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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tyronne,

I have not met anyone on AR who is afraid of sharing ideas.  All ideas are not going to work in all markets.  What works in one falls flat in another one.  A

Jul 06, 2015 01:59 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

That's the beauty and attraction of ActiveRain - a community of caring and sharing people who don't hesitate to offer assistance when needed.  I've learned more here in the past many years than in any CE course :)

Jul 06, 2015 12:48 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I'm never afraid to share ideas with another Realtor as long as that other Realtor is 100 miles away from me.

Jul 06, 2015 12:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some Realtors feel that they would be giving away their secret weapon to the competition.

(Though it's rarely a secret and most of the competition wouldn't use it anyway.)

Jul 06, 2015 03:08 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tyrone Brown Probably due to competition among agents. Doesn't happen here on ActiveRain though.

Jul 06, 2015 02:09 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I am not afraid to share, heck I share my most valuable information via webinar and blog posts.

They way I see it, I'll compete against anyone with my brand, service etc. If the client prefers someone else OK, maybe we were not a match.

Jul 06, 2015 02:01 AM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

I don't think they realize that they are not doing this. Most every agent is busy trying to make a living, after all we are in competion with each other which creates a " silence is golden" kind of  mentality with each other. I am open to help and share ideas with anyone.

Jul 06, 2015 01:49 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There is no shortage of idea sharing in the ActiveRain network.

If you have that problem in your office, change offices.

Jul 06, 2015 01:45 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Never been afraid to share. As a matter of fact I do a lot of mentoring. The ones that are fearful are the ones with self confidence issues.

Jul 06, 2015 01:26 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

we aren't on AR - but in a small office or market center they are afraid of helping the competition - Although I also believe that KW agents are different because of our culture and profit share. 

Jul 06, 2015 01:11 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Tyrone, we are not.

However, sharing them in a public forum is not what I am inclined to do.

Those who are REALLY looking for new ideas or guidance on implementation will take the extra step and contact the one who seems most informed.

Nothing, nothing, nothing I share in a public forum is actionable even though it might seem a complete thought.. 

To date (I didn't start yesterday), only two AR participants requested more information. One regarding creating inventory and the other about the CIS Score.

This suggests to me, most participants on AR are NOT seeking information but are seeking validation. I choose the save the good stuff for those who raise their hand.

Jul 06, 2015 12:11 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Many of them think we are competitors and not working together.

Jul 31, 2016 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

They can't stand the competition!

Jul 09, 2016 10:30 PM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I am not, I learn something new on every transaction from agents on the other side.  Often times it is how NOT to handle a situation.

Jul 12, 2015 04:15 AM
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Carrie Perry
ReBroker - Irvine, CA
I am a Real Estate Agent in California.

Competition. However, I share information with Realtors.

Jul 10, 2015 07:00 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Mostly from a scarcity mentality, afraid that there are a finite number of clients.

Most people on AR seem to know that sharing ideas elevates the profession, leading to more clients for everyone.

 

Jul 06, 2015 03:27 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I do not know.  I have mentored other agents and help them get started in there real estate career.

Jul 06, 2015 08:27 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I'm not afraid to share, and I've never met anyone on AR that's afraid to share. Having said that, however, there are agents who refuse to help other local agents - I presume because they fear competition. I always think that there is enough business to go around.

Jul 06, 2015 04:43 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Tyrone -- it's silly to be afraid of sharing.  Far too many never take the advice or implement the success stories heard.

As others have answered, AR has so many resources that are so giving. Barbara Todaro immediately comes to mind --- there are so many others.

Jul 06, 2015 02:49 AM