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Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I try desperately to forget most of the 'bull" I hear daily.....factor me into that, and your percentage range will change....

May 13, 2016 11:47 PM
Rainer
390,419
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

And this is why I walk around saying, "I think I knew that, but I forgot!"

May 14, 2016 12:04 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

Ouch!

May 13, 2016 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,060,514
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes, I think I have heard that too.   

May 13, 2016 11:19 PM
Rainer
59,971
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

Does this differ by gender?

May 14, 2016 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
2,634,337
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Liking the subject may help...not liking will hinder

May 13, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,398,208
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

No wonder I never did well in high school and college!

May 13, 2016 11:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,456,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dorie Dillard I can believe it.

May 13, 2016 11:40 PM
Rainer
74,407
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

I have heard the same stats.  I know it is true for me.

May 13, 2016 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
292,535
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

This reminds me of golf joke. " two senior citizens are playing golf . One can't see very good and the other cant remember . The one who can't see tees off and asked the other ' did you see where my ball went ' and he said ' yes I did ' so the other guy asked ' where did it go? ' and the reply was ' I can't remember' ."

May 13, 2016 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
882,547
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"I didn't hear. What did you say?"

Fortunately, since most folks habitually repeat themselves, (like we have been trained) retention is a bit higher when the time limit does not exceed 71.4 nanoseconds.

May 13, 2016 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,715,326
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

The retention percentage goes down daily over time, leaving it to a miniscule percentage over time.  

May 13, 2016 11:20 PM
Ambassador
5,358,671
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I remember a good deal of what I listen to, but they claim that I listen to a lot less than what is said.

Jun 18, 2017 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I claim 15% that way if I retain more I look extra smart

May 14, 2016 01:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is not necessary to remember everything you hear.

May 14, 2016 11:35 AM
Rainmaker
5,527,185
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dorie,

I remember what is worth remembering.  When it comes to blah, blah, I hear nothing.  A

May 14, 2016 08:38 AM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Oh boy I was hoping it was higher than that. I feel like I remember more. 

May 14, 2016 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
140,495
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I think it's accurate for me anyway. Even my 8 year old will say after she tells me something, "you aren't going to remember this anyway"!

May 14, 2016 07:36 AM
Rainer
303,637
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

That sounds about right!

May 14, 2016 06:26 AM
Ambassador
3,722,438
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

That doesn't surprise me.  What I'd like to figure out is how to remember the stuff that's important and let the rest go!

May 14, 2016 04:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,428,465
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Dorie Dillard I think, you are right.

May 14, 2016 04:33 AM
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

I agree.  And, in my case, it's probably a lot less.

May 14, 2016 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,514,305
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It might be even less. If we do not use that information, it is berried quickly. 

May 14, 2016 04:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,623
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sounds about right.  Unless it's a song, then it won't get out of my head!

When I teach, I use auditory, visual and manual manipulations to help people learn.  All three you get about 80-90% retention.

May 14, 2016 03:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,109
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

People hear what they want to hear and filter out things or details not interested....

May 14, 2016 02:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,635,642
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

So that's why there are so many commercials during the evening news?

May 14, 2016 01:42 AM
Rainmaker
797,107
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I don't have enough brain space to clutter up with nonsense so I'm with Barbara Todaro.

May 14, 2016 01:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,970,440
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Well, I like to say I and higher then 25%

May 14, 2016 01:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,174,664
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Even though your ears are capable of picking up on so many words (around 450 words a minute) your brain doesn't process all of them.

May 14, 2016 01:04 AM