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Rainmaker
915,973
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It depends - am I listening to learn or is it external chatter?

May 13, 2016 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It depends on who's doing the talking.

May 13, 2016 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,634,337
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Retention of what was read has always been subjective. I do know that if I like the subject, it helps and if I don't, it hinders. Passion makes a difference

May 13, 2016 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,354
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I think it's only 20%.

Someone used to do training on this but I can't remember who. lol, can't remember who I 'heard'.

May 13, 2016 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
6,545,029
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not enough.

May 13, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
532,994
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

for me, near 100% of it, but only because I am married and have had years of good training, lol.

 

May 13, 2016 04:22 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Per my wife...not enough

May 13, 2016 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

My guess woud be about 50%

May 13, 2016 01:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

If I really hear something I absorb it but I probably retain less than 20%.

May 13, 2016 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
887,983
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Actually, we absorb a lot more than we think we do. The problem with that is, a lot of it is not intentional or positive. LOL
If we just hear, it is about 20%. If we see and hear, it's more than double that.
I remember Dale's Cone of Experience/Learning from when I first got into radio . . . that's why repetition is so important in advertising.

May 13, 2016 08:58 AM
Ambassador
5,358,671
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My staff tells me that it is in direct proportion to how much coffee I have had (stimulants are great for ADHD).

I can tell when they think that I am not focusing when someone drops another cup of coffee off on my desk.

May 13, 2016 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,635,642
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

What'd you say?

May 13, 2016 07:52 AM
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2,564,031
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Most people are thinking about what THEY are going to say, when it is their turn to speak.

May 13, 2016 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
873,101
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Listening is different than hearing.   so I agree with Gabe Sanders and Lyn Sims .  It depends upon alot of stuff. 

May 13, 2016 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,060,514
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends.

Who's talking.

My interest level.

My commitment to the speaker or the topic.

Ohh ---- look --- bright and shiny object.

Huh?  

May 13, 2016 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,056,549
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I would say about 8% for most people. That's why we have to keep repeating things.

May 13, 2016 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends.

May 13, 2016 08:44 PM
Rainmaker
2,436,255
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Dorie. Brilliant question and different than most of us. For me it depends who is speaking and also, when I am doing my work.

May 13, 2016 07:01 PM
Rainer
318,713
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Depends on the subject and who is talking.  

May 13, 2016 02:35 PM
Rainer
230,924
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

huh?    lol.... i think quite a bit....depends on circumstances..or if i am married to you..other than that..like 90% +

May 13, 2016 01:18 PM
Ambassador
3,722,438
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Well, that depends on how I'm listening.

May 13, 2016 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
597,169
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Dorie,

 

 

I try to really “hear” a person, the context and story behind what they are saying. Sometimes that is easier than other times.

May 13, 2016 10:09 AM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

For me it depends on who is talking and what the topic is.

May 13, 2016 08:50 AM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It depends on who is talking.

May 13, 2016 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,020,150
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Less than 15%

May 13, 2016 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,707,268
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

It all depends Dorie Dillard with some folks all you hear is

blah, blah, blah...blah, blah and you retain 0%  

Others - you hear their words and retain 100% 

May 13, 2016 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
5,527,257
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dorie,

It depends if I am interested.  When I am working with an individual I hear every nuance, and what I may miss Ron catches.  A

May 13, 2016 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,109
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Most people only want to talk about themselves and how great they are...

Our attention span is limited 30 sec.... 

May 13, 2016 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,613,845
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

10%

May 13, 2016 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,885,685
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If it is important, or coming from a client!

May 16, 2016 11:37 AM
Ambassador
3,034,400
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'd say I'm an 80% person.  I can tell you what the people at the table three over from us where discussing at dinner last night.  I am deaf in one ear and have extraordinary hearing in the other and an exceptional memory

May 14, 2016 12:53 PM
Rainmaker
818,607
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Unfortunately most of what we hear is not worth absorbing. We have to pull out the "nuggets".

May 14, 2016 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,623
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

A lot more of music than speech, but I'm always surprised at just how much I'll remember and of obscure stuff too.

May 14, 2016 03:22 AM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I think it depends on the circumstance (meaning are you focused on what is being said, or distracted by something or someone in the background) and the person (some only hear half of what someone says, as it's either too long a conversation and there isn't back and forth dialogue, or they just catch the beginning and start thinking of their response) Dorie Dillard.  Now how much you retain of what is being said is probably based on it's importance to you.  And if you are 'talking over someone', then nothing is heard, learned, nor retained - and rude. 

May 14, 2016 12:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

17 - 25%!! 

May 13, 2016 11:45 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dorie Dillard valid point. In our circle, it's common. For consumers, we use this word to impress them..

May 13, 2016 03:22 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I retain a good bit of it though maybe not every detail I would say 50% or more.

May 13, 2016 12:12 PM
Rainmaker
2,807,436
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I would guess 20%.

May 13, 2016 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't track this type of metric.

May 13, 2016 06:44 AM