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

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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

1. as a real estate agent? Put the client's needs First.

2. As a real estate Broker? Put the Realtor's needs first.

3. As a mortgage broker? Put the borrower's needs first, then the Realtors.

Mar 10, 2017 07:33 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Always do the right thing should be top of the mind awareness for anyone in service.

Mar 10, 2017 06:00 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Any possibility you could put a wider scope on that question Annette?

Mar 10, 2017 07:54 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Most brokers believe that whatever brings the dollar in is "the right way".

The problem is that most brokers don't have any wisdom...


Mar 10, 2017 07:33 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm not sure if my answer is what you're looking for, but everything being cyclical, the 'new ways' may begin to crack under the weight of 'too much noise' and I think the 'old ways' will reemerge and it's going to knock a few on their collective butts.
Examples: belly to belly appointments over chat bubbles, personal introductions over internet leads, landing pages and gold stars, personalized one-on-one service over impersonal teams, and probably most important, offline broker listing portfolios over syndication vomited all over aggregator's sites . . .  and I could go on.
I have a friend who is creating a new business model that I find pretty exciting, and I'm hard to impress. I can't reveal further, but I will be willing to invest in it. First intelligent thing I've seen in 10 years or longer.

I will agree that the reverse of everything we NOW know may very well become the norm in a few short years or sooner. 

Mar 10, 2017 06:33 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

For me the right way is to always assume no one is going to do their job except me.

Mar 10, 2017 06:00 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I recognize there are many different ways to do things ... and get things done. I live in a world of exactly the opposite of how I do business as many agents do not respond to emails and phone calls and are hard-pressed to complete a contract "correctly".  

In the end it boils down to knowing ones craft and living by the Golden Rule for me. 

Mar 10, 2017 08:03 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Isn't the right way doing things legally, ethically and professionally, and treating others as you would want to be treated?

Mar 10, 2017 06:40 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

To me it means being courteous, acting ethically and legally at all times and providing the same level of customer service that I would expect for myself and my family - basically, The Golden Rule.

Mar 10, 2017 06:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The right way is how you would like to be treated in all phases of the transaction.

Mar 10, 2017 06:07 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Conventional wisdom and "doing things the right way" means different things to different people. Those terms are considered "old school" language by many nowadays. Doing things the right way consists of the sum of honesty, service and helping others without greed and thinking of yourself first. Wisdom, convential and unconventional, is fast becoming a lost art. Stupidity, greed, and thinking of yourself first has given way

Mar 10, 2017 05:57 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm fairly sure that there are many right ways of doing this business, as well as some wrong ones.

Mar 10, 2017 05:52 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think the RIGHT way is one without short cuts. For me i have a unwritten list of task for listing clients and another for buyer clients. It is often easier to say what is the wrong way and that is a lack of communication, guessing instead of finding the right answer, telling a client what they want to hear instead of what is right. 

Mar 10, 2017 05:46 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not sure what you mean by the "right way" - didn't know there was such an animal

Mar 10, 2017 05:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What does the "right way" mean? I do things ethically and legally. Beyond that it's my choice to what degree and how I service my clients. That's one reason we are considered independent contractors. Someone else's right way might not be mine. And I've also often wondered what is "conventional wisdom" and how do we prove it?

Mar 10, 2017 05:31 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I agree with Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Mar 13, 2017 03:31 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - work in the best interest of our client is what I consider the right way.


Mar 10, 2017 11:04 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Annette - To make it simple, the right way is acting in the best interest of your client by providing excellent service, industry knowledge, and negotiating skills to close the transaction. As a Broker, be a resource for your agents, and help them with their business development. As a mortgage broker, be honest, find the best mortgage program for your client, and get the loan funded.

Mar 10, 2017 10:09 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That is wide open to translation...Hard to answer

Mar 10, 2017 08:16 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It depends what you consider conventional. Are you asking what is common practice, what is being taught in ethics and professional standar classes or what is the actual outcome or result?

Mar 10, 2017 05:03 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I believe in the Code of Ethics as a way of handling things the "right way" in our profession.

Mar 10, 2017 10:42 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Provide excellent service.

Mar 10, 2017 10:24 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'd say "do your job" and "treat everyone fairly and with respect."

Mar 10, 2017 10:18 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It is sad but true that I agree with Richard Weeks' answer! In addition to that I always strive to make sure I go above and beyond to help my clients and to do things according to the letter of the law!

Mar 10, 2017 09:51 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I like to think I always do the right way


Mar 10, 2017 09:38 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

This question is too broad for me, I need more direction. But I like Jeff Dowler and Debe Maxwell, CRS answers.-Kasey

Mar 10, 2017 09:26 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Law abding, never to take short cut get one into hot water like getting one's license revoked.  These days MLS, broker have little control. People have short fuse go to State BRE file a former complaint legit or not... 

Broker have more exposure have more liability than agents and ditto on loan agent.

Mar 10, 2017 09:23 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

much of what is considered "the right way" is nothing more than "common sense"....

Mar 10, 2017 09:17 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Whatever is fair, just and true should dominate everyones thinking

Mar 10, 2017 07:29 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The 'Golden Rule' Rules!

Mar 10, 2017 07:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Some agents could use a lesson.

Mar 10, 2017 07:11 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Joe Pryor .  There is no other way.

Mar 10, 2017 07:01 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 The Golden Rule comes to mind.

Mar 10, 2017 06:51 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

The golden rule.

Mar 10, 2017 06:29 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I'll go first. Number 4 on "the right way" is every agents 37 step marketing plan. What if the opposite were true?

The consumer actually believes and have experienced, THEY FIND THE REAL ESTATE using the great equalizer called the Internet. Our 'right way' actually is insulting because they know better.

The opposite may look like more personal care of the client by reallocation of time and resources in engagement activities. The outcome may impose limits on the number of clients a single agent can properly support simultaneously.

Mar 10, 2017 05:37 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Always use the "Golden Rule" not just in real estate but in life its not just words. And give with an open "Teacher" mentality you give freely.

Dec 10, 2017 09:00 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

just do the right thing

Mar 11, 2017 06:38 AM
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!

Mar 11, 2017 04:03 AM