

With the new cap and trade rules in my province that commenced January 1, 2017, the cost of energy needed to undertake such investments has increased yet again.

Jan 09, 2017 01:52 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have looked into some of the top producers (and the ones with top google site rankings) in the past.

Jan 09, 2017 01:38 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, as long as the way we operate properly and we're producing, I can think of other ways to use my time.....

Jan 09, 2017 12:25 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes. And No. At some level it does not really matter because I won't do many things that my competitors do.  I march to the beat of my own drum and that works for me. 

Jan 09, 2017 11:48 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Always good to know what they are doing.  So yes, if something stick out but will not spend much time on it.

 

Jan 09, 2017 10:04 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Well first, I always focus more on my customer rather than the competition.  Learned that my 1st year at P&G.  If you do what's right for your consumer, everything else will work out right.

That aside, I do learn from my "competition" and get some great ideas that I can search and reapply.

"Competition" is in quotes as many are not really competitors.  I have been able to build several win win relationships with many of them.

Jan 09, 2017 08:40 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. My time is too valuable to worry what others are doing. Unless they are my mentors.

Jan 09, 2017 08:22 AM
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Macy Babb ... North Georgia Realtor
Re/Max Around Atlanta Realtor - 404-234-6166 - Cartersville, GA
Realtor, SFR, HUD/REO Certified

The internet is a powerful tool... I'm always interested in other's web presence 

Jan 09, 2017 07:18 AM
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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

I don't even need to usually -- people tell me. LOL
Some of the stories are pretty entertaining.

Jan 09, 2017 07:06 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't spend my time discovering what they do and focus on what I do and how I can be better. However, I can't help but listen and notice certain practices so I am aware of what is going on.

Jan 09, 2017 06:58 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Doesn't everyone? I assume we all do that

Jan 09, 2017 06:37 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes, I am doing an 'investigation' as we speak of the internet marketing of another. I am having a WP question & people are telling me certain things can't be done - but 'it is'.

Jan 09, 2017 06:27 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Absolutely! Hard to compete if you do not!

Jan 09, 2017 06:15 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Absolutely I am always interested in seeing what works what doesn't and ways to improve my own. 

Dec 03, 2017 08:53 AM