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

Paul,

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

Aug 04, 2015 07:17 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I try my best to ignore my competition and just focus on my customer.

Aug 04, 2015 05:54 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

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.

 

Aug 04, 2015 06:40 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi paul-i always put a little twist in my marketing to make it different. I do not follow the "pack".

Aug 04, 2015 06:19 AM
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Ray Ellen
The Property Group - Little Rock, AR
REALTOR®

"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.

Aug 04, 2015 06:07 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

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. 

Aug 04, 2015 05:44 AM
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Only if they are doing something better than we are.

Oct 19, 2018 05:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

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.

Aug 04, 2015 10:18 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

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.

Aug 04, 2015 08:37 AM
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Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
Social Media, Content & Client Relations

In the words of Steve Jobs, "Think Different."

Aug 04, 2015 07:46 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

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.

Aug 04, 2015 07:37 AM
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Jenna Dixon
Momentum Real Estate Group LLC - Marietta, GA
55 & Over | New Constructions | Horse Farms

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.

Aug 04, 2015 07:25 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I swim against the current and have no competition.

Eve

Aug 04, 2015 06:59 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

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.

Aug 04, 2015 06:35 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

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.

Aug 04, 2015 06:29 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

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

Aug 04, 2015 05:57 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My greatest competition is myself.

Nov 12, 2018 09:13 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I observe.

I listen.

I am different.

Aug 05, 2015 01:58 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Tuesday morning Paul. I constantly keep an eye on my competition.  Like they say, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Aug 04, 2015 07:20 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. I am not much of a follower, like playing in my own sandbox.

Aug 04, 2015 06:16 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I am already different.  By the time they start doing what I am doing I am trying something new.

Aug 04, 2015 11:17 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 / Property Manager

I'm an outside the box kind of girl.  

Aug 04, 2015 10:21 AM