Ashley R. Williams, Young woman striving towards success (Keller Williams St. Pete Realty)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ashley,

Focus on a niche and become known as the go to person in that niche.  A

Dec 09, 2016 07:14 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Observe what other long term successful agents are doing.

Dec 09, 2016 06:56 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Always be prospecting. Make a schedule and stick to it. Build your data base and your pipeline

Dec 09, 2016 07:07 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Set your goals high and stay on the phone until your schedule is full.

Dec 09, 2016 06:12 PM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Hope you don't take this the wrong way but if you view yourself as rising I suggest you step back and make sure you don't become a cocky agent type as that drives away business.

As I was building my career years back the area that I wish I had solved quicker was time management. I should have set things up quicker and hired an admin quicker. I was too busy in today to continue to think about tommorrow and organize yesterday.

Dec 10, 2016 03:27 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Joe Pryor nailed this one!

Dec 10, 2016 01:50 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Winners are Confident, winners believe in themselves and they are comfortable in their own skin and embrace their strengths and weaknesses....Endre

Dec 09, 2016 11:36 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

Do something daily to build a wealth of informational and human resources--ask questions of experts and gather info and contacts. Exchange and share. We get paid for what and whom we know. Know more every day.

Dec 09, 2016 10:26 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Have a plan and work your plan.  Joe Pryor's comment is also a helpful thing to do. 

Dec 09, 2016 07:28 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

BINGO! Ron and Alexandra Seigel gave you a right on answer!

Dec 09, 2016 07:15 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Find a good mentor, work hard and never give up, always let people know what youo do.

Dec 09, 2016 06:35 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Have a business plan.  Have a daily schedule (manage your time).  Prospect every day.

Dec 09, 2016 06:16 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

My advice is to start the way you want to finish.  Have your systems in place and work smart and not hard.  Block out personal time on your schedule each month BEFORE anything else gets entered or risk becoming a success in business only!

Dec 10, 2016 10:36 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Have a good plan and follow it.

Dec 10, 2016 07:57 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Get on a team or get a mentor - quickest way to success and a pay check IMO

Dec 10, 2016 07:29 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ashley R. Williams Network, network and do more networking.

Dec 10, 2016 06:39 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I would shadow some successful agents in your brokerage and see how they do it.

Dec 10, 2016 03:58 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Wonderful responses to your question and I agree - focus on a niche and network, network, network!

Dec 10, 2016 03:19 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Check out what other top agents in your area are doing. Do NOT try to be the agent to everyone - focus. Network, network, network, and keep in mind the key to success will include learning every day!

Dec 09, 2016 09:11 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Prospect (look for business) every day.

 Buyers:  Don't work with people who are right on the edge financially and can barely qualify for a loan.  Don't waste time with lookers.  Refer them to someone else.

 Sellers:  Your listings are a reflection of you and your business.  Take only correctly priced, "quality" listings.  Refer anything else to another agent or Broker.

 

Dec 09, 2016 08:20 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Learn to prospect and build your sphere of influence. 

Dec 09, 2016 07:44 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Work on your business every day.

Dec 12, 2016 02:22 PM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Always remember, it's not about you, all they care about is what's in it for them. :)

Dec 11, 2016 03:15 AM
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James (Jim) Lawson, DBA
DomainRealty.com LLC - Bonita Springs, FL
Broker Associate, RSPS, BPOR, HI & PE

Acquire pertinent knowledge and talk to as many prospects as possible everyday. Plus, make sure you have a mentor until you gain sufficient experience.

Dec 10, 2016 11:23 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Follow good agents and gain ideas!

Dec 10, 2016 10:42 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

First, by calling yourself a rising real estate agent I think you are on the right track. Find a mentor or two and model yourself after them. Get lots of education and work long hours reaching out to people. Always follow up.

Dec 10, 2016 06:57 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I read your first blog post last night Ashley, you are already off to a great start.

Dec 10, 2016 06:55 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Ashley -- shadow a successful agent.   

Dec 10, 2016 05:49 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Every phone call is a potential client...answer it!

Dec 10, 2016 02:14 PM
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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

Keep learning, work hard and always be prospecting.

Dec 10, 2016 02:13 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is all about hard work, focus and a mindset to always be available.

Dec 10, 2016 01:28 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Dive in fully, often consult with your mentor/broker, disclosure, do not give up. 

Dec 10, 2016 12:33 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Get a good coach and model the activities and behaviours of the successful agents.

Dec 10, 2016 12:02 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You have some great suggestions here. Good luck. 

Dec 10, 2016 11:53 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ashley R. Williams - Hire a coach and focus on education and training.

Dec 10, 2016 11:33 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Wake up every morning and begin by reviewing your Mission Statement. (See Stephen Covey or others if you haven't created one yet. Be sure it is short, focused and inspires you to action.) Then get up and TAKE ACTION.

Dec 10, 2016 11:06 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have given you good advice.

Dec 10, 2016 10:25 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Work a niche and prospect daily is the key to success!

 

Dec 10, 2016 10:11 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the best advice is to learn SEO and learn to market online and offline..... you'll be soaring with the eagles....

Dec 10, 2016 08:57 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Set up the highest goals possible then times it by two, then go after it.

Dec 10, 2016 08:52 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Ashley,

Your question identified 'MINDSET' as the focus of your question.

This focus is entirely different than tips regarding how to orgainize your business and manage your tasks.

Mindset, in the most cosmic terms, is all about your RELATIONSHIP to success and reconciliation to death. Until you have wrestled with these issues, they will assert influence of your behavior in subconscious, counter-intuitive and, unfortunately, subversive ways. That means your, hardwired expectation embraces counter intentions that will prevail.

Mindset is not about content avoidance but content replacement.

The most useful exercises for you today are:
1. know your greater purpose

2. take the genius test to better understand your type. From this you will better know how you operate and the best way to structure or build your team.

3. know where you vocation and avocation intersect exists. This culminates is the understanding that real estate is your vessel, not your destiny.

4. Refer to #1. Remind yourself every day that is it NEVER about you.

Best of success Ashley,

Annette.

 

Dec 10, 2016 05:59 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Network, prospect and follow-up!

Dec 10, 2016 05:45 AM
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Vickie Teel
RE/MAX PALM REALTY - Port Charlotte, FL
Sharing Florida sunshine one homeowner at a time!

Learn everything you can about the area you service and the market there. Practice your scripts until they are natural to you and you automatically know what to say. Knowing what to say and having the right info. contribute to your confidence and mindset so much you wouldn't believe it. Also, helping new agents and other struggling agents every little bit you can will also go a long way towards helping you learn and making friends for life. I wish you great success in your business.

Dec 10, 2016 05:31 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

You can do it attitude daily

Dec 10, 2016 05:23 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

If you are rising why don't you give us some tips?

Dec 10, 2016 05:02 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel said it - find a niche and immerse yourself in that niche!  Preview, market, farm and advertise in that community/niche's newsletters, etc.  BE the go-to agent in that market.

Dec 09, 2016 10:13 PM