Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No secret sauce with me.  When people interrupt me when I am talking .... when they ask a question and then interrupt me when I am answering them ... they already know it all ... I'm done. 

Dec 14, 2016 08:39 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I try not to second guess anyone's intentions or ability to carry out a task... if an agent asks, I answer, if I know the right answer....most agents are lazy and are always looking for the path of least resistance.... blogging, as an example, is rarely done consistently or at all by agents.... I continue to promote it and offer to discuss it....those who take me up on the offer never blog...

Dec 14, 2016 06:49 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The phrase "you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink" comes to mind!

Dec 14, 2016 06:51 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I don't want to share that, same as what you just said.

I will share with those out of my market area only. Will not share with people in my office which sounds sad but they are 'in reality' my possible competitors.

Dec 14, 2016 08:47 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Annette since I am a teacher I share a lot of information, especially about AR, blogging and social media.  I also know that most do not want to do what it takes to start and follow through with blogging......so I don't waste time going on and on - unless I know the class is up to speed.

Dec 14, 2016 07:54 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Getting something for nothing rarely helps either party, and the advice is usually wasted because only time and experience matter.
I don't aspire to share my secrets unless there is a quid pro quo (appraisers are always responded to), or it is for a friend/colleague who will reciprocate.  I will give without expectation in most other instances, but not this one.
If you want the magic bullet, there are a million entries in Google.
This is not a one size fits all profession, and few are.

Dec 14, 2016 07:21 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

There are no secrets out there when it comes to being a success in any business.  The secret is getting off one's duff and doing it..  I think both Barbara Todaro and Raymond E. Camp said it perfectly.  A

Dec 14, 2016 06:55 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I only share with those out of my area - problem solved LOL

Dec 14, 2016 06:52 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I am in favor of any sharing that will improve the profession. We cannot expect all to listen though.

Dec 18, 2016 09:06 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I used to teach classes at the local association on blogging and technology. My classes were packed each time (I did this twice a year). SO many asked great questions and seemed motivated but, TWO of them have carried through with it and only one of them remains here and active!  The other one is here but, inactive and focuses only on their own website.  After years of exposure and support, taking calls day and night, emailing day and night and to only have two to 'get it' was very surprising to me...especially during the recession!

Dec 14, 2016 06:22 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Other brokers and agents:   "Sorry, that is proprietary information."

   John Q. Public:  Basic info is free; anything else I charge an hourly rate.

Dec 14, 2016 05:52 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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If they take written notes, that is the first clue that they are serious about what information is provided to them.

Dec 14, 2016 03:53 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I am willing to share at this stage in my career that is if I have the time. I don't do any serious vetting.

Dec 14, 2016 03:02 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - yep, there are many who wants a piece of your brain.

Give them what they deserve: Nothing - unless  they become your clients.

Dec 14, 2016 02:57 PM
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I go by my intuition and past experience. 

Dec 14, 2016 02:29 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the question.

Dec 14, 2016 01:43 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Gabe Sanders summed it up very well. Nuff said!

Dec 14, 2016 12:11 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I generally don't share with people in my local area.  Most are smart enough not to ask local agents.

Dec 14, 2016 10:52 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I love helping others but not the stuff that I do unless they are from another state.

 

Dec 14, 2016 10:38 AM
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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'm not prone to sharing my pearls with anyone.  Though, I will give professional advice short of the point of working pro-bono.

Dec 14, 2016 09:33 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Sometimes it is hard to determine whether or not the people asking for advice are just using you for their own benefit, or if it is truly a legitimate opportunity to help, and perhaps make some business yourself. I don't share trade secrets with my known competition, but when recruiting, I have to provide information to potential new agents for the brokerage, who may go elsewhere with the knowledge I provided. Hard line to draw.

Dec 14, 2016 09:30 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not experienced this problem. 

Dec 14, 2016 07:40 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

J usually give them my take ...most often they don't have the drive.to use my info

Dec 14, 2016 07:39 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 freely share without judgement.  If they are clearly looking for a magic bullet, I move on.  

Dec 14, 2016 07:00 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh rats!  I was looking for a link to a great post that would give me the answer!

Dec 14, 2016 05:29 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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 I don't expect anyone to give me their trade secrets so that I would become competition for them in the near future.....

Dec 14, 2016 02:16 PM