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

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I am not a celebrity and have no interest in being one. But I am an expert and I like to believe I'm a "master of my craft." That is what I sell. Frankly I don't think about core values and greater purposes. I do what I do. I'm good at it. People recognize that. They recognize that I'm trustworthy. No time to think about the esoteric stuff at this stage of my life.

Mar 21, 2017 06:57 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

When I meet people for the first time, I find a wad of toilet paper stuck to my shoe usually defines the relationship.

Mar 21, 2017 08:38 AM
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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

The best ice-breaker is a genuine question.

Mar 21, 2017 07:17 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Ice breaker conversations are always about them.  They can learn about me later. 

Mar 21, 2017 05:32 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Annette - Perhaps I should wear a medal around my neck.

All I know is when I grow up, I want to be just like Nina Hollander. What an excellent answer. 

Mar 21, 2017 02:52 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm not now nor have ever been a celebrity.... but I have always been a top networker.... I can always find a common ground with someone and have a conversation.... face to face.... and from that connection, we do business....

Mar 21, 2017 11:54 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've been in the paper a few times, but I'm no celebrity.  I also don't think Robin Leech is going to do a profile on me any time soon.

I am an expert in many fields, of course I use the legal definition for "Expert Witness" of "knowing more than the average person" to define expert.  I stay humble and recognize that there are those that know WAY more than I do in every one of those fields.

Mar 21, 2017 10:46 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

If they're talking RE, then the ice is broken.  Then it's your time to genuinely address their needs. 

Mar 21, 2017 10:21 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

just do the right thing

Mar 21, 2017 10:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No power, fame or fortune for me...I just want to please my Lord

Mar 21, 2017 10:02 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Celebrity is overrated.

Mar 21, 2017 08:10 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some of each, but mostly just a guy who knows how to help his clients to meet their goals and needs.

Mar 21, 2017 07:40 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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I'm not a celebrity. I'm Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction. LOL

Mar 21, 2017 07:39 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I am far from being a celebrity and don't care,. I know I am good at what I do and clients do as well, and that's what counts

Mar 21, 2017 07:38 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

In our state, there are many "celebrity" agents.  They have appeared in reality shows, etcetera.  One of our first brokerages was run by a woman who wom a "Miss _______" contest and had parts on then current popular TV shows.  In commercial real estate, that held very little value with investors and the market we served, they wanted to know that you knew your numbers and new what you were talking about.

In residential, some like to know that a "celeb" is handling their sale.  Are those celebs experts?  Some are...and I agree with Nina Hollander .  A

Mar 21, 2017 07:30 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am not a celebrity but I am really good at what i do. I do have many a script in my head for any introductory conversation and the ability to listen, and swing that talk where it needs to be to get hired and get down what the client wants and needs

Mar 21, 2017 07:24 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Everybody wants to talk about real estate. All you need to do is get face to face and introduce yourself.

Mar 21, 2017 07:12 AM
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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 - the connection that works is what I look for. Celebrity?

I am just a simple real estate professional who knows a lot more than others...

Mar 21, 2017 11:03 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Nina Hollander you go girl..great answer!

Mar 21, 2017 06:26 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

I am not a celebrity and don't claim to be one. I am just me though I have been on TV several times and on the radio dozens of times. That doesn't make me famous or better than anyone else.

Mar 21, 2017 04:33 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I feel I am very close to being amaster and do't need some title to survive.

Mar 21, 2017 02:34 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I like the way you link your blog posts with Q section, very clever:) 

Mar 21, 2017 11:36 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

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Mar 21, 2017 08:22 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Being an expert is more important than celebrity! Do what you do and do it well. The rest will take care of itself!

Mar 21, 2017 08:22 AM
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Derrick Guevremont
Counselor Realty of Rochester - Rochester, MN
Rochester MN Homes for Sale

Usually the celebrities will delegate your business to be handled by someone else on their team.  If you think you're going to be buddies with the famous person you might be disappointed.

Mar 21, 2017 08:16 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 Building rapport is the key to a successful relationship.

Mar 21, 2017 07:38 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

The best way to break the ice with anyone is to be genuine, open, honest to treat them as you would like to be treated yourself as someone that matters. You can accomplish that best by asking easy questions about them and then listening (Really Listening) 

Dec 12, 2017 06:16 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am a expert in Real Estate and tell people that!  Rememeber Where There's a Will, there's a way!

Mar 23, 2017 06:30 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 deal with the situation as it develops.

Mar 23, 2017 05:17 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

Harry F. D'Elia nailed this one!

Mar 22, 2017 06:19 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I don't have room on my desk for an ice-breaker device but I suppose it works well for some. I still haven't seen this "dime on a desk" story everyone keeps mentioning. ARGH!

Mar 22, 2017 05:11 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You have to be able to explain to each seller why you are the correct agent for them to hire !

Mar 22, 2017 05:05 AM