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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I can only speak for me..... I do NO business....but I'm responsible for making the phone ring and directing business to a team of agents....  I call what I do semi-retirement....

I spend alot of time here and on other sites....plus I create offline marketing pieces.... 

does any of that answer your question?  I have 40 years of experience working as a competing managing broker associate....

Feb 28, 2018 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
620,768
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'm busy, this is how I unwind- talking business with other agents. 

Feb 28, 2018 11:52 AM
Rainmaker
812,254
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I think if you spend much time in here, you're going to find out that most of the people who participate are really productive, with a wealth of experience to share. Plus, a lot of the questioners are talking about deals in progress, potential deals, recent deals and asking for insights or providing them.

Feb 28, 2018 11:48 AM
Ambassador
923,121
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Interesting that these types of questions come from anonymous askers

 

But yep - through February I'm 30% to my income goal for the year with business in the pipeline and business closing.  When you run an efficient business there's plenty of times for things like AR.

Feb 28, 2018 12:05 PM
Rainmaker
963,209
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Most of these people on AR are extremely busy, never sure how they find the time to be on Ar as much as they do. Shows their willingness to share and improve the community.

Feb 28, 2018 11:51 AM
Rainmaker
287,388
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Ouch . . .  no, I have never thought that . . .  many on AR are on in between work and meetings and classes.  They are multi-taskers.  ARer's are on all different times - a.m., p.m., and whenever they set time aside.

Feb 28, 2018 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,618,500
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I do really well but that's a question coming from a blue head. What are you doing in real estate? What's your system for gaining leads? 

Feb 28, 2018 12:48 PM
Rainmaker
484,761
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I had a closing today, and what are we to think of an Anonymous person asking such a question?  To answer your question directly, I don't care what others do to occupy their time.

Feb 28, 2018 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,885,611
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Perception is not reality. 

Feb 28, 2018 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,492,927
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I keep my eyes on my own paper.

Feb 28, 2018 11:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Property Valuation Construction Home Tips
PeterMarkSEO - Holiday, FL
Full Time SEO, Local GMB Expert

No, their team is doing all the work. The one in Charge is Brainstorming, getting the latest tips, news and more via ActiveRain here

Feb 28, 2018 12:05 PM
Ambassador
3,719,361
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

This is my therapy after a busy day...and yes, 5 Closings today and tomorrow - I'm selling real estate! (see calendar - closings are green)

Today and tomo

Feb 28, 2018 07:53 PM
Ambassador
2,468,572
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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Feb 28, 2018 12:53 PM
Rainmaker
821,950
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

A short time ago I witnessed an agent with nose buried in her devise. Multitasking and putting on the busy and important act.

Being who I am, when she came up for air I asked, "What did you actually get DONE the past 20 minutes?"

"Got appointment with a FSBO, Set up showing time with buyer who texted. Caught error on closing statement. Confirmed location and time of closing."

I learned that just because they don't do it my way they are not doing it the wrong way. 

So while I am researching 'block chain' in real estate in Ukraine, I can take a peek at AR also. 

And, in about 14 minutes, I too will be gone and taking care of business the old school way.

You should know that it all has a purpose.

Feb 28, 2018 12:19 PM
Rainer
352,726
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I look at the AR Group as some of the most productive in the business.  Highly professional, but they do take the time to share and that is what a true professional will do.  We also know who we are and not afraid to be present. 

Feb 28, 2018 05:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,350,105
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not really Anonymous. 

Feb 28, 2018 06:12 PM
Rainmaker
4,919,993
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I am wondering why you are asking this question.  If you really read what is the questions and answers, you will note that there a lot of great answers, based on real experience.  And why are you asking anonymously?  A 

Feb 28, 2018 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,306,432
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, I don't wonder.  I know we have a mix of active people (agents, marketers, affiliates, etc.) and retired folk.  As the great Susan Emo once said "Eyes on my own paper"

Feb 28, 2018 03:08 PM
Ambassador
2,846,785
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

I'd be more worried about people in Facebook referral groups playing themselves off as big agents and REALLY busy in a market that if you could see their stats, would find out almost nothing going on.  The people here?  The ones I know well do quite well in their markets, and part of doing well in their market is effective use of their time here.  I dip in and out throughout the day and I don't let a day pass without a blog post up.  It's both a personal challenge and a really cost effective way to lead gen.  Bill

Feb 28, 2018 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,747,615
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I can only speak for myself as some days I am here quite a bit and in fact I am the #1 blogger in ND here on the Rain. I do well in the Real Estate business world, I'm no super star but I make a good living for my family and myself.

Feb 28, 2018 06:29 PM
Ambassador
4,754,903
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some do, some dont.

Feb 28, 2018 06:19 PM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Mar 01, 2018 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,506,571
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not wonder and do not worry. 

Feb 28, 2018 11:28 PM
Ambassador
1,737,921
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
There's no place like home.

I'm often stunned that I conduct any business at all... what with all the time I spend in front of the computer, and on my phone.   But a major part of my business is conducted with my computer and on my phone.  So I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

I do find that usually, it's the people who whine about others.... that really aren't doing any business.  ya'know?

Feb 28, 2018 08:13 PM
Rainmaker
785,783
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

And I wonder why you care.

Sorry...didn't mean to be so snarky.

Feb 28, 2018 06:21 PM
Rainmaker
3,480,490
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I only wonder about people who remain anonymous.

Feb 28, 2018 03:21 PM
Ambassador
3,985,307
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't give that any thought at all. I am focusing on my business and keeping the momentum going.

Feb 28, 2018 03:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,319,772
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Just like the walk of life, there are many professions and people working.

Then there are others looking for the freebies!

Also, there are retired folk and other professionals here that may not be selling as much.

Just out of curiosity, being from Missouri will you show us your numbers that you are so proud of?

Feb 28, 2018 02:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,636,789
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Take some time to post your picture and participate!

Feb 28, 2018 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,056,950
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Many good responses.

Feb 28, 2018 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,481,290
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

No, not my concern how much business they do.  If you read any of the entries from last month's contests (or any contests for that matter) you'll get a pretty good idea of the kind of people that frequent the site.

I spend time here because I want to share my experience and learn from others.  I am constantly amazed at the generosity of the community. And, I love making connections with like-minded people. 

Mar 01, 2018 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
54,130
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

Closed a sale today...my third this month...top listing volume in my office this month...any other questions? 

Feb 28, 2018 11:48 PM
Ambassador
3,301,539
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Interesting point

Feb 28, 2018 03:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Some members are not real estate agents...

Feb 28, 2018 02:56 PM
Rainmaker
5,882,674
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your observation.

Feb 28, 2018 01:16 PM
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

On occasion.

Mar 01, 2018 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,916,816
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

no

Mar 01, 2018 03:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,941
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not wonder about what’ve others are doing

Mar 01, 2018 01:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,891,393
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Agree with all answers

Oct 14, 2018 03:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,436,074
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes,

Oct 14, 2018 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,381,685
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

You never know if AR members are truly doing business, do we?

Mar 02, 2018 01:45 PM
Ambassador
4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

As long as they participate, it's fine, isn't it?

Mar 01, 2018 10:43 PM