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Rainmaker
563,217
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I think the only true 'good stuff' we each have to offer is our own unique selves and the wisdom, talent, experience and passion we bring - 
Everything else is just 'stuff'  :)

Jan 12, 2017 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,916,936
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I make Listing Appointments "pinky swear" they won't give my stuff to competitors - but who knows ?

Jan 12, 2017 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
2,557,820
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I live a transparent life....easy-peasy nice & breezy....

Jan 12, 2017 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,388,650
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there are no secrets in real estate.... everyone works differently.... I'm very transparent about all the I do online and offline.... 

Jan 12, 2017 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
2,750,179
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I try to share as much as my info as possible.  By proving my knowledge and expertise, as well as willingness to share, it shows the consumer who I am and why I'm the best choice.

Jan 12, 2017 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
4,921,226
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

The best way to compete is to find that uncontested and underserved marketplace that very few bother with.  If one is constantly turning their head back to look at the gap, they are going to loose their momentum, and the competition will take over.  A

Jan 12, 2017 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,618,650
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

All my stuff is on a stick that I take with me so it never says on a company computer. 

But .... my first thought is do you mean on your website? Is there a way to protect HTML that I'm not aware of. Behind the screen so to speak? Most search engines let you do that.

Jan 12, 2017 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
589,629
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I would share virtually anything I know with my competitors.  We don't do rocket science after all.

Jan 12, 2017 06:50 PM
Ambassador
4,756,318
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont have any secret good stuff.

Jan 12, 2017 06:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am so old school no one copies me

Jan 12, 2017 05:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,306,592
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The good stuff that's part of the marketing & listing presentation is done in person.  There is no "secret sauce" kept online.

Jan 12, 2017 10:40 AM
Ambassador
932,599
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Password protected even inside my office. Yes, my password is not password. 

Jan 12, 2017 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,482,006
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

My good stuff is hidden in my head.  I'm hoping it comes out someday.  LOL

On a serious note:  I never "hid" anything behind anything.  It was all out there.  No matter how much I put out there in print... you can really only get my good stuff with the real me.  Putting it out there is one thing. Execution is quite another.

Jan 12, 2017 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,816
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

It's not necessary in our office unless we forget to sign off of the computer.

Jan 12, 2017 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,476,028
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I should but I share with people.

 

Jan 13, 2017 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
695,680
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

This has been a "hot" topic in my world as of late...  I'm constantly creating forms, handouts etc.  I agree that nothing we do is rocket science and truly believe that success comes in the execution & the human contact phase of interactions however, I also don't need to "spoon feed" my competition a way to help them "do it better".  SO...  yes - while none of it would probably make any real difference,  i'm keeping some of what I consider my good stuff closer to my chest. 

Jan 13, 2017 06:10 AM
Ambassador
3,720,216
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, for my CLIENTS only!  I got tired of showing up to listing interviews, only to find others had left MY work behind!  Now, I leave 'generic' information with them and rest on my laurels (presentation, verbal plan and personality!)

Jan 12, 2017 11:17 PM
Ambassador
4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - absolutely!

Jan 12, 2017 08:39 PM
Ambassador
2,468,722
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Yes.

Jan 12, 2017 05:47 PM
Rainmaker
3,182,981
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think if i had an e book, then yes password protection is the way to go. I am on a never ending quest for a new web site and one day it will be done. 

Jan 12, 2017 03:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,941
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the tip.

Jan 12, 2017 01:26 PM
Ambassador
1,615,582
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do

Jan 12, 2017 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
2,886,061
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

When I complete my book and publish it ... it will be used exclusively as a listing marketing tool.  It will be protected. 

Jan 12, 2017 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
686,309
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

sometimes

Jan 12, 2017 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
583,675
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I'm pretty much an open book. if someone wants to steal from me, I hope it serves them well.

Jan 12, 2017 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,883,749
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope that others do not have access to my personal computer.

Jan 12, 2017 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,091,930
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

infor is confidential on a needed to know.  Someone wants to cracks he can try it.

Jan 12, 2017 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
881,609
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

To what "stuff" are you referring?

Jan 12, 2017 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,831
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I'm an open book.

Jan 15, 2017 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,592,130
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Absolutely YES!

Jan 13, 2017 12:25 PM