Sharon Altier, SFR, Your Real Estate Partner (Lawton Realty Group, Inc.)

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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

It was the advice I didn't get: Run your business like a business and make no mistake about it, you now own a small business. 

I don't remember bad advice, because I tend to ignore bad advice.

Apr 09, 2017 09:42 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

The worst advice was being told that we had to buy leads to get business.

Apr 10, 2017 06:47 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

To generate leads by cold calling!

Apr 10, 2017 04:05 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

'Just follow my lead' and  when we went on a listing presentation my 'mentor' was unprepared...I knew more than he did....

Apr 09, 2017 11:52 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My mother in law wanted me to keep my govt job.

 

Apr 09, 2017 11:25 PM
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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

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl win the prize for best answer on this question.  

Apr 10, 2017 08:24 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sharon Altier, SFR Just sell one house with our product and you will have paid for this super-duper miracle make a million dollar real estate system.

Apr 10, 2017 06:29 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

Real estate is easy.

Apr 10, 2017 06:26 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH, Sharon Altier, SFR, I'm sure it was one of those shiny new toys that I HAD to buy to improve my business! SO many people fall for them and I followed their lead...for awhile! 

Apr 10, 2017 04:49 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

If you want to make money in this business, you have to list properties...

Eve

Apr 10, 2017 04:19 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sharon Altier, SFR - I believe everyone gives an advice that may be good for some people. I may have different skills and am afraid of calling FSBO - does not mean advice to follow up with FSBO is bad.

Apr 09, 2017 11:43 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Buy this or buy that......a lot of wasted money in my early years in the biz on stuff I never took out of the box.  Gee somehow I made it without all that anyway!!

Apr 10, 2017 03:03 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Nina Hollander - generating leads by cold calling. 

Apr 10, 2017 08:37 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it's difficult to list property.... I've been a listing agent since my first six months in the business....never worked buyers...

Apr 10, 2017 07:42 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

"Real estate is like stealing money from people." That came directly from a REALTOR with 20+ years in the business. I watched this person for many years and knew they were successful despite their poor service to customers. I figured it wouldn't be hard to set myself apart from the crowd.

Apr 10, 2017 07:15 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

"Trust me"

Apr 10, 2017 07:10 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Trust me.

Apr 10, 2017 07:01 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Don't waste your time w/ FSBO's !

Apr 10, 2017 05:50 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I always apreciate nay advice even bad. it shows somebody acknowledges me.

Apr 10, 2017 04:43 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

This is not as well answered than your other question.

Apr 10, 2017 01:43 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Don't jump.  

Apr 10, 2017 12:57 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I can't think of any specific bad advice

Apr 09, 2017 11:03 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Hold open houses and do floor duty... to get leads 

Dec 14, 2017 06:12 AM
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Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ
YOU WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME WITH NOEL

I stopped by thank you for sharing.

Jun 07, 2017 05:41 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

To quit job, should of stay working till 3 deals. 

Apr 13, 2017 08:30 AM
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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

Cold call a 100 numbers every week.   Think I made ten and stopped, hated it.

Apr 11, 2017 05:11 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Can I have two that tie for "worst"? Make at least 10 cold calls every day (I have never made a cold call) and spend 10% of your budget buying leads (I have never paid for leads).

Apr 11, 2017 01:59 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Buy leads from "R" or "Z" purchase magazine ads, big expensive color ads. 

Apr 10, 2017 09:46 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

To door knock. I never liked it, don't want someone to knock on my door and feel like it is unsafe.

Apr 10, 2017 07:43 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Do a little bit of property management on the side, to get a guaranteed income stream.

Apr 10, 2017 07:33 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I really don't know for sure

Apr 10, 2017 06:25 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Can't remember any bad advice, either that I tuned it out & focused on the good advice.

Apr 10, 2017 02:42 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't know about the worst, but the BEST was to join Active Rain!

Apr 10, 2017 02:20 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You are too old to fit into real estate business....

Apr 10, 2017 02:12 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

None, we surrounded ourselves with the best.  A

Apr 10, 2017 11:50 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

"Throw all kinds of numbers at him, confuse the hell out of him" said my so-called team leader before a listing presentation.

Apr 10, 2017 10:54 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Take FSBO signs - call them in a few days and ask how it's going - needless to say, I'm no longer with that broker!

Apr 10, 2017 10:30 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

blogging is a waster of time

Apr 10, 2017 09:14 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

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS nailed this one!

Apr 10, 2017 06:48 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Being willful makes it happen

Apr 10, 2017 06:36 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not recall any bad advice.

Apr 10, 2017 05:49 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Get a coach

Apr 10, 2017 05:22 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Door knocking works wonders for your business! Good exercise, bad idea!

Apr 10, 2017 04:59 AM