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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

James Hoff 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Gabe Sanders 

Elite Team 

I am humbled that all of you took the time to leave a true response. My feet are planted in EXACTLY the same spot as all of yours. In essence you each state "What's in it for me!"  I agree with you, the next 'shiny thing' is not the Next Big Thing.  The NBT actually SOLVES a problem.

What problem in your business needs to be solved?
I don't want to bias the response but ask for that which we must all understand if we are to propel our business forward. 

Spotting the NBT is the difference in acting and reacting. 

The challenge facing real estate professionals is creating the 'next' value the consumer believes to be of value to them.

What is the real question they are asking?

They don't like Zillow. So what are they asking? Could that question point to the NBT?

Apr 28, 2015 10:33 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

While I might be an early adopter - I tend not to be on the "bleeding" edge...

Oct 14, 2017 04:58 AM
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

Hi Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 .When I was an active agent, I wasn't necessarily looking for the NBT, but I was always on the lookout for the NBE... Next Big Edge.  I was one of the first in my town to, personally, have a Fax, to have email, to have a cell phone...and the first to blog.  Always looking for getting the EDGE.  Those things did turn into Big Things, but that wasn't my focus.   Now, as a semi-retired consultant I just use what is most effective to keep me connected and get done what I want to get done.  Don't need a Big Edge anymore.  

Sep 02, 2015 12:22 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I'm usually a wait and see person.  There are too many people out there that are opportunists.

Apr 28, 2015 02:08 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I tend to like being on the leading edge and am not afraid to be the adventurer and to find out. So I am always looking and thinking and watching for an opening.

Apr 28, 2015 11:09 AM
Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

If the NBT fit into my business plan or I could incorporate it then I would jump on it. If not, I would decide if I had enough resources to do both and pending that evaluation, decide.

Apr 28, 2015 09:42 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Deciding on whether something will really be the NBT or just another flashy idea with no legs is the crucial part of your question, Annette.

If I were sure it was really the NBT, I would jump on it.  

Apr 28, 2015 06:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It depends, on the NBT, and there is one coming out of the woodworks every other minute.  It has to make sense to my biz and my strategy!  A

Apr 28, 2015 05:22 AM
James Hoff
Century 21 Award - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Real Agents Work

It depends Annette Lawrence ... if you are not already executing the existing foundational practices with perfection then it wouldn't matter if it's the NBT or not. It's always worth exploring but never worth sacrificing what you already do while you vet the NBT. It has to add to what you are already doing as far as I am concerned. I'd rather not get a big head start and just execute on whatever platform or strategy the NBT is ... better than my competition when I get there.

Apr 28, 2015 04:48 AM