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I think one should always be aware of what the competition is up to, and one should outthink them and outsmart them in a way that is inimitable, and if they tried to do the same, they would look like a "me too!" ....that is what we love doing for our clients...A
Paul S. Henderson, RE...
I try my best to ignore my competition and just focus on my customer.
Paul S. Henderson, RE...
Miami Beach, FL
I use my competition as inspiration - if I see them come up with a decent idea, I try to make it my own by improving on it.
Hi paul-i always put a little twist in my marketing to make it different. I do not follow the "pack".
"Competition" is a funny in real estate. While other agents are our competitors, they are also our business associates and colleges who work together to bring buyers and sellers together.
I do keep an eye on what other agents are doing in our market. If one has a great idea and is doing a good job, I learn form what I can because I am always trying to get better.
The question you are asking sounds like there may be something specific that an agent or broker in your market place is offering clients that is getting a lot of attention or winning listings?? When that is the case, I like to ask myself, "What is it about this thing is attracting so much interest?" Value? Price? Quality? Marketing hook? Once I identify why that "thing" is doing so well, I analyze my current offerings and see if there is something that I need to highlight that I am already doing or is there something I should consider adding or do better (based on the market I am attempting to reach). I do not make changes just because I see an agent doing something. I like to listen to the market to see what is working & I lookup their numbers in the MLS to see if they had an increase in sales or listings.
Troy Erickson AZ Realt...
I do watch what the competition is doing, but I do my own thing. You never know, they may have a better plan... something you can adapt a bit. But not knowing what they are doing, in my opinion, not a good idea.
Only if they are doing something better than we are.
Stevens Point, WI
I always have an ear up, a watchful eye and am asking questions. I take it all in and see if I can modify it to fit my business. Many times it does not work for me.
Paul - I certainly notice what other agents are doing, and if it makes sense and fits into my business model, I will tweak it to make it mine. I also like to be creative and come up with my own stuff that is different than others. I never want to just see what someone else is doing and do the exact same thing.
In the words of Steve Jobs, "Think Different."
I pretty much know what fuels to use and when to drive my business machine. I do however enjoy seeing others act out their business plans.
Are they actually doing anything? I have no clue. I do my own thing with my own twist and never wonder what anyone else may be up to.
I swim against the current and have no competition.
Paul, I step outside of the box, and think outside of the box and I'm all my own, and credit myself for my own succees and nobody else. My advice: Keep your eye on the prize! and Take excellent sincere care of your Clients, and always be honest.
Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I believe the only way to stay ahead of the competition is to do what they aren't doing.
Hello Paul i dont look at them as my competition just see them as colleges ; i look at what they do and see if i can learn from them to improve what i might be doing . thanks have a great day
My greatest competition is myself.
I am different.
Good Tuesday morning Paul. I constantly keep an eye on my competition. Like they say, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Good morning Paul. I am not much of a follower, like playing in my own sandbox.
I am already different. By the time they start doing what I am doing I am trying something new.
I'm an outside the box kind of girl.