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Rainmaker
4,584,635
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I like to think that I make my competition work harder and smarter to compete with me, Paul! 

Apr 23, 2018 03:53 AM
Rainmaker
4,312,657
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Paul - some make it easy to "shine" while others definitely are "shining"  themselves and it improves the entire playing field.  That's good for our industry,  the clients and those of us in this industry who want to be best.

Apr 23, 2018 04:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,375,838
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

I don't have any competition.

I work 100% by referral through my CRM only.

None of my competition has access to my database. 

Apr 23, 2018 07:00 AM
Rainer
365,709
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

It irritates me. I see so many shady things going on, I want to know why the Board hasn't taken action or Commission has not taken licenses. It all boils down to numbers...the more dues paying members the more revenue.

Apr 23, 2018 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
797,748
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

C.  Both A & B 

Apr 23, 2018 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
716,518
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I am self motivated to improve my business but when I see the competition doing something impressive I am human, so I do feel the need to step up my game!

Apr 23, 2018 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,568,936
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is not competition with others, but with myself.... and likely the pile of bills that have to be paid.

Apr 23, 2018 02:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,440,431
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope.  Like cream, I rise to the top.

Apr 23, 2018 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,119,153
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Until I get every listing in Minot ND I will always work harder and smarter than I did the day before Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

Apr 23, 2018 08:45 AM
Ambassador
4,783,228
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

More emphasis on the smarter than harder.

Apr 23, 2018 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
5,769,262
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We have always preached smarter than harder, it worked for us an our clients, and Michael Jacobs said it beautifully.  A

Apr 23, 2018 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
5,581,578
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we work smarter.... and we don't focus on others but we have one eye there...

Apr 23, 2018 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't pay much attention to my competition.

Apr 23, 2018 07:34 AM
Ambassador
3,177,145
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Those who I do not consider competition make me work harder for many reasons that I could write a book about. 

I am always working smarter. It is in my DNA.

Apr 23, 2018 07:33 AM
Ambassador
2,614,193
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Both.   We have 1500 agents with enough business for only 200.  

Apr 23, 2018 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In my niche I have very little competition, so I compete with me.

Apr 23, 2018 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
601,856
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Both. But that's because my competition pretty much all work for large brokerages and they all do the same thing. Since I run my own brokerage, I make all my own decisions and have flexibility in "branding". It's tougher, but I love it.

Apr 23, 2018 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
7,142,908
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Both in our very competitive market.

Apr 23, 2018 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,421,969
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No, I rely on my bank statement for that motivation.

Apr 23, 2018 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,394,576
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

BOTH. I aways work hard and strive to work smarter. To concentrate on the best service and rise above that competition

Apr 23, 2018 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Neither.

Apr 23, 2018 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,644,389
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I consider myself to be my only true competition.

Apr 23, 2018 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Door #1

Apr 23, 2018 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
539,377
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Both

Apr 23, 2018 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
5,411,224
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I work harder and smarter for myself, and don't really think about the competition.

Apr 25, 2018 05:55 AM
Ambassador
5,835,976
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Smarter is always the intent, even without competition.

Apr 24, 2018 08:26 AM
Ambassador
4,318,202
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - working by referral is working smarter, thanks to Buffini & Company.

This means no competition in a real sense. (My listings are MINE most of the time, no other agent is even invited to preview the home!) 

Apr 23, 2018 07:11 PM
Rainer
180,615
Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

Smarter!

Apr 23, 2018 04:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would sy both and I reciprocate the favor.  We have some great agents in our community and we respect each other.

Apr 23, 2018 03:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,058,073
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Yes to both. At least we try. We do have great competition in our market place. I am sure we can all say that.

Apr 23, 2018 12:00 PM