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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

in negotiations, don't speak first.

Jun 03, 2024 07:54 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Talk with everybody.

When I was a young broker, I recall a referral from my father. He talked with a ditch digger working on the street and discovered that home ownership was his dream. I found a property for him and his feedback was that it was a pleasure to be able to read his newspaper in the quiet space of his new home.

Jun 03, 2024 07:43 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Broker
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

don't be afraid of picking up the phone.  Ask questions, then listen.  Handle objections as just part of your business.  grow a thick skin and don't take it personally and finally, learn.  

oops, more than one thing

Jun 03, 2024 06:45 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

List to lst, and having a buyer is like having a listing.  Also, find a niche.

Jun 03, 2024 10:58 AM
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Jeff Pearl
Samson Properties / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Maintain visibility with whatever marketing you feel comfortable with. Post cards, farming, wearing badge, car sign, website, etc. Be consistent.

Jun 03, 2024 07:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

 

I did not get any advice that I thought or believed would help me get started. Most of it was an activity that I would not do.  It felt like begging to me. 

I just did what I felt fit me and my personality. 

The one big thing that I embraced fully is KNOW THY CONTACTS. 

Dress professionally 

Speak professionally 

Listen more than I talk 

Be kind and patient with others.

Know that I am not for everyone and everyone is not for me. 

It is okay to walk away and let someone else deal have the opportunity. 

 

 

Jun 03, 2024 08:37 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Serving Coastal San Diego, Veteran's & Seniors

Both were regarding boundaries:

Never want it more than they do

and

Be a giver, but set limitations - because takers do not have any.

Jun 03, 2024 08:05 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Lend everyone your ear but not your mouth. Took a while, but I finally got it

Jun 03, 2024 10:52 AM
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The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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"If every escrow that you open results in a closed transaction, you are not opening enough escrows."

Jun 03, 2024 09:29 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Gosh, so many good tips from mentors & coaches but, I would have to say two of them compete for the top spot...

1. Belly-button-to-belly-button, breaking bread with our sphere will keep us in business.

2. Never 'ride the real estate roller coaster;' NEVER stop marketing even when you are so busy you can barely come up for air. Take that one big, final gasp each and every day of the week and DO SOMETHING for your future business!

Jun 03, 2024 08:36 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Candice A. Donofrio  Be persistent but not pesky. 

Jun 03, 2024 10:44 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hand out lots of business cards and market all the time

Jun 03, 2024 09:46 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I was thrown to the wolves, so I had to figure it out by myself. If I were mentoring a newer agent, I would tell them what your first broker told you. Also, get out and network face-to-face. Combine understanding how to use current technology with good old-fashioned customer service.

Jun 03, 2024 09:11 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

When I entered RE, the company's owner spoke to the new agents and said:

If you have to ask if something is ethical, don't do it!!! 

Jun 03, 2024 09:36 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Candice A. Donofrio 

Ask questions and listen to the answers!

Jun 03, 2024 07:15 PM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Candice A. Donofrio 

My first Broker told me to list, that would be my bread and butter. And pay attention to the real estates signs all around me on my travels.

Jun 03, 2024 05:45 PM
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Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

I was told to lead generate every day, I have not been consistent with that lately.  

Jun 03, 2024 02:12 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Focus on listings.

Jun 03, 2024 11:39 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Wise Business Advice, not just RE 

Set big goals  

timeblock the big rocks  

Delegate most things that do not require my personal involvement

Jun 03, 2024 09:51 PM
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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Staying active, even when nothing is going on.

Jun 04, 2024 04:26 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Talk to everyone you meet and let them know you're a Real Estate Agent.

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SHARON SHERI LIPSEY
Weichert Realtors Innovations - Tuscaloosa, AL

To keep a copy of every person you talk to or interact with. They go in your CRM with notes on how met and what they need from you or how they can help you.

Jun 04, 2024 08:15 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My first broker said something similar, and added, don't think you ever have enough in the bank.  Be prepared for anything!

Jun 04, 2024 03:14 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Prospect daily! Work all the time you are at work!

Jun 04, 2024 04:33 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Get to know your fellow agents as they have all the knowledge you will need to be successful.

Jul 16, 2024 10:53 AM