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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Smile and act my normal self

Mar 25, 2016 07:28 AM
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2,953,184
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Mimi, it's our niche marketing to patio homes/low maintenance homes that is separating us from the rest.  It's getting us found and steadily adding to our business.  Other than that, it's just executing the fundamentals.  Answer the phone, communicate, etc. 

Mar 25, 2016 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we market for land and sell it to builder/developers who list with us.... and we are the only agents in the area who dig for that land and always have inventory on our shelves....

Mar 25, 2016 03:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I listen 60 seconds longer...

 

Mar 25, 2016 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,873,105
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have my own personal website.

Mar 25, 2016 09:43 AM
Rainmaker
2,634,637
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is only one RICHIE...that's the difference!

Mar 25, 2016 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,654
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

In my suburban market everything is on lockbox. In the city of Chicago, you have to have the listing agent meet you & your buyer to get the key. Makes me nuts, it's such a time waster!

You don't have a lockbox key you are SOL.

Mar 25, 2016 04:10 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I hear from many folks that they were never able to get a hold of their old agents.  Doesn't make sense to me.  If I can't answer right away, I always get back to my clients within the hour.  I also try to make them laugh along the way.  Real Estate can be too serious at times and they need to flex their jaws when possible and remember to enjoy the ride.

Mar 25, 2016 03:59 AM
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893,782
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Over the years, I have amassed over 1,000 contacts on my cell phone. Recently I have been "cold calling" all of them to see if the numbers are still good and updating email address and reminding them I am still in Real Estate... and do they want to sell or buy another home and asking for referrals. I have actually received 2 new lead referrals and a few clients who are ready for a change.  So, I am guessing there are not too many people doing this.

Mar 26, 2016 12:55 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I wanna know more than 'what' but 'WHY' . . . and I WILL find out.
I will always surprise you.
Oh, and I am disgustingly accessible and responsive.

Mar 26, 2016 07:11 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Mimi. I get loans done that others don't have a clue how to do.

Mar 25, 2016 07:38 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mimi Foster - There are hardly any real estate agents who are double graduate in Engineering....

Mar 25, 2016 04:13 PM
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1,208,934
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

We're just awesome.  Way better than anybody else.  We're phenomenal, outstanding, amazing!!  We've sold more than any other agent in the history of agents.  It's hard to be in the same room with ourselves because of our legendary status.  

Reality:  We just work our asses off.  We're no different than other top agents.  

Mar 25, 2016 11:01 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Mimi the one thing that stands out online and sells homes the best is professional photographs. I always have our photographer take photos.  It never ceases to amaze me when I look at the MLS and 95% of the photos are so so at best to really really bad. Just yesterday I was looking in a certain area for a mid-range home up to 600K - there was only one ofrtwo homes (out of about 100) that had excellent photos and tours.

Mar 25, 2016 08:48 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 am me.  That's different enough!  LOL   Kidding aside, I enjoy being fun and creative in my work.  I was always a bit of a rebel, coming up with new things.  I sometimes drew criticism from my competitors but, I figured, them copying me is the greatest form of flattery.  

Mar 25, 2016 03:53 AM
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Lisa Brown
Realty Associates - League City, TX

It is my enthusiasm win I meet a buyer or seller, on the buyer side I get so excited about it that it gets them excited!  My husband has to remind me, "Lisa you are not buying the house".  On the seller side, because I like to decorate I get excited about staging the home, some of them say their home never look like that before, and joke about keeping it. I just have fun being me.

Mar 29, 2016 12:43 AM
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Jaretta Buckholtz
Pearson Smith Realty, LLC - Manassas, VA
Passionate-Professional-Patient

So far, I am looking for the niche.  It is hard for me to put myself out there because I think it is vain, but I am working on it.  I currently am working with a sign company who will put my name, business logo and phone number on my truck.  I am hoping it will trigger someone to call me.  It would be GREAT for someone to look me up and say, "I saw your name and information on the back of a truck...would you help me buy or sell a home?"

Mar 27, 2016 02:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have my own unique profile and creative way of approaching problems. A good friend once said, "Sybil, you don't think outside the box, you don't even know there is a box!"

Mar 26, 2016 06:55 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Buyers can join the First Look option, but all agents do that.

Sellers can customize their service level, but all agents do that.

Property Pedigree for qualified homes, but all agents do that.

Buyers are empowered to do all the homework the want, but all agents do that.

Personally show every listing, but all agents do that.

Got their back even if it's not in my job description, but all agents do that.

Buyers and sellers have access to the CIS Score...oh, I'm the ONLY one!

But that's not the biggie...the biggie is....

I answer my phone.

Mar 26, 2016 03:54 AM
Rainmaker
606,010
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

I discovered a relatively unknown niche in my market several years ago. Through blogging I became recognized in the industry as the leading expert. It's ironic because I'm with a well known luxury brand broker, in an expensive market but I specialize in "affordable home ownership" 

Mar 26, 2016 02:38 AM
Rainmaker
709,884
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

An exclusive marketing program for sellers, and exclusive representation program for buyers.

Mar 26, 2016 12:57 AM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I have a team with a broader range of skills and depth. We provide investor sellers and buyers with expertise that other agents can't match.

Mar 25, 2016 06:07 PM
Rainmaker
2,442,552
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Take time with them prior to explain how we work and why we believe we will do a better job for them.

Mar 25, 2016 02:12 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I work full time, answer my phone and enjoy real estate.  It shows daily.  I listen. I'm dependable!

Mar 25, 2016 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,149,309
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Looking for niche.... Opportunities are there but one needs to identify it.

Mar 25, 2016 02:08 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I seem to stand apart from the other agents. I'm not sure what it is. Maybe it's my lusting contract. See my latest post for the explanation. 

Mar 25, 2016 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I love what I do, I love working with people, and my enthusiasm and genuine desire to be of help makes me me. We have fun and when it's time to be serious I know what needs to be done and get results. People tell me I'm responsive and patient, and plesant to be around.

Mar 25, 2016 08:53 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mimi,

Everything from the minute fundamentals to the fun stuff.  A

Mar 25, 2016 08:34 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

My CMAs are totally different.  I come at it from a math standpoint with facts and figures, no subjective values given for bedrooms, bathrooms, basements, etc.  

Mar 25, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Exclusively sell investment real estate.

Mar 25, 2016 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I practice Single Agency -- Exclusive Buyer Agent.  My boutique brokerage represents BUYERS only.  Agent that work for a broker that takes listings and represent sellers can not, by definition, practice SINGLE AGENCY - or market themselves as an Exclusive Buyers Agent!

Mar 25, 2016 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
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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

I can't say, since I really don't know what the other agents are doing.

Mar 25, 2016 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I Have solar flyer boxes.

Mar 25, 2016 04:11 AM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many things, including referring all buyers.

Jun 21, 2019 10:04 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Where do you like to spend time? Where do you live, Jaretta Buckholtz, MBA. Are those areas you could make your niche? Do you like working with the elderly? With single women? With first time home buyers? When you have clients, which ones do you like to work with most? Think about them and see if something pops out that you really enjoy about your job, and maybe that can be your niche. Best of luck to you.

Mar 29, 2016 03:12 AM