Ian Simons, Listing and Buyers agent (Century 21 San Moritz)

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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Ian- I offer this to you - one Keller agent to another.  You have appeared on this site with an anonymous photo and very little time here. You are asking  people from this community to make a commitment to you as a role partner which we recognize to be a big commitment of time and support. - No one knows you here yet, we all have business of our own that demands our time, and when no one steps up to offer and only wishes you well - you come back with a clear expectation that everyone is going to fall into line to give you role partners.  This is a community of support - yes- but you have to earn that support by being supportive and participating.

I hope you stay around - there are great people here who are very giving but I think that role partners are best found in your market center where the accountability will be easier to maintain. 

Oct 18, 2016 08:14 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Role playing is a great way to develop confidence and hone your presentation skills.

Oct 18, 2016 07:15 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I hope you are able to find someone.....role playing is an important training method for all agents....not only new ones.... I do much of it with my own peeps....

Oct 18, 2016 06:32 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No thanks, and all the best.  A

Oct 18, 2016 05:30 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The power & value of role-playing is not to be underestimated. Often we are too comfortable with our everyday routines until challenged. Do they hold? Are they current and can they be updated? That's when the real growth starts. One must come out of their head and into reality in the final result. Role-play prepares us to move into the appropriate result giving arenas

Oct 18, 2016 07:44 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sorry... not much of a believer in scripts.

Oct 18, 2016 04:46 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     After reading your comments to AR Community Members Ron and Alexandra Seigel and Richard Weeks , it is apparent that you are in the wrong place. 

    Why don't you take your anonymous photo and go role play somewhere by yourself?

Oct 18, 2016 12:32 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I remember doing my practice with my husband and children and they threw me every curve ball you can imagine. It was very helpful and I suggest you find a family member or friend that would be willing to do that with you. 

Oct 18, 2016 11:40 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No way; however, good luck in finding a good partner.

Oct 18, 2016 09:28 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Oct 18, 2016 09:26 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ian Simons - I am sure you'll find out a good partner here.

Oct 18, 2016 03:37 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I suppose we all learn in our own time: we're either making deposits or taking withdrawals here in The Rain. Some accounts are overdrawn.

Oct 19, 2016 12:02 AM
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty


Oct 18, 2016 07:57 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good idea Ian, all the best to you and your study partners.

Oct 18, 2016 02:29 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Good luck and have fun. 

Oct 18, 2016 11:14 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Probably need to find a regualr partner in your area and develop a relationship.

Oct 18, 2016 08:17 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

What a great idea and if you are in Riverside County, you should look for interested agents in your area that can meet with you to do it in person. It might be more effective training.

Oct 18, 2016 06:56 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Good luck with it!

Oct 18, 2016 06:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good luck! No longer use the Ferry scripts!

Oct 18, 2016 10:31 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Good for you !

Oct 18, 2016 10:18 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I used to do this years ago.  Best of luck to you in finding someone.

Oct 18, 2016 01:45 PM
Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

Good Luck! 

Oct 18, 2016 12:04 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Ian, just remember what it was like the last time you were trying to deal with someone who kept coming at you with scripts pre-written by someone who did not totally understand what he or she was saying, but just kept feeding what you said into a computer and said whatever the computer came back with?  I'm just sayin'!

If you find a partner, try to work with stuff you write yourself so that what you are saying to would-be clients sounds like it's coming from a real person and they'll be able to relate to you.  And good luck with whatever you decide to do.

Oct 18, 2016 10:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the positive response by Lise Howe

Oct 19, 2016 01:45 AM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Ian, I have a long time friend who is an agent at KW in Lake Arrowhead who might help you.  However, that agent has not heard of you as an agent in the area and not in the KW office.  

Oct 19, 2016 12:54 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No my thing ... not a Ferry Fan.  I wish you all the best. 

Oct 19, 2016 12:04 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Good luck!

Oct 18, 2016 11:42 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

 Best of luck, Ian

Oct 18, 2016 11:38 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Wow, your responses to the comments sure aren't winning you any participants - guess you never heard of the adage "More bees with honey"?


Oct 18, 2016 11:36 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Good luck in finding some interested people to join you

Oct 18, 2016 09:33 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

M. F. scripts is a good start. And a great idea to reach out to your community.

Yet, I'd suggest to find someone local so you can practice F2F. Another solution is Skype. 

Oct 19, 2016 09:11 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I applaud you for practicing role playing. It is the best way to improve one's communication. Best of luck in finding a partner.





































































Oct 19, 2016 02:20 AM