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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I make myself accountable to my team members and they, in turn, feel very accountable to me.... it's a two way street....

Aug 16, 2015 12:55 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

I have a coach and an accountability partner.

May 12, 2018 08:35 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, I have had a few over the years and have learned from each one of them. I am currently using Brian Buffini and am very happy with it.

Aug 16, 2015 12:26 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No,  My wife and Managing Broker is my accountability partner. (In more ways than one) 

Aug 16, 2015 11:08 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't use a coach but like Barbara Todaro I find accountability to my team is very motivating.

Aug 16, 2015 06:11 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

My perception, as a coach/mentor, is most people don't need a coach because they aren't really motivated to be highly successful.  They WANT to make lots of money but they're not really willing to do what it takes.   In spite of that, though, most agents know what they should do to be moderately successful.  In those cases, some guidance and the "accountability" factor can truly make a huge difference.  

Aug 16, 2015 01:35 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm accountable to myself and I've served myself well.

Aug 16, 2015 01:32 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've been tempted to use a coach now and then, but every time i checked into it, it was too expensive, and their next seminar was somewhere across the country like Vegas, Austin TX, or Oregon. You would think these people would rotate around the country, but they don't seem to ever do that.

Aug 16, 2015 01:17 AM
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Nick and Bob do most of the coaching on our team, and they have coaches outside of the team.

Nov 09, 2018 10:47 PM
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Mary Ann Campbell
Realty One of New Mexico - Santa Fe, NM

Tim And Julie Harris. You might ckeck their podcast out.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/realestatecoaching

Aug 19, 2015 12:40 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I've tried a number of different methods...

1. An accountability group. Didn't work. Hard to organize everyone's schedule and it was hard to get folks to participate.

2. Productivity Coach. Seems my coach had his own agenda and he wasn't helping me in the areas where I was weak.

3. A Business Coach. I picked to work with this professional because she was not RE specific and I thought I would get better perspective. I paid her for 4 months and didn't really generate any extra business as a result.

 

What has been helpful is working with another member of AR. I email her daily about my goals for the day and she keeps tabs on my progressive. It's tricky to find a "partner" who is that available. I got lucky!

Aug 13, 2016 10:08 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

I do have a coach. No a "rah-rah, take it to the next level" coach, but a lady who has helped me immensely in making both personal and career decisions.  We are now working on a five year plan.  For me, it was always too easy to base my life on my production goals.  There are other things to be won, not just production.

Aug 17, 2015 12:08 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'm coached by Tom Ferry and I use the Brian Buffini Work by Referral System, which is a self-managed coaching process.

Aug 16, 2015 09:19 PM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I don't at this time. I have been thinking about trying one. I think accountability and coaching are two separate issues. All of us are accountable to someone. It may be our broker, or our spouse, or someone else. We are ALWAYS accountable to ourselves. Coaching is aid to get where one needs to be to satisfy those to whom we are accountable. Accountability is the what and coaching is the how. I think all of us would be helped by having a coach observe and critique our methods 

Aug 16, 2015 05:54 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Yes Daniel W. Hayes - I do have a coach and accountability partner, too. 

And yes, it does help to keep you on right track!

Aug 16, 2015 05:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do not have one but have served as one. Years ago when I ran my company I used one and it was helpful.

Aug 16, 2015 12:28 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I keep my accountability to myself. It works for me.

Aug 16, 2015 08:54 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used a coach. However, I have worked closely with a successful coach who was advising her clients. Those who will follow recommendations can certainly go to much higher production levels.

Aug 16, 2015 04:33 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 on my own right now and just know what has to get done, with my to-do list I know it has to get done everyday.

Aug 16, 2015 03:38 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

no, i do surround myself with a small group that i use as a sounding board/mentors/devils advocate. more than a ra-ra cheerleader, more like..."what do you need to do to get that sold? king of thing. using a group that helps you and vice versa. like maybe a loan guy, escrow,inspector etc... all help each other. they actually DO care, cause ifyou do well, they do well. your coach if you hired one, actually only does well if your screwed up :)

Aug 16, 2015 03:29 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I account to myself.

Aug 16, 2015 03:14 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

No.  Found I learn many good lessons on my own, conducting business.

Aug 16, 2015 01:35 AM