Raj Taj, Drive By Blessings!  (RE/MAX)

Spam prevention
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

NEITHER. I just know stuff and people trust me to have their back.
They decide.

Closing gift from a client. So cute!

Nov 20, 2018 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,675,245
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I consider myself a work-in-progress where my goal is constantly improving. At least that's the direction I hope to attain.

 

Nov 20, 2018 09:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,492,927
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Probably... but then again, I always say at the end of the day I can't sell squat except maybe myself. I provide opportunities for clients to buy and help educate them on their decisions... they do the buying and as long as I do my part, I don't need to do any "selling."

Nov 20, 2018 08:19 AM
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!

I was a nurse, John so, sales was not an inherent trait for me! It's something that I had to be trained to do - classes & experience being the best teacher.

As our market changes, I will always be refining my skills!

Nov 20, 2018 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,306,432
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Natural born something, but not seller.  Definitely something I've had to work on.

Nov 20, 2018 10:46 AM
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

Both.   I do think I have a certain amount of natural skills.  But I've also had to learn other skills such as negotiations.  I would never try to sell something I don't believe if "natural" or not I wouldn't use it that way.  I would say my knowledge and expertise is the biggest factor that created trust with my clients. 

Nov 20, 2018 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,618,500
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Good question ..... I am going to say that there are some types that get out there & others that don't (wall flower bunch). There is a natural quality to it though.

Nov 20, 2018 10:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,592,030
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I have a healthy ego, but not that big. I have to work on everything I do to keep sharp.

Nov 20, 2018 08:42 AM
Ambassador
2,468,572
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes.

Everything needs to be polished and improved.

Nov 20, 2018 08:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,350,105
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Natural born seller

Nov 20, 2018 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,230,687
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Prior to real estate, my only selling experience was selling Girl Scout cookies which sell themselves. However, I had 16 years 'selling learning' to middle school kids.

Nov 20, 2018 10:46 AM
Rainmaker
775,652
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Practice helps; intelligence to be able to speak spontaneously without inane scripts a big plus.

Nov 20, 2018 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
5,882,674
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I had to develop the skills.

Nov 20, 2018 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
513,297
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I have to work at it.

Nov 20, 2018 10:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,747,615
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Even though I've been selling since I was about 9 years old I would still not call myself a "natural" John Bear .

Nov 20, 2018 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,636,789
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Work on it everyday!

Nov 20, 2018 08:33 AM
Ambassador
2,725,375
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Yes, I am a natural born seller. I don't have to work on it. It is all about building rapor and relationships. My favorite book is, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Best book about selling and building the rapor, adding value.. then the sale comes naturally.. for the betterment of all parties. 

Everyone learns to be a great seller by the age of 3 or 4. Some even 2 yrs old. Children are the best salespersons as they are constantly selling their parents to get what they want. And no one is ashamed of children who sell well. 

Somewhere along the path- we are taught that sales is somehow bad ? I don't get that/ why be ashamed or not want to be good at sales when that is what we all do. 

When you are going out to dinner and you and your spouse or significant other decide on where to go - the best one at sales wins. 

Nov 20, 2018 10:30 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

I think that most of us have that talent when we are born, many forget though.

Nov 20, 2018 09:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,891,393
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

John, I was a teacher in Russia. 

And I still a teacher. Every deal - me and customers do our homework before the deal is done. Still a teacher.

Nov 20, 2018 07:58 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

I have to work on it. Still learning. 

Nov 20, 2018 07:27 PM
Rainmaker
785,783
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

When I graduated from college, I studiousy avoided sales jobs. Little did I know that the job I took as a bank management trainee would lead me to a life of sales years later.

Nov 20, 2018 04:27 PM
Rainmaker
794,996
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Nope, definitely not natural. Although, I have not really ever seen what I do in real estate as actually being sales. I don't talk anybody into doing anything, I provide consultation and client service. Still, some of the things that go along with marketing, marketing ourselves, converting leads, etc., in real estate have been learned and honed over the years. -Kasey

Nov 20, 2018 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,885,611
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I've never considered myself a salesperson.  I would not want to be perceived or viewed as one either.  

I have knowledge, experience, and training that people need. I offer that as a service.  If they like, they hire. 

I do not have to work at being me. If I ever were trying to sell something ... it would not be me ... it would be disingenuine and not authentic.  Not my gig. Not my monkey. Not my circus. I have no clowns to sell. Yet, I do see many clowns selling.  

Nov 20, 2018 12:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,919,953
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

Ron more so than I am.  And we both work on our skills.  A

Nov 20, 2018 11:43 AM
Rainmaker
2,557,610
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It took me years to understand that my natural does the work & not me

Nov 20, 2018 08:54 AM
Ambassador
1,706,708
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think my Dad's gene transfer has worked well for me.

Nov 20, 2018 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
3,480,490
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I'm more of a natural born good service provider.

Nov 21, 2018 04:22 AM
Rainmaker
683,045
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I started my sales career at the age of 6 selling girl scout cookies....I have been selling something every since. My mother said I could sell ice to the Eskimos.  Some of the best sales people I know are not natural sales people they are honest methodical deliberate people. It takes all kinds

Nov 21, 2018 12:35 AM
Rainer
134,827
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I think I had some natural abilities in terms of not being afraid to step out and talk to people. I have certainly hones my genuine sales skills over the years through lots of courses including Floyd Wickmans Sweathogs Course and Ron Willinghams' Authentic Salesperson Course.

Nov 20, 2018 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,605,912
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I don't think I'd rate myself as a natural born seller. I've had to work at it, but I enjoy it. 

Nov 20, 2018 07:06 PM
Rainer
162,565
Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

Combination of both  will produce a best sales person. Learning is process which always add the sales skill. 

Nov 20, 2018 06:16 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am good but always room for improvement

Nov 26, 2018 07:10 PM
Rainmaker
4,381,679
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I don't consider myself as a salesperson, more of a customer service rep.

Nov 25, 2018 07:54 AM
Ambassador
2,961,507
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I was born with it and a face that people trust.  I've been selling stuff since my first job and I was 7

Nov 24, 2018 09:20 PM
Rainer
212,763
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I think you have it or not-I seem to have it, but also have worked hard on getting better with it.

Nov 22, 2018 03:55 AM
Ambassador
1,307,352
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I was born a Seller (as are most of us - ever meet a toddler that couldn't charm you into an imaginary tea party?)  I think too many people have that innate talent squashed out of them at an early age;  I did not; it was embraced and my parents said I could always sell ice to the Eskimo.   Selling is not a dirty word and is a professional trait to be proud of.  Anyone can relearn what once came naturally.

Nov 21, 2018 11:50 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

It remains a work in progress.

Nov 21, 2018 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,941
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Same as Nina.

Nov 21, 2018 04:41 AM