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Rainmaker
1,231,428
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'm racing to the top. I lose a client over it here and there, but I refuse to compete with Kmart when I'm running a Nordstrom.

Mar 16, 2017 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,723,255
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

You always have to decide which options, etc are best for you & your business model.  And yes, we give away too much free information.

I'm saying 'hooey' to some of these answers - we all wonder if we should try something new, etc. We do pay attention to what others are doing! How do you find out new ways to do business if you don't?

Mar 16, 2017 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, never.

Mar 16, 2017 05:20 AM
Ambassador
5,409,720
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I never try to keep up with the Jones, I do my own thing, always better operating in a less crowded niche.

Mar 16, 2017 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,922,764
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No, because I am racing the other way to the top.

Mar 16, 2017 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
4,211,659
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a chance!

Mar 16, 2017 06:18 AM
Ambassador
2,571,097
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

What Lyn Sims said.

Mar 16, 2017 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
611,146
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Never.

Mar 16, 2017 06:21 AM
Ambassador
1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I go at my own pace we will get to the finish line

Mar 16, 2017 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Gabe Sanders nailed this one!

Mar 16, 2017 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,044,560
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I only worry about things I can control.

Mar 16, 2017 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,331,523
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Never, i do not worry about what others are doing. I just keep doing what i do. I get the calls "how did you get that listing? and "Where are you getting all your clients from?"

Mar 16, 2017 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,119,378
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, I don't. I never pay attention to other agents.

Mar 18, 2017 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,478
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS and I are on the same page.  When a client brings it up I say "Does Nordstrom worry when Walmart has a sale?"  (we don't have too many KMarts left, I used to use them instead of Walmart).

Mar 17, 2017 08:35 AM
Ambassador
4,580,531
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No it's my own race. Why focus on the negative of losing?

Mar 16, 2017 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,825
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

All the agents I started 12 years ago have dropped out of the race. Can not afford even to renew the license fee.

At KW started in 2009 90% dropped out went to get a real benefitted job.

Mar 16, 2017 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
666,478
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I focus more on myself & less on others.

Mar 16, 2017 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,404,574
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Sorry I learned a long time ago to stay away from the water cooler!

Mar 16, 2017 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,459,627
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 No, my only competition is myself.

Mar 16, 2017 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Don't give away too much until you have a client relationship.. be helpful and informative... I also am not going to try to under price the cheap-o brokerages/agents... that's not going to fit with a quality business model

Feb 21, 2018 04:08 PM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I never cared much about the Joneses. I do that I feel is right and best for me personally.

Mar 30, 2017 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,941,262
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I must be a better runner.

Mar 18, 2017 02:24 PM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - winning is a mindset, isn't it?

Mar 17, 2017 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
5,589,195
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

Once you know who you are, what you stand for, and where you are going, there is no race against anyone else!  Husein Bolt (Olympic champion runner who has set records and just retired) did not ever consider who is running next to him...A

Mar 17, 2017 08:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,639,986
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

For us, it is never a race. If we spend our time watching others, then who is watching our business?

Mar 17, 2017 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
6,608,753
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Mar 17, 2017 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
882,439
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Annette - Fortunately I have never gotten caught up in that game.

Mar 16, 2017 11:00 PM
Rainmaker
598,769
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Never. I'm on a steady trajectory to the top!

Mar 16, 2017 08:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not at all

Mar 16, 2017 04:11 PM
Rainmaker
808,847
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Not really.

Mar 16, 2017 03:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never.

Mar 16, 2017 03:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Mar 16, 2017 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no.... I have always had blinders....I don't care what others are doing....but I DO know that not many mail postcards, and those who do mail to a small database...

Mar 16, 2017 11:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,889,872
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No. I only pay attention to what other agents are doing to see if there are any ideas I might want to incorporate into my own business. I don't care who is first and who is last. I care how much better I am doing this year than last year and why.

Mar 16, 2017 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
280,449
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

I liken this business to a swim meet.  If you pop you head up out of the water to see what the other guy is doing, you lose valuable time and could lose the race.  Preparation has to happen before you hit the pool.  It's in the little things you do every single day. 

Mar 16, 2017 10:40 AM
Ambassador
3,057,381
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Absolutely Not.  I have never been  one to follow the herd.  Sheeple mentality is not my things. The cream rises to the top.

Mar 16, 2017 09:43 AM